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A Vegan Burger That Tastes Like ‘Human Flesh’ Won A Prestigious Award For ‘Creativity’

Salva Mubarak
Senior Features Writer

I firmly believe that I have not lived long enough on this cursed planet to have witnessed as many bizarre food creations as I have in my 29 long years. When it wasn’t biryani served with chocolate syrup, it was popsicles made out of ketchup. As if all that wasn’t enough, we now have a vegan burger that supposedly tastes like human meat!

You might have heard of vegan alternatives to meat-based foods or egg dishes, but this one knocks it out of the park when it comes to being bizarre.

I have many questions.

First of all, why? Second of all, how? Did they arrive at the human flesh-tasting vegan burger patty after actually consuming human meat? Are there vegan cannibals living amongst us because I cannot think of anyone else who would want to eat a burger that tastes like human meat without actually eating human meat. Also, why?

A brainchild of Swedish company Oumph!, the unique gourmet creation won big at the Cannes Lion Festival of Creativity. According to the jury, the fact that the company managed to accomplish giving the vegan burger “the texture of human flesh” was worthy of recognition. Which brings me to ask the question nobody is asking: how is the texture of cooked human flesh common knowledge?

The co-founder of Oumph!, corporate chef, and head of innovation Anders Linden is very excited about the win, “Developing a plant-based burger that tastes of human meat was exciting, and a little bit scary, and then for this campaign to win in Cannes is incredibly exciting!”

Linden also elaborated on the process behind the burger’s creation, “We developed this burger in no time as soon as we knew what taste and texture we were after. This is our ultimate and weird way of showing that it’s possible to create any type of food by using just plants.”

It’s made mostly out of soya, mushrooms, wheat protein, plant-based fats, and a mysterious spice mix. The burger was introduced to a select few patrons last year on Halloween as the company invited them to try the world’s first plant-based burger that tasted like human meat.

The company wanted to challenge people’s perceptions about food and push boundaries, but insisted that “no humans were injured in the development of this project.”

Would you give this bizarre burger a try?