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#1 Old 12-08-2015, 01:04 AM
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Fast food french fries

So I'm vegetarian and sometimes I go to McDonald's or KFC with my friends to have a quick meal (we have a lot of pauses between classes and our country doesn't have lunch breaks and also cafeterias are few and far from where I have my classes), I only order the french fries with sauce or if it's KFC, they have a vegetarian burger that uses a hashbrown, I think, for the patty.

I informed myself from the internet and people say not even french fries are vegetarian because they use natural beef flavouring. What does that mean, what's natural beef flavour actually? Does it even come from a cow?

I also heard that they fry all their products in the same oil (so that would be a good reason to be non-vegetarian), but I currently don't have any proof of that. Have you ever heard about this, is this true?

I also have some ramen noodles that I haven't yet eaten, they are chicken and beef flavoured (my parents sent them to me, but I don't really wanna eat them), I looked at the ingredients and there was nothing to suggest they even have a connection with those animals. I think the flavouring is a mixture of condiments only (considering how cheap that ramen is, I doubt that they would even use real animals for it). So are they vegetarian friendly?
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#2 Old 12-08-2015, 06:41 AM
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Can I ask what country you're in? Fast food fries vary from place to place. For instance, McDonald's fries are vegetarian in the UK but not in the US.

Could you list the ingredients on your ramen noodle package?
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I live in Romania. Actually I went to McDonald's today and they told me that their fries are good for people who fast. (We're close to Christmas and fasting began some time ago, so it's completely normal to ask for good for fasting products and they should have some) But I can't be sure, though.

About the ramen, I have another type of ramen, cause I gave my friend the beef flavoured one, but I will list the ingredients on this chicken flavoured one:
Noodles: Wheat flour, edible vegetable oil (contains antioxidant: Butylhydroxinon), salt, acidity regulator (potassium carbonate, sodium carbonate, polyphosphates), thickener (guar gum), vitamin B2 (riboflavin)

Seasoning powder: salt, sugar, flavour enhancener (mono sodium glutamate), artificial chicken flavour powder, yeast extract, onion powder, chilli powder
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#4 Old 12-08-2015, 10:26 AM
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I couldn't find anything about the fries online, but that ramen looks vegan to me.
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I wouldn't recommend eating at KFC, well in the US atleast. The only two vegan items I know of were the green beans and coleslaw (w/o dressing). Everything is cooked in the same fryer. [[ It was my first job, horrible ]]

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I wouldn't recommend eating at KFC, well in the US atleast. The only two vegan items I know of were the green beans and coleslaw. Everything is cooked in the same fryer. [[ It was my first job, horrible ]]
the cole slaw vegan? Doesn't it have mayo?

Mcdonalds fries in the US do have beef fat, but in Canada at least, do not
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the cole slaw vegan? Doesn't it have mayo?

Mcdonalds fries in the US do have beef fat, but in Canada at least, do not
Oh yeah the dressing which I totally forgot about!! It's been years, Sorry!!!
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So I'm vegetarian and sometimes I go to McDonald's or KFC with my friends to have a quick meal (we have a lot of pauses between classes and our country doesn't have lunch breaks and also cafeterias are few and far from where I have my classes), I only order the french fries with sauce or if it's KFC, they have a vegetarian burger that uses a hashbrown, I think, for the patty.

I informed myself from the internet and people say not even french fries are vegetarian because they use natural beef flavouring. What does that mean, what's natural beef flavour actually? Does it even come from a cow?

I also heard that they fry all their products in the same oil (so that would be a good reason to be non-vegetarian), but I currently don't have any proof of that. Have you ever heard about this, is this true?

I also have some ramen noodles that I haven't yet eaten, they are chicken and beef flavoured (my parents sent them to me, but I don't really wanna eat them), I looked at the ingredients and there was nothing to suggest they even have a connection with those animals. I think the flavouring is a mixture of condiments only (considering how cheap that ramen is, I doubt that they would even use real animals for it). So are they vegetarian friendly?
The Romanian McDonalds website shows the ingredients for French Fries: http://mcdonalds.ro/ce-mancam/produs...artofi-prajiti

Not bad for a guy who doesn't even speak Romanian!
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So I'm vegetarian and sometimes I go to McDonald's or KFC with my friends to have a quick meal (we have a lot of pauses between classes and our country doesn't have lunch breaks and also cafeterias are few and far from where I have my classes), I only order the french fries with sauce or if it's KFC, they have a vegetarian burger that uses a hashbrown, I think, for the patty.

I informed myself from the internet and people say not even french fries are vegetarian because they use natural beef flavouring. What does that mean, what's natural beef flavour actually? Does it even come from a cow?

I also heard that they fry all their products in the same oil (so that would be a good reason to be non-vegetarian), but I currently don't have any proof of that. Have you ever heard about this, is this true?

I also have some ramen noodles that I haven't yet eaten, they are chicken and beef flavoured (my parents sent them to me, but I don't really wanna eat them), I looked at the ingredients and there was nothing to suggest they even have a connection with those animals. I think the flavouring is a mixture of condiments only (considering how cheap that ramen is, I doubt that they would even use real animals for it). So are they vegetarian friendly?
Here's the Romanian KFC website, showing the ingredients for the potato patty: http://www.kfc.ro/meniu/sandwich-uri/tower-fara-carne

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I didn't think to check online, haha. Cause I don't really trust what they tell me, especially if they are fried in the same oil, just like in the US.
I see now that it depends on country, so I will try to find more answers on Romanian websites about this matter.
Thanks! ^^
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Good luck with your researching. I do think it's wonderful than Romanian KFC offers a potato patty burger.

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Good luck with your researching. I do think it's wonderful than Romanian KFC offers a potato patty burger.
Yes, I also thought that. And it's not for people who fast (which would've been understandable in this time of the year) because it contains cheese, so it's only for vegetarians.
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