KFC’s new VEGAN chicken burger ‘the Imposter’ tastes just as good as the real deal

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KFC's new VEGAN chicken burger 'the Imposter' tastes just as good as the real deal



KFC has launched a new vegan burger but you’ll need to act fast if you want to try it.
For four weeks only, the chicken shop has swapped meat fillets for ones made from Quorn and smothered in the Colonel’s Original Recipe mix of herbs and spices.
1 The KFC vegan burger is made with Quorn filletsCredit: KFC
It’s the latest fast-food chain to take on the challenge of creating meals to meet the rising demand for food than isn’t made from animal products, such as meat, dairy and eggs.
McDonald’s is already trialling vegan chicken McNuggets in Norway, while Gregg’s launched it’s vegan sausage roll earlier this year.
KFC, which typically only serves fried chicken, claims the Imposter Burger “delivers on taste, crunch and succulence”.
Like a normal fillet burger, it’s topped with fresh iceberg lettuce and vegan mayonnaise in a bun.
What does the Imposter Burger taste like?THE Sun’s Amira Arasteh gives her verdict on KFC’s new vegan burger:I feel like if I didn’t know that it wasn’t chicken then yeah, I could easily believe that this was meat, but it’s more difficult when you know that it’s not.
It pretty much looks the same, smells the same and the taste is pretty spot on too.
After the first bite, I felt that it tasted like chicken and it didn’t scream vegan burger at all.
The Quorn looks like chicken fibres but I think it sticks together a bit more than meat would when you’re eating it.
They’ve done a good job to keep the KFC flavour that we all know and like too.
Overall, I think that the main differences were subtle, like the texture was slightly different to chicken which you only notice when you chew it.
I think that it needs more mayo because it’s slightly denser than a real chicken burger – and it’s less oily which is a real plus.
If for whatever unlikely reason they run out of chicken (again), then I’d happily order a vegan burger.

At £2.99, the vegan sandwich is cheaper than it’s chicken alternative, which costs £3.99.
Upgrading your meal to include a drink costs £3.49 compared to £4.99 for the fillet burger meal.
The meat-free option contains fewer calories too with just 450 compared to 475 in a standard fillet burger.
Don’t fancy a burger? No problem, because the chicken alternative is also available as a wrap with a drink for £3.99, while the salad box option with a drink costs £3.79.

Disappointingly, the burger won’t be available to buy from all 900 stores – you’ll need to head down to one of just 20 branches specifically chosen for the trial in Bristol, London and the Midlands.
The Imposter Burger is only available to buy for a limited time from June 17 but KFC says it will consider rolling it out permanently if it proves popular.
Had KFC brought in the meat-free alternative, it may have helped them out of a sticky situation last year when the chain ran out of chicken.
More than 600 branches were forced to close, while others remained open but only served a limited menu.
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From June 15, the fast-food chain is also trialling a new veggie option called the Southern Fritter Stacker which will be available as a burger, a wrap and a ricebox.
We’ve asked KFC for the prices and calories on this new addition and we’ll update this story as soon as we get a response.
Earlier this year, we went behind the scenes at one KFC restaurant in central London to make the Colonel’s famous chicken so we can share with you how to recreate it at home.
Where can I get a an Imposter Burger?THE vegan burger is only available at selected KFC stores. Here’s where you can get yours:

Bristol – Fishponds
Bristol – Bradley Stoke
Bristol – Winterstoke Road
Bristol – Eastgate Retail Park
Bristol – Avonmeads Retail Park
Bristol – Shield Retail Park
Bristol – Keynsham
Bristol – Hengrove Leisure Park
Bristol – The Venue Cribbs Causeway
Birmingham – Great Bridge Retail Pk
Bloxwich – Leamore Lane
Cannock – Orbital Retail Park
Dudley – Merry Hill Drive Thru
Dudley – Merry Hill Food Court
London – Gloucester Road
Stourbridge – St Johns Road
Tamworth – Ventura Retail Park
Tyburn – Kingsbury Road
Walsall – Junction 10 M6 Services
Walsall – Park Street

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