Impossible Foods Is Rolling Out Plant-Based Hot Dogs For 2024
In 2015, the World Health Organization categorized hot dogs and other processed and red meats as class 1 carcinogens, along with cigarettes and asbestos, due to their cancer risks. This was a major bummer for those of us who love nothing more than to sit our butts down at the ballpark and enjoy a beer and a dog on a warm summer night. If only, there were a healthier way to enjoy a hot dog without sacrificing the flavor. Ask and ye shall receive.
According to VegNews, Impossible Foods is introducing its first plant-based hot dogs and new research shows they’re a heart-healthy alternative for traditional meat franks. Impossible Hot Dogs have 50 percent less saturated fat and double the protein (12 grams per serving) of animal-derived hot dogs. As a plant-based product, the Impossible Hot Dog also has no cholesterol. Sounds like a win-win-win.
Researchers continue to find health benefits in replacing animal meat with plant-based substitutes. Many plant-based meat options can satisfy your carnivorous cravings without compromising your health. Hopefully, the same is true of the Impossible Hot Dog, which is Impossible Foods’ seventh new product in the last year.
My wife and I are both eating much less animal protein these days. We’ve found some really good plant-based products over the past year, including meatless crumbles and sausages. I’m ready to try the new Impossible Hot Dogs. In the social media post below, the company claims they “still taste awesomely bad for you.” That’s what I’m talking about. Impossible Hot Dogs are headed to restaurants and grocery stores in 2024. Hopefully, they’ll also find a home at ballpark concession stands in time for baseball season.
The Impossible Beef Hot Dog from plants has…— Impossible Foods (@ImpossibleFoods) December 5, 2023
✅ 12g of protein
✅ half the sat fat*
✅ & 84% less GHG emissions than the animal version
But don’t worry, it still tastes awesomely bad for you. pic.twitter.com/N6AIfQKgmo