These patties have over 2 carrots worth of reviews, so I doubt there’s anything I
can add that hasn’t already been mentioned several times over, but here goes!
I remember not liking these #meatalternative burgers very much when they first came out, but between the reformulations and repeated exposures, they’ve definitely grown on me and are now one of my favorites. #teambeyond I find that there is a distinctive Beyond flavor and odor, which in a way reassures me that I’m not ingesting flesh. Otherwise, they have a satisfying heft and convincingly chewy, meaty texture; it’s even a bit unnerving how they seem to bleed. Remember that #beyondmeat retains a pinkish hue, even when properly done, so take care not to overcook (classic do as I say, not as I do; I accidentally burned mine!) They’re not the healthiest due to their saturated fat and sodium contents, so I try save them for special occasions, although these burgers do provide surprising amounts of essential vitamins — just one catapults you to 100% of the B-12 you need in a day. #soyfree and #glutenfree, too! They were a nice addition to the 4th of July festivities.
If I’m hating on one thing, it’s the packaging. I couldn’t pass up a great deal (just $2 for this pack — #groceryoutletfinds!) but feel extremely uncomfortable with the clear plastic tray, all to house just two patties. It’s PET (1), so it can at least be recycled, but surely there must be better options out there. As they continue to refine the burger, I hope they’ll also consider the container it comes in. Otherwise, Beyond is my burger of choice, and I’m glad it’s become so well-loved and widely available.