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Good news for vegans in Dortmund, Germany! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> It seems that veganism is taking root in Germany and becoming more mainstream.<br><br><a href="http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,14903137,00.html" target="_blank">http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,14903137,00.html</a>
 

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I wish I was living closer to Dortmund... If I ever get there I know where to make a big shopping trip <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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I live in Dortmund and I love it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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*Waits for vegan-only market to come to the US*<br><br>
It may take a while, we're behind on things like this. Most things, actually.<br><br>
If it happens before I croak I'm happy.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>s0ad</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2835843"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
*Waits for vegan-only market to come to the US*<br><br>
It may take a while, we're behind on things like this. Most things, actually.<br><br>
If it happens before I croak I'm happy.</div>
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I can't believe we're ahead of Europe for once.
 

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Okay, this is AWESOME.<br><br>
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<div class="quote-block">Vegilicious offers chocolate bars, cereals, and even meat imitations, like fake chicken wings, which use cane sugar sticks to serve as 'bones.'</div>
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Am I the only one grossed out by that level of realism? I don't think the part of the experience meat eaters miss is the reminder that it used to be a living animal. I think I'd be too grossed out to eat that even though it's cruelty free. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/shocked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:"><br><br>
Still, I'm very jealous. We have Karmavore here and that's great but it isn't a full on grocery store.
 

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Am I the only one grossed out by that level of realism? I don't think the part of the experience meat eaters miss is the reminder that it used to be a living animal. I think I'd be too grossed out to eat that even though it's cruelty free. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/shocked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:"></div>
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Me too :/ I occasionally get grossed out by soy crumbles because they have the exact texture of ground beef, I don't think I'd make it through a chicken leg like that...
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Kjesta</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2836310"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Me too :/ I occasionally get grossed out by soy crumbles because they have the exact texture of ground beef, I don't think I'd make it through a chicken leg like that...</div>
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You know what I'm thinking? Perhaps they make these "mock" foods for those who are transitioning into veganism. I have omnivore friends who are willing to try many of the vegan foods that I introduce to them, but often comment that they would miss this or that, which usually includes chicken wings, cheese, and milk. So this is probably a good way to get people to try more vegan options. Those "bones" in the mock chicken wings make it more real for the omnivores. And if that's what it takes to get one more person to omit meat from their diet, then I think I'm okay with it.<br><br>
But I do know what you guys mean.... it is weird.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Parsnip</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2835861"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><a href="http://www.foodfightgrocery.com/" target="_blank">http://www.foodfightgrocery.com/</a><br><br>
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Oh my goodness, how surprising. It would be in Portland though and not anywhere near me though. I need to take a trip there. Seems like vegan heaven.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Love</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2836417"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
You know what I'm thinking? Perhaps they make these "mock" foods for those who are transitioning into veganism. I have omnivore friends who are willing to try many of the vegan foods that I introduce to them, but often comment that they would miss this or that, which usually includes chicken wings, cheese, and milk. So this is probably a good way to get people to try more vegan options. Those "bones" in the mock chicken wings make it more real for the omnivores. And if that's what it takes to get one more person to omit meat from their diet, then I think I'm okay with it.<br><br>
But I do know what you guys mean.... it is weird.</div>
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I completely agree that they're perfect for transitioning veg*ns! And I'm not bashing mock meats here, I do like my occasional soy schnitzel or ghyros <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> But sometimes (not always, strangely enough) there's something specifically about soy crumbles that just gets me. Irrational, I know. Maybe it's like when people are too grossed out to eat a chocolate pudding shaped like dog poo - it's perfectly normal pudding, but the realistic look just can't be gotten over. I guess that's me and soy crumbles <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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Me too :/ I occasionally get grossed out by soy crumbles because they have the exact texture of ground beef, I don't think I'd make it through a chicken leg like that...</div>
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Oh so I'm not the only one! I can eat them in small pieces, but when they come in large chunks I just can't.
 

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I love Germany. <3
 

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I want to live in Dortmund!
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Werewolf Girl</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2836098"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><br>
Am I the only one grossed out by that level of realism? I don't think the part of the experience meat eaters miss is the reminder that it used to be a living animal. I think I'd be too grossed out to eat that even though it's cruelty free. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/shocked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:"><br><br>
Still, I'm very jealous. We have Karmavore here and that's great but it isn't a full on grocery store.</div>
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i don't want to gross anyone out but i would love those wings. i kind of misseating them and nimbling around the bone. and this isnt because of transitioning, while i am a new vegetarian i didn't eat chicken wings for almost 2 years. i still would buy them
 

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haha, the first few times i made ribz i really missed to bone. When i found this i understood<br><a href="http://aveganfordinner.blogspot.com/2007/06/bbq-seitan-ribz-complete-with-bonz.html" target="_blank">http://aveganfordinner.blogspot.com/...with-bonz.html</a><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Parsnip</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2835861"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I can't believe we're ahead of Europe for once.</div>
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Me too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/shocked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:"><br>
And i would have thought there would already have been a few in the UK, but it's still awesome.
 

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Wow, this supermarket sounds great! I hope it will come to other countries too.</div>
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Unicorn Grocery opened in Manchester in the UK<br>
in about 1996 I believe and is an all-vegan grocery<br>
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