UK Supermarket Iceland Releases New 'Beefy'?Plant-Based Burger

One man described the patty as 'fascinatingly beefy'
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The soy-based patty also includes beetroot and paprika (Photo: Iceland Foods)

The soy-based patty also includes beetroot and paprika (Photo: Iceland Foods)

UK supermarket chain Iceland has announced the launch of a new vegan burger.

The No Bull
Burger - crafted to 'bleed' just like 'the real thing' - will be available at
the UK frozen food chain from April.

Flexitarians

Executive Chef Neil Nugent used ingredients like soy, beetroot, and paprika to create a patty which is similar to traditional animal meat - following the footsteps of similar realistic patties by the likes of Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat.

Much like
Beyond Meat, Iceland's goal is to appeal beyond the vegetarian and vegan market - with the UK's estimated
22 million flexitarians in mind.

He said: "We are trying to get those people who want to drop meat once or twice a week."

Nugent says the company has no plans to go vegan (Photo: Facebook)

Nugent says the company has no plans to go vegan (Photo: Facebook)

'Delicious'

The Sun writer, meat-eater Harry Wallop, tried a
sample
of the soon-to-be-released product, which can be cooked from frozen and
will cost just £2 per two pack.

He wrote: "The texture was chewy, like a real meat patty. And the flavour was
fascinatingly beefy - a very savoury taste."

Wallop’s
omnivorous children were also impressed, and described the burger as 'tasty' and 'delicious'.