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  • Or, to explain it with a nice little animated GIF from the funny thread -

  • I asked Tina due to this being a Berlin based burger. Hoping for local knowledge :)

    Plan for tomorrow is to open, sniff and then see.

  • ^ Whatever that is the dog is having none of it. Like me with almonds.

  • Just fucken eat it.

  • Beyond Meat burgers. Pretty good, not too dissimilar to the No Bull ones from Iceland, although we noticed you could get a bit of a proper crisp on the outside of the Beyond Meat ones. Would bang again

  • Beyond Meat burgers. Pretty good, not too dissimilar to the Beyond Expiry Date ones from Berlin

    ftfy

  • Purezza in Brighton is very good for vegan pizza. Apparently there is one in Camden too.

  • Yup, and it's amazing!

  • It's on the list!

  • These are great. Taste like roasted lamb fat. Would vegan burger again.


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  • thanks for this. Both mine (nearly six and three) have been raised vegan. The main problem we have is with the school dinners. They're very against the idea of him bringing a packed lunch. I can't wait until the free school meals finish in year 3 and he can eat some decent food. He's the only vegan in his school.

  • Both mine (nearly six and three) have been raised vegan.

    Would you elaborate a bit on this please?
    How did it go all in all?
    How do the kids feel about it?
    Are they healthy?

    The main problem we have is with the school dinners.
    They're very against the idea of him bringing a packed lunch.

    That's a shame!

  • It tastes pretty meaty, but I found is so so oily though. Poured off the grease about four times! Probably stick to the iceland no bull burgers.

  • Probably all the oil which made it delicious.

    Cheap vegan chocolates that can go into a small jar as a present. Lindor dark balls?

  • Vegan kids are generally healthy, of course. Unfortunately, the exceptions that prove the rule are usually the ones making the headlines, and they tend to be children of disturbed parents who impose one-sided and bizarre diets on them or make them suffer other forms of neglect.

    The Vegan Society, among others, has published plenty of good advice on bringing up vegan children and can draw on decades of experience among vegan parents. I'd link to some pages but for some reason can't get the web-site today, don't know if that's something at their end or at mine.

  • You're probably right there to be honest. Guess that is/was the same for meat too!

  • Thanks. Delivery is out though as I need them for Saturday morning. Something that a Waitrose or Tesco garage has.

  • The Vegan Society

    Thanks for reminding me!
    Indeed a very good source of information.
    Still, was interested in some first hand experience from people on here as well.

  • Would you elaborate a bit on this please?

    I can but you will need to be specific about what you want to know about. I can't write everything about what raising them vegan has thrown up.

    How did it go all in all?

    All good.

    How do the kids feel about it?

    All good. Occasionally pissed off when there is cake and other slime at kids parties, but that is fading.

    Are they healthy?

    Yes. No more or less than other kids who eat meat and animal products.

    The main problem we have is with the school dinners.
    They're very against the idea of him bringing a packed lunch.
    

    That's a shame!

    I understand their logic, to a point (communal experience, leveller, they'll all want to do their own thing [so what] otherwise, etc). But if the food they are giving him is not up to a decent standard, then he should be entitled to bring in his own food. It's been slowly bubbling away with us for the past year, slowly reaching boiling point.

  • I am amazed this shit is still going on with schools in 2018.

    I was raised a vegetarian by hippies in the 1970's, I was born in London but aged 3 my parents moved to Wales. They had not heard of vegetarians in Wales in the 1970's, and had no concept of what to provide for school dinners instead of meat, so they didn't. I think for about a year I was simply given extra portions of the boiled potato, carrot and sprouts that accompanied the meat meal, and nothing else. And it was the same every day. Talk about taking any joy out of food. To this day I am still haunted by boiled sprouts and carrots, the smell alone sets off my gag reflex.

    In the end I think I simply refused and effectively went on hunger strike, and may parents went to meet the school and kicked off. They insisted me and my sister would to be allowed to bring in a packed lunch from home. My folks accepted we were the only 2 vegetarians in the school, and were not expecting lavish vegetarian alternatives, but simply giving extra carrots and sprouts slops, whose nutrients had long vanished in the 4 hour boiling process, was not acceptable.

    We won, thank fuck, and the packed lunch birth movement in that school started. Soon other meat eating children followed us dissenters and went the packed lunch route. School dinners then were really terrible. That was in about 1978.

    So it saddens me that 40 years later, in multicultural London not some rural backwater, that this same shit is still going on in our school system.

    For the record I sacked off being a vegetarian in my early 20's, tandoori chicken was the first thing I tried and dam it was so good I never went back to being full veggie, but I only eat chicken and white fish. But I am permanently damaged by the boiled sprouts and carrots of that period, and while there is breath in my body I shall never willingly consume either ever again.

  • So, what is everyone's experience of visiting omnivore parents for Christmas?

  • Are you assuming everyone has omnivore parents? :)

  • Not at all. I should have said anyone's

  • Haven't done it myself but I advise getting drunk and preaching to them to make them feel bad about their dietary choices on the one day that the whole family are together.

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