Day 5 Jamaica Trip April 2024

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 Today my friends aunt was coming to pick us up at 10. I went for breakfast at 9:30. My friend was there earlier and she got some plantains today but they weren’t very ripe. Breakfast was the same as yesterday for me so I didn’t take any pictures. In the morning I did call for some bottles of water to my room but it was too early I learned I could get some at the buffet.  My friends aunt was delayed so had time to sit at the coffee shop. This was the view from the coffee area. We chatted with security and the taxi driver at the hotel for awhile before we left. We didn’t leave the hotel until 12. My friends aunt got proper plantains we ate it in the car. Today we decided to go to Ocho Rios. I have never been there and it is not that far from where we are staying. We have a driver booked for tomorrow to take us around the area and Bob Marley house tour. My friends aunt wanted Pizza Hut we stopped in a plaza that had KFC, Starbucks, and Pizza Hut. Last time I was in Jamaica I saw the plan

I tried the new plant based jalapeño lime beyond burger at a&w




 I often go to a&w for a beyond burger combo. I always have coupons and my store even told me they accept expired coupons. The beyond burger combo is $7.99 with the coupon it includes a beyond burger, fries, and drink. The burger by itself is $7.75 so the coupon essentially gives free fries and drink. 

I asked if the coupon was valid on the jalapeño lime beyond burger they tried but it was not. I am assuming because it is a limited flavour.  The question becomes is it worth paying a few dollars more for a different flavour of beyond burger. 

Today it was okay because McDonald’s had free fries and I’m fine with drinking water. I bought the burger by itself. It was nice to not have to customize anything. I usually have to ask for no mayo, no cheese in my beyond burger but the staff at aw are so good it’s never an issue. I always go home and add vegan mayo and sometimes vegan cheese. This has not been an issue for the past few years as I’m always getting takeout and going home. It might be an issue if I am traveling. 

The only differences between the classic beyond burger and the jalapeño lime is the sauce and the bun. The classic comes on a sesame bun and the jalapeño lime in a whole grain. I usually don’t like whole grain buns I think AW will let you substitute they also offer lettuce wraps at no charge but I wanted to try it as it comes. The bun was actually very good. In the old days when I was vegetarian I never liked getting veggie burgers because they were always on hard whole grain buns. The a&w bun was just as soft as the sesame bun and it had a nice flavour. 

There is a lot of sauce on this. It is all at the top. The bottom has ketchup and mustard. The sauce is really spicy. I like spicy but I found this spice took away from the burger flavour. There was a spicy after taste in my mouth after I was done eating it. The burger is really good though. 

I personally like the classic beyond better so I will be happily using my coupon and adding my own sauce to the burger in the future. I suspect if a&w keeps this on the menu they will have coupons for it in the future. I might get it again if I have a coupon for it. A&W is a favourite place and am so happy that they are being so proactive in offering good affordable vegan options.


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