- A plant-based company called Oumph! produced a burger they said tastes like human flesh.
- The company advertised the Human Meat Plant-Based Burger around Sweden last year during Halloween.
- "No humans were injured in the development of this product," the company said.
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A plant-based meat brand decided to take an unusual — and cannibalistic — route to sway people to try their product.
European company Oumph! developed the Human Meat Plant-Based Burger — a burger they say tastes just like people — for those willing to indulge in fake human flesh.
"We developed this burger in no time as soon as we knew what taste and texture we were after," Oumph! Co-Founder Anders Linden said in a YouTube video.
During Halloween last year, the company set up a food truck in Stockholm, Sweden, serving the "scariest plant-based food ever." The company released a short advertisement, complete with a sinister voiceover depicting dark scenes in a kitchen as a a chef develops the human-based meat. The commercial then dares people to try it.LOLA MullenLowe, the agency behind the campaign, said they wanted to "convince" meat-lovers that plant-based products could "replicate the taste of any meat.""And of course, a solution was to make a tasty plant-based human meat burger," Tomas Ostilglia, Creative Director at LOLA MullenLowe said.The campaign won a Silver Prize at the Cannes Lions Festival, an international festival for the creative marketing community.The burger itself is made with soy, mushrooms, and wheat protein as well as "plant-based fats and a mysterious spice mix."
"No humans were injured in the development of this product," the company said.