Now There’s Plant-Based Fried Chicken
I've begun to realize as the years go by I just can't eat like a 13 year old anymore. I certainly act like a 13 year but can't eat like one. Truth is, I really don't want to eat like that anyway.
The problem has always been finding things to eat that won't destroy me but that I also like. The rule of thumb has always been if it's good for you it doesn't taste good. However, some food companies have begun to make products healthier for old people like me. For instance, reducing sodium or replacing salt with sodium-free salt. Why don't they just go with the sodium-free?
This past March I tried the Burger King Impossible Burger which is a plant-based patty that is supposed to simulate the taste of beef. To say I was skeptical would be putting it mildly. But, ya know, the commercials worked on me and I tried one. I have to say that it wasn't bad. The only thing that seemed different was no grease. I guess that's not such a bad thing.
The other thing we have to consider is sustainability and the environment. Eventually, mankind will have to do something different than animal-based food to stay healthy. Not to mention what we do to animals that we're going to eat.
Now we find out that KFC is jumping into the frying pan with plant-based fried chicken. Apparently, they tried it a while back with mixed results. I have to say, a burger is one thing but fried chicken? I'm not so sure.
Other companies have dabbled in this area and I'm sure there's more to come. It makes think of those shows and movies in the 70s that looked into the future and found a pill you could take that would be just like eating steak & potatoes or something. Hopefully we get the "Impossible Chicken" around here so I can try it out.