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 Post subject: beyond meat available in portland
PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:05 pm 
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Beyond meat is now available from the deli section (chicken curry salad) of Whole Foods. The texture, was amazing...moist and toothsome without the gummy and mushy feel of most fake chicken. I give beyond meat an 8.5. For calibration: gardein cutlets are a 5.


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 Post subject: Re: beyond meat available in portland
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:44 pm 
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So it's only available in the salad, not as an item I can buy and cook at home?

Very excited to try this!!

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 Post subject: Re: beyond meat available in portland
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:50 pm 
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Yes...just deli items. According to beyond meat's twitter feed WF is set to release more dishes with beyond meat. The twitter posts also suggest that their unprepared "chicken" is going to be released soon.


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 Post subject: Re: beyond meat available in portland
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:55 pm 
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http://beyondmeat.com/stores/

Its only available in the laurelhurst and hollywood whole food stores.


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 Post subject: Re: beyond meat available in portland
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:32 pm 
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I had the curried chicken salad at the Whole Foods on Burnside today. It was really good. I think the texture is only marginally better than Gardein, but also doesn't come in crispy tender form. So call me when that happens!

Oh, and I had a chicken salad at the Whole Foods in Oakland last week which I didn't like. There was a weird aftertaste, almost like a tiny bit stale. My fiancee got BBQ chicken from a place called Roots in DC/Maryland somewhere today that he was raving about.

Basically, it's all about the preparation. I'm excited for them to release the uncooked stuff so I can cook it how I want.

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 Post subject: Re: beyond meat available in portland
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I had some from a Whole Foods here. I liked it, but think the hype is too much.

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 Post subject: Re: beyond meat available in portland
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I'm excited that it's gluten-free but not excited enough to go to the Laurelhurst or Hollywood Whole Foods for deli items I would never buy normally.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:43 pm 
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This is the OP (internet persona merge).

I tried an expensive experiment:

I bought some curry salad, rinsed the chicken chunks, and marinated them in soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, mirin, and chili. I then stir-fried them until very well-browned in peanut oil with a dash of sesame oil. Verdict: freakishly realistic. I believe this product will have an impact on omni eating habits.

I am also eagerly awaiting the fake meat from Pat Brown:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/ ... s-research


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 Post subject: Re: beyond meat available in portland
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Oh, Susietofumonster! Do you have anything to share with the group?

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 Post subject: Re: beyond meat available in portland
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They've been advertising this on OPB a lot this week. I was wondering about it. I'll have to give it a whirl.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 11:30 am 
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I've tried to by it in plain from the deli from two different whole foods, but it was a no go both times.

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It's only available commercially at the moment, exclusive to Whole Foods. Retail will roll out soon-ish and be available to all who order.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:47 pm 
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Yeah, I know. I mean, I tried to get several employees to violate company policy and sell it to me. I got pretty close one time!

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haha


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 Post subject: Re: beyond meat available in portland
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I agree that it's all about prep. I had a wrap at the whole foods in the Pearl and the whole thing just tasted like vegenaise. Kind of a bummer.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 6:06 pm 
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Oh, Burnside Whole Foods has been selling it unprepared in the salad bar.

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"Oh, Burnside Whole Foods has been selling it unprepared in the salad bar."

Allright! On my way from work to check this out.


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 Post subject: Re: beyond meat available in portland
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FYI, Food Fight has (had?) a limited supply of 5lb commercially-packaged BM (unfortunate acronym?) for $30. That's $10+ less than buying the equivalent amount of Gardein! Ask at the counter if you go in; they have it in back.


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 Post subject: Re: beyond meat available in portland
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And, I think, HGS will making some BM-based options this week...


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 Post subject: Re: beyond meat available in portland
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Had a terrible experience with them from the Whole Foods in Tigard about 2 weeks ago. The things were as hard, was like eating the rubber sole of a shoe. Contacted Beyond and asked if that was what they were supposed to taste like and they said absolutely not and sent me a package of unprepared meats. I got a few plain and a few salt and pepper, shipped right from the factory on dry ice.

I did a Korean galbi marinade on them and was blown away, they were awesome! So much better than whatever they were serving in Tigard. Hopefully they've destroyed that batch. There is an interesting earthiness in them that brought back memories of the real thing. I liked the texture and thing they'd be good for fooling non-vegan guests.

I read they were preparing to release a ground beef product and were testing out ways to make it bloody and sell it in the meat counter with real meat. I hope they make a non-bloody, not sold by meat version for vegan/vegetarians.


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 Post subject: Re: beyond meat available in portland
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I love the general whatever it's called chicken salad with this stuff they sell at WF. I don't like buying food from WF though because I get a 20% discount at New Seasons, so I feel like I'm wasting precious monies. But mmm.

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 Post subject: Re: beyond meat available in portland
PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:41 am 
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Any idea if Food Fight still has this in bulk?

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 Post subject: Re: beyond meat available in portland
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Pretty sure they do; just call or ask at the counter (they keep it in back).


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:10 am 
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They still had the sign up as of 2 days ago.

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 Post subject: Re: beyond meat available in portland
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Retail packages of BM (unfortunate acronym) now available at Food Fight, FYI. They still have it bulk for the moment, too.


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