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Burger King's Impossible Whopper goes nationwide starting next week

By Shawn Knight ยท 48 replies
Aug 2, 2019
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  1. Questors

    Questors TS Enthusiast Posts: 27   +32

    This is a special kind of silly. Colas, beers, wine, liquor and on and on. These are just beverages like milk with various properties and tastes. Saying humans shouldn't drink cow's (or goat, et al) milk is like saying humans shouldn't eat bamboo shoots because pandas eat bamboo . That really applies to any food for that matter. No sugar, no colas and so on. We should only drink water I suppose.
     
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  2. Lounds

    Lounds TS Maniac Posts: 223   +140

    I've been veggie for 4+ years and I wouldn't force my views upon anyone, but my opinion is that when fake meats/protein becomes cheaper than home grown animal protein then there will be a cultural change to meat based on economics. In all seriousness of you can get protein without an animal suffering why wouldn't you?
     
  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 8,870   +616

    You're very welcome :)
     
  4. EClyde

    EClyde TS Evangelist Posts: 1,865   +695

    It don't matter what it made outta it garbage food
     
  5. Ludak021

    Ludak021 TS Member Posts: 35   +16

    "15 percent less fat and 90 percent less cholesterol. " and 0% flavor of a real meat burger. You can't make me eat it even if you pay me. But a lot of soyboys will be delighted to add more crap to their life style.
     
  6. Catweazle

    Catweazle TS Booster Posts: 78   +79

    No other species cooks their food either, so we should eat everything raw. We should stop growing our own crops too, no other animal does that. Go back to foraging for wild plants and eating raw meat like we were meant too. Of course medicine is definitely out, and clothes for sure. I shouldn't even be using this computer, no other species posts on Techspot. Why are humans so unnatural? All kidding aside there is nothing wrong with drinking milk. It's just food, like any other.
     
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  7. m4a4

    m4a4 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,473   +1,046

    If they "had a hard time differentiating between a regular Whopper and the Impossible Whopper", that's not saying much good.

    I've had an impossible hamburger somewhere else before. It tasted fine, but not a fan of it on a burger surprising enough (maybe my expectations were too high).
    So still very much prefer a proper (quality) beef patty any day.
     
  8. Nero7

    Nero7 TS Evangelist Posts: 439   +185

  9. Danny101

    Danny101 TS Guru Posts: 820   +324

    That's what the milk lobby wants you to believe. Whenever there's a food study, determine who's paying for it. Every thing that milk is supposed to provide can be found elsewhere. The body has the ability to develop tolerances, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's optimum. I eat dairy, I get congested. I stop eating dairy, the congestion goes away. In all animal species, milk is consumed by babies. Then they are weaned off of it, never to consume again. Now that seems to be something important that nature is telling us. A time and season for everything.
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2019
  10. fps4ever

    fps4ever TS Evangelist Posts: 317   +313

    And it doesn't even seem to be healthier, that's what gets me. It has more carbs and way more sodium. I'd be all in otherwise for healthier and tastier fast food. :-(
     
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  11. Danny101

    Danny101 TS Guru Posts: 820   +324

    Biotech
     
  12. SolarisGuru

    SolarisGuru TS Booster Posts: 26   +34

    50 years from now the survivors will remember how these burgers started the zombie apocalypse of 2019! :p
     
  13. lexster

    lexster TS Guru Posts: 540   +267

    How is this article technology related? If we wanted to read about food we wouldn't come to a TECHNOLOGY site.. Just throwing it out there..
     
  14. Graloc25

    Graloc25 TS Rookie Posts: 38   +11

    Don't you know you've been eating it for years? Always take the bridge, never the Tunnel!
     
  15. flipp3r

    flipp3r TS Member Posts: 18

    So what's it made of? It sound like you need to be growing different crops. Irrigation. Pesticides.
    Protecting the crops from animals. etc. Probably better if you left the cows grazing...
     
  16. Graloc25

    Graloc25 TS Rookie Posts: 38   +11

    Oh no, don't drink the water!
     
  17. MrExige

    MrExige TS Rookie

    Fantastic news... I can't believe this killing of cows and eating animal flesh is still a thing, so prehistoric...

    I would pick an impossible burger first... Well done Burger King, you are catching up
     
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  19. Silvernine

    Silvernine TS Enthusiast Posts: 49   +41

    Probably because it's considered as biotechnology.

    Huh? A lot of people are saying it tastes really damn close to a real meaty burger. Why don't you give it a try? Are you too scared that it will turn you into a soyboy? Insecurity much?
     
  20. Don Vanderpool

    Don Vanderpool TS Rookie

    The ingredients are terrible. Pea protein isolate, canola oil, cellulose, methylcellulose, potato starch, maltodextrin, vegetable glycerin, ascorbic acid, acetic acid, succinic acid , etc - for people who care about their health its hard to believe they would put this processed junk in their bellies.
     
  21. lexster

    lexster TS Guru Posts: 540   +267

    Do you like Potato stew? Because all of the compounds listed above are found in home-made potato stew. So yes, I would happily try it out, if it weren't $7 for the sandwich alone..
     
  22. Silvernine

    Silvernine TS Enthusiast Posts: 49   +41

    I think that was the joke. Hence the wink at the very end there, haha.

    Another additional ingredient that's probably also listed on there is hydrogen dioxide ;)
     
  23. lexster

    lexster TS Guru Posts: 540   +267

    He does not have a wink there and no, water is not listed.
     
  24. Silvernine

    Silvernine TS Enthusiast Posts: 49   +41

    Oh, the wink was from his signature. I mistook that for being part of the actual reply.
     
    lexster likes this.

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