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Burger King has unveiled its first plant-based burger offering in the country.

Called the Plant-Based Whopper, the fastfood chain’s new take on their popular sandwich, is “made from plants, tastes like beef.”

“The Plant-Based Whopper is finally here,” Burger King writes in a Facebook post. “[It is] 100% flame-grilled [and] 0% beef. Try it and don’t taste the difference.”

The soy-based burger, which was first launched in the UK early this year, retails for P89 for an a la carte order of a small Whopper. Its patty contains 19.9 grams of protein from legumes, bamboo fiber, plant oils, coconut fats, and beetroot juice, and is at 286 calories per serving. The buns contain no egg and milk, too.

The fastfood chain says the burger is their response to the call for more burger options.

“Over the last few years, we have seen a growing demand for plant-based products,” the brand writes. “Innovation is core to Burger King, so we wanted to provide our guests with an option that meets that demand while maintaining the same flame-grilled taste they expect from [us].”

The fastfood chain clarifies, however, that while the patty is vegan, it is cooked on the same broiler as the beef patties to “provide that same flame-grilled taste.” It also includes mayonnaise, which may not be suitable for vegans.

Other Whopper staples are still included, though, like ketchup, onions, pickles, and lettuce.

The Plant-Based Whopper is now available in all Metro Manila and Luzon stores, and coming soon nationwide.


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