This Week in Food: Not-My-President Chocolate & Vegan Meat that Bleeds
It’s nothing new that award shows provide a platform for social and political interests. In 1973 Marlon Brando stunned audiences when he refused to accept his Oscar win over the mistreatment of Native Americans. At the 2017 Emmys Meryl Streep was praised for her acceptance speech as she made comments regarding the election of Donald Trump. Michael Moore however was booed and ushered off the stage for his shaming of President Bush during his 2002 Oscar win for Bowling for Columbine.
Celebrities aren’t the only ones impressing their views upon audiences, chocolate has also entered the political equation. Not My President chocolate bars are taking center stage just in time for Oscar parties. The candy typically known for horning in on love and romance is now meddling in governmental affairs. Too bad it only comes in one flavor.
Perhaps you prefer savory over sweet and science over politics. The Impossible Burger claims your tastebuds will never know the difference between its vegan ground meat and the real thing. Developed by a team of engineers, chefs, scientists and food enthusiasts in the heart of Silicon Valley, the plant-based meat maintains that it’s far more sustainable than real beef, using a “fraction of the Earth’s natural resources. Compared to cows, the Impossible Burger uses 95% less land, 74% less water, and creates 87% less greenhouse gas emissions.”
The meat is comprised of wheat, coconut oil, potatoes and heme, the number one ingredient making this burger special. So special that the meatless meat sizzles and bleeds just like real meat. Bovine never had it so good. Farm-to-Table just might be Lab-to-Table in the not to distant future. The burger that started in California is now available at select restaurants in New York City.