The latest trend among burger joints is The Impossible Burger. It’s a burger that isn’t really a burger at all, but a plant-based concoction that isn’t all that bad. Hang on, sporto, it ain’t all that good, either.
Burger King’s version does look like a Whopper, but its taste is something else altogether. Whereas the regular Whopper does have somewhat of a flame-broiled taste to it, The Impossible Whopper tastes more like the liquid smoke that crockpot barbecuers use.
The secondary taste is that of a high school cafeteria hamburger, which is probably 80% soy. If that sounds even remotely pleasant to you, then you might find this to your liking.
As for me, I just kept wishing the faux burger was the real thing.
Short of some sort of weird, fast-food, apocalyptic scenario, I doubt that I’d ever have another.*
Van Dyke Brown
*My editor insists that I will “have another.” Damn.