It’s no easy task in today’s booming vegan market, but a winner in the Best Vegan Burger contest has been crowned. That is — if you consider comedy duo Rhett and Link’s opinions crown-worthy. Will the winner surprise you? Probably not, but it’s still worthy of four minutes of your life.
In a recent Facebook video titled the “Best Veggie Burger Ever,” the duo, whose names are Rhett McLaughlin and Charles “Link” Neal, put several leading veggie burgers to the test. Eight burgers competed, but only one could be called the best.
Round 1: Boca’s All-American versus Morningstar’s Vegan Burger. Boca takes the crown for its meaty-like texture.
Dr. Praeger’s California versus Amy’s Sonoma. It was the battle of the California burgers but despite Praeger’s doctor credentials, his “green and mushy” burger wasn’t enough to beat Amy’s.
Gardenburger’s Black Bean Chipotle Burger versus Gardein’s Chipotle Black Bean Burger. While Gardein’s chipotle overpowered, Gardenburger’s was more balanced and won the round.
Hilary’s Best Veggie Burger versus the Beyond Meat Beyond Burger. It’s hard to imagine any burger standing up to the popular Beyond Burger, and Hilary’s was no exception. Link called Hilary’s “almost unswallowable.” Beyond Meat took round one.
The winners of the first round squared off. Boca’s challenged Amy’s and Beyond Meat took on Gardenburger. Despite making it through the first round, Boca couldn’t take down Amy’s. Gardenburger was no match for Beyond Meat.
Final round: By now, it seems clear Rhett and Link are on the Beyond Meat train, calling it a “magical achievement,” and “greasy in a good way.” Rhett even notes that he’s eaten “way beyond” the amount of the burger he thought he would given he’d already eaten several burgers in previous rounds. But the duo, like the rest of the country, can’t seem to get enough of the Beyond Burger. It’s crowned the victor.