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Moving Mountains arrives in the UK

The Moving Mountains company has launched its first meatless burger in the UK in London's Mildred's chain of restaurants. This burger has a much lower carbon footprint than any meat burger. It advertises itself as no gmo, no hormones, no antibiotics and no cholesterol. And it bleeds like a meat burger because of the way beetroot is used as one of its ingredients.

I could not eat one myself, my health forbids it. But certainly interested if anyone tries one to know what they think of the B12 Burger. movingmountainsfoods.com/th...

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Hi andyswarbs,

I'm not sure I'd want to try it really - because it sounds a bit 'processed' - and it says 'loaded with B12' - so how do they do that, is it an added supplement they've put in, or another way. Not sure about it - but doubt we'll get those stores over here (in the Channel Islands). Those are just my initial thoughts that have come to mind.

But it's nice that there's a Vegan option, if people wish to try it. Maybe somebody will already have tried one, and will be able to comment on what they thought.

Zest :-)

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You're too polite, Zest. "A bit" processed? It's probably made in a factory and gets defrosted prior to serving with "healthy vegan B12" tag on it. They (restaurants) must be desperate to resort to "vegan" junk food. Anyone would need to be very naive to fall for THAT.

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Thanks for the info, I go to Mildred's quite often so I'll try it next time for the experience.

It does look at bit too realistic so it may be a struggle :) I once bought some quorn turkey burgers and I couldn't eat them at all for that reason.

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For anyone removing processed foods from their diet this is something to exclude except on the very odd occasion. I wonder how the processing compares with that of a meat-based burger? I watched a video that claimed the average meat burger has the flesh of over 100 cows in it.

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still wondering why these vegan burgers are good for all of us but not for you.. ?? 🤔

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They are not good for me because I have a very very strictly controlled diet in order to survive. For example peanuts are vegan and yet if I consume them it causes arthritic reactions in me that can last for days. I put this down to two things, one is the acidic nature of peanuts and the other is oils. There other issues with peanuts but let us just focus on the last of those. My guess is this burger will contain refined oils and in my goal to minimise oils that's where I stand.

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thank you for your reply..

there are many foods that effect arthritis and gout, "most of them are vegetables," and red meats. if you allergies from some foods then you avoid those foods.

but from what i have read on what you writen there nothing that you might eat that will kill you ..so your survival is not afected by food.

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why does your health forbids you eating this ? what is in it that is bad for you and not for anyone else ?

this company should pay you for the advertising for them 🤔

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Please see my answer above. I try to avoid product placement in general. This however is a landmark moment for the UK for burger eaters who want to try a very similar vegan alternative and I thought that was newsworthy.

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its veg burger..thats all it is packed with advertising.

landmark movement for burgers that bleed like meat..

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I'm curious as to why someone would have the need to post this imitation meat "burger" that we do detest for being the pure junk with the imination mincemeat on a "healthy eating" hub, especially if he won't touch it himself.

I'm quite amazed when someone is keen on aminal rights but you think it's ok so long as the ingredients do not contain "real" meat but look exactly that. It's a bit like, "it's not butter but tastes like butter, yum!".

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I post it because we are entering a food revolution. The number of vegan alternatives is growing daily. To date there has been no serious competition in the UK for the burger for texture, taste etc.

These things will not appeal to people who totally insist on real meat for whatever reason. But they may appeal to people who love the taste of meat and yet want to reduce how much actual meat they consume.

I post about it here because although it is a processed food (which is outside my own diet) it claims to be healthier than meat alternatives. As well as taste, texture etc, these claims I want to chase down.

If anyone has any knowledge about specific health disadvantages c.f. meat burgers - that I am really interested in.

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Mildred's has a tasty veggie menu, but I wouldn't eat something that bleeds, even beetroot juice!

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