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To ask if any of you have had a reaction to Quorn?

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4athomeand1cooking Sat 08-Feb-14 04:55:04

Enticed by Mo and seeing it was a good source if protein, my dh went and bought lots of Quorn.

Interested to know what replaced the meat, I googled it only to find warnings about how unwell people have become after eating it!

Do not fancy it much now but realistically has anyone fallen ill after eating Quorn other than trumping loads from the protein?

GwenStacy Sat 08-Feb-14 04:56:48

I eat loads of quorn and have never been I'll!

Catsize Sat 08-Feb-14 05:11:18

Without Quorn, my life would be duller...

dunsborough Sat 08-Feb-14 05:14:26

I love Quorn

VegetariansTasteLikeChicken Sat 08-Feb-14 05:18:43

NO not had any problems with it at all! I love it actually. It is a fungus based product, could be people who have allergies to mushrooms etc?

giraffesCantMakeResolutions Sat 08-Feb-14 05:34:05

Yes. Get very bad heartburn/indigestion. Am allergic to penicillin.

newsecretidentity Sat 08-Feb-14 05:40:28

Nope, love the stuff.

ZingSweetApple Sat 08-Feb-14 05:50:13

Just utter disgust

gamerchick Sat 08-Feb-14 05:51:58

Just bad bellys and the squits.

LittleBabyPigsus Sat 08-Feb-14 05:55:41

I've never had a reaction to it. I would imagine that mushroom/yeast allergies or egg allergies would be the most likely source of tummy upset from Quorn. Maybe sulphite sensitivities? Not sure what it's seasoned with but lots of things like veggie sausages contain sulphites (natural chemicals found in mustard/celery).

ChubbyFeets Sat 08-Feb-14 05:59:56

Yes, it smells like feet. Yuck.

StrawberryTartYum Sat 08-Feb-14 06:05:41

My veggie DM fed it to me regularly when I was wee, I had no bad side effects. Her favourite trick is to feed it to 'unsuspecting' committed meat eaters who she thinks will never notice the difference (!) and none of them have got ill either. So far anyway lucky for her grin

AmIatwat Sat 08-Feb-14 06:20:10

Stomach cramps.

Misspixietrix Sat 08-Feb-14 06:28:06

OP yes I have. Was given it in hospital when pg with Ds.Spent the next morning being violently sick. Haven't touched it since.

Callmedavenotrodney Sat 08-Feb-14 06:30:18

Most quorn products contain wheat so are off limits for gluten allergy / intolerance people.

LittleBabyPigsus Sat 08-Feb-14 06:38:57

Callme it does taste quite bread-y so that makes sense. Explains why some people have had reactions - it's not like it's anything dodgy.

NoFavours Sat 08-Feb-14 08:22:17

Some people have very strong reactions - a friend's husband will be throwing up shortly after eating it!

jendot Sat 08-Feb-14 08:36:05

Gives me a terrible tummy and awful trapped wind....... Arghh

LaurieFairyCake Sat 08-Feb-14 08:37:25

Diarrhoea. - I'm not veggie

Dd and dh who are veggie have no side effects

Joysmum Sat 08-Feb-14 08:39:41

No we haven't.

I tend to use the mince to add to meat mince. The family don't notice the difference.

tulippa Sat 08-Feb-14 08:42:46

No violent reactions - just lots of farts.

hiddenhome Sat 08-Feb-14 08:43:05

Abdominal cramps, nausea and diarrhoea.

Lilithmoon Sat 08-Feb-14 08:47:21

No reaction at all. DD, DH and I eat it a couple of times a week.

JabberJabberJay Sat 08-Feb-14 08:47:41

Gives me wind and an upset tum if I eat too much, but nothing more serious than that.

PookBob Sat 08-Feb-14 08:49:09

DP is violently ill within a couple of hours of eating Quorn. Sweating, d&v, and a 24 hr 'hangover' period. It's not pretty.

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