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I see a lot of people here comment that meat is disgusting, they never liked it anyway, can't eat meat analogues that eat too much like the real thing...<br><br>
I absolutely agree that things we do to GET meat are disgusting. I have no desire at all to go back to eating it.<br><br>
But meat itself? I have to admit that as an omni, I always liked it. Always. Not every single kind, of course, but a fair amount of it.<br><br>
Just wondering how everyone else felt about it back when they ate it.
 

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yup, loved seafood. Lobster, shrimp, or scallops.<br>
Never really liked redmeat, and chicken is what we ate the most of because it was the "healthiest"<br><br><br>
I can definately look back and pretended I didn't know how they killed lobster.....<br><br>
I can admit too, that going by certain restaurants, the smells smell good, or BBQ sauced meat smells good, but I'd never go back in a heart beat.<br><br>
It's too bad that it couldn't all turn rancid, so that everyone would have to give up meat. Tis just a dream though
 

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I don't really know myself if I like meat, but disliked the feeling of eating an animal, or I just disliked it all together. It's hard to separate it. I really began to hate meat, but the things I hated about it was the gristle and other fleshy aspects of it, and I was also very picky about meat. I would only eat white meat of chicken and turkey, for example, and even then it had to be expensive white meat, and I had to pick it apart to make sure I didn't eat the gross fleshy and gristly parts. I loved a good steak, too, actually, but it had to be an expensive steak, because again eating the fat and gristle made me want to vomit. Also, I realized one of my favorite parts of beef was a mushroom wine sauce on top. After going vegetarian, I feel like I've embraced my love of mushrooms <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">. I'm obsessed with them, I always want them. This past week, I forgot to get the jumbo portabellos I wanted from the market, so all week I kept bugging my mom by sending her pictures of jumbo portabellos. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">. Portabellos remind me of my favorite steaks, but they have a much better texture.<br><br>
Pigs, I gave up at an early age. Pigs have always been my favorite animals, I was always obsessed with them. When someone told me what ham and bacon was, I stopped eating it. I didn't realize pigs were in other things, and when I got older I started eating it again, though rarely. I tried bacon a few times, and I always hated it. The taste, smell, texture, everything grossed me out. Ham, I ate only on Thanksgiving. I ended up not even eating ham anymore, too. One day I just looked at a slice and I couldn't believe the color of it. It's that bright, cartoony pink, and it's impossible to forget that it's a pig.<br><br>
Fish, I absolutely loved. It doesn't have that same meaty texture, though, and thinking about it now, it looks just like the animal (shrimp, lobster claws, etc.), but I didn't eat it much so I think that's why I could brush off fish being 'real', because part of what disgusted me about other meat was the texture combined with appearance.<br><br>
However, I love faux meat. Even one's that taste like the real thing. So I think that what I really disliked about meat was that it was a real animal that died, and I subconsciously began to remember and realize that more and more and it started to click. Eating faux meat is amazing, it's an easy, sort of comforting food, and when I had faux meat for the first time, I realized just how guilty and awful I felt eating real meat.<br><br>
So I guess regarding taste, I suppose I did like it, but the taste didn't overpower the meat texture and mentality of eating animals to me, so I am glad there is faux meat because I don't miss real meat at all. It annoyed me as an omni to not like meat, when I ate with my family, but it's a blessing as a vegetarian, because even though I purposely slipped up on buttermilk pancakes once as a vegan, I've never purposely slipped up on meat cravings since I stopped eating meat.
 

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^This. Most of the things I've missed about meat are the seasonings, etc. so I've learned to be creative. I used to love fried chicken sandwiches/chicken patties (like you'd get at Burger King), but really I was just missing the coating. Pepperoni is the same sort of food...soya, etc. can be the filler, it's the spices that are important.
 

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I enjoyed eating most meats, but I couldn't bring myself to handle them. If I wanted chicken, it had to be precooked, or my husband had to cut it up for me. The slimy textures....barf :s<br><br>
I agree with the seasonings being a big part of what I miss. Well, sauces were more my thing. The teriyaki and honey garlic that goes on wings? Why does no other food come coated with that stuff??
 

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I never liked it, unless it was cut up really small in a dish. I thought it was icky and too chewy as a child.
 

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Absolutely loved it. my favorite type of food above all.
 

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I don't think there is a meat out there that I didn't like. Surprisingly I don't feel deprived at all now that I've given it up.
 

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I never liked fish. I stopped eating beef when I was 7 due to the BSE outbreak but remember liking burgers. The only meat I ate really was chicken, and thats more because it was *there*rather than really enjoying it.<br><br>
So giving up meat was easy for me! Now Im vegan I come across as a lot less fussy, haha.<br><br>
The only stuff I really liked was the sneaky stuff, such as Haribos (mmmm tangfastics).
 

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Shortly before I became a vegetarian (like not longer than a month before), I "discovered" ribs and loved them, however it could very well mostly be because of the BBQ sauce (I love BBQ sauce). The only other thing I can say that I actually liked and didn't just eat it to eat it was salami. When we had parts of chickens, I would only eat leg pieces because the others grossed me out. I also remember eating chicken nuggets from McDonalds a lot, but I would only eat them if I had ketchup or barbecue sauce to dip them in.<br><br>
I had fish one time, and it was only one small little square that my dad made me try when I was probably five years old. It was disgusting (and I already insisted I knew it would be) and that was the only time I ever ate any animal that lives in the water. (willingly/knowingly)<br><br>
Can't say I was a fan of anything from cows, but if it had A1 sauce on it, I would eat it.
 

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Of course. I loved seafood so much & roast meats but never sausages,bacon or burgers - always thought they were vile.
 

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Of course. I loved seafood so much & roast meats but never sausages,bacon or burgers - always thought they were vile.</div>
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I thought all you English folks were big on bangers and mash. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 

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^ Nawww. Roast dinners. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smitten.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":smitten:">
 

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Yeah, I was practically carnivorous for a long time.<br>
However, in April 2010, I watched a few videos, and the more I watched, the more meat grossed me out.<br>
For some reason, it took me until June to officially stop eating meat.
 

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Sort of. I gave up seafood as a child after making the connection that the fish on the plate was actually like the fish in the tank. Later on, I just hated the way it tasted. I never liked any sort of pork other than bacon, and chicken actually made me very sick. I rarely could stomach turkey, and eating lamb just seemed messed up to me for some reason. Beef was the only thing I really liked - but I was even picky about that. It also really grossed me out to watch anyone eat meat off the bone. I actually made my parents cover up the scraps with napkins or something when we went out and they ordered fried chicken - it bothered me to the point that I couldn't eat while looking at it.<br>
I haven't tried to eat meat again since going veggie [and won't!] but I don't think I would like it anymore. The smell of most of it, even what little I liked, is gross to me now. I've also found that I like meat-substitutes waaaay more than I ever liked the meat itself [especially with veggie burgers!!]. I regret not going veggie sooner - though I'm not sure if my parents would have "allowed" it - the food is much better [and healthier].
 

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I absolutely loved seafood. Fried flounder and popcorn shrimp were some of my favorite foods. I enjoyed the taste of bbq, too. As much as I loved the flavors of these foods though, I still have no desire to go back to eating them. I'm content with making vegan versions with similar flavors.
 

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I was a big seafood lover. Shrimp and lobster were my favorite foods as an omni. I didn't eat them a whole lot though, so cutting them out of my diet completely wasn't that difficult. I would only eat lobster about once a year. The only kind of meat I can think of (that I ever tried) that I really disliked was steak. I used to really like hamburgers, but shortly before I went vegetarian I got a double cheeseburger from Mcdonalds and was incredibly grossed out by how greasy it was. It was literally <i>dripping</i> with grease. I don't know if that was the norm, and I used to like it or if it was a fluke. Regardless, after that I had no interest in eating them anymore. I'd say chicken was probably the hardest meat to give up because it's everywhere. Since chicken is viewed as a "healthier" meat, it was in a lot of things I used to buy. (microwaveable dinners for example)<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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The only stuff I really liked was the sneaky stuff, such as Haribos (mmmm tangfastics).</div>
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Yes. I actually wish I'd never discovered Haribo because before trying that particular brand I didn't think I even liked gummies.
 

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I liked everything that was food, and some things that probably aren't. I've been to a lot of crazy places, and no matter how gross (by American standards) the local cuisine, I never came across something I wouldn't eat. So being grossed out by meat is definitely not one of the reasons I became vegetarian.
 
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