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    I saw a bunch of bars that attracted my attention at the store today:





    Sadly, once I read the description under the name (if the picture is too small for you to read it, they're "vegan meatless strips"), I lost interest pretty quick.


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    No self respecting Texan would put the words Meatless, Vegan, and Soy on the same piece of paper.

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      lol. too funny!

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        Heh...I have had all the varieties, and it's one of the few processed foods I'm sad to give up, honestly. There are several companies out there that attempt to make faux jerky, and they are mostly icky. But these are AWESOME. I know that's probably a horrifying admission on this board, but if those were cheaper I'd have practically lived off them. And the BBQ flavor is one of the best


        But hey, now I can eat meaty jerky...

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          yucko!

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            That's just wrong on so many levels. Where to start?! It's even "kosher" - oy vey.

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              ROFL!

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                oh man what a rip off eeh? xoxo Darlene

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                  Want a "vegan meatless strip"? Get yourself a nice big carrot or parsnip (or even a cuke) and a wide swivel-blade vegetable peeler and go to town.

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                    Even if someone knew nothing of the primal diet, who would look at vegan meat imitation jerky and think "Hmm now there's primal food!"

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                      Exactly what is the intended demographic for this product? Mention "vegan" or "soy" and most Texans will run. Mention "bbq" and "jerky" and most vegans will run. Is there some random cross-section of cornfed southern vegetarians that I have yet to encounter?

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                        It's just wrong. So wrong.

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                          Shine, I think you are right that most vegans would run, however I think there are a large populations of vegetarians who 1) see veganism as a superior state of being that they are yet to achieve, so they choose vegan products when they can and 2) secretly covet bacon. I bet the market is there. However calling it Primal is just offensive.

                          It's grandma, but you can call me sir.

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                            If you were in ATX, I saw the same thing. I did a double take thinking it was beef jerky until I saw the 'vegan' note on it. Right by the checkout counter?

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                              [quote]

                              Shine, I think you are right that most vegans would run, however I think there are a large populations of vegetarians who 1) see veganism as a superior state of being that they are yet to achieve, so they choose vegan products when they can and 2) secretly covet bacon.
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                              Ah, that does make sense...vegetarians who get a warm fuzzy feeling from their "ethical" dietary choices would be able to satisfy their instinctive bacon cravings while remaining safely aloft a self-righteous pedastal of principles.


                              On a side note, I have always wondered about the premise of non-violence and "respect for all life" as a platform of vegetarianism. Are plants not alive in this respect? Why, because they are biologically different? It is just completely illogical to me; if anything, animals are more deserving of being eaten as all animals require the death of another lifeform for sustenance. Only plants (and some bacteria) can survive without requiring the death of another living creature. In that respect, it actually seems crueler to kill and eat autotrophs than it is to kill and eat heterotrophs who require the death of another lifeform for survival. Perhaps PETA could be converted to People for the Ethical Treatment of Autotrophs...but carrots and broccoli certainly aren&#39;t as cuddly as bunny rabbits and baby cows.

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