👩🏻 Anna Y.
September 3, 2019
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Delicious but benefits are questionable
With all the hype about the Impossible Burger and how it’s supposed to be the “nicotine patch” to sway terrible carnivores like me to a vegan way of life (yeah, not happening), I had to try it. I often enjoy meat substitutes as a means of eating less meat for health reasons, but I’ll never give it up entirely. The first thing I have to say is that the Impossible Burger is delicious. It really does taste very similar to a beef burger, and the texture is on point as well. However, I looked up the nutrition information and it’s not actually that much healthier than a regular Whopper. The beef Whopper has 660 calories; the Impossible Whopper has 630. It also has a lot of sodium (probably one of the reasons it tastes so good). In addition, it costs more than a traditional beef burger. So, the only real problem this product could solve for you is your guilt about eating meat (if you have any; I sure don’t). The long-term effects of replacing beef burgers with Impossible Burgers have also not been thoroughly researched. I can’t help but think of the possible side effects. Will my husband suddenly decide to grow a man bun and a scraggly hipster beard? Will I feel strangely compelled to incessantly harass strangers on the Internet who dare to post a picture with a cheeseburger? I just can’t take the chance that I may wake up one day and realize that, in my vegan-burger haze, I accidentally traded in my adorable stick shift Kia for a turquoise automatic goddamn Prius. So far so good, but this product needs further research.