The biggest surprise in the world of fake meat in 2019 has been Beyond Meat. The plant based meat company recently went public in May, and it’s popularity has grown exponentially almost overnight. In recent months, the only way for the public to try Beyond Meat was the Beyond Meat 2.0 burger patty which was available exclusively at Carl’s Jr.
Now, the company is expanding to allow customers across the United States to travel to their supermarkets to purchase these Beyond Meat products like the Beyond Burger. The new product is available in a packet of two burger patties. The product comes in a square box with a mostly see-through top and a light brown cover.
The Beyond Meat label explains that the product is a full plant-based burger patty, which includes twenty grams of plant protein per serving and each patty is one serving. These Beyond Meat burger patties also include no soy, no gluten and are completely GMO-free. If you are a vegan or a vegetarian, this is probably a good product for you to try and no animals are harmed in the making of this product.
According to Beyond Meat CEO Ethan Brown, the company is constantly improving its products, hoping to achieve a true meat imitation experience. “My number is gonna be lower than many, but I’d say we’re 65 to 70% of the way there.”
“We’ve been consuming meat since prior to being homo sapiens, it’s part of the process of evolution that created the bodies we have and the brains we have,” he says. “I don’t think we’re gonna get it in 10 years, and that’s how long we’ve been working at this, so we need some more time, but I think we’re getting closer and closer.”
However, the Beyond Meat products are a bit pricey, due to the nearly twenty different ingredients of mostly plant protein in the product. Customers can find these at Whole Foods, and major grocery chains across the country like Kroger, Food Lion, Harris Teeter, Meijer and more.