Monday Munchies: March 14 – Plant-Based Burgers for Meat Lovers?
In this edition of Monday Munchies, we’re turning things plant-based (but wait…) with two of the best on the market. The streets are definitely heating up in the plant-based burger race Downunder and while our tastebuds align themselves with Butter Sydney’s outrageously good Butter x Impossible burger there’s a new kid on the block we’re itching to get our mitts around – BUDS available at Betty’s Burgers. We love a smashed burger as much as the next guy, but these players below are sure to get your tastebuds racing. All this and more in this special edition of Monday Munchies.
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Impossible Foods Hits Aussie Shelves
California-based Impossible Foods launched its flagship product Impossible Beef Made From Plants in supermarkets across Australia and New Zealand.
- Impossible Mince: $11.25 AUD (340 grams).
- Impossible Burgers: $9.50 AUD (two patties).
The award-winning plant-based meat is now available at Woolworths stores in Australia and Countdown stores in New Zealand. This is the first time Impossible Beef can be purchased in supermarkets in both regions, just four months after the company initially landed in restaurants across the country, including Butter and Grill’d.
“Our launch in Australia and New Zealand last November was successful because of our excellent restaurant partners who brought Impossible’s products to life… This next phase of growth for us will be driven by the millions of meat-loving home cooks across the country who are looking for delicious, nutritious, and sustainable plant-based meat. We can’t wait to see the amazing dishes that Aussies and Kiwis create with Impossible Beef,” said Nick Halla, senior vice president of International.
Australia and New Zealand are two of the highest meat-consuming countries in the world, alongside the U.S. and Argentina, by per capita meat consumption. As Impossible Foods’ goal is to create a truly sustainable global food system, its expansion into the home kitchens of Aussies and Kiwis is critical to achieving the company’s long-term mission.
BUDS Plants Itself in the Latest Betty’s Burger
Available right now and priced from just $11.50 AUD the burgers are made with locally produced ingredients.
Betty’s Classic Plant is our pick of the bunch and features BUDS soy-based plant pattie, with the Classic burger ingredients including fresh lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese and the famous Betty’s special sauce.
“The Betty’s Classic Plant is based on the signature taste of our #1 selling burgers – The Betty’s Classic. The only difference is the protein swap. We’re confident this new menu item will be loved by vegetarians and carnivores alike, which is why we’ve backed it with our ‘Love at First Bite’ guarantee,” said Betty’s Burgers Managing Director Troy McDonagh.
“It was incredibly important to us to find a plant-based patty that was incredible in taste and 100% Australian made. Other burger restaurants have been quick to bring in plant-based patties from overseas, but we believe our guests will appreciate the fact we’re supporting an Australian business.”
The plant-based pattie is vegan, gluten-free and those following a strictly Vegan diet can swap out the Classic Plant’s milk bun, sauce and remove the cheese to create their ideal treat on a vegan bun.
Get a Taste of the High Life at Champainting
This month Champainting will launch their highest paint and sip event ever at over 300 metres above the CBDs of Sydney and Melbourne, in partnership with the Sydney Tower Eye and Melbourne Skydeck.
Exclusive new paint and sip event offers stunning views of the Sydney and Melbourne city skylines and iconic landmarks such as Sydney Harbour and the Yarra River. Here guests will paint the ‘City by Night’ masterpiece whilst enjoying a tipple and nibbles.
Tickets for the Sydney Tower Eye Champainting experience are $145 per person and includes after-hours access to the Sydney Tower Eye, a 4D cinema experience and time to snap some epic Instagram photos with the city views as your gorgeous backdrop. Also included are two-hour drinks and a gourmet grazing board. This sky-high experience launches on the 27th of March.
In addition to launching this brand new experience, Champainting will be offering Aussies the chance to win over $13,500 worth of prizes, using an online easter egg hunt with virtual easter eggs hidden across its website. Champainting’s prizes to celebrate nine years of creativity include:
- 999 x $5 Gift Vouchers
- 99 x Studio Paintings (your choice from a wide selection)
- 2 x tickets to an upcoming Walt Disney World® Resorts 50th Anniversary Session
- 1 x Digital Art Portrait from Colourmeinart
- 1 x $50 gift voucher for Stokers Fine Pancakes (Melbourne)
- 1 x $50 voucher for La Farmacia (Sydney)
- 1 x Ticket to an upcoming Paint Your Pet Session (Pop or Original Style)
- 1 x Ticket to an upcoming Champainting VIP Session at SEA LIFE Aquarium
- A Private Event for you and 9 friends valued at $900 – GRAND PRIZE
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