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AIBU to be unreasonably angry about food lies?

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SchrodingersImmigrant Sun 22-Nov-20 17:16:52


It started with buffalo cauliflower wings😔
There are no wings on cauli! It doesn't remotely taste like wings either! It's BUFFALO CAULIFLOWER BITES. (Which are really nice btw)

Then the Jackfruit Pulled Pork.
No. There is NO pork.
It's "pulled jackfruit" if anything. Liers.

And to top it off... Chickpe tuna. The hell, people😔 The hell... It hasn't even passed tuna anywhere in its existence.
It's CHICKPEA spread or something. No tuna. Bad people.

Liessssss. Why can't food be just called what it is🤦 There is just no need for all them liessssssssss.

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movingonup20 Sun 22-Nov-20 17:18:38

So true, milk comes from animals, cheese is made from milk.

SchrodingersImmigrant Sun 22-Nov-20 17:23:55

Sad times. Full of liessss.

It's actually interesting that it's allowed like this. The EU stepped in number of times demanding change of product name because it could imply it's something different. 🤔

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EggysMom Sun 22-Nov-20 17:24:26

You're not alone, OP. I shout at the television when they advertise things like Quorn chicken nuggets - it's not chicken! It might be chicken flavour, or even savoury, but it's not chicken. [Actually I think these have been renamed.]

Okay, same argument with Asda meat-free piri piri chicken burgers. They are not chicken. Asda meat-free meatballs - they are not meat, just balls!

And why would a vegetarian want something that reminds them of animal based food?

sparepantsandtoothbrush Sun 22-Nov-20 17:27:02

Watermelon tuna steak anyone? It's just a slice of warm fucking watermelon!!

I'm with you OP

SchrodingersImmigrant Sun 22-Nov-20 17:27:17

Yes. They could be "lentil balls" or whatever they are actually made off. And nuggets the same. It honestly should be standard.

Re the vegetarians. As I understand lots of people don't eat meat for ethical reasons rather than texture, so I get the missing it. Fine, have whatever is similar, but no lies in names!

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SchrodingersImmigrant Sun 22-Nov-20 17:27:33


Watermelon tuna steak anyone? It's just a slice of warm fucking watermelon!!

I'm with you OP


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iklboogeymum Sun 22-Nov-20 17:28:18

@sparepantsandtoothbrush - and a certain restaurant charges a bleeding fortune for said slice of warm watermelon as well.

Seeingadistance Sun 22-Nov-20 17:28:53

Buffalo don’t have wings either.

BecomeStronger Sun 22-Nov-20 17:29:13

Yessss. I don't object to vegetarians or vegetarian food, I often choose the vegetarian option, but call it what it is.

SchrodingersImmigrant Sun 22-Nov-20 17:31:24


Buffalo don’t have wings either.

That's the sauce though. Like soy wings/honey wings etc. If the actual wings were dipped in cauliflower and buffalo sauce batter before cooking, then it would be buffalo cauliflower wings.
But like this.... Liesssss

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CherryValanc Sun 22-Nov-20 17:35:27

It's odd, isn't it?

Anyone that doesn't eat meat doesn't need to eat something trying to identify in name only as meat.

"Linda McCartney's Vegetarian Chicken Bucket"

Does it contain a chicken that doesn't eat meat? Huh? Well does it?

"Linda McCartney's Vegetarian Pulled Pork Bao Bun Meal Kit"

Why bother with the "pulled pork" bit!? You big fat liar. What's wrong with "Linda McCartney's Vegetarian Bao Bun Meal Kit"? Well? Can't you handle the truth?!!!

CherryValanc Sun 22-Nov-20 17:37:06


Buffalo don’t have wings either.

Get this - it's not even Buffalo.

The whole blooming food industry is at it.

Ylvamoon Sun 22-Nov-20 17:38:26

I totally understand you! I will never but those products. Why can't chick peas, jackfruit & co be tasty in their own right?

I blame all the nuevo vegans / vegetarians that the processed industries industry is brainwashing! So 12months ago, you enjoyed something- rather - meaty, and voila he's your feel good something - rather - non meaty replacement.

thistimelastweek Sun 22-Nov-20 17:40:02

It's only food my precious.
Not like it's a magic ring.

Ylvamoon Sun 22-Nov-20 17:40:41

Grrr should read: processed food industry

SirGawain Sun 22-Nov-20 17:42:26

By definition you are being unreasonable to be unreasonably angry about anything.

UncleBunclesHouse Sun 22-Nov-20 17:43:47

@Ylvamoon this. It’s trendy and just as misguided in some ways as the whole low-fat misrepresentation of food circa 1990s that’s actually full of crap and sugar but it said low-fat so you thought you were terribly virtuous eating it.

SchrodingersImmigrant Sun 22-Nov-20 17:44:42


It's only food my precious.
Not like it's a magic ring.

"Only food"!

😂 Well unless you have onion rings

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DuesToTheDirt Sun 22-Nov-20 17:44:44

Asda meat-free piri piri chicken burgers...

As a vegetarian who doesn't like eating fake meat, I appreciate this kind of labelling as I know what yo avoid. In fact, all I need to read is "meat-free" and I know it's fake meat and to be avoided.

Janaih Sun 22-Nov-20 17:46:26

I saw cauliflower steaks on a menu once! shock

Aquamarine1029 Sun 22-Nov-20 17:46:49

Veggie burger. It's not a burger, it's a fucking vegetable sandwich.

SchrodingersImmigrant Sun 22-Nov-20 17:47:53


I saw cauliflower steaks on a menu once! shock

Have you seen the M&S ones? Now that was not just a cauliflower steak. That was an M&S cauliflower steak with M&S price tag lol

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Veterinari Sun 22-Nov-20 17:48:00

Peanut butter isn't butter
Bombay duck isn't duck
Albany Beef isn't beef
Cats tongues are biscuits

It happens across all types of food - why is it just vegetarian food labels you have a problem with @SchrodingersImmigrant ?

SchrodingersImmigrant Sun 22-Nov-20 17:51:24

These were ones I encountered yesterday and today in my search for inspiration. I agree. The lies are everywhere. Though neither of the ones you name tries to pretend it is what the name says. Liesssssssssssssss.

Also. Omg cat tongues I had no idea people know it here!

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