My understanding is that quorn is some slime found in a field, that is grown in a lab.
A long way from the physical resemblance to a mushroom. But as I think mushrooms are one of the tastiest things on earth, I wouldnt write quorn off due to it being inferior to something that good.
however, bear in mind, that a lot of people are actually allergic to quorn, or at least,something in the finished articles, and there has been pressure put on the manfacturers to disclose the full contents and information about it. They deny an issue, but a quick google suggests otherwise.
I just dont understand, why any discussion about food, rapidly decends into childish farce from grossly over defensive meat eaters, who behave as if a steak was on a part with finding "the one ring".
I dont eat meat myself, as a kid I was fussy, and didnt like offal like kidneys or liver, or other cheap cuts. Cheap burgers and sausages were awful in the 70's, as a student I would rarely afford decent meat, and after a while, gave up and really never went back. Back bacon was expensive,and middle and streaky were too fatty for me to find palatable.
I dont have anything other than the general ill ease when thinking about abbatoirs, slaughterhouses, the huge processing factories, but it all seems so unnessary to eat, frankly, so much meat.
I mean, picking up a packet of haribo, I look at the ingerdients and think ktf? why is there pork gelatine in kids sweets? They may appear to be yummy, but if we all gave in to what pleased us, Id drive at 100mph everywhere becasue its fun!
When you first turn veggie, esp when I did in the 80, I literally had a St PAul on the road to Damascus thing, that after an hour in a huge new superstore built on theoutskirts of Reading, having virtually nothing in my basket, I realised I was going to have to have a rethink about my lifestyle. There were meat products in everyhting, almost everyhting.... I realised even then that we wouldnt have decended to "meat at every meal", which is probably why Iwas a touch overweight anyway.
I went veggie, and actually feel much better for it. I lost weight, which brought other benefits.
Feel free to eat meat, its a free world. But there are important reasons why becoming a veggie is no bad thing. All the childish responses of "yum yum its so good" only relate to quality products we get in the west here. Besides, you would say that, youve had 30-40 years of expensive marketing to get used to it being "yum" and its what your used to from an early age. Some from less rich diets would find it impossibly cloying. In much the same way sushi would turn my stomach, but Mr Japanese person clearly loves it.
Eat what you like, but do so responsibly. Why the meat argument makes people as defensive as x box vs ps3 fanboy arguments (or Orange 5 owners!) amazes me. Its like no one else is allowed an opinion.
Btw, I ride an Orange.