We Put the Newest Meat Alternatives to the Test

Telling the difference is harder than you think

Video: Nick Gardner, Josh Rios; Editor: Breana Mallamaci
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For the past few years, meat alternatives have been gaining popularity across the country. Adweek decided to pit the two biggest meatless brands—Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat—against their regular meat counterparts. We tested the new Beyond Meat sausage breakfast sandwich from Dunkin’, the Impossible Whopper from Burger King, an Impossible Taco from Taco Dumbo and both Impossible and Beyond burgers from Bareburger.

Can our meat experts tell the difference between the real thing and a product made entirely out of plants? Did we sneak in a meatless challenge just for fun? Which alternative meat brand came out on top? Watch the video above to find out.

@yagot2believe breana.mallamaci@adweek.com Breana Mallamaci is a senior video producer and animator at Adweek. She enjoys making spreadsheets in her spare time for fun.