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Re: The Fate of Newspapers

Postby Sahan » Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:17 am

They use "suitable for vegetarian" labels in UK, though not here. I remember getting an apricot flavour and a strawberry flavoured yoghurt last time I was there. The apricot flavour was labeled 'suitable for vegetarians' but the strawberry flavoured yoghurt was not. Makes you wonder (I suspect they dropped a cow in a blender by accident).
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Re: The Fate of Newspapers

Postby smiley_cow » Thu Mar 26, 2009 3:51 pm

I've never heard of these labels but the fact they exist in the UK doesn't surprise me. Last time I was over there I found there were a lot more vegetarian alternatives than back home.

Sahan wrote:They use "suitable for vegetarian" labels in UK, though not here. I remember getting an apricot flavour and a strawberry flavoured yoghurt last time I was there. The apricot flavour was labeled 'suitable for vegetarians' but the strawberry flavoured yoghurt was not. Makes you wonder (I suspect they dropped a cow in a blender by accident).


Sometimes yogurt is made with gelatin, but not always. That would be my best guess for the difference. Otherwise I have no idea.

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Re: The Fate of Newspapers

Postby Oldrac the Chitinous » Thu Mar 26, 2009 4:09 pm

Gelatin in yogurt? Really? News to me.

I'm not positive, but I don't think we have any kind of government oversight like that in the US. If we did, it would fall under the jurisdiction of the Food and Drug Administration, but I'd bet you could put a "vegetarian" sticker on a pork chop and get away with it.

EDIT: I take that back. You could get away with it until somebody sued you.
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Re: The Fate of Newspapers

Postby smiley_cow » Thu Mar 26, 2009 7:38 pm

Not most yogurts, but some do.

I've actually got a long list of things I didn't realise I'd be giving up when I became a vegetarian. Oh lard and gelatin, it's amazing where I find you sometimes.
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Re: The Fate of Newspapers

Postby Cirtur » Thu Mar 26, 2009 7:43 pm

I only eat meat because I feel like I'm conquering that species when I eat it.

So far I have conquered:

Pigs
Cows
Sheep (also baby sheep)
Crabs
All manner of fish
Chicken
Turkey
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Dog

And the most dangerous game of all.
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Re: The Fate of Newspapers

Postby mountainmage » Thu Mar 26, 2009 8:02 pm

I only eat meat because it's delicious.
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Re: The Fate of Newspapers

Postby Cirtur » Thu Mar 26, 2009 8:07 pm

Sorry I forgot that reason.
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Re: The Fate of Newspapers

Postby LordRetard » Thu Mar 26, 2009 8:59 pm

Cirtur wrote:I only eat meat because I feel like I'm conquering that species when I eat it.

So far I have conquered:

Pigs
Cows
Sheep (also baby sheep)
Crabs
All manner of fish
Chicken
Turkey
Duck
Dog

And the most dangerous game of all.

I haven't had dog before, it's something that's really hard to find in North America, whereas everything else on that list is pretty commonplace. Everything else on that list I've had. Lamb and duck are my two favourite foods, but I mostly eat pork. I also want to try something like bison or caribou, since, hey, they live here. I'm against animal cruelty but I like food too much to give meat up. Don't think of me as a hero.
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Re: The Fate of Newspapers

Postby Oldrac the Chitinous » Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:27 pm

smiley_cow wrote:I've actually got a long list of things I didn't realise I'd be giving up when I became a vegetarian. Oh lard and gelatin, it's amazing where I find you sometimes.


And anchovies! Anchovies turn up in some really weird places.
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Re: The Fate of Newspapers

Postby Cirtur » Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:34 pm

Oldrac the Chitinous wrote:
smiley_cow wrote:I've actually got a long list of things I didn't realise I'd be giving up when I became a vegetarian. Oh lard and gelatin, it's amazing where I find you sometimes.


And anchovies! Anchovies turn up in some really weird places.


Like, yesterday I was going through my suitcase and there was one. Just at the bottom, wiggling his little legs and crying. Never stopping crying.

So I ate him.
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Re: The Fate of Newspapers

Postby smiley_cow » Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:00 am

Oldrac the Chitinous wrote:
smiley_cow wrote:I've actually got a long list of things I didn't realise I'd be giving up when I became a vegetarian. Oh lard and gelatin, it's amazing where I find you sometimes.


And anchovies! Anchovies turn up in some really weird places.


And bacon bits! Here you are thinking you've finally found something nice and vegetarian like a ceaser salad or perogies, and then you turn around and they're covered in bacon bits.

There used to be a restaurant in my hometown that had a buffet, and they'd serve perogies every Wednesday, and every second batch would have bacon bits. It used to drive me crazy because you couldn't tell whether they were there or not until after you took them. About a year ago it turned out they were cheating on their taxes and they got shut down, I miss them not at all.
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Re: The Fate of Newspapers

Postby Cirtur » Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:02 am

Why did you go there if there was bacon everywhere?
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Re: The Fate of Newspapers

Postby Oldrac the Chitinous » Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:19 am

smiley_cow wrote:There used to be a restaurant in my hometown that had a buffet, and they'd serve perogies every Wednesday, and every second batch would have bacon bits. It used to drive me crazy because you couldn't tell whether they were there or not until after you took them. About a year ago it turned out they were cheating on their taxes and they got shut down, I miss them not at all.

I can't think of any reason to do that. Other than spite.

Incidentally, Caesar salad is also one of the unexpected places you find anchovies.
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Re: The Fate of Newspapers

Postby cheez.wiz » Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:21 am

So humans clawed their way up of the food chain to feel all bad about eating some bacon bits in a caesar salad from times to times?


People with such sensibilities will constantly amaze me i guess.
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Re: The Fate of Newspapers

Postby Cirtur » Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:23 am

Would you believe that someone at my work complains when I talk about animal abuse?

It's called evolution people. Deal.
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