One of the biggest things to launch from A&W Canada this year is their Beyond Meat Burger. It has meat lovers and veggie lovers going crazy over this burger patty. As a meat eater, I had to see how these burgers taste.
You can substitute it into any burger on their menu or have it as their regular Beyond Meat Burger.
The burger patty is made from 100% plant-based protein. It is made of items like beets, coconut oil, yellow peas, pomegranates, mung beans, rice, potatoes and apples. In addition to that, they use A&W seasoning, dill pickles, tomato, lettuce, red onion, ketchup, mustard and mayo inside the sesame seed bun.
I was prompted from the staff if I wanted cheese to be added and I said yes for an extra charge.
To make the burger vegan, just say no to cheese and mayo. If you don’t want the bun, you can also get it lettuce wrapped for no extra charge at all. You can make it however you want.
How it’s cooked
A&W is very transparent on how they cook the burgers in their kitchen. They cook all burger patties on the same grill as the Beyond Meat patties. If you don’t like that type of cross-contamination, you may not be so keen.
How does it taste?
After taking a few bites, I was very surprised that it wasn’t like any other veggie patty out there. The look and texture was just like a meat patty. The taste of it was hard to differentiate because of the A&W seasoning as well as the mayo, mustard, and ketchup added to it. Nonetheless, it still tasted good overall. It does miss a bit of umami and saltiness from a regular beef patty, but it works as a good substitute.
If you’re curious about it, you can try it for yourself. There are a few coupon books floating around that offers the Beyond Meat Burger for 50% off. My husband got a coupon book in his takeout bag from another burger he got earlier in the day.
I really like this partnership between Beyond Meat and A&W Canada as it gives customers a better option made with plant-based protein if they choose to try it.