“LET’S GO METS! LET’S GO METS!”…
You have no idea how many times I’ve heard those words chanted by the crowd at Shea Stadium and Citifield! My son Alex has been a diehard Mets fan since he was three years old.
So when I read a recent online WSJ article indicating that the New York Mets’ team could be major players in the game of the meatless burger, I was over-the-top excited. What better way to show my two sons (and sports’ fans everywhere) that if their favorite athletes could love a delicious vegan burger, then they could love one too?
In case you haven’t guessed, my two sons are not vegan (yet!). Maybe David Wright, Jon Niese, or Anthony Recker will sway them my way with their reactions to Beyond Meat’s yet-to-be-released vegan Beast Burger.
According to the WSJ article, Ethan Brown, chief executive of Beyond Meat, flew in from the company’s Southern California base to make his pitch for Beyond Meat’s new veggie burger to the New York Mets. This was an orchestrated move to convince red-blooded Americans to eat more plant-derived protein. Since Beyond Meat’s Beast Burger has as much protein as beef, more omega-3s than salmon, and more antioxidants than blueberries and muscle recovery nutrients, I think that any athlete would be hard-pressed not to consider “The Beast” as an excellent alternative to the traditional burger made from cows.
“So this has zero beef?” asked starting pitcher Jon Niese during his taste test of the Beast Burger. “Is it all naturally derived?” asked Anthony Recker, a catcher who says he avoids foods with preservatives and rarely eats red meat.
While sampling a “Beast-y” slider in the dugout, Mets’ team captain and third baseman David Wright stated that six years ago he cut out red meat because it made him lethargic. He also said that he is always looking for food that is quickly prepared and high protein to squeeze in as meals late at night when arriving home from an away game or running out the door. Sounds to me like Beyond Meat’s Beast Burger might be the perfect solution for Mr. Wright’s late night food fests!
According to the WSJ article, David Wright may sign on as a spokesman for Beyond Meat in exchange for a small amount of Beyond Meat stock. Ethan Brown stated that a personal connection between a Beyond Meat employee and David Wright’s wife helped spur the potential deal.
Considering that Beyond Meat’s investors include Bill Gates and Twitter co-founders Evan Williams and Biz Stone, I think it would be a wise choice for David Wright to pursue the deal with Beyond Meat. Yes, I’m talking about that Bill Gates who actually said…
“The Future Of Meat Is Vegan”
Then again, that’s only Bill Gates’ opinion. What the heck does he really know about predicting the future anyway?
FYI, Beyond Meat’s Beast Burger is made of pea protein and other non-meat ingredients. Some of Beyond Meat’s other products include their popular Chicken-Free Strips and Beef-Free Crumbles.
You wouldn’t believe how similar Beyond Meat’s products taste to the real “thing.” Maybe too real for someone like me, but during a recent episode of The Today Show, the anchors couldn’t tell the difference between “Real Meat” and “Beyond Meat.”
So if you’re looking for an authentic meat substitute, you may have to look no further than Beyond Meat.
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