Burger King Impossible Whopper Review

Burger King Impossible Whopper Review

Fake meat has been all the rage for some time, and you know it is here to stay when even fast food joints are getting in on the action. I am not a vegetarian, but I do not eat beef and haven’t in many, many years, so I am something of an expert on meatless burger offerings. Some are very good, and some are absolutely awful. When Burger King announced the Impossible Whopper, I knew I had to get my hands (and mouth) on one.

Inside Burger King

To do this review, I took my lunch break at my local Bay Area Burger King in Hercules, California. It has been a long time since I have been inside a fast food restaurant, but I have to say I was impressed!  The inside was sleek, clean and modern, and I was able to catch some Women’s World Cup Soccer while I was eating.  There were also other people in their biz cas enjoying lunch as well.  Certainly not what I expected and a pleasant surprise.

Burger King Impossible Whopper Review

Now for the burger.

I ordered the combo meal, and you know your girl got it with cheese.  At first glance, it looks like a typical fast food burger, and my husband says that it looks like a normal Whopper, just a little smaller. It looks good, but definitely not as good as advertised (surprise, surprise).

I cut the burger in half to see the inside of the “meat”.  According to the Impossible Foods website, their meat is made with the Heme molecule to mimic animal blood.  As disgusting as this sounds, the blood is what makes animal meat juicy.  My burger definitely didn’t bleed.  In fact, it was crispy. So crispy that I could barely see the grill marks on the patty.

No “bleeding” aside, the Burger King Impossible Whopper was actually pretty tasty, even though it was hastily made during the lunch rush.  It tasted surprisingly meaty, and was the closest thing I have had to a beef burger in a decade.  The sesame seed bun and toppings were adequate, but I think we all temper our expectations when we are eating fast food.  Fries were pretty good though!

Vegetarian Controversy

There are a lot of naysayers when it comes to Impossible Meat.  Many see a problem with the Heme and how it is made.  Others feel that we shouldn’t be mimicking meat in this way, thinking that it is wrong to want the animal flesh to begin with.  While I understand concerns, everyone must make their own decisions.  I have been eating meat alternatives for years (Soyrizo is one of my favorites!), and I am truly enjoying the popularity creating all of these delicious options.

The Verdict

I am Really Into the Burger King Impossible Whopper.  While it is certainly not a perfect burger, it is very tasty and a great fast food option. I am excited to see it expand across all Burger King locations, and hope that Impossible Foods is able to keep up with the demand.  It is great to see so many meatless offerings – I’ll be trying Carl’s Jr.’s Beyond Famous Star Burger next!

I am a Texan living in California with my husband Mark, my best pup Ziggy, and our two cats Marilyn and Goldie. I love reading, cooking, binge-watching great tv shows and staying up too late talking to my friends.

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