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Re: Impossible Burger 2.0
« Reply #90 on: January 14, 2019, 01:29:26 AM »
Pretty bad. Though the cheese, sauteed onions, and pickle were good ;D
How was it prepared? Grilled?
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Re: Impossible Burger 2.0
« Reply #91 on: January 14, 2019, 06:32:53 AM »
Pretty bad. Though the cheese, sauteed onions, and pickle were good ;D
Tell us more about the pickle. What kind was it? Batampte? Israeli in brine? Israeli in vinegar? Gherkin? Or maybe some "kosher pickle"?
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Re: Impossible Burger 2.0
« Reply #92 on: January 14, 2019, 09:00:28 AM »
Made on a griddle with melted cheese.
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Re: Impossible Burger 2.0
« Reply #93 on: January 14, 2019, 10:19:03 AM »
That's disappointing.

The place in Boston makes it pretty well done, so that there's a heavy maillard (how do you spell that) reaction on each side.  Maybe try like that if you didn't?

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Re: Impossible Burger 2.0
« Reply #94 on: January 14, 2019, 10:28:21 AM »
Tried it well done and tried it medium.
Both were edible, but meh.
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Re: Impossible Burger 2.0
« Reply #96 on: January 14, 2019, 11:35:04 AM »
Pretty bad. Though the cheese, sauteed onions, and pickle were good ;D

To my understanding the 1.0 version is very unforgiving in terms of preparation which is precisely the reason it was not rolled out in retail. 2.0 is a whole different animal. Much better quality, versatility and easier to nail. 

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Re: Impossible Burger 2.0
« Reply #97 on: January 14, 2019, 11:42:50 AM »
I had the Impossible Burger at Mocha Bleu and contrary to someone's experience above, it was to put it nicely - disgusting. It did not remotely resemble meat in look, taste or texture. Let's just say I would have taken JJ's raw burger over this any day.

To add insult to injury, they charged $3 (IINM) extra for a slice of cheese (the only reason you buy this in milchig restaurant).

It is no more innovative IMHO than the standard parve soya fare that's popular abroad. I think that all the hype is from vegans who are overly enthusiastic about any meat substitute, not carnivores who prefer a piece of meat, but care limited by kashrus restrictions.

I am not getting my hopes up for the 2.0.

Definitely agree on the pricing . However completely disagree on quality . I am the furthest thing from a vegan. In fact I am quite the burger fanatic (my top 2 are currently the Jeff's Western Burger in LA and the Ken's Burger Buddy from Chicago.) 

My motivation for trying the impossible burger was entirely to satisfy a lifelong craving of a cheeseburger. And i was very satisfied with my experience . That being said there is definitely a ton of room for improvement relative to real beef, and by all media accounts that was achieved with the 2.0 version.

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Re: Impossible Burger 2.0
« Reply #98 on: January 14, 2019, 11:44:38 AM »
Definitely agree on the pricing . However completely disagree on quality . I am the furthest thing from a vegan. In fact I am quite the burger fanatic (my top 2 are currently the Jeff's Western Burger in LA and the Ken's Burger Buddy from Chicago.) 

My motivation for trying the impossible burger was entirely to satisfy a lifelong craving of a cheeseburger. And i was very satisfied with my experience . That being said there is definitely a ton of room for improvement relative to real beef, and by all media accounts that was achieved with the 2.0 version.
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Re: Impossible Burger 2.0
« Reply #99 on: January 14, 2019, 12:00:23 PM »
My motivation for trying the impossible burger was entirely to satisfy a lifelong craving of a cheeseburger. And i was very satisfied with my experience .

Made on a griddle with melted cheese.

Which cheese did y'all use?
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Re: Impossible Burger 2.0
« Reply #100 on: January 14, 2019, 12:03:26 PM »
Which cheese did y'all use?
Muenster
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Re: Impossible Burger 2.0
« Reply #101 on: January 14, 2019, 12:14:14 PM »
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Re: Impossible Burger 2.0
« Reply #102 on: January 14, 2019, 12:15:10 PM »
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Re: Impossible Burger 2.0
« Reply #103 on: January 14, 2019, 12:16:53 PM »
As opposed to?
Most people would use American or Cheddar.
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Re: Impossible Burger 2.0
« Reply #104 on: January 14, 2019, 12:18:17 PM »
Most people would use American or Cheddar.
Because that's what Costco sells in C"Y slices :)
And that was the best part of it.
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