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Anyone else try the "Beyond Meat" meatless burger?

I bought a pack of frozen Beyond Meat (BM) burgers at Costco the other week. Not inexpensive, I think they worked out to around $10.00/lb.

Taste?

Well, since I do low carb, I didn't put them in a burger, but rather have paired the BM burger with stir fried veggies. The taste isn't bad, not really anything that could be mistaken for beef, but not bad. A bit on the dry side, but I liked it. It would be interesting to see the product made in different forms, like BM meatballs. Or BM meat sauce for spaghetti.

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I have tried some veggie burgers in the past, but not Beyond Meat. But uf-dah! For $10/lb I'd rather have something other than "...pea protein isolates, rice protein, mung bean protein, canola oil, coconut oil, and other ingredients like potato starch, apple extract, sunflower lecithin, and pomegranate powder with a range of vitamins and minerals." I'm thinking they were designed to be eaten like a burger with trimmings and would probably be closer to a beef taste. And yes, there are meatballs.

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I got 1-and-1 from Burger King weeks back and ate them hours or a day apart. I lost track of which I was eating given the sauce and veggies they use.
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I haven't eaten mammals in maybe 25 years,
but hard as I try, I still need animal protein.
We use ground turkey in almost anything.
I've tried so-called meat substitutes, but I
just don't enjoy them, and then I get shaky.

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Well, I'm a meat eater. Hey, I gotta have something to compensate for no longer being able to eat bread, pasta, rice, etc... But I try to eat lots of veggies, both fresh in a kind of salad, and/or stir-fry/steamed. Although I admit sometimes after a nice juicy medium-rare steak my digestion isn't quite what it should be.

Recently bought a few lbs of turkey bacon. Yeeech. I guess it's healthier but tastes kind of... fowl... LOL...

But actually I also enjoy chicken, turkey, fish of all kinds. The rib steaks are just easier.

Which reminds me... have a bunch of vacuum packed cod fillets in the chest freezer. Might be a good time to thaw some out.
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Beyond Meat and the Limits of a Tesla Strategy at the Grocery Store
Today, Beyond Meat (ticker: BYND) gets a big premium for its products, relative to animal protein. Barron’s found—at our local Amazon -owned Whole Foods—the Beyond Burger selling for about $12 a pound (two 4-ounce patties retail for $5.99). Whole Foods 365 brand vegetable burger patties sell for $6.40 a pound and ground beef goes for $5 a pound at the same store.

Beyond Meat’s Beyond Sausage product sells for $10.30 a pound, about 70% more than comparable pork sausage.

Chicken breasts sell for $7 a pound, chicken thighs sell for $4 a pound and whole chickens retail for $3 a pound. Beyond Meat isn’t selling a chicken replacement yet.
Bah. I shop the sales and usually can buy chicken thighs (my favorite) for under $1/lb.

Your mileage may vary.
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Actually I have to adjust the price I paid at Costco for the BM burgers.

According to the Barron's article, the patties are 4 oz each. So that would mean four are 1 lb. The pack I got at Costco at $14.99 contained eight such patties. So if my math is OK, that works out to $7.50/lb. Still I'd rather spend that on a nice slab of salmon.
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Ulysses wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:37 am
Beyond Meat and the Limits of a Tesla Strategy at the Grocery Store
Today, Beyond Meat (ticker: BYND) gets a big premium for its products, relative to animal protein. Barron’s found—at our local Amazon -owned Whole Foods—the Beyond Burger selling for about $12 a pound (two 4-ounce patties retail for $5.99). Whole Foods 365 brand vegetable burger patties sell for $6.40 a pound and ground beef goes for $5 a pound at the same store.

Beyond Meat’s Beyond Sausage product sells for $10.30 a pound, about 70% more than comparable pork sausage.

Chicken breasts sell for $7 a pound, chicken thighs sell for $4 a pound and whole chickens retail for $3 a pound. Beyond Meat isn’t selling a chicken replacement yet.
Bah. I shop the sales and usually can buy chicken thighs (my favorite) for under $1/lb.

Your mileage may vary.

I buy the whole chickens at $0.89/lb to $0.99/lb. I generally keep the breast and wings and sometimes the thighs if I'm making chicken and dumplings or chicken salad.
The rest usually goes into the pressure cooker for 55 minutes and is the basis for my dog or cat kibble (recipe by request).
If you compare buying whole to buying boneless breast and wings, it works out to free kibble.

I don't eat commercial turkey but do buy local turkey that are raised in open space and I eat wild turkey.
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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:16 am
Ulysses wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:37 am
Beyond Meat and the Limits of a Tesla Strategy at the Grocery Store
Today, Beyond Meat (ticker: BYND) gets a big premium for its products, relative to animal protein. Barron’s found—at our local Amazon -owned Whole Foods—the Beyond Burger selling for about $12 a pound (two 4-ounce patties retail for $5.99). Whole Foods 365 brand vegetable burger patties sell for $6.40 a pound and ground beef goes for $5 a pound at the same store.

Beyond Meat’s Beyond Sausage product sells for $10.30 a pound, about 70% more than comparable pork sausage.

Chicken breasts sell for $7 a pound, chicken thighs sell for $4 a pound and whole chickens retail for $3 a pound. Beyond Meat isn’t selling a chicken replacement yet.
Bah. I shop the sales and usually can buy chicken thighs (my favorite) for under $1/lb.

Your mileage may vary.

I buy the whole chickens at $0.89/lb to $0.99/lb. I generally keep the breast and wings and sometimes the thighs if I'm making chicken and dumplings or chicken salad.
The rest usually goes into the pressure cooker for 55 minutes and is the basis for my dog or cat kibble (recipe by request).
If you compare buying whole to buying boneless breast and wings, it works out to free kibble.

I don't eat commercial turkey but do buy local turkey that are raised in open space and I eat wild turkey.
Well, the last time I bought some chicken thighs... a flat of about 20 went for about $.77/lb. I really don't care much for white meat, but I will buy a whole chicken and then rotisserie it. And sometimes the whole chickens can be even cheaper than $.77/lb, but that's usually the lowest. Often I'll make a bone broth from the whole chicken remains. It's so rich that when chilled it gels from all the collagen in it. Good times. Usually I feed the liver and kidneys and heart to the cats.
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