Healthy, balanced and delicious: this is how producers describe their vegan burgerscookies, Discount store Lidl proved that they arrive really well. As a vegan burger variant of an American manufacturer "pose The meat "appeared on the market in March, quickly disappeared from the warehouse. There are many copies now. Also the Hamburg burger giant "otto Burger" now he wants to shake the market. What does the new vegan patty taste like? We tested it.
At first glance, it looks almost like normal meat, just a little redder. It smells different. Somehow vegetable. "keen 4 green "is his name – atAnd it's completely vegan.
inventors cookiesdaniel MacGowan (Founder otto Burger) and Francis Schnabel (Beef and Basics –Product creators) are not radical about meat. "We want to raise awareness about the responsible use of meat by offering a high-quality alternative," he says MacGowan.
The vegan food market is thriving
Vegan meatballs should come to the seller this year and probably in two weeks otto The menu includes burgers in Hamburg. It can make them damn effective.
According to the market research institute Skopos 1.3 million people live vegan in Germany. No wonder this sale from veggieProducts reached a new record in 2018: EUR 960 million has been converted from 2017 to 2018 with vegan and vegetarian food. That's 30 percent more than a year ago.
Many vegan cakes are already on sale
Also this year new versions appeared on the market. At the head: "pose Burger "who started buzzing around the vegetable chops, then "Next Level Burger ”by Lidl, with "Wonder Burger ”Aldi and von cuddle "Garden Gourmet" patty. All ingredients are vegetable, based largely on pea protein.
There are big differences in terms of price. pose-Burger was sold in Lidl for 4.99 euros in a 227-gram container. At "Gourmetfleisch.de" you can buy it for a proud 9.90 euros. The "Next Level" burger is already much cheaper: 2.99 euros for 227 grams. Aldis The variant is available for 50 cents less.
This is how it tastes "keen 4 green "
"keen 4 vegetables "consists mainly of wheat protein, but also contains peas and rapeseed oil. It is not gluten free. "Our goal is to link meat with spices and patties, but not to copy meat. First of all, the product must be processed into high quality and good taste, ”explains product creator Schnabel.
And indeed: consistency cookies is hard, he remembers Both raw and fried. When you bite him, but betray the plants, the aromas roast. They are not intrusive in any way, but they fit well into the overall picture. Pure plant ingredients are even more noticeable than well camouflaged in the burger. Either way, the patty is not very spicy and pleasant to chew. The reddish color is in line with the list of ingredients used Paprika concentrate and beet juice concentrate were produced.
Sustainable production in northern Germany
"We mainly use regional ingredients to make dough and products in the Luneburg Heath," he said MacGowanSo it's much more balanced "pose Burger – he added earlier Otto's hamburger offered. This has been criticized recently. He was criticized For example, long transport from the US, plastic packaging and energy-intensive cooling because it is a frozen product. Nutritionists also warn against high-fat (22 grams per patty), preservatives and artificial flavors. Fat content in "keen 4 vegetables ”is 17 grams after all, it's a bit shorter. In addition, it does not contain controversial palm oil, as rainforests are cut down.
keen 4 vegetables: a good alternative to meat
Is it worth it? keen 4 green too? We find: Yes. It is a good alternative to switching from a meat diet to a vegetarian or vegan diet. loud MacGowan and the beak is valued at "pose We are approaching "Burger". Not quite cheap, but occasionally a meat substitute quite tolerable. A hearty beef pie cannot replace it, but it should No. Whether the team is vegan, vegetarian or meat – it is worth a try.