Turns out that Impossible Burger does, in fact, use enough methylcellulose to give me a bad time.
I finally had Impossible Burger alt-meat in a burger tonight. My impressions of it:
- The raw “meat” has a weird uncanny-valley look to it, and also a rather… smell. A bit offputting, but only in comparison to beef.
- When cooked up, it does look just like beef, but it tastes and smells of, well, pretty much nothing.
- The mouthfeel is just like beef. Really good texture on it.
This isn’t the first time I’ve eaten Impossible Burger itself; I first tried it when Poquitos had it in taco form, back when it was still a brand-new “coming soon” thing that was only available to restaurants. Back then I felt like the flavor was really good (although being in tacos it was so heavily-spiced that it’s more that it didn’t have a flavor that overpowered the cumin and chili and so on), and I felt like the mouthfeel was a bit mushy.