Whether you're a total vegan or just veg-curious, there's no stopping this wave of plant-based fast food coming our way. This week, A&W launched a new menu item that's got people talking. If you were wondering, what do A&W's "Plant-Based Nuggets" taste like? Then we've got your answers because we went out and tried them for you.\nLast week, when we got the news that A&W would soon have nuggets made entirely out of plants, and we got so excited to get our hands on some.\nStarting on Monday, December 2 select A&W locations in B.C. and Ontario started serving the vegan-friendly nuggets. There are even two plant-based dipping sauces: Barbecue and Sweet & Sour.\nThey come in two sizes: 6 pieces for $5.99 or 10 pieces for $8.99.\nEarlier in 2019, when A&W came out with their Beyond Meat burger, stores couldn't keep the delicious patties in stock and locations would routinely run out.\nHot on their heels, Tim Hortons came out with their own Beyond Meat breakfast sandwiches and burgers.\nCanadians are now spoiled for choice when it comes to meat-free options at fast-food chains, but these latest nuggets at A&W are unlike anything you've ever tried.\nHere's my honest opinion on A&W's new ''Plant-Based Nuggets'':\nSarah Rose Anderson | Narcity\nI called ahead to make sure that the A&W near my home in Vancouver, B.C. had the nuggets available.\nDuring the lunch rush, I lined up eagerly and saw that they did indeed have plant-based nuggets on the menu.\nI was offered a choice of three dipping sauces: barbecue, sweet-and-sour, and honey mustard. They gave me all three because I asked nicely.\nI was expecting them to come in a little box just like McNuggets, but mine actually just came in a small paper bag that said “onion rings” on it.\nSarah Rose Anderson | Narcity\nThe first thing you notice about the nuggets when you open the bag is the smell, or should I say fragrance.\nIt doesn’t smell like any other plant-based meat I’ve ever tried before. It smells really well seasoned and almost earthy like mushrooms.\nIn my opinion, you can pass on the sweet-and-sour sauce, you want to go directly for the smokey barbecue or sweet honey mustard.\nSarah Rose Anderson | Narcity\nMy first reaction when I ate it was that the texture was a bit like tuna.\nIt's not hard-packed like you would expect fake meat to be. Nor was it spongey like the frozen fake chicken nuggets you might get at your local grocery store.\nThe texture was light, flakey, and it was like biting into a crab cake with a crispy outside and tender inside.\nThe flavour was mild — there were no strong or overwhelming flavours coming through, only that it tastes vaguely a bit like chicken.\nTo be honest, most meat chicken nuggets barely taste like chicken, too.\nThe verdict: While it wasn't as mouthwatering as their Beyond Meat Burger, the Plant-based Nuggets are a satisfying, crispy snack for anyone craving that comforting chicken flavour without the meat.\nThe opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Narcity Media.