plant-based ‘chicken’?

kfc canada tested a plant-based ‘chicken’. they sold the product at a single kfc and an a&w restaurant in canada. they sold out in that one day. they offered a ‘chicken’ sandwich alone or along with a plant-based fried popcorn chicken bucket. both were developed under greenleaf’s lightlife brand.

last august kfc conducted a one-day test of similar products from alt-protein supplier beyond meat at an atlanta-area restaurant. the products they introduced sold out in five hours.

what are in these plant-based forms of ‘chicken’? water, soy, sunflower oil, and salt. there is also a natural flavoring made of a mixture of paprika, ginger, nutmeg, mace, and cardamom. i’m sure there is more to it than that, but that is what i found online.

there are claims that it is healthier and better for the environment, but i haven’t seen any evidence to that effect.

with poultry companies investing millions of dollars into fake chicken, i wonder where the industry will go.

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