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From: Ron8/26/2019 9:02:12 AM
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Beyond Meat heading to KFC to test Beyond Fried Chicken
marketwatch.com

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To: Alex MG who wrote (121)8/26/2019 9:41:02 AM
From: zax
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Alex,

This is a stock thread, not a politics thread, Alex. Please keep political discussion here to a minimum and only if directly on topic.

Thanks,

Zax

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From: zax8/26/2019 1:06:39 PM
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Beyond Meat, Inc. (BYND)
154.47 +7.62 (+5.19%)

KFC turns to Atlanta for Beyond Meat fried chicken test



KFC is joining the plant-based meat craze, saying it will test a vegan fried chicken in metro Atlanta.The fried chicken chain said it will become the first national U.S. quick-service restaurant to introduce a plant-based chicken – Beyond Fried Chicken – in partnership with Beyond Meat, with a test August 27 at its restaurant on Cobb Parkway, near SunTrust Park in Atlanta.

The options will include chicken nuggets or boneless wings.

KFC, owned by Yum! Brands Inc. (NYSE: YUM), said it will consider feedback from the Atlanta test as it considers a potential national rollout.

“KFC Beyond Fried Chicken is so delicious, our customers will find it difficult to tell that it’s plant-based,” Kevin Hochman, KFC's president and chief concept officer, said in an announcement.

The fried chicken chain said it will become the first national U.S. quick-service restaurant to introduce a plant-based chicken – Beyond Fried Chicken – in partnership with Beyond Meat, with a test August 27 at its restaurant on Cobb Parkway.

... bizjournals.com

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To: zax who wrote (123)8/26/2019 2:49:06 PM
From: Alex MG
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true... my bad

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From: zax8/29/2019 8:01:35 PM
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Today, I had some burgers for dinner made from The Meatless Farm Co, "Meat Free Ground", which was on sale at Whole Foods.


Apparently, the packaging / product name has recently been slightly altered since this image off the web was put up - "Mince" has been changed to "Ground".

While the product in its packaging seems to have been designed to look very much like ground beef, when cooked the burgers look a bit too dark red. It tasted good, but it did not taste like meat. IMO, this product is wholly inferior to the Impossible burger, which gives one a very strong "meat" experience when eating it.

IMO, this product in its current form is not a viable contender in the meatless meat wars. It tasted good. It didn't taste good enough, or like beef. Carnivores won't give up meat for this.

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From: Ron9/2/2019 2:42:45 PM
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Tofurky: Plant-based deli slices- Bologna style
Water, vital wheat gluten, organic tofu, organic soybeans, calcium chloride,
canola oil, cane sugar, seasalt, garlic, onion powder, natural smoke flavor,
purple carrot juice, sunflower oil. Non-GMO
$3.49 for nine slices /.63 per ounce vs .46 per ounce beef bologna

The Tofurky Company, Hood River, OR
tofurky.com

A bit rubbery, mild taste. Goes down easy on bread slathered with mustard and
Miracle Whip. Lettuce. Tougher than beef or chicken bologna, but more tender than
traditional salami. A certain savory quality it didn't have... We won't be trying it again.

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To: Ron who wrote (127)9/3/2019 3:12:19 AM
From: zax
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As the Impossible and Beyond burgers take off, will real veggie burgers go extinct?

Superiority Burgers, made from vegetables, grains and beans.

washingtonpost.com

There was a strange thrill in finding a veggie burger advertised on the menu of a beer bar in my hometown on Long Island. For years, I had to drive to far corners for explicitly vegetarian restaurants or pick up something frozen from the supermarket to enjoy what would usually be a blend of grains, beans and cheap vegetables. Here was a sign that times were truly changing, yet when it arrived and I took a bite, I immediately began to tear up, looking at my sister with terror: I was so sure I’d just eaten beef, for the first time in years. When the waitress returned, I asked, “Is this a veggie burger?” She replied, “Yes, it’s a Beyond burger.” I couldn’t finish it, so uncanny was its resemblance to actual ground beef. My appetite was lost, and I pined for the days of driving 20 miles for something recognizable as food — as vegetables.

That was my first experience with the new wave of tech burgers, which were brought into the world by Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods. The former has a base of pea protein, while the latter is soy based. Both have been engineered to resemble beef as closely as possible to entice carnivores to cut more beef from their diets because of its destructive impact on the environment. These were never food for vegetarians and vegans. The Impossible Burger launched itself through chefs such as David Chang, a previously vocal anti-vegetarian, and has now landed on menus at Burger Kings, White Castles and Little Caesars across the nation. These aren’t spaces known for a vegetarian-friendly ethos.

But the increasing ubiquity of these meat facsimiles on menus has created a strange moment for those of us who long ago chose to eschew the consumption of animal flesh: Where are the burgers for people who don’t want to eat anything that tastes like meat? What was once the most reliable menu item for non-meat-eaters has become almost overtaken by these tech options, appearing with trademark symbols on menus, and a fear pervades: Will true veggie burgers go extinct? For now, although many restaurants are choosing to put only tech burgers on their menus, others are sticking to their housemade versions or running them side by side.

</snip> Read the rest here: washingtonpost.com

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From: Ron9/3/2019 7:54:35 PM
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KFC's plant-based 'chicken' sold out in five hours: Impossible Chicken in Atlanta
engadget.com

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From: Ron9/6/2019 6:27:53 PM
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Kroger will roll out its own answer to Beyond and Impossible Burgers with store brand
cnet.com

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From: Ron9/12/2019 9:47:42 AM
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Shareholders want more specifics from Kraft on meatless product plans
finance.yahoo.com

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