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Old 08-27-2019, 09:24 AM
 
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Even Chick-Fil-A is testing out mock meats.

https://vegnews.com/2019/5/chick-fil...n-meat-options

I’m not a vegetarian but I don’t understand why meat eaters get so riled up when restaurants bring out these options. Just don’t order them if you don’t want to.
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Old 08-27-2019, 09:28 AM
 
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Even Chick-Fil-A is testing out mock meats.

https://vegnews.com/2019/5/chick-fil...n-meat-options

Iím not a vegetarian but I donít understand why meat eaters get so riled up when restaurants bring out these options. Just donít order them if you donít want to.
Who's riled up?
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Old 08-27-2019, 09:39 AM
 
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They are seeing if it serves a market. That's fine. Those people can have alternatives when going out with people instead of having to go to a handful of restaurants. I can't imagine ever trying the thing, but I'm not the target market.
I'm not sure who their target market is exactly. Aside from the obvious healthy eating concerns vegans/vegetarians have, one thing that is always top of mind for people that have those types of diets is the concept of collateral contamination. For example, is stuff going to be fried in the same vat of oil that the chicken would be (my guess is yes) or is there anything in this concoction that contains animal byproducts.

Having grown up in the 1980s south I'm ultra-sensitive to this. I can't tell you how many rounds I've gone with restaurants/cooks asking what else was used in the production of something. Newsflash, using chicken stock and throwing a hambone in my greens is not acceptable.
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Old 08-27-2019, 09:45 AM
 
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I'm not sure who their target market is exactly. Aside from the obvious healthy eating concerns vegans/vegetarians have, one thing that is always top of mind for people that have those types of diets is the concept of collateral contamination. For example, is stuff going to be fried in the same vat of oil that the chicken would be (my guess is yes) or is there anything in this concoction that contains animal byproducts.

Having grown up in the 1980s south I'm ultra-sensitive to this. I can't tell you how many rounds I've gone with restaurants/cooks asking what else was used in the production of something. Newsflash, using chicken stock and throwing a hambone in my greens is not acceptable.
Just based on my brief time working in fast food, cross cotamination is not supposed to be taking place.

That said, you're dealing with people and human nature. So of course it still happens when it shouldn't.
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Old 08-29-2019, 10:26 AM
 
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The irony here is that KFC thinks itís offering a ďhealthierĒ alternative, but itís still breaded! Gross. Why not roll it in dryer lint? The nutritional value would be the same.
Is veganism about being healthy? I thought people went vegan because of climate change or moral reasons.
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Old 08-29-2019, 10:45 AM
 
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I'm not sure who their target market is exactly. Aside from the obvious healthy eating concerns vegans/vegetarians have, one thing that is always top of mind for people that have those types of diets is the concept of collateral contamination. For example, is stuff going to be fried in the same vat of oil that the chicken would be (my guess is yes) or is there anything in this concoction that contains animal byproducts.

Having grown up in the 1980s south I'm ultra-sensitive to this. I can't tell you how many rounds I've gone with restaurants/cooks asking what else was used in the production of something. Newsflash, using chicken stock and throwing a hambone in my greens is not acceptable.
While KFC will probably never be a go-to place for vegetariansóadding this food could at least keep it in consideration when groups that have a vegetarian or two in it are trying to agree on a place to eatóright now KFC completely off the list.
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Old 08-29-2019, 11:55 AM
 
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Is veganism about being healthy? I thought people went vegan because of climate change or moral reasons.
No people do it for different reasons that's not the only reason people go Vegan. Actually most vegans I know do it for health reasons and it has nothing to do with climate change or moral reasons for them.
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Old 08-29-2019, 04:53 PM
 
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My wife is vegetarian and gets all up in arms over any product that is veggie pretending to be meat instead of just being a veggie option.

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The irony here is that KFC thinks itís offering a ďhealthierĒ alternative, but itís still breaded! Gross. Why not roll it in dryer lint? The nutritional value would be the same.
Are you disgusted by this because of the health differences in breading and frying something that is otherwise supposed to be healthy, or do you feel that way about any breaded meat product? Because, in my opinion, breaded and fried mean is goddamn delicious! My favorite!

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Even Chick-Fil-A is testing out mock meats.

https://vegnews.com/2019/5/chick-fil...n-meat-options

Iím not a vegetarian but I donít understand why meat eaters get so riled up when restaurants bring out these options. Just donít order them if you donít want to.
They do? I haven't experienced this.
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Old 08-29-2019, 09:51 PM
 
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I wonder how it is. In my experience, vegetable-based meat products, or whatever you want to call them, have gotten really good at imitating beef and pork... but aren't quite there yet when it comes to chicken or fish.

Anyway, the target market for this isn't really people who are already vegetarians. It's primarily people who are concerned with the environmental impact of raising so many animals for meat, and also people who are concerned about animal rights.

I really don't see how eating fewer animals could ever be a bad thing so long as the alternatives aren't less healthy. So far, that doesn't seem to be the case. I think we should all be celebrating that the free market is calling for this and we aren't having to rely on restaurants to try to force this change. I think Burger King is disgusting, but I'm looking forward to trying an Impossible Whopper!
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Old 08-29-2019, 10:26 PM
 
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I wonder how it is. In my experience, vegetable-based meat products, or whatever you want to call them, have gotten really good at imitating beef and pork... but aren't quite there yet when it comes to chicken or fish.

Anyway, the target market for this isn't really people who are already vegetarians. It's primarily people who are concerned with the environmental impact of raising so many animals for meat, and also people who are concerned about animal rights.

I really don't see how eating fewer animals could ever be a bad thing so long as the alternatives aren't less healthy. So far, that doesn't seem to be the case. I think we should all be celebrating that the free market is calling for this and we aren't having to rely on restaurants to try to force this change. I think Burger King is disgusting, but I'm looking forward to trying an Impossible Whopper!
Using farmland to feed people instead of food animals is a much more efficient use of resources, but, I think that turning vegetables into fake meat burns a lot more resources than just making vegetables tasty.
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