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#1 Old 02-17-2010, 07:29 PM
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Since deciding to go Vegetarian, I have been put off even animal "flavoured" products ie: Chicken Crisps, Chicken spices and so on.... but the question that I really want to know is:



When they say "Natural Chicken Falvours" or the like... is that actually from a live chicken?



I'm sorry if that sounds so ridiculously stupid, but I really don't know. My daughter used to have chicken salt on her chips and today I nearly put it on and then refused her because I don't know what's in it... even if it's just a fake flavour, I'm uncomfortable with her liking the idea of eating a chicken (or other animal) now, (even though she's little and fully agrees it's awful!) but don't want to force into too much as she's only little and will make her own decisions one day and hopefully without thinking that Mum will hate her for any decision she makes that different to my own!! lol... sounds crazy and it prob is.



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If it's natural chicken flavors then it comes from (what used to be) a live chicken.



Things like "poultry seasoning" however, are just herbs that people tend to put on poultry.

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Okay, thanks.



Do you think other people have the problem of eating a flavour that tastes like an animal flavour? or am I just going nuts now?????



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I don't want anything to taste like chicken. There are "chicken looking" meat substitutes our there, but we all know they don't actually taste like chicken and I for one don't want them to.

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Give me something that tastes just like the real thing, and I'll be one happy vegetarian.
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When I first became a vegetarian, I tried the veggie bologna or something along those lines, and it tasted just like 'actual' salami. It really put me off because I didn't not want anything to taste just like actual flesh. I still don't, 10 1/2 years later. So no, you aren't the only one that feels that way! Hahah.

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When I first became a vegetarian, I tried the veggie bologna or something along those lines, and it tasted just like 'actual' salami. It really put me off because I didn't not want anything to taste just like actual flesh. I still don't, 10 1/2 years later. So no, you aren't the only one that feels that way! Hahah.



Oh yay! I'm not crazy!! lol!



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RC's answer is helpful. That was a good question.

Are you from Canada or somewhere in Europe? I noticed the "u" in your spelling of "flavour"
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Yep, all the way from down under!



Australia's pretty positive about promoting freash fruit and Veg , but there's still this idea that you should have a kilo of steak on your plate most nights of the week... barbeques and beer are a pretty big thing here. I just didn't realise that even seasoning's could be an animal product!



Thanks for all the answers guys



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Check the ingredients on the packaging if you're not sure. Usually, it'll say something like chicken broth if that's what it is.



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Yay! Another Aussie I have gotten used to spelling the US way just so the yanks can understand my language



Back to the topic.. This is going to be a split vote between vegetarians who despise anything to do with eating meat, and vegetarians who miss the taste of meat. I for one, don't miss the taste of meat.



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Yay! Another Aussie I have gotten used to spelling the US way just so the yanks can understand my language



Back to the topic.. This is going to be a split vote between vegetarians who despise anything to do with eating meat, and vegetarians who miss the taste of meat. I for one, don't miss the taste of meat.



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It's funny you said that because when I spell "realise" I get this overwhelming urge to put a "Z" in it! he he he.



I don't miss the taste either, I didn't think that would have been the case, but there it is! lol.



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the only time you can trust that chicken flavour is not animal derived is when the ingredient list states "artificial chicken flavour".
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^^ and by that point...what are you really eating, anyway?



I don't miss the flavor of meat too often (except when advertising devils get to me), but I do miss the texture. Tofurky sausage just isn't the same as Italian sausage...but it's not a big deal.
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^^ and by that point...what are you really eating, anyway?



erm, a bunch of non animally type herbs & spices that when combined, end up tasting a little bit chickeny. who knew !!
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hiii..i m having the same problem..i am searching the answer of same question abt non veg flavors from a long tym...i m a veggie since 7 years and i dont have any problem in eating any taste but only the condition is that there shouldnt be the real non veg ingredient..

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#18 Old 02-11-2014, 03:02 AM
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Hi Vishna Bist and welcome to VeggieBoards. :up:

 

In the UK, the words 'flavoured' and 'flavour' have very different meanings - for example, chicken flavoured derives its flavour only from a real chicken, but chicken flavour  is synthetically flavoured chicken

 

Of course these definitions may not apply outside the Uk.

 

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