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AIBU Pret staff say miso and broth are the same thing. I say post-truth, alternative fact rubbish!

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Misovexed Wed 25-Jan-17 21:01:56

Two very patronising staff in Pret tried to tell me that the broth they gave me when I ordered miso was miso and/or the same as miso. I pointed out miso is fermented soy beans and broth is boiled bones and they said 'yes! It's the same'.
I persisted but it was like trying to explain heaven to bears.

I didn't bother asking for a refund. They'd have asked for more money and told me that was the same as a refund.

angry confused shock

Trainspotting1984 Wed 25-Jan-17 21:03:32

I didn't know prey sold broth!

Trainspotting1984 Wed 25-Jan-17 21:03:40


Misovexed Wed 25-Jan-17 21:08:21

It's a small cup for £1.99.

And they no longer sell miso (as far as I can tell).

Crispbutty Wed 25-Jan-17 21:10:17

I would say it is a form of broth.

Broth - definition of broth by The Free Dictionary › broth
The water in which meat, fish, or vegetables have been boiled; stock. 2. A thin, clear soup based on stock, to which rice, barley, meat, or vegetables may be added. 3. A liquid containing nutrients for culturing microorganisms: inoculated the broth with bacteria.

Hassled Wed 25-Jan-17 21:10:40

You're right to be outraged, but you're wrong to have made me ponder explaining heaven to bears.

PickAChew Wed 25-Jan-17 21:11:21

They had signs up for Miso, last time I was in.

Then again, they still have Chamomile tea on the wall but no longer sell it sad

What sort of broth would they be selling? They wouldn't be able to serve bone broth interchangeably with miso because vegetarians.

They sell both if you check their menu on line. The are not the same thing so the staff were wrong.

Misovexed Wed 25-Jan-17 21:13:22

Miso might be a form of broth.
But broth is NOT a form of miso.

PickAChew Wed 25-Jan-17 21:14:17

Then again, their miso isn't veggie, anyhow!

Their broth is definitely a meaty broth, though

Crispbutty Wed 25-Jan-17 21:14:40

If you google miso broth it exists confused

Misovexed Wed 25-Jan-17 21:14:45

Beef broth

Astoria7974 Wed 25-Jan-17 21:16:17

Where I work they sell miso and broth & only have veg and nonveg versions of miso.

LaContessaDiPlump Wed 25-Jan-17 21:16:34

I like your style op, but am saddened to hear Pret miso is not veggie sad

Huldra Wed 25-Jan-17 21:20:23

Watch out for miso sachets and paste in supermarkets too, most aren't veggie.

PickAChew Wed 25-Jan-17 21:20:35

Well the picture with the veggie miso is of a broth cup, so I can see where the confusion might lie, now

Eatingcheeseontoast Wed 25-Jan-17 21:21:57

Heaven to bears...god that's good.

Misovexed Wed 25-Jan-17 21:28:29

Glad you like it but I didn't coin it, sadly.

Sums up our conversation perfectly though. Both sides utterly baffled by the other.

SpiritedLondon Wed 25-Jan-17 21:34:41

Loving this first world problem. 😉. Surely a broth is any thin style's not automatically made from bones (unless it's obviously a bone broth.)

Misovexed Wed 25-Jan-17 21:38:18

How is it a first world problem? I order one thing in a food outlet and they give me something different. That could occur the world over, regardless of income and would likely make the customer unhappy.

KoalaDownUnder Wed 25-Jan-17 21:38:42

I didn't bother asking for a refund. They'd have asked for more money and told me that was the same as a refund.


You are right and they are wrong.

Misovexed Wed 25-Jan-17 21:40:04

And to be clear I didn't order broth. I ordered miso.

I'm starting to think it's me.

Am I a post-truth snowflake?!

Misovexed Wed 25-Jan-17 21:41:26

Thank you Koala.

That's all I needed to hear.

<breathe> <relax>

Misovexed Wed 25-Jan-17 21:46:11

This could be a new MN game.
Think of a thing then match it to its post-truth incarnation.

Miso = beef broth
Snowflake = lump of coal

POTUS = (your turn). Or is that too easy?

ILoveDolly Wed 25-Jan-17 21:47:45

I love "explaining heaven to bears"
I also love miso and I would have got the rage if someone tried to give me broth instead. No. They ABU

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