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I am so annoyed! (and disappointed)<br><br>
At work there is a canteen that has vegetarian food (always 2 or 3 options for veggies and well signposted) ... today I had a couscous salad with beans etc and sweetcorn and vegetable soup (marked as vegetarian and I did check the ingredient list). I was in a rush so ate the soup at my desk while working and thought it tasted ... familiar but I couldn't put my finger on it. About half way through I suddenly realised what it was that seemed odd, it tasted a bit like chicken ... stopped eating, contacted the canteen and asked what sort of stock they had used ... lo and behold they could not tell me right then but would call me back (which did not happen). I am pretty damn sure it was chicken stock, as it's not that long since I made the switch to veggie but I'm just annoyed and disappointed and eurgh ...<br><br>
Then I got home and grabbed my new veggie cookbook (yay! I love cooking) and found one of the first recipes called for chicken stock ??????<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":confused:"> I started to pen an irate letter to the publishers realised that swearing wasn't called for and had a nice calming raw vegan dinner.<br><br>
I'm still angry. I'm still going to write a letter explaining why I do not think it's appropriate to include the word vegetarian in the title of a cook book if you then use a bunch of meat products - but without the name calling.<br><br>
Also is this common? Are all food options marked as veggie suspect? I'm a generally trusting person and even when I was an omni I would never in a million years have served a veg*n meat based foods. I always made sure there was a decent veg option and made the effort to ensure that I got it right!
 

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Unfortunately, I've come across a number of people (and companies too) who don't consider chicken to be meat and assume it will be all right for vegetarians. I've heard things along the lines of: "Chicken isn't meat, it's poultry. Those are different things so chicken must be ok, right?"<br><br>
It can be very frustrating, and it happens a lot (probably more often) with fish. I would write them a letter, but I would try to keep it calm and professional sounding. Labeling their food as vegetarian when it contains chicken stock is misleading and should be changed. Sadly, the only way you can really be sure in most cases is to ask lots of questions and check the ingredients list.
 

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Speaking of soup... I was curious what kind of broth Planet Sub used in their soups. The clerk: "I don't know, it comes in packages and we just heat it up." "Can you check the package and see if it lists the ingredients on there?" He scampers away and comes back a few minutes later and tells me the package doesn't list the ingredients.<br><br>
I am NOT eating MYSTERY SOUP.<br><br>
So I posted the question on the Planet Sub Facebook page. They still haven't responded.<br><br>
Why should I patronize a place that doesn't disclose a basic ingredient like what kind of broth is used? It's not like I am asking for their recipe here.
 

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A very fancy restaurant nearby me had a "vegetarian menu" a few years ago that included something cooked in oyster sauce. At the time I wasn't 100% vegetarian (I was like 13) but I was trying to avoid eating animals. I ordered the dish with oyster sauce anyways, thinking seafood wasn't too big of a deal ethically, and then they bring me rice on the side and tell me it's been cooked in chicken broth, and if that's ok.<br><br>
BUT - a few years later they improved their vegetarian menu, removed all seafood/poultry dishes, and now have some really delicious, totally vegetarian and vegan dishes. So there you go - just because people are ignorant of vegetarianism now doesn't mean they can't learn and improve!
 

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Yes, Kansas City.<br><br>
Here is where I asked them...still no response. They are ignoring me!<br><br><a href="http://www.facebook.com/PlanetSub/posts/10150348379289314" target="_blank">http://www.facebook.com/PlanetSub/po...50348379289314</a>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>RabbitLuvr</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2985811"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Ah, ok. Your question kinda looks like you're asking for a full ingredient list for every soup</div>
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No, absolutely not. I fail to see how it can be interpreted that way in the least.<br><b><a href="http://www.facebook.com/tone.king" target="_blank">Tone King</a><i><span style="text-decoration:underline;">posted to</span></i><a href="http://www.facebook.com/PlanetSub" target="_blank">Planet Sub</a><br>
So I stopped by your Lee's Summit location this evening and they couldn't tell me what was the base of the soups they make.</b><br><br><br><a href="http://www.facebook.com/PlanetSub" target="_blank">Planet Sub</a> Did you want a full ingredient list?<br><br><a href="http://www.facebook.com/tone.king" target="_blank">Tone King</a> I am just curious what base is used in the soups.<br><br>
Unless they are stone cold stupid how could it be perceived as anything else?
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>RabbitLuvr</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2986100"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Yeah, I read your post on their page, and their answers. You ask about the "base" in all of the soups. Your question wasn't clear as to why you wanted to know, and said something about "all" the soups. If you'd just asked which of their soups were vegetarian, they would have known exactly what you were asking about and why you wanted to know. Anyway, they've answered you now, though because of the way your question was phrased, they didn't mention the minestrone or black bean soup, both of which they've previously told me were vegetarian. Shrug.<br><br>
Honestly, they've always been straight forward with me and been very helpful. Considering how awful the other sandwich places are in this city for veg*n options, I'll continue going there.</div>
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I didn't ask which soups were vegetarian because 1) Not everybody thinks of chicken broth as being NOT vegetarian. 2) I want to know what base they use for their soups, not what meat eaters consider vegetarian. Again, meat eaters think fish and chicken is somehow vegetarian.<br><br>
By the way, they did reply to me...all their soups except the tomato soup uses CHICKEN BROTH. Even their "vegetable" soups. Buyer beware.<br><br>
I was just trying to ask the right questions, and not be mislead. It shouldn't be so challenging. And the only reason I asked for all their soups was because I wasn't sure what different soups they served.
 

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If they couldn't be bothered to tell me all the soups they had I can't be bothered to go there and order them. Plain and simple.
 
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