Thursday Inspiration 61 — Impossible Paradise

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Cheeseburger in paradise
Image from the Happy Color app.

When I saw Paula’s picture for this week, I knew what I wanted to write about — and it’s not fiction!  A couple of weeks ago, in the mailed advertisements was the usual sheet of coupons for Burger King meals, sandwiches, bundles, breakfasts, etc. in their usual orange, brown, red inks.  Looking them over I saw a green coupon jump out at me for….. ::::drum roll please:::: The Impossible Whopper.

For around a year now, Red Robin has had the Impossible ™ Burger available (for a $3 upcharge on their already ungodly expensive burgers, no matter how delicious they are) and so has a local restaurant (that doesn’t have an upcharge.)  They have been unobtainable since lock-down, which is months now.

Drive-thrus at restaurants aren’t guaranteed to be safe, but safer than in-house dining.  I immediately went out to get BK meal with the Impossible Whopper.  Dear Lord, I thought I had died and was in paradise.  They are delicious!  I forgot how much the coupon was for, but if you go without one they cost about $4.50 + tax.  This is half the price of the local restaurant and 1/3 – 1/4 of the cost of Red Robin’s.

If you’ve tried them, let me know in the comments.  If you haven’t, get your body into the car and try one.

 

Paula Light is the host of Thursday Inspiration.  Paula says:
This week’s theme is paradise and the picture is [above.] Here is the song snippet from “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” a 1978 song from Jimmy Buffett.

Cheeseburger in paradise
Heaven on earth with an onion slice
Not too particular not too precise
I’m just a cheeseburger in paradise

23 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    My mouth is watering!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. calmkate says:

    lol leave out the meat thanks Lisa!
    Prefer Louis Armstrong’s rendition of cheese cake 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Plant-based burger beats the alternative! Cheese cake now, I don’t think they’ll ever design a plant-based alternative.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Paula Light says:

    I need to try one! 😍

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Ah, Li! Now I am salivating!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Chris Hall says:

    Ha ha! Splendid! I wonder of they do them over here?

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Not sure, Chris. Maybe trying them out in N America first? I know that BK is owned by a Canadian corporation now, iirc.

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      1. Chris Hall says:

        Reaching out to Mr Google…

        Liked by 1 person

        1. msjadeli says:

          Let me know what you find out, Chris.

          Liked by 1 person

          1. Chris Hall says:

            Interesting…
            “The Impossible Burger is not available in South Africa yet. The company picked Asia as its first international market because it makes up 44% of the world’s growing demand for meat — but it said its “long-term goal is to transform the global food system and have products in all key regions globally”.”

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            1. msjadeli says:

              Very cool and interesting information, Chris. Do you live in South Africa?

              Liked by 1 person

              1. Chris Hall says:

                I do! I’ve been here almost 10 years now. My hubby and I (and our little cat) moved here from Liverpool (UK) to ‘do something different’ before we turned 50. It’s been quite an experience so far.

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                1. msjadeli says:

                  Isn’t it amazing how the internet connects people from all over the world.

                  Liked by 1 person

                  1. Chris Hall says:

                    Absolutely! I love my world community 🙂

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  6. memadtwo says:

    Burgers are one thing I really miss. I have a George Foreman grill my daughter got me for Christmas in storage. Someday…(k)

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      The fact that this plant-based burger tastes exactly like a flame-broiled hamburger truly is impossible but in a good way. Not sure why they aren’t available to buy at the grocery store. Maybe by the time you pull out your grill they will be 🙂

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  7. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    We talked about this months ago before all of this happened but I finally tried one at Red Robin…I wasn’t disappointed…it was really good.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Oh right we did! You can’t beat $4.50 at BK!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

        Now BK is much closer… I will give it a try.

        Liked by 1 person

  8. A burger joint in my town makes an impossible burger and they are no different from a beef burger.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Very cool, Jim.

      Liked by 1 person

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