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Re: Beyond Burger 2.0
« Reply #45 on: August 14, 2019, 02:21:32 AM »
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« Reply #46 on: August 14, 2019, 07:30:39 AM »
"If prices come down, I could easily go vegetarian."

I am not trying to be a dick asking this. Why wouldn't you go vegetarian in advance of such a low cost burger? Are you a heavy burger eater now?  Just curious.

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Re: Beyond Burger 2.0
« Reply #47 on: August 14, 2019, 07:51:55 AM »
The wife and I ordered a Double Impossible Whopper over this past weekend and split it.


I found it a touch dry.  It didn't taste like a whopper patty, but it was good.  It didn't taste like a vegetable burger (I've tried several varieties), but it wasn't exactly beef either.  It was close enough.  If we had ordered singles instead of splitting a double, I probably would have liked it better.  Lettuce/tomato/mayo to meat ratio would have worked out the lowered amount of grease.


That all being said, it's more expensive and honestly not really much healthier than a normal whopper.  Unless you are watching your cholesterol.  That was the one number that really dropped going to the Impossible.  I want to support it to help drive down the price; for the planet if nothing else, but I honestly can't afford the calories.
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Re: Beyond Burger 2.0
« Reply #48 on: August 14, 2019, 09:41:12 AM »
Been looking at vegetarian meat substitutes, but some of them are ridiculously expensive. As an example, a 10-pack of turkey and chicken meat hotdog sausages is 33 NOK, and then there's 4-pack of vegetarian ones for 40 NOK. No 10-packs.

The cheapest non-meat was another type of burger, which they've now sold out of since I bought two packs in the previous two weeks, so I guess they haven't been selling a lot of them. 55 NOK for 4 burgers, vs. the "Beyond Burger" 2 burgers for 80 NOK. More than three times as expensive by weight, vs. both the other veggie burgers and beef burgers.

I hope the market picks up and the prices drop along with an increasing range of products.

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Re: Beyond Burger 2.0
« Reply #49 on: August 14, 2019, 09:57:38 AM »
We eat a lot of fake meat products and the gardien brand stuff is really good.  I would definitely be fooled by some in a totally blind test, though probably not a side by side taste.
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Re: Beyond Burger 2.0
« Reply #50 on: August 14, 2019, 12:47:24 PM »
It looks like these things are being targeted by the anti GMO crowd now, especially the impossible burger. This bullshit popped up in my facebook feed from another film worker today.

https://livingmaxwell.com/gmo-impossible-burger-glyphosate?fbclid=IwAR3hDm4R-sUDgRVfe3oC7GCU2WSMuCR7tpkvAk1YytkDHXSW7zm0vGCZcnw

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According to Moms Across America, who had the product tested at Health Research Institute Laboratories, the levels of glyphosate were 11x that of the Beyond Meat burger and the total result (glyphosate and its metabolite AMPA) came in at 11.3 parts per billion (ppb).

Why should consumers care about glyphosate?

Because glyphosate is known to the State of California to cause cancer and the World Health Organization says it is “probably carcinogenic to humans.” — which means that it “probably causes cancer to humans.” Glyphosate also happens to be the primary ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, and approximately 250 million pounds of this weed killer are sprayed each year in the U.S.

Fuck California! I predict these will be banned on set soon and will no longer be considered as legitimate vegetarian options at meal time or snacks.

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Re: Beyond Burger 2.0
« Reply #51 on: August 14, 2019, 03:59:48 PM »
Why wouldn't you go vegetarian in advance of such a low cost burger? Are you a heavy burger eater now? Just curious.

Pretty much.  Ideologically, I should be a vegetarian. Behaviorally, I'm too in love with salty/savory. 

I'm not quite staring into half eaten burgers muttering, "I wish I knew how to quit you," but cheap (high quality) meatless burgers and sausages would outright eliminate most meat from my diet. From there, ovo-vegetarian's a short jump.

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That all being said, it's more expensive and honestly not really much healthier than a normal whopper.  Unless you are watching your cholesterol.  That was the one number that really dropped going to the Impossible.  I want to support it to help drive down the price; for the planet if nothing else, but I honestly can't afford the calories.

Reminders me of a one-liner I saw.  Something like, "I went vegetarian and only the planet got healthier."
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