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Old 01-23-2018, 07:39 AM
 
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Thanks for your thoughts guys. I think I'll avoid Quorn moving forward.
Just curious, but why did you decide this?

Their products are REALLY good. If they were fully vegan I would probably buy them most of any of the brands. As a vegetarian I tried them all, and found Quorn to be the best. They do have a few vegan items, which are clearly marked as so. I tried a sample of a crispy chik'n patty at a veg food fest this weekend that was really good. I know they are aware that vegans want more options so I am hoping that they will work to adjust the rest of the line to remove all animal products, specifically the roast.
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Old 01-24-2018, 09:47 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I think it's the fact that it's fungus! I just can't seem to get over that. Plus it sits really heavily in my chest/stomach when I eat it - seems like I have a hard time digesting it.
Perhaps I'll try a different product and see how I feel about that.
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Old 01-25-2018, 08:02 AM
 
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I think it's the fact that it's fungus! I just can't seem to get over that. Plus it sits really heavily in my chest/stomach when I eat it - seems like I have a hard time digesting it.
Perhaps I'll try a different product and see how I feel about that.
Ah. I take it you also do not eat mushrooms!
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Old 01-26-2018, 05:47 PM
 
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Quorn is made from a vat-grown fungal slurry. It is highly allergenic. I thought I had found my dream meat substitute and then five minutes later I was projectile vomiting. This is the only product that has instantly made me hurl upon consumption. Sadly I thought it was stomach flu and went on to eat Quorn once more with the same outcome. The only thing I am allergic to at all in the world is mold spores, like a seasonal sinus allergy. It makes me think that Quorn has something to do with mold. My husband is fine with it however. Apparently many people are allergic as it cross reacts with mold allergies.
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Old 01-27-2018, 01:26 PM
 
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I do eat mushrooms with no issues! But they grow in the ground, not genetically engineered! I don't know - I'm probably being really stupid. The Quorn just didn't sit well with me.
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Old 01-27-2018, 07:34 PM
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Location: The New England part of Ohio
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Hi - I've been eating a plant based diet for over a year now and I"ve stayed away from the "fake meats" but I picked up a bag of Quorn crumbles and made a chili on Sunday.
But after "googling" quorn - I'm a little confused as to whether I should enjoy this product or not so I wanted to ask my fellow vegan community what their thoughts on it were.
I love Quoarn! However, it is not vegan which means that I can not use it in certain recipes because many members of my family are vegan. I lean vegan. But I am not.

Gardien (sp) products are very good also.

I've often been chided on this forum for my defense of "fake meats". I'd like to clarify my personal position. I eat a "plant based diet". Which means most of the foods I eat are plant based. That is, that most of what I eat are plants. "Fake Meat" is a condiment and it is always LESS than the amount of vegetables that are in any given recipe.

I am glad that these products exist.

Had I never been served meat as a child, I would have eaten faux meats gladly.

I think that Q'uorn is "up there" when it comes to faux meats, however, I have little doubt that in the future they will make a vegan product.
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Old 01-28-2018, 10:31 AM
 
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I love Quoarn! However, it is not vegan which means that I can not use it in certain recipes because many members of my family are vegan. I lean vegan. But I am not.

Gardien (sp) products are very good also.

I've often been chided on this forum for my defense of "fake meats". I'd like to clarify my personal position. I eat a "plant based diet". Which means most of the foods I eat are plant based. That is, that most of what I eat are plants. "Fake Meat" is a condiment and it is always LESS than the amount of vegetables that are in any given recipe.

I am glad that these products exist.

Had I never been served meat as a child, I would have eaten faux meats gladly.

I think that Q'uorn is "up there" when it comes to faux meats, however, I have little doubt that in the future they will make a vegan product.
There are several in their products that are already vegan
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Old 01-29-2018, 10:11 AM
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There are several in their products that are already vegan
Which ones?
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Old 01-29-2018, 10:54 AM
 
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Which ones?
https://www.quorn.us/products/vegan
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