Food giant Nestlé has announced a recipe upgrade to its Garden Gourmet Sensational Burger.
According to the Swiss food manufacturer, this latest recipe features ‘the meatiest plant-based flavour yet’ and a ‘juicier than ever texture’.
“The flavour was developed internally and with trusted ingredients suppliers, and then refined using input from consumers in testing,” a Nestlé spokesperson told FoodNavigator.
Further, Nestlé noted it has ‘the crumbly texture and hand-made shape of a great beef burger’, thanks to newly-developed techniques for working with plant-based proteins.
“Natural plant extracts and coconut oil give the Garden Gourmet Sensational Burger its distinctive raw appearance that transforms when cooked, just like a beef burger. A special mixture of plant pigments – beetroot, carrot, apple, and hibiscus – gives the burger its colour,” the spokesperson continued.
“Chopped coconut oil provides the marbled fat appearance and meaty mouthfeel. That is then all combined with a special method to texture the protein which gives it that crumbly, juicy texture.”
The ingredients list is very similar to the previous version, and has kept its Nutri-Score A rating. However, the new burger no longer contains wheat protein and it has some ‘slightly different flavour and colour components’ in it, we were told.
The nutritionals are also similar, with the most recently launched product containing slightly less fat, saturated fat, carbohydrates, and sugar. It is slightly higher in fibre than its predecessor.
Nestlé is rolling out the new plant-based burger in Europe from October, kickstarting the launch with Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, and Spain. It will be available in supermarkets, as well as in restaurants and foodservice.