It didn't taste any different even without the sauce, said Oberhuber after tasting Nestle's meat alternate products.
However, The Impossible Burger has not been immune from criticism. Some animal rights activists criticized the burger for testing products on rats. If the name sounds oddly familiar, that's because Burger King has partnered with Impossible Foods, the food company that makes plant-based substitutes, to formulate the recipe. The company recently inked a deal with Burger King to sell its Impossible Burgers at select locations, a vegetarian version to their beloved Whopper called, the Impossible Whopper.
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Other ingredients in the patty include sunflower oil and heme, a plant-based ingredient that makes the burger "taste like meat", according to the company.
The burger is being produced by environmentally-focused manufacturer Impossible Foods, which has described the burger as the Whopper's "twin" and says it contains 17g of protein and zero cholesterol. One of Impossible's main rivals is U.S. brand Beyond Meat, which is planning an IPO as it seeks to go global. The Impossible Burger is created to "bleed" like a conventional burger, thanks to genetic modification of a particular yeast that produces heme, the protein that closely mimics the flavor of meat. The Swiss food giant goes so far as to say their veggie burger "hardly differs from a traditional burger". Finazzo said the extra cost will "more than offset the cost" of the Impossible protein.
Burger King is helping to bring meatless meat into the mainstream. Impossible Burgers are already on the menu at USA chain restaurants White Castle and, as of Monday, Red Robin. If the customers like it, it will be available in every single Burger King in the country and maybe even overseas. Nestle's new products are made from soy and wheat proteins, with plant extracts such as beetroot, carrot and bell pepper.