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Why do vegetarians want to eat meat flavoured stuff?


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Why do vegetarians want to eat meat flavoured stuff?

Rabbit | Aug 21, 2007 08:06 PM

On the Toronto board, someone is asking about where to find "vegetarian shrimp"?

It's always puzzled me why vegetarians want to eat animal-flavoured stuff. If you look about, there are all kinds of products on the market aiming (with various degrees of success) to approximate meat (bacon, ground beef, cold cuts - tofurkey!) - but in veggie form.

If you're a veggie, what's the appeal with eating meat-flavoured stuff? Why doesn't that idea repulse?

I acknowledge that I sometimes eat soy cold cuts, but that's because I'm actively trying to get more soy into my diet... if I had sworn off eating animals, I can't imagine wanting to eat stuff that tasted like animal??


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