Is Burger King’s Impossible Chick’n Sandwich Vegan? Here’s the deal with the herbal option

Move over, Impossible Whopper, as Burger King is rolling out a new plant-based offering. The new Chick’n Sandwich is made with an Impossible Chicken Patty, and it’s meant to rival the original fan-favorite Chicken Sandwich – but without any meat. OK, no meat means it’s probably fine for vegetarians (although you might want to read the fine print), but is Burger King’s Impossible Original Chick’n Sandwich vegan? Here’s what to know about the plant-based “chicken” offering.

Burger King, home of the Whopper, has been turning out Impossible patties since 2019, when it introduced the Impossible Whopper. Next was the Impossible Croissan’wich in 2020, and who can forget the October 2021 Impossible Nuggets test? (It’s okay, I kinda forgot about that too!) Well, the time has finally come for a new meatless option that, well, looks like meat: the Impossible Original Chick’n Sandwich. The latest addition to the plant-based menu dropped on August 22, but it’s no easy start. In fact, only customers in an American city will have the chance to try it. IYDK, Burger King has been offering variations of its original chicken sandwich for years with his Italian OCS, Spicy OCS and Teriyaki OCS. It wasn’t a question of if, but when, Burger King would add an OCS Impossible to the menu.

At launch, the Impossible Chick’n Sandwich is available at select Ohio restaurants (more on that later), and the Impossible Chicken Patties are rolling out to stores, according to an Aug. 23 post from Impossible Foods on Facebook. Now let’s see what this sandwich is all about.

Is the Impossible Chick’n Sandwich vegan?

BK emphasizes the plant-based patty of the Impossible Original Chick’n Sandwich, but is the sandwich vegan? To start, the sandwich features an impossible chicken patty sandwiched between toasted sesame seed bun with a smear of mayonnaise and shredded lettuce. Mayonnaise does not pass the vegan test. However, Impossible Foods suggested ordering it without mayonnaise to make it free of “animal-derived ingredients.” However, it’s unclear if Impossible’s products are certified vegan, despite being free of animal products.

Also, when it comes to Burger King’s plant-based chicken sandwich, you should know that the fine print on the Impossible Original Chick’n Sandwich says the patties are cooked in the same fryer as the plant-based products. chicken, which may be prohibited. if you follow a strict vegan diet. Likewise, the Impossible Whopper patties are cooked on the same grill as the beef patties.

What’s inside ?

The Impossible Original Chick’n Sandwich looks and should taste exactly the same as the Original Chicken Sandwich. The only difference being the Impossible Chicken Patty. Impossible Foods gave chicken lovers a taste of the patty in April 2022, and according to data shared by the company, 88% of people strongly agreed that Impossible Chicken Patties tasted like chicken patties. animal chicken.

If you’re looking for more nutritional detail, the Impossible Chicken Patty has 10 grams of protein, 50% less saturated fat than OG, and 30% less total fat than leading animal-based chicken patties. And if we really dig deep, it’s also cholesterol-free.

Where to get it:

Cincinnati-area Burger King fans will be the first to taste the Impossible Original Chick’n Sandwich at 47 Burger King locations. In an August 23 Facebook comment, Impossible Foods also noted that another town in Ohio will have meatless goodness: “Let’s just say – chances are that if you go to a Burger King restaurant in Cleveland, you can enjoy the original Impossible Chicken Sandwich!”

As of August 25, there was no word of national expansion. Further decisions will be made after understanding customer feedback, product performance and operational implications, Burger King told Elite Daily in an email. Eat, Ohio, we’re counting on you!

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