DISCS plant-based chicken patties are damn close to the real thing

These plant-based chicken patties are made from a blend of soy and wheat protein

SIMULATE's plant-based chicken patties come in a playful tech-themed box
SIMULATE's plant-based chicken patties come in a playful tech-themed box

Alternative meat company SIMULATE has officially expanded its product offerings beyond chicken nuggets. Earlier this month, SIMULATE launched its very own plant-based chicken patties called DISCS, which were developed using an iteration on the chicken technology utilized in its flagship product, NUGGS.

Like SIMULATE’s plant-based chicken nuggets that were first released in June 2018, DISCS are also made from an innovative blend of soy and wheat protein that creates a taste and texture that’s nearly indistinguishable from regular chicken in patty form.

DISCS plant-based chicken patties are damn close to the real thing 14
DISCS plant-based chicken patties

SIMULATE’s DISCS got a 92% satisfaction rate from its beta testers, who commended the chicken patties’ realistic chicken flavor as well as their tender-on-the-inside and crispy-on-the-outside texture. DISCS have 240 calories per serving with 17g protein and only 11g of fat, which is pretty impressive compared to current offerings of most animal and plant-based meat companies.

Certified plant-based, DISCS do not contain any animal by-products and dairy. People who are allergic to nuts can also consume them as they do not contain nuts, tree nuts, or seeds. Though the chicken patties are currently not kosher-certified, SIMULATE is in the process of certification.

Inspired by the tech background of SIMULATE founder Ben Pasternak, DISCS’ packaging is a play on the old-school computer disc slot. Pasternak, a serial entrepreneur, previously co-founded the social media app Monkey.

How do they taste? Their texture is indeed very close to a real chicken patty. But similar to the Beyond and Impossible burgers, the taste of the DISCS are very much dependant on what sauce, condiments, or seasoning you use with them, because, without it, they can taste pretty bland.

DISCS are now available in 8 patties in 1 box for $34.99 and 16 patties in 2 boxes for $44.99 on SIMULATE.com. Like SIMULATE’s NUGGS and SPICY NUGGS, DISCS are shipped all over the U.S. (except for Hawaii and Alaska) with free two-day shipping.