KFC will soon begin testing a new vegan burger called “The Imposter,” but it will only be available in the U.K. and for a limited time.

The Imposter features a Quorn chicken fillet coated in KFC’s signature 11 herbs and spices, then deep-fried and topped with vegan mayo and lettuce, sandwiched between two sesame seed buns.

In case you’re wondering, Quorn is a company that makes faux-chicken from mycoprotein. But what is Mycoprotein, you ask.

Mycoprotein is a high protein, low fat ingredient made from Fusarium venenatum, which is a naturally occurring fungus found in nature. It’s basically a new kind of dough made from fermented fungus spores.

According to Quorn, “producing mycoprotein requires less land and water than producing animal proteins, and it has a 90 percent lower carbon footprint.”

So mycoprotein isn’t just good for you, it’s also better for our planet and the environment.

The Imposter’s test run begins on June 17 through July 15 at participating KFC locations in the UK.

Following The Imposter’s trial run, KFC will release a new vegetarian menu item in the UK. But the fried chicken chain hasn’t revealed what it will be.


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