GERMANY, Frankfurt. The burgers from Beyond Meat are experiencing a real hype. The US company is the best-known supplier of a new generation of meat substitutes that not only looks like meat, but also tastes and smells almost like it. This also convinces many meat eaters. In a current test on vegan burgers by the German magazine Ökotest, they checked if this hype is justified.
The run on the Burger Patties from Beyond Meat is so immense in Germany that they are usually sold out immediately. The burger is elaborately made from pea protein isolate, rapeseed oil, coconut oil and 18 other ingredients. It was the most expensive in the test.
The burger is also produced in the USA, shipped deep-frozen to Europe, thawed here and offered in refrigerated shelves. There is also room for improvement when it comes to sustainability as well.