Burger King now has an Impossible Whopper that brings more possibilities for vegans and vegetarians, as well as meat lovers who sometimes enjoy going meatless. Watch out, meat! Now there is a replacement that is widely available for a low cost on nearly every corner! As regular visitors to The Counter, which has a custom-build Impossible Burger, we are no strangers to plant-based meats. Use the Whopper Finder to order one near you, or order one to be delivered right now.
Since the Impossible Whopper is now available nationwide in all the locations, we were very excited to try this brand new addition to the Burger King menu. Fast food places often overlook vegans and vegetarians, but that is rapidly changing with more chains adding inclusive options like this. Just in case you’re not familiar, the Impossible Burger was created by Impossible Foods. Their goal is to create a realistic substitute for meat, which means the patty has all of the same great meaty flavors, and is inclusive for everyone, regardless of dietary restrictions. Plus, it has much less of an environmental impact! After all, who says you have to sacrifice taste for the good of the planet? We are big fans of this scientific marvel and regularly order it from the Counter as well. You can read the full review and watch us eat it here.
Whopper Price and Nutritions
Let’s start with the price. Since this is a fast-food burger, it costs only $5.19, which is only one dollar more than the regular (meat) Whopper for $4.19 or a double (meat) Whopper for $5.29. Nutrition-wise, the Impossible is slightly healthier because it has zero cholesterol, but is nearly identical to the meat Whopper in terms of calories and fat. To compare, the Impossible Whopper has 630 calories, 34 grams of fat and 25 grams of protein. Without any toppings, the impossible patty is only 230 calories. The regular Whopper has 660 calories, 40 grams of fat, and 28 grams of protein. Without any toppings, the beef patty is 240 calories. (Source BK.com)
Impossible Burger Ingredients
The alchemists and food scientists of Impossible Foods created this meaty meatless patty with: “Water, Soy Protein Concentrate, Coconut Oil, Sunflower Oil, Natural Flavors, 2% or less of Potato Protein, Methylcellulose, Yeast Extract, Cultured Dextrose, Food Starch Modified, Soy Leghemoglobin, Salt, Soy Protein Isolate, Mixed Tocopherols (Vitamin E), Zinc Gluconate, Thiamine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B1), Sodium Ascorbate (Vitamin C), Niacin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Vitamin B12. 19g of protein (the same as ground beef), 0mg cholesterol (14g total fat), 25% the recommended daily value of iron. No antibiotics or animal hormones. (Source ImpossibleFoods.com)
First Bite Thoughts 4/5 NOMs
Burger King went all-in with Impossible Whopper roll out. The location that we visited was covered in posters and new green cardboard crowns to match the Impossible Whopper’s wrapping. Of course, we had to wear them, since we are the King Nomsters. We are not Burger King regulars, so our comparison might not be as precise as a regular customer, but we are definitely Impossible Burger regulars. Now, let’s unwrap the green wrapping and bite right into this new Impossible Whopper!
We’ve got to be honest here, this is a very fast-food looking burger. The good news, however, is that it does not disappoint in taste. The patty tastes very meat-like and goes very well with the sauce which we assume is some kind of vegan mayo. If we didn’t know any better, we would think we were eating a regular meat burger. The burger patty is prepared well-done, which is a standard for Burger King. You might wonder why that’s important in a plant-based burger? Well, what makes the Impossible Burger so unique is that it bleeds. You can prepare it any way you like. We are used to eating it cooked more of a medium, but this works too. Since we’re not Burger King regulars, we were quite surprised by how well the buns complimented the burger. They are so soft and light, allowing patty’s flavor to shine through.
One thing to remember (which we ourselves forgot) is that the standard Impossible Whopper is made acceptable for vegans, which means that it has no cheese. If you want cheese, make sure to order it as an addition. In our opinion, it makes the Impossible Whopper much better. Plus, the patty is thinner but wider, with sauce, pickles, tomatoes, and lettuce — all this between some very soft and delicious patties. With every bite, we couldn’t get enough of this great burger. Even though we know it wasn’t the real thing, it still tasted just like it! The Impossible Whopper is, by far, one of the best-tasting fast food burgers, regardless of whether or not the meat is real.
Double it, Better Order 5/5 NOMs
You may ask why is it 4 NOMs? Mostly because we were missing the cheese, and we felt that one patty is just not enough to truly enjoy the beauty of the Impossible Burger. So the best way to fix this is to ask for cheese and double the patty!! With that extra thickness, you can enjoy the burger even more and ensure the flavors come through much stronger. After all, these size queens are always in for bigger and thicker meat! This was the best-tasting fast food burgers, regardless of whether or not the meat is real.
The big question: would we eat this again? Of course! And we have! A few times now, in fact, as a way to make sure that we liked it and as to find a way to improve the order which you can read about later. Now, we don’t regularly go to fast food places, but the next time we are on a road trip, at the airport, train station, or somewhere late with no restaurants open, we will be happy to know that there are good-tasting alternatives with less guilt than your average fast food stop.