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The latest plant-based faux meat is upon us. Frankly, I have a lot more hope for the lab-grown flesh concept, but my favorite local burger joint (Grub Burger Bar) just sent me a promotional for the stuff.

Has anyone partaken yet? And more to the point, does it look real enough that I can tell my vegetarian daughter that's what I'm eating, even though I actually ordered from the side of the menu that moos?

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We have a fast-food mex joint out here, "Del Taco".  They have "Beyond Tacos".  I haven't tried one yet, but I intend to do so soon. 

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We have a fast-food mex joint out here, "Del Taco".  They have "Beyond Tacos".  I haven't tried one yet, but I intend to do so soon. 
But why? Especially for an extra two bucks or whatever.

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1 hour ago, Gil Bang said:

We have a fast-food mex joint out here, "Del Taco".  They have "Beyond Tacos".  I haven't tried one yet, but I intend to do so soon. 

Heard an ad for these within the last 48 hours in Denver.

I didn't even know that Denver had a Del Taco.

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Worried about the animals, so heres a substitute that isnt the real thing but still a reminder of the actual slaughter of animals.

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I'm open to trying some form of these. If it can approximate the taste and texture of real meat, then why not.  Meat at most fast food joints tastes like shit to begin with. 

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8 hours ago, Biff Tannen said:

I do believe this is what Plowburger uses and it's fantastic.

Plowburger sounds like Steel Shank opened a fast food joint. 

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I gave the inventor's mom beyond meat.  

Our eyes are two inches apart, not out where our sideburns are.  

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44 minutes ago, Lat22 said:

I wish I had bought some stock a couple of weeks ago.

 

Hopefully you meant LIVEstock.

😉

 

P.S.  The answer to not eating meat in your fast food, IS TO NOT EAT FAST FOOD! That's even healthier than eating fake-meat-fast-food, right?

 

P.P.S. Also, there's always JITB tacos; no meat there.

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My country club serves fried calf nuts and Pearl in a can.  I might need to revisit my life choices......

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36 minutes ago, Lobwedgephil said:

Look at the ingredients, fuck that shit. But I wish I would have invested, that stock is insane. 

This doesn't stimulate your taste buds?

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If meat is so terrible, why do people spend so much effort trying to make things taste like it?

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While i get why this might appeal to vegetarians , tree huggers, and PETA members it 's not that much healthier. Beyond burger wins on cholesterol but loses on sodium.

Your Burgers By the Numbers

The Beyond Burger (4-oz. patty)

Calories: 290 

Total fat (g): 22 

Saturated fat (g): 5 

Cholesterol (mg): 0 

Sodium (mg): 450 

Protein (g): 20 

Iron (Daily Value %): 25% 

85-percent lean beef (4-oz. patty, based on USDA National Nutrient Database)

Calories: 283

Total fat (g): 17.5

Saturated fat (g): 6.7

Cholesterol (mg): 100

Sodium (mg): 82

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31 minutes ago, TonyTexas said:

This doesn't stimulate your taste buds?

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Liquid Smoke as an ingredient?  It's gotta be top notch!!! 

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Wife doesn't eat beef.

The Impossible Burger is probably the best non meat burger substitute out there. 

I've had bites and it's really good and as close to a real burger as you'll get.

 

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2 minutes ago, Dewey said:


 

 


That's news to me

 

Ass isn't beef, you rube.  

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Even if you don't care about animal wellbeing, adopting at least a partially plant-based diet can have a positive greenhouse gas impact. And now I'll see myself out. 

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4 hours ago, TonyTexas said:

While i get why this might appeal to vegetarians , tree huggers, and PETA members it 's not that much healthier. Beyond burger wins on cholesterol but loses on sodium.

Your Burgers By the Numbers

The Beyond Burger (4-oz. patty)

Calories: 290 

Total fat (g): 22 

Saturated fat (g): 5 

Cholesterol (mg): 0 

Sodium (mg): 450 

Protein (g): 20 

Iron (Daily Value %): 25% 

85-percent lean beef (4-oz. patty, based on USDA National Nutrient Database)

Calories: 283

Total fat (g): 17.5

Saturated fat (g): 6.7

Cholesterol (mg): 100

Sodium (mg): 82

 

Yeah if you put enough salt on cardboard it will taste fine. Vegans with high blood pressure for the win! 

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Look at the ingredients, fuck that shit. But I wish I would have invested, that stock is insane. 

Yeah, it’s not meat but it’s not remotely healthy. It has more saturated fat than lean beef.

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When do they start making meat that looks like vegetables? 

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I’ve had the Impossible Burger and it tasted like your average salty but relatively flavorless fast food burger. It tasted like bun and condiments.

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Wife (no pics) brought some home from Whole Foods tonight. Not bad, but nothing I'd be excited to try again, especially after seeing the amount of sodium. Thanks...

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4 hours ago, Eggo said:

Even if you don't care about animal wellbeing, adopting at least a partially plant-based diet can have a positive greenhouse gas impact. And now I'll see myself out. 

...which is an excellent argument for lab grown meat, and grass fed herds. But it doesn't change the fact that pea protein powder and liquid smoke is no substitute for ground sirloin.

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35 minutes ago, zlavydra said:

Wife (no pics) 

And that’s where you lost me.

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Wife doesn't eat beef.
The Impossible Burger is probably the best non meat burger substitute out there. 
I've had bites and it's really good and as close to a real burger as you'll get.
 

This. Impossible is way better. Hopdoddy, Pluckers, and Red Robin are serving them.

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14 hours ago, Buzzrock said:

I’ve had the Impossible Burger and it tasted like your average salty but relatively flavorless fast food burger. It tasted like bun and condiments.

 

"I don't know why they call this hamburger helper it does just fine by itself." 

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I totally get the people that go vegetarian or vegan for health reasons.

I laugh at the ones that do it for some concern for animal suffering. How many animals through the ages do you think had to die to fertilize the soil, and how many animals were killed or lost their habitat to clear land for crops? 

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On June 18, 2019 at 6:41 PM, Deej said:

When do they start making meat that looks like vegetables? 

I have some meat that looks sort of like this: 🍆

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On 6/19/2019 at 11:43 AM, Helobious said:

I totally get the people that go vegetarian or vegan for health reasons.

I laugh at the ones that do it for some concern for animal suffering. How many animals through the ages do you think had to die to fertilize the soil, and how many animals were killed or lost their habitat to clear land for crops? 

I laugh at vegans who do it for health reasons too

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4 minutes ago, ajax said:

I laugh at vegans who do it for health reasons too

I just laugh at vegans for any reason.

The lab-grown meat is the future. Maybe not in our lifetimes, but it's going to be the only (mass) way.

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On 6/17/2019 at 11:02 PM, Biff Tannen said:

I do believe this is what Plowburger uses and it's fantastic.

Tried Plowburger on Friday. It was aight.

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