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New "fake chicken" flying off the shelves. Would YOU try the new meat substitute, "Beyond Meat"?

Assassin~ Badass Buzz Guru 2012/06/14 13:10:08
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In San Francisco, where so many food trends start, fake chicken is flying out the door. At Whole Foods in the Haight-Ashbury, a week's supply of the new meat-substitute, called Beyond Meat, sold out in two days.

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Ethan Brown, founder the company that makes the pseudo-chicken (both
company and product are named Beyond Meat) says his technology can
fabricate beef or pork or fish. "Chicken just happened to be our first
product." He hopes his chicken will be the breakout product in a sleepy
niche--meat alternatives. The $340 million market, according to research
firm Mintel, is growing at 3 percent and 5 percent a year.


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Better yet? Its CHEAP compared to many meats and other meat substitutes. According to Bittman, some fake meats sell for upwards of $12 a pound.
Beyond Meat can sell for less than that and less than chicken. Says
Brown, "Our goal is to have the price be at the lower end of other
meat-substitutes and below the price of meat."

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Would YOU try the new Meat substitute, "Beyond Meat"?

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  • bags the Indigenous Guru 2012/06/14 14:23:50
    Ewww No.
    bags the Indigenous Guru
    +7
    Okay, so it's a meat substitute. But what IS it? See, you are what you east, and eating too much of any one thing is not good either. Some physicians feel that the 'feminization' of men relates to the amount of soy (full of plant estrogens) in the diet.

    The other thing is.....why, if you're a vegetarian/vegan, would you even want fake meat? Why even pretend to eat what offends you?

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  • S. Gompers 2012/06/18 06:32:45
    Ewww No.
    S. Gompers
    I will leave the soylent green for the idiot masses.
  • ✞ॐGuru Joshॐ✞ 2012/06/15 21:03:08
    Yes, where can I get mine.
    ✞ॐGuru Joshॐ✞
    I would like to try it.
  • Charles E 2012/06/15 18:11:00
    Ewww No.
    Charles E
    Chicken is made with grain and raised on farms.
    This stuf is ? ? ?
  • Kibbles 2012/06/15 06:53:20
    Ewww No.
    Kibbles
    I love meat too much, besides I would need to find out if the taste was the same, I'd still decide to eat regular chicken anyway.
  • ShinyUmbreon01 2012/06/15 03:58:18
    Yes, where can I get mine.
    ShinyUmbreon01
    +1
    Seeing as I'm a vegetarian, I would love to try it.
  • Piper 2012/06/15 03:04:08
    Yes, where can I get mine.
    Piper
    +1
    I will certainly check it out. I didn't stop eating "meat", because I didn't like the taste of it.
  • wamcalif 2012/06/15 02:35:20
    Ewww No.
    wamcalif
    Yeah, what is it made of? Why is it so cheap? Cardboard is cheap. Does it taste anything like that?
  • beach bum 2012/06/15 02:30:21
    Ewww No.
    beach bum
  • flrdsgns 2012/06/15 02:05:20
    Yes, where can I get mine.
    flrdsgns
    +2
    The president of Whole Foods is Vegan, and they have a large vegan section in all Whole Foods stores. I've had several chicken substitutes and many of them are very good. I especially like the schmicken made from lentils and black beans
  • wtxwoman 2012/06/15 01:46:11
    Ewww No.
    wtxwoman
    +1
    I wouldn't eat it until I knew what it was made out of. I don't want nothing made of soy products. And, I'm not paying $14 a pound for anything.
  • Daryl 2012/06/15 01:41:18
    Yes, where can I get mine.
    Daryl
    +1
    I would give it a try.
  • Rogue_Loner 2012/06/14 21:46:47
  • Wild Dog 2012/06/14 20:28:25
    Ewww No.
    Wild Dog
    +5
    No ,I'll stick to the real thing, as I have a real appetite.
  • XBrittanyX 2012/06/14 19:11:57
    Yes, where can I get mine.
    XBrittanyX
    +2
    Eating the same vegetarian foods over and over again gets really boring after awhile.
  • snipe 2012/06/14 18:36:21
    Ewww No.
    snipe
    +4
    Chicken isn't all that expensive, so I'll stick with the real stuff.
  • Harley Squiggles the God \(... 2012/06/14 17:38:05
    Ewww No.
    Harley Squiggles the God \(#o#)/
    +2
    Yes, let's keep making America fatter.
  • Dave0626 2012/06/14 17:27:52
    Ewww No.
    Dave0626
    +5
    And it starts in San Fran? ...gee, what a surprise...not!
    . ...Just what exactly is in this stuff?!.....

    starts san fran gee surprise
  • Michael... Dave0626 2012/06/15 14:13:04
    MichaelDillon
    +1
    Can it be used as a marinade:)
  • sglmom 2012/06/14 17:09:19
    Ewww No.
    sglmom
    +5
    NO!
    Seriously ..
    does ANYONE know what is in this 'FAUX' product?

    I'll choose the REAL Chicken .. each and every time ..
    since I know what it is .. I know the butcher personally ..
    and yes, I do the cooking myself too ..
    (and it is FAR less expensive than the FAUX whatever it is here)
  • Wild Dog sglmom 2012/06/14 20:31:22
    Wild Dog
    +2
    Just like the"pink slime" in some ground beef. I get my stuff from stores I trust. Real chicken is a good food.
  • Kibbles Wild Dog 2012/06/15 06:54:49
    Kibbles
    +1
    Real chicken is delicious, feel thankful to those hens my ma killed but boy did they make a good chicken soup.
  • Wild Dog Kibbles 2012/06/15 22:12:41
    Wild Dog
    Yeah, homemade chicken soup, or pot pies are really good. Just a plain old fried chiicken dinner is heaven.
  • Kibbles Wild Dog 2012/06/16 07:44:29
    Kibbles
    Yes it is. Truth be told, actually knowing the hens made me more thankful for the food.
  • Wild Dog Kibbles 2012/06/16 13:27:50
    Wild Dog
    And you get good meat from farm, or self raised chickens ,plus the eggs. I prefer farm eggs over store any day.
  • Shane 2012/06/14 15:13:43
    Ewww No.
    Shane
    +3
    I need to know exactly what it is. You can't just say meat substitute. I want to know whats in it.
  • Assassi... Shane 2012/06/14 15:36:46
    Assassin~ Badass Buzz Guru
    +1
    It's made from vegetables. A list of the ingredients is available here: http://beyondmeat.com/products/
  • keymanjim Assassi... 2012/06/14 16:17:07
    keymanjim
    +3
    "Water, Soy Protein Isolate, Pea Protein Isolate, Amaranth, Chicken Flavor (Maltodextrin, Yeast Extract, Natural Flavoring), Soy Fiber, Carrot Fiber, Expeller-Pressed Canola Oil, Dipotassium Phosphate, Titanium Dioxide, White Vinegar"

    Isn't natural chicken flavor......chicken?
  • Shane Assassi... 2012/06/15 22:51:24
    Shane
    Eh. I don't like vegetables lol. I'd probably still pass.
  • Sister Jean 2012/06/14 15:11:29
    Ewww No.
    Sister Jean
  • Flowers 2012/06/14 14:55:20
    Yes, where can I get mine.
    Flowers
    +4
    I would try it. I have had tofu before, it's not bad.
  • Assassi... Flowers 2012/06/14 15:37:10
    Assassin~ Badass Buzz Guru
    +2
    I think Tofu is good if prepared correctly.
  • flrdsgns Assassi... 2012/06/15 02:09:32
    flrdsgns
    +1
    Tofu can be very good, it will take on the flavor of most anything you want. Seitan is used quite often as a chicken substitute. A blend of lentils and black beans with certain spices will make a great chicken substitute and very healthy.
  • Assassi... flrdsgns 2012/06/15 02:33:55
    Assassin~ Badass Buzz Guru
    +1
    I have used it in a stirfry, it was really good.
  • ʂıoвнaп ♡ 2012/06/14 14:32:07
    Ewww No.
    ʂıoвнaп ♡
    +3
    If it's not meat...what is it?
  • Warren ... ʂıoвнaп ♡ 2012/06/14 15:23:46
    Warren - Novus Ordo Seclorum
    +2
    Textured soy protein and pea protein.
  • Assassi... ʂıoвнaп ♡ 2012/06/14 15:37:30
    Assassin~ Badass Buzz Guru
    A list of ingredients is available here: http://beyondmeat.com/products/
  • bags the Indigenous Guru 2012/06/14 14:23:50
    Ewww No.
    bags the Indigenous Guru
    +7
    Okay, so it's a meat substitute. But what IS it? See, you are what you east, and eating too much of any one thing is not good either. Some physicians feel that the 'feminization' of men relates to the amount of soy (full of plant estrogens) in the diet.

    The other thing is.....why, if you're a vegetarian/vegan, would you even want fake meat? Why even pretend to eat what offends you?
  • Flowers bags th... 2012/06/14 14:54:44
    Flowers
    +3
    well, a lot of people who are against wearing furs and wear the fake kind instead. :)
  • bags th... Flowers 2012/06/14 14:58:59
    bags the Indigenous Guru
    +4
    And leather shoes/purses, etc. Yeah..... LOL
  • flrdsgns bags th... 2012/06/15 02:12:26
    flrdsgns
    +1
    vegans won't wear leather, there are plant based shoes that are just as good. Same with clothing. It's a choice some people make, why does it offend you?

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