I've been pescatarian (a vegetarian that eats fish) for almost a decade so when Burger King announced their new Impossible Whopper, it piqued my interest. Last year I ate an Impossible Burger at Cheesecake Factory and it was exceptional so I had high expectations that the Impossible Whopper would taste just as good.
Many fast food restaurants don't offer veggie burgers and the ones that do aren't that great. The Impossible Burger stands out because it's made with a molecule called heme that's found in every living plant and animal. It's what makes meat taste like meat.
At first glance the plant-based burger looked similar to a beef patty, it even had char marks. It tasted slightly like beef but the texture was firmer. The flame-frilled patty was also drier than I expected.
Overall, it's nice that Burger King is expanding their offerings and while the Impossible Whopper does taste better than their MorningStar veggie burger, I personally won't be rushing back to get another.