After an epic search for one of the ten Teremok restaurants in Moscow that serve the Немясо (Beyond Meat) patty…
No luck at the Nikolskaya Teremok… Perhaps God doesn't want me to partake of Beyond Meat zogchow even for sampling purposes.
— «««Апат🦠lу "Papa Nurgle Respecter" Каrliп»»» (@akarlin88) October 26, 2019
… I finally found one and sampled it.
It was OK, I guess. Quite edible. Might even be good with condiments.
But it tastes *nothing* like meat, contra MSM pundits. Consequently, I am now convinced that the International Veganry conspiracy is real and employs shills.
Seriously, we are to believe “scientists” spent “years” and “millions of dollars” creating/”perfecting” this rubbery vegetable thing?!
— Mikhail Goncharov (@Goncharovm) October 26, 2019
But I don’t think his Немясо experiment is going to go anywhere. I would suggest that he instead bring back the black Teriyaki bliny.
The Western world is another story. About a couple of years ago on Razib Khan’s blog, I predicted that meat-eating would be the target of the next big moral crusade.
What I got wrong:
- I thought it’d occur over the next few decades, not less than a couple of years years.
- I thought it’d be driven by concerns over animal sentience, as opposed to climate change hysteria.
In this context, it will be very interesting to see whether Beyond Meat takes off or whether it flops despite the attempts to pepper over its inherent blandness. Its main constituency are, after all, carnivores who want to signal their woke credentials, but are too addicted to meat to go clean vegetarian or vegan. But certainly there are also plenty of factors in its favor, what with many Western state institutions beginning to remove meat from canteens and even talk of taxes on red meat in countries like Germany.