Beyond Meat Fast Food Taste Test

– To fast food and beyond – Let's talk about that

(funky electronic music) (fire crackles) Good Mythical Morning – Are you one of those people who only shops on Amazon? We can help with that, check out our Amazon store for shirts, apparel, movies and more It's all at Amazoncom/Mythical – These days there are more vegetarian burger options than you can shake a stick at, which is interesting 'cause most of them taste just like an actual stick

But one company has created a truly tasty plant-based burger that is slowly taking over an industry near and dear to our hearts, fast food, and the burger I'm talking about is the Beyond Burger – Yes and for months now, select Del Tacos have been offering Beyond Meat tacos and even more recently, Carl's Jr Unveiled the Beyond Famous Star burger It looks better in the commercial (chuckles) At over 1000 Carl's Jr

locations across the US And we're gonna be trying both of these in Good Mythical More – But at this very moment, we're faced with the obvious question: what are the next fast food items that you get Beyondified, and which ones shouldn't? It's time for Stuff We Try That You Can't Buy: Beyond Fast Food Edition Mythical Chef Josh has picked up some fast food items and then surgically removed the beef by putting it in his mouth and eating it and then replaced it with Beyond beef which he cooked and prepared accordingly

– And we're gonna taste each Beyond dish and then decide, use that fake meat, or, no thanks, Pete – Who's Pete? – Don't know – Okay – Okay, now tampering with the Big Mac in any way may be considered by some to be sacrilegious but maybe it's time for us to convert – Mm-hmm

Here we have– – I've got the original which we'll save for a second – Yeah I don't wanna taste that first because– – We're gonna taste the Beyond one first 'cause we don't wanna have that, you know, you want the idea of the Big Mac to be in your mind, not the actual taste of the Big Mac – Right, 'cause that's really not how you would do it You'd order this and you'd think you love it Let's see if we think we love it, and sink it

With everything else the same– – I would think I was eating a Big Mac – A setup for success – The Beyond Meat doesn't have quite the pop, not pop, but like, you move through it a lot more easily than you do real beef – Open that up, now, if we were to compare the two in terms of calories, given our calculations, it's 270 calories versus 368 and in terms of fat we've got 20 grams versus 336 grams

– [Rhett] And there's actually more protein in the Beyond Burger patty, 20 versus 16, so, okay – So let's just see if we don't pick up on the meat and we just thought we did – It's better – It's definitely better – But hold on

But it's not, I was enjoying myself– – Yeah definitely – Thoroughly until I started eating that, and then I was enjoying myself thoroughly thoroughly I don't know, especially because of the taste of the Big Mac, the essence of the Big Mac is retained – Yeah – 'Cause it's really in the sauce and the lettuce and the cheese and the bun

– I taste a little bit of that Beyond Meat which is, there is a distinct taste, you finally get to it But I'm not complaining about that I definitely think it's worth it – Yeah so I think this one really holds up So we're saying Big Mac– – [Rhett and Link] Use that fake meat

– In addition to Frosties and french fries that are best enjoyed when dipped in Frosties, Wendy's also has some low-key delicious beef chili But should they offer Beyond chili? – [Rhett] Hmm, it looks like chili that I've enjoyed before from Wendy's – Yeah Good work Josh How many beans do I wanna get? – I've got four

– Do you get the chili a lot because you're a bean-lovin' man? – No 'cause it makes me feel fancy when I get chili at a fast food restaurant and put it on a baked potato Have you done that? – Oh so you don't do it for the beans but you do do it – I do do it and the beans are great The beans make it even better – This tastes good, again, having not had this– – The texture, the texture's a little bit different but I don't think I would know that

I would just think maybe i'm in a different region of the country where the beef has a different texture – Did you know that when Dave Thomas opened Wendy's in 1969, chili was– – One of the original– – [Both] Menu Items – Don't read my notes and try to take credit for it (Rhett laughs) – Also, you know that there was a 2016 fake news article that said that a Wendy's employee had pooped in the chili? – But, that story wasn't true because of Snopes – Snopes proved it wrong

Right – Yes – I love having information – [Link] You said that you think that the consistency is different but I actually disagree – Oh you disagree

– Mm-hmm It's actually, well, it's heartier And I thought you meant that it was mushier – I don't know about that, man I feel like the original is surprisingly significantly better

They're both really good though – That's not the original, you're pointing to that I just wanna make sure – The original in the Wendy's thing – Yes this? – I'm not confused

Don't confuse me – Could I be confused? – There's something about the way that beef stews and kinda releases its fat in a soupy way that is not replicated in a chili Like a stock kind of feel I'm not getting it with this at all and the more I eat 'em side by side, the more I realize that– – I'm taking Beyond Meat floating in the chili – I don't think that it works, man

– Okay so there you have it Wendy's chili – [Rhett and Link] No thanks, Pete – In 2014, Taco Bell introduced the Beefy Fritos Burrito, a beef burrito stuffed with rice, nacho cheese, and, wait for it Now stop waiting, Fritos, and guess how much it cost? Wait for it

Now stop waiting again, $1 – $1 – People absolutely loved this burrito but could the Beefy Fritos Burrito be just as popular without the titular beef? – (sputters) Without the what? – Titular beef – The what? – Titular beef – There is no, what? – Titular beef

– In this, this is Beyond what? Titular beef – No, no, that's not what they call it Don't call 'em beef I don't wanna do false advertising here – Now this right here, I'm not gonna eat this first, I'm just gonna, oh my goodness

– [Rhett] We got a lot more beef – [Link] Josh, you're stacking the deck a little bit – [Josh] You know, I gotta do what I gotta do – Are you being paid under the table by Beyond beef? – [Josh] Not yes (Rhett laughs) – [Both] Not yes

– Okay so let's try the Beyond version Definitely a lot more beef You can afford it when it's fake – Hey you should work at Taco Bell – [Josh] Can you give me an interview? (Link laughs) – No

– Hmm, a lot of beef in here (chuckles) – Where's the Frito? – I think it's being overpowered by all the Beyond beef that Josh decided to put in there – [Josh] The Fritos melt after about three minutes – The Fritos get kinda soft and just become part of the overarching experience but I do taste the essence of Frito – Okay, all right

– Again, not bad – I don't know – I'm not leaping for joy – I feel like the Beyond flavoring is doing the wrong thing to the Taco Bell mix 'cause everything at Taco Bell is supposed to taste exactly like Taco Bell no matter what I even get – I bit a part that just had a little bit of beef and it just sings

– [Rhett] Mm – It's not even that much beef – Mm-mm – And it's like a soloist in a choral ensemble of ingredients that they sing a bunch of different songs but it's really all the same song You see what I'm saying? – And then they drop out and it's just the guy in the back hitting the big drum and then a woman in the front singing very high

– Yeah and the lettuce is soggy – I don't know there's just something about the Beyond beef that is kinda throwing off the overall Taco Bell essence – Plus the beef at Taco Bell is titular – Oh yes it is so I think we're saying Beefy Frito Burrito– – [Rhett and Link] No thanks, Pete – When it comes to famous papas you've got Papa Smurf, Papa Roach, and paparazzi, but Papa John's is trying to claw its way back on the list

And if they replace the cheeseburger on their Double Cheeseburger Pizza with Beyond Burger, could that help repair its public image? – Okay so Josh basically took a cheeseburger pizza from Papa John's, ordered it without beef and then added his own Beyond beef And what'd you say the price difference was here? – [Josh] Okay so the Double Cheeseburger Pizza was $17, but when I removed the beef, it was only $7 It might have been a glitch in the website or Papa might be a terrible business person – Okay maybe it's a glitch, we don't know – That's a hack though, just add it yourself

– I've never had the nads to order this pizza – I've never, I've got lots of nads but I don't use them to order pizza – It just feels Like you're already ordering pizza, why you gotta make it a cheeseburger pizza? – I'm losing some of the Beyond beef I wanna get it on there What's this sauce? – [Josh] They call it burger sauce – Big Mac sauce basically – Pretty much, yeah

– Mm Dang – That's good – That's a good pizza, Pete And then it you go with the original Papa

– Make sure you get some beef – I don't know – I think there's a similar thing happening here that happened with the Big Mac – Yeah well– – Cheese does so much for something – This pizza is imitating a Big Mac in many ways

– I think I might like this better – It definitely has more meat than Papa chooses to put on So we'd have to tell Papa to up his game in his distribution – I mean, I definitely think that they should move in this direction because I think it might actually be better Okay so, the Double Cheeseburger Pizza

– [Rhett and Link] Use that fake meat – For our final round we thought why limit these Beyond Meat opportunities to just fast food? Why don't we find out if fancier restaurants should start offering Beyond Meat options as well So we turned to the fanciest restaurant we know – It's time for Stuff We Try That You Can't Buy: Beyond Olive Garden Edition – Okay so Olive Garden restaurants don't actually have checkered tablecloths or romantic candlelight

This is just a representation of how fancy we feel when we eat there and we're gonna find out if their classic spaghetti and meatballs would work as spaghetti and Beyond balls – (chuckles) Good name, let's try it – [Rhett] So you've got the Beyond balls – [Link] It's a big one too A little bigger than that

See, Josh is really wanting this to work You're a Beyond fan I think you're being paid under the tabe – Mm I don't know, man

When you put that much Beyond Meat together in a ball form, it kinda begins to get exposed You know what I'm saying? – It needs salt – Well tell it to your man over there about that – [Link] Let's try this – There's just something about the ball form

Oh What is wrong, I mean– – Well you didn't want me to throw it I didn't wanna throw it over my shoulder, that's– – But why's it in your hand to begin with? – I didn't want it to hit this and taint it – But why is it– – This is a test, man – But why's it in your hand? I mean there's no spaghetti in my palm

I'm just using the fork – I didn't wanna eat it 'cause that's not the point – Then don't pick it up – You know what, I accept your apology – So I'm really enjoying myself over here

– Yeah but not over here – No – Again, you're exactly right, I mean, it's too much meat that's Beyond concentrated into one place I hoped it would work, it looks great, but it's just not happening, man – I wanted them to be able to go Beyond balls, but I think balls is the limit

– [Link] Spaghetti and meatballs – [Rhett and Link] No thanks, Pete – So with much plant-based humility, McDonald's and Papa John's, please consider adding Beyond Meat creations to your menus The rest of you, you just keep doing you – Thanks for liking, commenting and subscribing

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