/Plant-based fast food burgers available in the US compared – Business Insider

Plant-based fast food burgers available in the US compared – Business Insider

The slider was only $1.99, and it came in this cute little box.

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This slider may be small, but it packs a lot of flavors. It comes with smoked cheese, caramelized onions, and a pickle slice …

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Source: White Castle

… and, of course, the Impossible patty, which is made from soy protein, potato protein, coconut oil, and sunflower oil.

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One bite in and one word came to mind — steak. This slider smells and tastes exactly like a meaty steak.

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And believe it or not, that’s because of the sunflower oil. The sunflower oil has heme in it, which is a molecule that contains iron and gives this slider a meaty flavor.

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Plus, the caramelized onions, smoked cheddar, pickle, and warm toasty bun complimented the patty well.

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Source: White Castle

Next, I hit the Carl’s Jr in Brooklyn, New York, to try their Beyond Famous Star cheeseburger.

Carl's Jr Brooklyn


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Carl’s Jr’s Beyond Famous Star with cheese was $7.49, quite a bit more than White Castle’s slider.

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But this burger was also much bigger and worth every penny.

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It came with all the standard burger fixings: lettuce, tomato, onion, ketchup, and mayonnaise.

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The patty is made mostly of pea protein, rice protein, mung bean protein, and beet juice extract for that meaty color.

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Source: Carl’s Jr.

One bite in and it was clear that this burger did not taste nearly as meaty as White Castle’s Impossible slider …

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… but I liked it better. While the meat flavor wasn’t as strong, the texture was more like a beef burger. It was juicy and buttery and felt fresh off the grill, which gave it an edge over the slider.

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