Food is a technology

My son and I tried some plant-based products (both meat and dairy replacements). Primarily doing this for the planet/climate.

Meat

Ground

Good

  • Impossible ($9). Both of us prefer it to our previous ground turkey, by a large margin
  • Kroger's Simple Truth Emerge Plant-Based Grind ($7). Pea based protein - still prefer how Impossible cooks, but was impressed. Son had seconds.

OK Beyond Meat ($9). Good, but still have slight preference for the ground turkey (range from $2-$7) we usually get

Avoid MorningStar burrito ground I don't remember the exact one, but it was inedible for both of us.

Burger

Avoid Tried Impossible Burger at Ruby's, not impressed. In-N-Out accross the street sells better burgers for ~$3. Not worth it. It was $14.

Sausauge

Avoid Beyond Meat Sausauge ($9). Cooked like Kielbasa (may not be recommended). We both ate it, but wouldn't do it again. Described as "rotted chicken nuggets".

Dairy

Sour Cream

Good Tofutti Better Than Sour Cream $3.99 (soy based)

OK Simple Truth Organic™ Non-Dairy Sour Cream $2.79 ($1 coupon) - butter bean based, caused some minor digestive issues. Tastes great.

Cream Cheese

Good Daiya Strawberry Cream Cheese Style Spread 4.49 (50c coupon)

OK Simple Truth Organic™ Plant-Based Plain Cream Cheese Alternative butter bean based, caused some minor digestive issues. Tastes great.