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Impossible Slider

by Steve Eslinger » Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:57 am

I just tried White Castle's new Impossible Slider. I give it a thumbs up. Unlike their veggie sliders with their alternate sauces, they keep this one pretty straight forward with few variations from the standard slider construction (smoked cheddar cheese as the standard cheese option and the patty is round with no holes). Also, I believe the onion was more coarsely chopped. While it's more than double the price of a regular slider, and is more caloric to boot, it is also much more substantial. Two of them would amount to a pretty satisfying meal. Note: These seem to be cooked to order, so don't expect that sack to come across the counter quite as quickly.
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Re: Impossible Slider

by Carla G » Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:38 pm

Steve can you compare them size wise to anything else? About the size of a regular burger elsewhere?
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Re: Impossible Slider

by neal.johnson » Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:47 pm

As a fellow Slider Pilot, color me intrigued.
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Re: Impossible Slider

by Steve Eslinger » Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:35 pm

They use the same bun, so of course diameter wise they are still pretty small. They are MUCH thicker than the traditional squared five hole patty, though. Probably at least twice the thickness.
Next time I'm gonna go sans cheese or ask for the regular American. While the smoked cheddar wasn't bad, it imparted, well...a smokey flavor. I want to see how similar to the regular one it would be with just some of the dusseldorf mustard and no cheese or same cheese.
Oh, guess who's an investor in the impossible burger: Kumar!
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Re: Impossible Slider

by Robin Garr » Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:47 pm

I've tried 'em a couple of times, Steve, and been similarly impressed. Tastes amazingly like beef - arguably more so than the traditional slider, because there's more heft, as you say. The Impossible folks aren't focusing on marketing to vegetarians. They want to create a product that will satisfy meat-eaters, hoping to cut down on the environmental costs of world meat production. I think they're getting very close.
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Re: Impossible Slider

by Steve Eslinger » Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:58 pm

Yes, I've read a bit about them. While there's a bit of a Frankenstein thing going on with the lab stuff, they do seem to be on to something.
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Re: Impossible Slider

by Robin Garr » Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:45 pm

Indeed. They had to use genetic modification to turn soy heme into something with a striking resemblance to hemoglobin. :shock: But it makes such a tasty, "beefy" burger that I'm willing to eat them until I get nearsighted.
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Re: Impossible Slider

by Jon K » Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:17 pm

Robin Garr wrote:Indeed. They had to use genetic modification to turn soy heme into something with a striking resemblance to hemoglobin. :shock:

Please allow the science geek to comment. The IF folks didn't genetically modify the soy heme protein to make it more like mammalian hemoglobin as it already has many of the cooking and flavor characteristics of mammalian hemogloboin. Rather, they cloned the gene for leghemoglobin and inserted it into yeast so they can produce it on an industrial scale. Yes, the Impossible Burger is a GMO derived food and it is delicious! Class dismissed as the professor is hungry!
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Re: Impossible Slider

by Robin Garr » Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:25 pm

Jon K wrote: Yes, the Impossible Burger is a GMO derived food and it is delicious! Class dismissed as the professor is hungry!

Thanks for the lesson, prof! I appreciate it. Mmmm, burgers.
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Re: Impossible Slider

by James Natsis » Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:17 pm

I tried one earlier today. The former vegetarian in me is glad to see another choice on the market. However, my now carnivore self doesn't see me going back anytime soon. Let's face it--it's still White Castle. I stop by every now and then to satisfy a decadent craving. But there are too many other options around for a more heartier feed.
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