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#1 Old 11-01-2015, 10:47 AM
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Accidentally ate chicken

My friend made this dip last night and added chicken and I didn't realize it until she told me. I had a little bit of it, what I assumed to be cheese, was chicken. I didn't honestly know because it was mixed with like ten other things. Ugh, I feel so disgusted and upset and was upset all night.

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#2 Old 11-01-2015, 10:50 AM
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Don't worry about it. We've all had this happen.


Nice friend - she serves you a meat dish, knowing that you're a vegetarian.

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How awful. I'm sorry. It's happened to me several times and it never gets easier. Just try to put it out of your head and move on.
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#4 Old 11-01-2015, 10:55 AM
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Don't worry about it. We've all had this happen.


Nice friend - she serves you a meat dish, knowing that you're a vegetarian.
She didn't, it was laying out with other dips and since everyone exclaimed how wonderful it was, I tried it. Didn't help when someone was like "TRY THIS AMAZING DIP!"

She knows I am vegetarian and apologized that I had tried it. But I wished I knew before hand.
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David's right. It's not your fault. You'll be OK. You might wanna bring your own dip from now on, though.... IF you've remained friends with this peach of a gal.

I remember in my first few months as a veg-head, the "accidental" bacon on what ended up being the very last take-out pizza I ever got. Favorite pizza place, was a regular, specifically ordered vegetarian, took a few big bites... hmm, somethin' ain't too groovy with this texture... dug around a bit and there it was, right smack in the middle, but cleverly buried under all the veggies.... I felt physically ill (bad stomach cramps) for a couple days, but it could've been psychosomatic. Most apparent to me, however, was that I felt so despondent & betrayed.


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Sorry to hear this happened -- it's always a bummer. Don't worry, it's happened to all of us at one point or another. Learn what you can from it, and move on.

Sometimes I am hesitant to draw attention to the fact that I'm vegetarian, but actually this isn't always a bad thing as it can sometimes start up interesting conversations with veggie hopefuls. So, if I'm at a party I might ask the host about which items are vegetarian.
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#7 Old 11-01-2015, 12:13 PM
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I've had a similar situation happen a few times with eggs/dairy. One time I ate a potato pancake thing that I didn't realize had eggs in it. Another time I ate broccoli that had butter in it (my family told me about the butter after eating it). I also ordered a sandwich once, remembered to ask for no cheese, but forgot to have the pesto removed.

Mistakes happen. No one is perfect. Use it as a learning experience to prevent that situation from happening less often.

God knows what has ended up in my meals at restaurants...

Something I always do is bring a dish or two to a get together. Don't be afraid to ask which food is vegetarian, just make sure to thank them for helping you out.
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She didn't, it was laying out with other dips and since everyone exclaimed how wonderful it was, I tried it. Didn't help when someone was like "TRY THIS AMAZING DIP!"

She knows I am vegetarian and apologized that I had tried it. But I wished I knew before hand.
Don't beat yourself or your friend up it sounds like it was an accident, in the off chance it was not an accident and you just really wanted to try it that's not the end of the world either. Think of all the animals you save every day by not eating meat if you slip up this one time pull up your pants and continue as though it did not happen. Your doing a good thing here one slip up is not going to change that.
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I have one curiosity, your friends knew it had meat and knew that you were vegetarian and saw you going for the dip, but none of them said anything and just watched you eating it?

Anyway, things like this happen, don't be angry at yourself. Next time you'll be more careful.
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Not everyone knows, recalls, or is particularly mindful of what Vegans and Vegetarians do every minute of the hour. Sure, she could have pointed out which dips had meat in them and which ones didn't if there were when Loki arrived to the gathering, but Loki could have asked before going in and sampling foods. @[email protected] It was an oversight. Insinuating the friend had some ulterior motive, suggesting the friend is morally responsible for something that perhaps happened out of her sight /notice at a social gathering (it looks like several friends were over at the time, hence why the dips and chips were out?), or suggesting that it was on her at all is ridiculous.

Don't feel bad about it, Loki. Like David3 said, it happens to everyone at one point or another. Put it out of your mind, and take it as a learning experience! If no one has explicitly said whether or not the things on the dinner table are vegan/vegetarian, it's always better to ask and be "that guy."
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I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in.
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This happened to me once, I was on a Thai Take Away restaurant. Ordered a vegetarian wok and asked to have tofu instead of chicken, when I got the food I ate and I started to eat and swallowed I realized she accidentally put chicken in it. I felt a lot of bad consciousness but I realized I did not do it on purpose even if I felt very gross after and sad. Seems like I am not the only one who have experienced something similiar.

Anyway, how come your friend serve you a dish with meat when she knows you are a vegetarian? Did you ask her? I understand your bad feeling but cheer up about the fact that you didn't do it on purpose. But what kind of friend do something like this when she know you are veggie? Be careful and ask next time, just to be sure even if your friend should know!
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Not everyone knows, recalls, or is particularly mindful of what Vegans and Vegetarians do every minute of the hour. Sure, she could have pointed out which dips had meat in them and which ones didn't if there were when Loki arrived to the gathering, but Loki could have asked before going in and sampling foods. @[email protected] It was an oversight. Insinuating the friend had some ulterior motive, suggesting the friend is morally responsible for something that perhaps happened out of her sight /notice at a social gathering (it looks like several friends were over at the time, hence why the dips and chips were out?), or suggesting that it was on her at all is ridiculous.

Don't feel bad about it, Loki. Like David3 said, it happens to everyone at one point or another. Put it out of your mind, and take it as a learning experience! If no one has explicitly said whether or not the things on the dinner table are vegan/vegetarian, it's always better to ask and be "that guy."
I was there when it was made, but I was busy making fruit shish kabobs, so I didn't see her add the shredded chicken to the dip. I honestly thought it was cheese, since she loaded it with a BUNCH of other things.

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Eek, I can understand feeling a little miffed about your friend not mentioning it, then.

There are frustrations at every turn! I consider myself blessed that no one's fudged up any of my orders yet at any time I've eaten out thus far. I'm sure it's bound to happen, though.

I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in.
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My friend made this dip last night and added chicken and I didn't realize it until she told me. I had a little bit of it, what I assumed to be cheese, was chicken. I didn't honestly know because it was mixed with like ten other things. Ugh, I feel so disgusted and upset and was upset all night.

FML.
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Bah... I'm sorry this happened to you.

Something similar happened to me where my mom offered me SUPER AWESOME macaroni and cheese, and at the time, I was only vegetarian... So, I was like SURE! I took a small bite out of it, and the bacon flavor in it was SO EXTREME that I began to gag.

I guess I can't blame them for not knowing. They apologized and said that they didn't taste or smell it. Which, they are heavy meat eaters and smokers, so it makes sense.

I really hope your friend really did empathize with how horrible you felt after eating the chicken ingredient... and I hope her apology was sincere. <3

Just remember, like everyone else has been saying, it is not your fault! You unwillingly ate it, so the only thing you can do now is move forward and just be a little more careful. <3
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