With the growing demand for more vegan and vegetarian options, Nestle has just announced that it has developed a plant-based bacon cheeseburger. Though cheese, bacon, and beef are all made from animal products, Nestle's new cheeseburger will be made entirely from plants.
According to Nestle, the company has developed plant-based versions of bacon and cheese. According to the company, the vegan cheese has the "texture, meltability, and delicious, rich taste of a dairy cheese," while the vegan bacon "becomes crispy and chewy when cooked, similar to animal-based bacon, and has the same satisfying flavor."
The new vegan-friendly burger toppers can be paired with the brand's existing plant-based burger patties to create a 100 percent meat-free bacon cheeseburger. Restaurant and foodservice operators will be able to purchase this new plant-based bacon cheeseburger in 2020.
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