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#1 Old 03-01-2009, 02:08 PM
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To get some chips. I felt a bit nervous asking but I asked if they cooked their chips in vegetable oil or beef fat.



(Really asked because It's been pointed out on this forum before).



They gave it to me straight which I appreciated and told me it was vegetable oil but they cooked everything in there. They obviously knew why I was asking.



I did get some chips because I wasn't too bothered.



How do you feel about such situations?
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#2 Old 03-01-2009, 02:52 PM
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i'm not too bothered either. the hot oil seals the surface of anything that goes into it.
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#3 Old 03-01-2009, 03:04 PM
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I don't mind.



My vegetarianism isn't about personal purity.

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#4 Old 03-01-2009, 09:07 PM
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personally I would be bothered and wouldnt have had any.
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bothers me and I don't do it, personal choice of course
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It would have bothered me, too, but I agree, it's a personal choice. I don't think there is a "right" answer to it, but it's not something I would do knowingly.

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I wouldn't knowingly do it, but as mentioned, I think it's a personal choice.
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Yes it would bother me and gross me out at the same time!
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I don't mind.



My vegetarianism isn't about personal purity.







I don't think it is necessarily about purity, just feeling uncomfortable, or revolted etc...



I don't know how I would feel; I have only got chips from McDonalds, and they fry in veg oil and fry separately, in the UK, according to their website, the last time I looked. And I don't see much difference buying chips from them as I do food from Tescos etc.



Chips, when I did buy them from chip shops, in the past, did sometimes taste of fish, which I found unpleasant.

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Personally I wouldn't mind that much. My friend and I got some fried stuff (fries and onion rings) at a veg-friendly pizza place the other day and we were told that other things are cooked in there. We both got our fried food anyways. The truth of it is that with how hot the grease is, there's no real cross contamination so I'm not that worried about it. And trust me, I'm pretty stringent on most aspects of my veganism - but this isn't one of them.
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wouldn't do it if I knew about it but I've had chips in various restraunts and not asked if they fried other things in the oil.
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It's hard for me to believe the cross contamination isn't happening. Especially when the fryer oil can impart flavors of the other foods that have been fried in it.
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If I went into a chip shop that fried all the stuff in together I wouldn't care for a one off visit, but I wouldn't go back. All the regular, local chippies that I go to fry their chips in separate fryers anyway, so it's never an issue.

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You would be suprised what comes in contact with your food in hot oil. From years of experience, people would complain that the chicken they ordered tastes like the shrimp someone else ordered and we changed fryer oil everyday. Most places don't.



Again I am not knocking anyones decision but fryers are not the cleanlest places.



Come to think of it I don't think I have had anything fried in a few years.
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Come to think of it I don't think I have had anything fried in a few years.



That's sad. you should invest in a fryer.
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I wasn't too bothered because it's not really giving money to the death/suffering of animals, and it's just that it's cooked in the same stuff. If it tasted loads like meat or had chunks of dead body of it yeh that would be pretty gross.



I respect that though, not wanting to get any of it near you. Probably get to that eventually.



No freaking way am I buying something in mcdonalds though, if it wasn't for my hatred for them I probably wouldn't be a vegetarian. Yet, anyway.
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I wouldn't eat it, but then I can't even let things sit on the same baking tray together if my mum ever cooks something for me (which is about twice a year, but hey) but then she doesn't mind, so I think it is just personal choice.



I realise that lots of the food I eat probably comes into contact with loads of stuff, but when I know it has I can't get it out of my head whilst I'm eating it =S
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I wouldn't eat it. Early on in my vegetarianism I got some fries that were cooked in vegetable oil. I didn't notice until I had eaten most of them that at the bottom of the container were tiny little fried pieces of chicken! Yuck!
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It's hard for me to believe the cross contamination isn't happening. Especially when the fryer oil can impart flavors of the other foods that have been fried in it.

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This.



am I missing something? post doesn't seem to say much
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It means I agree. I get bored saying "I agree" all the time, and I don't do +1.

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It means I agree. I get bored saying "I agree" all the time, and I don't do +1.



<---dum, dumb
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I don't mind if they are fried with other things, like mozzarella sticks or something just non-vegan. I sure as hell wont eat them if they are fried with meat though. I use to not care, then I started thinking...if my husband had a bunch of meat deepfrying at home, would I really go ahead and stick my food down in there after its all contaminated in meat particles, heck no!
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this thread title sounds like its gonna be a joke
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this thread title sounds like its gonna be a joke



i keep forgetting and reading it and getting excited then disapointed.
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I'm not ethically opposed to eating stuff fried in the same fryer as meat, so I don't have a hard-and-fast rule to avoid it/always ask. That said, the idea grosses me out, so I would probably choose somewhere else to eat if I knew about it and had a convenient alternative.
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i wouldn't be morally opposed to it but it grosses me out to the point of not eating any food that has been cooked with dead flesh. also, i won't eat anything that's been on the same plate as meat. my friends think its ridiculous but it just grosses me out too much and i lose my appetite.



i have a horror story about ordering fries once. after driving an hour late-ish at night on a sunday with a bunch of friends to get to a restaurant we haven't been to in a while, we find it no longer exists. all of us are starving and the only thing that's open is a cheeseburger paradise. having no choice and starving, i agreed to eat there. there was pretty much nothing on the menu i could eat. i asked how the fries are cooked and explained that i'm a veggie. the waitress gets the cook to agree to empty the fryer and use fresh oil, so i agree to it. so, i'm sitting there eating these fries. then while i'm chewing one, i realize that its squishy. i was eating and had swallowed some shrimp. in addition to being veggie, i'm also allergic to seafood. after running to the bathroom to throw up, i finally settle down and order some ice cream to get my mind off of it. then i find a large hair in the ice cream. it was one of the most disturbing food experiences i've had.

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i wouldn't be morally opposed to it but it grosses me out to the point of not eating any food that has been cooked with dead flesh. also, i won't eat anything that's been on the same plate as meat. my friends think its ridiculous but it just grosses me out too much and i lose my appetite.



i have a horror story about ordering fries once. after driving an hour late-ish at night on a sunday with a bunch of friends to get to a restaurant we haven't been to in a while, we find it no longer exists. all of us are starving and the only thing that's open is a cheeseburger paradise. having no choice and starving, i agreed to eat there. there was pretty much nothing on the menu i could eat. i asked how the fries are cooked and explained that i'm a veggie. the waitress gets the cook to agree to empty the fryer and use fresh oil, so i agree to it. so, i'm sitting there eating these fries. then while i'm chewing one, i realize that its squishy. i was eating and had swallowed some shrimp. in addition to being veggie, i'm also allergic to seafood. after running to the bathroom to throw up, i finally settle down and order some ice cream to get my mind off of it. then i find a large hair in the ice cream. it was one of the most disturbing food experiences i've had.



EW EW EW EW EW EW EWWW!!! Shrimp?! Icky icky! I'm sorry to hear this!
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