Friday, March 10, 2017

Beyond Meat's The Beyond Burger

1/4 quarter pound of succulent awesomeness thanks to the power of beet satisfaction.
At long last, I finally tried Beyond Meat's The Beyond Burger. Funnily enough, it took a new art project to arrive here. I requested friends of mine to pose for a new pencil/watercolor series at their apartment and offered to bring these epically amazing burgers (according to word of mouth).
First of all, Beyond Meat's latest creation is not located with the other frozen veggie burgers. In fact, the meat aisle carries several facings. That alone is a terrifying prospect for a vegan-- venturing into a painful grocery area, holding in stomach, trying not to scream aloud or retch violently at sight of dead carcasses wrapped in cellophane. It is both solid (maybe meat eaters will be curious) and loathsome (why surround ourselves with body parts and ice) that Beyond Meat's would strategize placing their product here. Still, I grabbed a package and left as quickly as my body allowed.
At $5.99, I thought it quite reasonable. That is, until I entered my friend's establishment. They wondered why I only had one. I felt incredibly stupid for not reading the fine print. There were only two patties. Two. I had this crazy assumption that veggie burgers came in fours. These burgers are pretty pricey.
Overall, The Beyond Burger is quite enjoyable. It has plenty of flavor especially a believable meaty, grisly texture, a good fulfilling portion (20 grams of protein is nothing to sneeze at), and an aesthetical beauty with the gorgeous beet red and all.
Perfect for functions like barbecues, parties, and drawing gatherings, but one has to know to buy enough for everyone.

Pan seared in olive oil, smelling really burger fragrant.

Situated on a whole wheat bun, topped with melted Field Roast Coconut Herb Chao, lettuce, tomato, and Just Mayo with baked shoestring fries and a gravy smothered gardein turk'y cutlet (unseen) on the side.

This thick scrumptious burger has an irresistible exterior crunch, pliant juiciness, and seasoned flavor that captures all the essence of real meat without the cruelty.


  1. I understand why they put it with the meat, but I don't want to go into the meat section at all! I've been scared to try this burger because of how realistic it looks. I've watched videos of people cooking them and dang, it looks like meat!
    And the price scares me too!!
    But I guess this is more marketed towards meat eaters, and if it helps save animals I'm all for it!!

    1. Speaking of which, they're on sale for $4.99 a pack at Whole Foods this week, but that's still a little pricey for two patties. However, you're right-- it's worth it. Absolutely delicious and realistic. I do hope it makes more people want to eat them. They're quite good.