Burger King now has an Impossible Whopper that brings more possibilities for vegans, vegetarians, and meat lovers who sometimes enjoy going meatless. Watch out, meat! Now a replacement is widely available for a low cost on nearly every corner! As regular visitors to The Counter, which has a custom-built Impossible Burger, we are no strangers to plant-based meats. Use the Whopper Finder to order one near you, or order one to be delivered right now.
Since the Impossible Whopper is now available nationwide in all the locations, we were very excited to try this new addition to the Burger King menu. Fast food places often overlook vegans and vegetarians, but that is rapidly changing with more chains adding inclusive options like this. In case you’re unfamiliar, the Impossible Burger was created by Impossible Foods. Their goal is to create a realistic substitute for meat, which means the patty has the same great meaty flavors and is inclusive for everyone, regardless of dietary restrictions. Plus, it has much less of an environmental impact! After all, who says you have to sacrifice taste for the good of the planet? We are big fans of this scientific marvel and regularly order it from the Counter. You can read the full review and watch us eat it here.
Whopper Price and Nutritions
Let’s start with the price. Since this is a fast-food burger, it costs only $5.19, only one dollar more than the regular (meat) Whopper for $4.19 or a double (meat) Whopper for $5.29. Nutrition-wise, the Impossible is slightly healthier because it has zero cholesterol but is nearly identical to the meat Whopper in terms of calories and fat. To compare, the Impossible Whopper has 630 calories, 34 grams of fat, and 25 grams of protein. Without any toppings, the impossible patty is only 230 calories. The regular Whopper has 660 calories, 40 grams of fat, and 28 grams of protein. Without any toppings, the beef patty is 240 calories.
Impossible Burger Ingredients
The alchemists and food scientists of Impossible Foods created this meaty meatless patty with: “Water, Soy Protein Concentrate, Coconut Oil, Sunflower Oil, Natural Flavors, 2% or less of Potato Protein, Methylcellulose, Yeast Extract, Cultured Dextrose, Food Starch Modified, Soy Leghemoglobin, Salt, Soy Protein Isolate, Mixed Tocopherols (Vitamin E), Zinc Gluconate, Thiamine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B1), Sodium Ascorbate (Vitamin C), Niacin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Vitamin B12. 19g of protein (the same as ground beef), 0mg cholesterol (14g total fat), and 25% of the recommended daily value of iron. No antibiotics or animal hormones.
First Bite Thoughts 4/5 NOMs
Burger King went all-in with the Impossible Whopper rollout. We visited the location in posters and new green cardboard crowns to match the Impossible Whopper’s wrapping. Of course, we had to wear them since we were the King Nomsters. We are not Burger King regulars, so our comparison might not be as precise as a regular customer, but we are Impossible Burger regulars. Let’s unwrap the green wrapping and bite right into this new Impossible Whopper!
We’ve got to be honest here, and this is a very fast-food-looking burger. The good news, however, is that it does not disappoint in taste. The patty tastes meat-like and goes well with the sauce we assume is some vegan mayo. We would think we ate a regular meat burger if we didn’t know better. The burger patty is prepared well, a standard for Burger King. You might wonder why that’s important in a plant-based burger. Well, what makes the Impossible Burger so unique is that it bleeds. You can prepare it any way you like. We are used to eating it cooked more of a medium, but this works too. Since we’re not Burger King regulars, we were surprised by how well the buns complemented the burger. They are soft and light, allowing the patty’s flavor to shine.
One thing to remember (which we forgot) is that the standard Impossible Whopper is made acceptable for vegans, meaning it has no cheese. If you want cheese, make sure to order it as an addition. In our opinion, it makes the Impossible Whopper much better. The patty is thinner but broader, with sauce, pickles, tomatoes, and lettuce between soft and delicious cakes. With every bite, we couldn’t get enough of this great burger. Even though we know it wasn’t real, it tasted just like it! The Impossible Whopper is, by far, one of the best-tasting fast food burgers, regardless of whether or not the meat is natural.
Double it, Better Order 5/5 NOMs
You may ask why 4 NOMs are. We mostly missed the cheese, and we felt that one patty was not enough to truly enjoy the Impossible Burger’s beauty. So the best way to fix this is to ask for cheese and double the patty!! With that extra thickness, you can enjoy the burger even more and ensure the flavors are much more substantial. After all, these size queens are always in for more extensive and thicker meat! This was the best-tasting fast food burger, regardless of whether or not the heart was genuine.
The big question: would we eat this again? Of course! And we have! A few times now, in fact, to make sure that we liked it and find a way to improve the order you can read about later. Now, we don’t regularly go to fast food places, but the next time we are on a road trip, at the airport, train station, or somewhere late with no restaurants open, we will be happy to know that there are good-tasting alternatives with less guilt than your average fast food stop.Impossible Foods
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