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Quorn poisoning?

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thannyflaps Sat 15-Jun-19 19:59:30

Hi guys,

So I have been a vegetarian for a few years now. I have a bit of a love hate relationship with Quorn products. Sometimes they make me quite bloated or gassy, sometimes no negative effect at all.

However! On Thursday night I had Quorn Chipotle goujons. I believe they are new as I haven't seen them in supermarkets before.

Yesterday I spent the day with severe stomach cramps and an extremely low mood. Today I have had the nastiest diarrhoea I have had in years - since before I was veggie (food poisoning from a chicken burrito in London!!)

So that's 36 plus hours of symptoms which have only just started to level out

My question is - is it possible the Quorn could have caused this? Has anyone else had this sort of reaction from a Quorn product?

P.S when I say diarrhoea, I don't use the term lightly for dramatic effect, I mean violent bowl painting spray, at one point it sounded like the toilet was flushing however it was my rear end EXPLODING

froot Mon 01-Jul-19 19:29:57

Quorn is made of evil. Every time I've eaten it, the reaction has got worse so now I wont go anywhere near the stuff

cushioncovers Mon 01-Jul-19 19:22:12

After 18 months of eating Quorn with no problems I've recently started getting awful stomach cramps about two hours after eating it. sad

gamerchick Sat 15-Jun-19 22:20:38

I have that reaction. I was gutted as we all had some degree of bad bellies and squits who ate it. I had to chuck a load out.

Not an experience I want to repeat.

redpinkgreenyellow Sat 15-Jun-19 22:16:48

The packaging states that some people can have an intolerance to quorn.....

FurrySlipperBoots Sat 15-Jun-19 22:14:30

Quorn makes me throw up within a couple of hours of eating it. Bit of a bummer as I'm a veggie!

lotusbell Sat 15-Jun-19 22:12:03

Haha, no he's 12 years old and I e just got the one child! grin he's not been bothered by any of the other Quorn products so hopefully these will be ok. Hope you're feeling better soon.

lavenderlove Sat 15-Jun-19 21:32:14

If you haven't eaten quorn in a while I think that's what has caused it. I don't really like to eat it as it does the same thing to me! But I used to eat it all the time and have no negative effects at all, so I think it's because my body isn't used to it anymore.

thannyflaps Sat 15-Jun-19 21:15:53

@FusionChefGeoff
Interesting and could be possible. The meal was pretty dull to be honest, I had goujons, mashed potato and sweet corn!

Just out of interest could it be the potatoes?

thannyflaps Sat 15-Jun-19 21:14:31

Hi everyone,

Thanks for your answers! Genuinely interesting to read them all.

Just some context - I was greedy and ate a pack of the goujons, I say there were about 6-7 in the pack.

They were not particularly spicy, to be honest they were surprisingly devoid in flavour!

What's strange is how wiped out I am from whatever it is - whether it is the Quorn or not - I may as well have eaten a bad meat product!!

@lotusbell My advice would be to get your Ds to try a small bit before going the whole hog. When you say DS12 do you mean your twelfth child or he is 12?? Just out of interest!

FusionChefGeoff Sat 15-Jun-19 20:48:49

You can get food poisoning from cross contamination or seemingly 'benign' food like salad and sandwiches so it might not necessarily be the quorum unless that's the only thing you ate?...

IHaveBrilloHair Sat 15-Jun-19 20:40:35

Quorn does that to me, horrible stuff.

Feelingwalkedover Sat 15-Jun-19 20:36:21

I’m vegan and I don’t touch the stuff ..to many upset stomachs

Noeuf Sat 15-Jun-19 20:29:10

Have up quorn after four weeks of d and v. It took ages to work out what was prolonging it.

BuildBuildings Sat 15-Jun-19 20:26:46

I'm eating quorn right now. Been eating it for years. Never heard of this. But others seem to. I'd think it was more likely to be something else.

Banhaha Sat 15-Jun-19 20:24:23

Just to add to the voices of Quorn intolerance! It gives me cramps and I feel very unwell after eating it. I didn't get it as bad as you OP did you eat lots?

MockneyReject Sat 15-Jun-19 20:21:50

I reckon about half my family/friends are vegetarian/vegan (so a good sized sample for anecdata!) and that about half of us experience some degree of unpleasantness after eating Quorn products. One friend reacts like OP describes; at the other end of the scale, me and my son get bloating/squits.
The other son loves the stuff and has no problem with it.

Grumpasaurus Sat 15-Jun-19 20:21:18

I am the same, quorn gives me horrific gas, bloating, and diarrhoea!

lotusbell Sat 15-Jun-19 20:19:16

Have you had this with any of the other Quorn products? Watching carefully as I bought these today for my flexitarian DS12!

MabelBee Sat 15-Jun-19 20:18:37

Oh yes, vomiting and diarrhoea. I waited a few weeks, tried a different Quorn product and had the same result.

Fatted Sat 15-Jun-19 20:14:55

I'm not vegetarian. But I can't eat any Quorn or fungus without having a reaction. It's the most painful indigestion I have ever experienced. Apparently it's really common, but I didn't find this out until I started telling people about my own experience.

Hefzi Sat 15-Jun-19 20:12:57

I can't eat Quorn at all - it gives me hot and cold shakes, fevers, horrific diarrhoea and explosive vomiting grin. I have similar with TVP - type meat substitutes too.

I can tolerate small amounts of mushrooms, but more than a Portobello cap and I get the same thing.

Walktwomoons Sat 15-Jun-19 20:12:06

Quorn is gross... Mushrooms,beans and lentils are much nicer!

LuluBellaBlue Sat 15-Jun-19 20:10:41

Yes!
I’ve been hospitalised from it shock
Hot / cold sweats, violent sickness and diarrhoea.
The time I was taken to hospital I’d been a bit unwell anyway and think it sent me over the edge as couldn’t stand and had double vision.

IWantMyHatBack Sat 15-Jun-19 20:10:01

Yep, could be. I'm OK with really small amounts but too much and I'm very ill. I avoid it completely now.

NottonightJosepheen Sat 15-Jun-19 20:09:48

She, obviously, does not eat it anymore!

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