Ivan (jeez, update your blog, yo!): “I can’t get enough quorn chik’n. We eat at least one meal per week now with their stuff. Is micoprotein ok? Is it some miracle food? It’s delicious (at least in chik’n form)!”
Me: “OK, WHAT IS QUORN CHIK’N? I know what quorn is, but I am sure eating a lot of anything called chik’n is not ideal. I’m sure it’s super processed. Just the name is scary!!
But I also doubt it’s going to kill you….”
Ivan: “stuff like this. it’s DELICIOUS!!”
1) “Garlic & Herb Chik’n Cutlet – NEW CRISPIER”
DOES THAT MAKE ANY SENSE?
Do they mean:
Either would have worked. New crispier is just strange. Maybe it’s a Britishism.
Mycoprotein (31%), rehydrated egg white, onion, wheat flour, textured wheat protein (wheat protein, wheat starch), whey protein concentrate, canola oil. Contains 2% or less of salt, potato maltodextrin, garlic powder, dextrose, autolyzed yeast extract, tapioca starch, mustard flour, yeast, sugar, parsley, pectin, natural flavors from non-meat sources, pepper extract, ascorbic acid, citric acid, calcium lactate, onion powder, gum arabic, black and white pepper, paprika extract
“Mycoprotein is defined in the Oxford English Dictionary as: “the albuminoid which is the principal constituent of the protoplasm of the cell.” “Myco-” is from the Greek word for “fungus”.
Marlow Foods Ltd. says its Quorn brand of meat-free foods and Mycoscent brand of low-sodium flavorings are made from mycoprotein, though its usage differs from the dictionary definition. Proteins, including albumin, contain no dietary fiber, but their website claims mycoprotein to be a good source of it.”
Rehydrated egg white sounds like liquid baby puke, but that’s just me.
Textured wheat protein involves about 1,000 refinings to get to where it is—it’s a super processed, a completely dead food.
Whey protein concentrate: super processed
Canola oil: almost definitely GMO
And everything else is pretty much crap.
Do you want my honest opinion?
Never eat this stuff again!!
It is not food. It’s a foodlike substance which has tricked your tongue into tasting like food, but it is, in fact, literal crap. It’s processed to such a degree that it’s literally dead. I won’t say it’s worse than eating a McDonalds hamburger, but it’s definitely worse than eating a hamburger made from quote unquote happy cows raised by a small local farmer who ensured that they had good lives before they were unnecessarily killed. From a planetary perspective, you’re better off eating that hamburger, especially since it wouldn’t be packaged and shipped all around the universe. (From an ethical perspective, obviously not.)
Also, interesting stuff here.
Ah, quorn. Such a cute name, too bad it SUCKS SO HORRIBLY BAD.
Can I put this entire dialogue on my blog?”
Ivan: “Haha my hopes and dreams are crushed!! Yes you can blog it, just try not to make me look too uncivilized ;(
Well that sucks. thank you for looking into it…i guess it seemed too good to be true:
all i want is tasty and healthy meat substitute that won’t take a large amount of time to prepare!”
Winky unhappy face? Wow, I don’t think I’ve ever seen that before. Poor Ivan, I feel bad to have crushed your favorite meal. At least you had the new crispy while it lasted. You’ve known me for 13 years, you should have known that I was bound to crush any happy little thing you brought to me.
Now it’s my turn for a winky unhappy face.