And in a few new edge-cases, also for the chance to help more than just yourself, by reducing the environmental impacts of some farming.
This is the angle taken most recently by Impossible Foods.
But who cares about that? As-usual, the Facts crew is here to give you a fairly-normal [Irish] person’s perspective and tell you how it really is!…
There’s Still A Mystery In The Meat:
And the results are a bit mixed.
So vegetarians, vegans, and just-plain healthy-eaters have known this for quite awhile.
As-yet, there is no really great meat-subsitute. None that crosses the uncanny-valley into, “Wouldn’t know if you didn’t tell me”-territory.
And with their review of Quorn’s products it’s much of the same.
The Facts Guinea-Pigs Got To Try Out 5 Products:
1) Breakfast Sausages
2) Fish Fingers
3) Chicken Nuggets
4) Ham & Cheese Sandwich
5) Cheese Burgers
Their reviews were as-summarized:
1) Not that much like sausage. Too crumbly.
2) Smells a bit like fish. Not bad, but not great. A little rubbery.
3) Great. Tastes just like chicken! -But almost everything tastes just like chicken.
4) Terrible. Texture completely off. Looks like foamy baloney paste. Tastes the most obviously-processed. Note: Not sure this one was a Quorn product, as they only have one that looks like it, and it’s some kind of round ham-bacon-slice hybrid.
5) A bit barbeque-y, like a McRib. Doesn’t look that great but taste-wise, 2 or 3 wouldn’t know if they weren’t told.
Obviously, this was a review by normal people about products most of us are likely to buy.
The Impossible Burger Is Still Impossibly-Expensive & Complicated:
Products like the nearly-unnatainable, Momofuku-Nishi-Exclusive, $12 each, Impossible Burger would probably be even more convincing to the Facts crew,
even if they weren’t a grand-slam with the major-league Foodies over at Eater.
And even though we can hope that companies like Impossible will expand their product range, factory output, and eventually… lower the prices,
Maybe this video has more value than just the fun aspect.
If The Tech Trickles-Down, Maybe They Will Save The Planet:
Maybe somewhere in-between the arcane procedures of Impossible that can’t even satisfy foodies,
and the nearly-there-but-still-weird of companies like Boca, Morningstar, or Quorn,
we’ll be able to reach that average-person-wouldn’t-know Middle Ground in the near future, and at a reasonable price.
Like The MP3+iPod Of Basic Food:
Because, giving people healthy alternatives that offer complete nutrition and reduce pollution could be a bit like technology in music. -Eventually going from hi-fi living-room sytems with huge vinyl-libraries, down to something like MP3s on a 6th-gen iPod Nano.
High-technology that trickles-down enough to be just-good-enough for the price.
Until then, the vegetarian world-savers still have their work cut out for them, it would seem.
JUMP BONUS!: Irish People Try Vegan Food:
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Photo/Video Credits: Video & Screenshot, “Meat Eaters Try Meat Substitutes”, by Facts
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