Burger King divides social media after announcing new ‘impossible’ nuggets: ‘Did customers really ask for this?’

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Burger King Impossible Nuggets are officially here, but not everyone can agree on them.

The meatless nuggets will debut in select test markets on Oct. 11, according to The Takeout. Created by Impossible Foods, the new item will make Burger King the first global fast-food chain to offer meat-free nuggets

Plenty of fast-food chains have made waves by changing their meatless options in recent years. In particular, Taco Bell has drawn attention online after limiting its vegetarian menu amid the pandemic. Months later, the chain returned with a new, meatless “Cravetarian Taco.” 

The Impossible Nuggets, like any plant-based fast-food dish, have sparked plenty of discussion online.

While the nuggets remain in the test phase, they’ll only be available in specific markets. As of Oct. 11, customers in Boston, Miami and Des Moines, Iowa, will get the chance to try them.

Still, that didn’t stop fast-food fans everywhere from sharing their thoughts. Some praised Burger King for adding more meatless options to its menu, which already includes the Impossible Whopper.  

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“Even as an anti-fast food person, I still cheer a bit knowing there are more options available for people,” one Twitter user wrote

“Their impossible burger is good, and w/ their other appetizers hit or miss, I’ll take nuggets for my munchies,” another wrote.

Others, however, were less impressed. 

“Did customers really ask for this?” one user asked

In addition to the Impossible Nuggets, Burger King is also testing a new, Halloween-appropriate menu item — spicy “Ghost Pepper Nuggets.”

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