Wendy’s Canada has released their own plant-based burger called该Plantiful汉堡. A lot of other fast food chains have partnered with Beyond Meat to create their plant-based patties for them, but Wendy’s did not. I was passing by and saw this new offering, so I had to check it out for myself to see how it compares to other options out there likeA&W’s Beyond Meat Burger.蒂姆·霍顿的超越汉堡肉didn’t last long as it was a limited time offering which they decided not to continue.
The Plantiful is marketed for flexitarians rather than vegetarians or vegans.
Inside the Plantiful burger is the Plantiful patty, cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickle, onion, ketchup, and mayo on a toasted bun.
Is it vegan?
The burger is not vegan, so you would need to omit the mayo and cheese. There isn’t a guarantee that it hasn’t touched other burgers on the grill either. The ketchup also can be cross contaminated with mayo if they use the same utensil.
What’s in the Plantiful Patty?
They list these ingredients on their website:
Water, Pea protein concentrate, Canola oil, Coconut oil, Modified cellulose, Carrot fiber, Yeast extract, Cornstarch, Pea hull fiber, Salt, Rice flour, Dehydrated vegetables (beet, onion, garlic), Tapioca dextrin, Methionine, Tryptophan, Potato maltodextrin, Flavour, Smoke flavour, Vitamins and minerals (potassium chloride, magnesium citrate, iron phosphate, niacinamide, zinc oxide, cyanocobalamin, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, copper sulfate, riboflavin, folic acid).
I’ve had a lot of plant-based patties before but this wasn’t anything special. I wouldn’t go out of my way for The Plantiful Burger. Their regular burgers are more superior and the plantiful patty just doesn’t live up to the taste.
As this burger is advertised for flexitarians, it’s too bad it’s very limiting to vegans. It would be hard to go to Wendys and get The Plantiful Burger rather than their other items.
It wasn’t delicious enough to make the switch.