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I went vegetarian when I was only 6 years old (17 now and a vegan), so I have been vegetarian for more of my life than I have been omnivore. I don't remember enjoying meat that much, besides turkey which I loved. Recently in China, due to a translator miscommunication, I accidentally had a chicken nugget. It was in one of those not-so-great sanitation buffets, so I didn't taste that good. Once I put it in my mouth, it was like I had a flashback to when I was 5 years old, and I knew it was chicken. I was disgusted, and I swallowed it without tasting it much.<br><br>
But I don't know. Like I said I didn't taste it for long, but it seemed really similar to the veggie chicken. Granted, it was a pretty crappy restaurant, but it didn't taste like what omnis make it out to be. When I had tofurkey for the first time, it brought back one of those flashbacks. It tasted like the turkey from 11 years ago.<br><br>
Sorry that this is drawn out too long. Omnis say how good meat tastes, but from my accidental meat eating experience, it wasn't anything special. I know what an omni will say, so that's why I am asking here? Does the "real" meat taste better than our mock meats? It's been 11 years for me.
 

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Some of it does taste great. Albeit it's been almost 23 years since i've had it. But, some smells associated with meat and cooking are wonderful.<br><br>
And many mock meats are pretty good for what they are. But, many are nothing like what they're trying to emulate.
 

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some do.<br><br>
well, they appear/are remembered to do that, especially when you are hungry.
 

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I have no idea. Vegetarian nuclear family, and all that.
 

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I used to enjoy the taste when I was a kid, but I have the feeling I really wouldn't like it now.<br><br>
Years ago when I was still eating dairy I ordered a veggie lasagna that was all covered with cheese and when I took a bite I discovered they had mixed up the order and given me beef. It was GROSS. My gag reflex was the first thing to let me know something was wrong, I spit it all into a napkin immediately. The texture was rubbery in a weird way I wasn't used to and it had this taste I can't even describe that reminded me of sucking on a penny, maybe I was tasting traces of blood? It was revolting anyway, and I certainly didn't feel like I'd tasted something I'd been missing. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/spew.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":spew:">
 

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Why? What does it matter? Revenge killing or sex with minors or other unsavory things may have some appealing aspects to some, still, why discuss it?
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>*AHIMSA*</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2970341"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Why? What does it matter? Revenge killing or sex with minors or other unsavory things may have some appealing aspects to some, still, why discuss it?</div>
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I'm just wondering. Is curiosity a crime?
 

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I used to really like the taste of some meat. I love certain brands of vegan pate now because they remind me of meat pate. My omni husband said that some vegan mock meats taste the same as real meat.<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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it had this taste I can't even describe that reminded me of sucking on a penny,</div>
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I know what you mean, the iron taste. I bit my lip in my sleep recently and I was nearly throwing up due to the taste of my blood.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>*AHIMSA*</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2970341"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Why? What does it matter? Revenge killing or sex with minors or other unsavory things may have some appealing aspects to some, still, why discuss it?</div>
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because neither of those are well accepted in society.<br><br>
or because it's fun.
 

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I accidentally ate some California rolls a couple of months ago. I am still pretty new to sushi, so I had no idea there was seafood in it. I thought it was pretty good at the time, then I was sick for 2 days after that and I couldn't figure out why until someone told me that there was seafood in there.<br><br>
I think even if I thought the meat would taste good... the fact that I got sick from just seafood probably means that if I were to eat a hamburger or something like that I would probably get even more sick so... no thanks, not worth it.
 

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I'm sure it tastes fine, I'm sure it wouldn't make me sick (provided it's cooked properly!), and I'm sure the world wouldn't end if I ate a steak. But I don't want to. I don't want to eat a cheeseburger, a pork chop, or a fish stick. No thank you. Something inside me has changed with time, and meat has no appeal whatsoever. Sure, some of the flavors are still appealing, like barbeque or bacon, but I can get those flavors without eating meat and that's my choice these days. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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No, I used to love it as a kid, but it started to taste grosser as I got older, it didn't take much to stop eating it.
 

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All depends, all chicken nuggets basically taste the same, like fakeness, i always loved burgers and ham and by taste ya i would still like them, chicken nuggets aren't exactly "high end meats", either way i guess it doesn't really matter, i wish i didn't know, because then i wouldn't feel tempted remembering all the tastes throughout growing up.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>AdamLayish</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2970344"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I'm just wondering. Is curiosity a crime?</div>
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I'm just wondering why you're wondering so much about something that you have stated you feel is morally unacceptable. What's the point?
 

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what makes meat taste good (or anything else for that matter) is how it is seasoned, prepared and cooked. processed meats like chicken nuggets and deli slices are full of lots of salt and other ingredients that make them taste better. bbq sauce, rubs and marinades are what taste good.<br>
if you apply the same cooking techniques to the mock meats the tastes should be similar.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>*AHIMSA*</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2970377"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I'm just wondering why you're wondering so much about something that you have stated you feel is morally unacceptable. What's the point?</div>
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I'm just curious about the "other side." Don't worry. I won't eat meat no matter how good people say it is
 

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I'm just curious about the "other side." Don't worry. I won't eat meat no matter how good people say it is</div>
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Considering that old "if they only knew what they were missing" omni argument I can see why you'd be curious.<br><br>
My experience with accidentally eating meat was pretty similar to yours, it didn't taste good to me at all and made me wonder why people cling to eating it so much.<br><br>
For instance this whole recent hipster obsession with bacon I've been seeing everywhere, suddenly people are talking about the stuff like it's some magical orgasm producing meat. I used to eat bacon all the time as a kid and I don't get it, I know what it tasted like and it certainly wasn't all that magical. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/spew.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":spew:">
 

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I remember KFC, steak annnnd... bacon (I knew I had three I could remember), but I think I only remember my three favourites. I remember them all tasting fine but the idea of meat always grossed me out - I was just too young to do much about it.
 

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I have no idea. Been a while <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">what makes meat taste good (or anything else for that matter) is how it is seasoned, prepared and cooked</div>
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Exactly. When I was looking through responses here and thinking about it the only meat dishes I could remember fondness for it was because of the seasoning. The actual meat component was secondary.
 

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Thats true, I think in some cases texture plays a role. I remember bacons texture rather than its flavour.
 
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