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Fake Chicken Nuggets....i will never try that again!

post #1 of 25
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YUCK! Tonight I made some chicken nuggets for dinner to go with my salad. Earlier in the week i bought some Morning Star "chick'n nuggets" - ok - so yea i didn't read the label like i should have, but i have bought morning star stuff in the past and loved it- so i thought i was getting yummy REAL chicken nuggets. Boy was i wrong! Those things were soo weird!

I got them out of the toaster oven when they were finished and started eating them. I noticed they tasted really strange so i went to read the box. There's no chicken in them at all! I call that false advertising! It said "chick'n nuggets" on the box people! Turns out they have veggies/etc and other things in them. Well I definitely won't be getting those again! So yea- i'm stil hungry and the Fosters enjoyed my dinner (Whiskey wouldn't even touch them I guess he didn't like them eithor!)
post #2 of 25
Ha! Hon, the Morning Star line is made for vegetarians! There are no meat products in any of their stuff!
post #3 of 25
I tried a gardenburger once and spit it back out, I don't blame you at all Nikki, a vegetarian I am NOT
post #4 of 25
OMG those are my favorite thing ever!

I understand though, when you think you're getting something else and it isn't that. Before I quit eating meat, I would try and take a bite of my sister's veg faux-meat stuff and hate it too. Once you forget what meat tastes like, they're good.

Incidentally, Zissou thinks they're great and will beg for them as well

All Morningstar's stuff has TVP (textured vegetable protein) as its main ingredient, like Carol Petunia said.

Although I tried to eat the one they have at BK and I thought it was the grossest thing ever, it was all huge mushrooms BLEH
post #5 of 25
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Ha! Hon, the Morning Star line is made for vegetarians! There are no meat products in any of their stuff!



Oh Nikki...
post #6 of 25
Yes some of the vegetarian products can be pretty yucky. However, there are a lot of chicken strips and chicken nuggets out there that are pretty disgusting. I always check the labels and avoid anything that says pressed chicken( I don't know what it's suppose to be but it's certainly not chicken)

The best brand that I have found is either Pintys or Maple Leaf.
The same goes for chicken burgers.
I actually do a really nice chicken strips or nuggets at home with boneless chicken breasts, dipped in egg then rolled in seasoned bread crumbs..
post #7 of 25
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Originally Posted by katiemae1277 View Post
I tried a gardenburger once and spit it back out, I don't blame you at all Nikki, a vegetarian I am NOT
lol i was in a place that was supposed to have the best vegearian burgers in the world or so people told me. Blah eating grass would have tasted better.
i want MEAT!!!
post #8 of 25
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Originally Posted by CarolPetunia View Post
Ha! Hon, the Morning Star line is made for vegetarians! There are no meat products in any of their stuff!
now they tell me! I have had a few Morning Star things in the past and LOVED them - but i didn't realize the entire line was vegetarian. I thought it was just healthier products/etc so i wanted to try their chicken nuggets I learned my lesson tonight! They weren't AWEFUL - but they were just sooo strange/different to me.

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Originally Posted by katiemae1277 View Post
I tried a gardenburger once and spit it back out, I don't blame you at all Nikki, a vegetarian I am NOT
Me eithor!

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Originally Posted by Zissou'sMom View Post
OMG those are my favorite thing ever!

I understand though, when you think you're getting something else and it isn't that. Before I quit eating meat, I would try and take a bite of my sister's veg faux-meat stuff and hate it too. Once you forget what meat tastes like, they're good.

Incidentally, Zissou thinks they're great and will beg for them as well

All Morningstar's stuff has TVP (textured vegetable protein) as its main ingredient, like Carol Petunia said.

Although I tried to eat the one they have at BK and I thought it was the grossest thing ever, it was all huge mushrooms BLEH
I ought to send you the rest of them then! They're definitely "different" lol. Some "alternative" foods i don't mind at all - i love a lot of the stuff you can find at Wild Oats - there was a while where i was on the celiac diet and couldn't eat much of anything - Wild Oats rocked!!! So i got used to some of the different tastes/etc of alternative things- but man, i don't think i could ever get used to fake chicken That was such a shock to me!I was expecting some nice healthy chicken..real chicken!

Zissou must be a better eater than my Jasmine- she stole one off my plate earlier- took it in the floor and shook it to "kill it" and then took a big bite out of the middle. She looked right at me, spit it out and then meowed while she pawed at the carpet like she was covering it up!!! lol! it was hilarious!
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Oh Nikki...
I know! I feel like such a doofus

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Originally Posted by tierre0 View Post
Yes some of the vegetarian products can be pretty yucky. However, there are a lot of chicken strips and chicken nuggets out there that are pretty disgusting. I always check the labels and avoid anything that says pressed chicken( I don't know what it's suppose to be but it's certainly not chicken)

The best brand that I have found is either Pintys or Maple Leaf.
The same goes for chicken burgers.
I actually do a really nice chicken strips or nuggets at home with boneless chicken breasts, dipped in egg then rolled in seasoned bread crumbs..
Hey you mind sending me your recipe! I'd love to try my own homemade stuff!!!!

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Originally Posted by theimp98 View Post
lol i was in a place that was supposed to have the best vegearian burgers in the world or so people told me. Blah eating grass would have tasted better.
i want MEAT!!!
A man after my own heart!
post #9 of 25
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Originally Posted by StarryEyedTiGeR View Post
I ought to send you the rest of them then! They're definitely "different" lol. Some "alternative" foods i don't mind at all - i love a lot of the stuff you can find at Wild Oats - there was a while where i was on the celiac diet and couldn't eat much of anything - Wild Oats rocked!!! So i got used to some of the different tastes/etc of alternative things- but man, i don't think i could ever get used to fake chicken That was such a shock to me!I was expecting some nice healthy chicken..real chicken!

Zissou must be a better eater than my Jasmine- she stole one off my plate earlier- took it in the floor and shook it to "kill it" and then took a big bite out of the middle. She looked right at me, spit it out and then meowed while she pawed at the carpet like she was covering it up!!! lol! it was hilarious!
They are different, especially the texture because of how they have to process it. I imagine it would be as shocking for me to think I was trying a new brand of faux-meat and bit into some "nice healthy chicken". It almost happens to me sometimes, at the organic foods place here there are a bunch of brands of faux stuff right with the meat, and you can't tell unless you read the label

Aw! I can just imagine poor Jasmine I bet she's traumatized now!
post #10 of 25
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I know! I feel like such a doofus
Yeah but what a lovely doofus you make
post #11 of 25
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Originally Posted by Zissou'sMom View Post
They are different, especially the texture because of how they have to process it. I imagine it would be as shocking for me to think I was trying a new brand of faux-meat and bit into some "nice healthy chicken". It almost happens to me sometimes, at the organic foods place here there are a bunch of brands of faux stuff right with the meat, and you can't tell unless you read the label

Aw! I can just imagine poor Jasmine I bet she's traumatized now!
I know -Jasmine looked confused! She had a look like "what is this crap" on her face Wow and i'm suprised too - i didn't think there was ANYTHING that cat wouldn't eat or at least try to eat

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Yeah but what a lovely doofus you make
Aww thanks love
post #12 of 25
The veggie chicken nuggest I like best (coincidently made by Schneiders) makes Willow go crazy. Regular nuggets don't make her act the same way. When I nuke up a batch of the veggie stuff, she crawls all over me and gets fiesty, slapping at my hand every time I raise it to bite. So I let her have the last little nibble of every nugget, and she all but snatches it out of my hand and races to the floor to gobble it down. Then she hops up for the next one.

Molly and Buffy couldn't care less, though.
post #13 of 25
Its like chicken flavour crisps/chips that have no chicken in them lol! and they are not even for vegetarians ...
post #14 of 25
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Originally Posted by My cat Mellow View Post
Its like chicken flavour crisps/chips that have no chicken in them lol! and they are not even for vegetarians ...
Maybe you're thinking of something different, these are what Nikki ate
post #15 of 25
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Originally Posted by Zissou'sMom View Post
Maybe you're thinking of something different, these are what Nikki ate
good god, you sure that is a food thing
reads more like something made by a mad doctor.
i would expect it to grow legs and start walking around

no wonder, i dont like buying food from the store, they forget to put the food in the food
post #16 of 25
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Originally Posted by theimp98 View Post
good god, you sure that is a food thing
reads more like something made by a mad doctor.
i would expect it to grow legs and start walking around

no wonder, i dont like buying food from the store, they forget to put the food in the food
Lol! I just ate some, and they were delicious!
post #17 of 25
I love Morningstar nuggets. They are great with BBQ sauce.

Did you microwave or bake them? I always bake them, they get crunchy in the oven.
post #18 of 25
I tried Schneiders Oh Naturel meatless chick'n nuggets before and I thought they were good. I didn't really think they tasted any different than normal chicken nuggets except for the texture.
post #19 of 25
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Originally Posted by Dragoriana View Post
Yeah but what a lovely doofus you make
Absolutely! You're beautiful when you're righteously indignant!
post #20 of 25
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Originally Posted by Aussie_Dog View Post
The veggie chicken nuggest I like best (coincidently made by Schneiders) makes Willow go crazy. Regular nuggets don't make her act the same way. When I nuke up a batch of the veggie stuff, she crawls all over me and gets fiesty, slapping at my hand every time I raise it to bite. So I let her have the last little nibble of every nugget, and she all but snatches it out of my hand and races to the floor to gobble it down. Then she hops up for the next one.

Molly and Buffy couldn't care less, though.
I knew it was bad when both Whiskey and Jasmine refused to eat them

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Originally Posted by theimp98 View Post
good god, you sure that is a food thing
reads more like something made by a mad doctor.
i would expect it to grow legs and start walking around

no wonder, i dont like buying food from the store, they forget to put the food in the food
No kidding!!! Those things were soo gross! Never ever will i do that again Next time i will check the label! I was in such a rush that time i didn't. Geesh it's horrible when you have to check something labeled as "chick'n nuggets" to make sure if they even have chicken in them! I'd much rather have real food- real chicken nuggets with real lean white chicken in it than a ton of weird fillers. Next time i'm making my own

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Originally Posted by Zissou'sMom View Post
Lol! I just ate some, and they were delicious!
ohhh yuck hon i ought to send you the rest of mine

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Originally Posted by littleraven7726 View Post
I love Morningstar nuggets. They are great with BBQ sauce.

Did you microwave or bake them? I always bake them, they get crunchy in the oven.
I baked them- and they were all nice and crispy (like i like my food- i hate mushy stuff!) - the outside was sooo decieving though because it tasted like cardboard when i bit into it

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Originally Posted by CarolPetunia View Post
Absolutely! You're beautiful when you're righteously indignant!
thanks.
post #21 of 25
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Originally Posted by StarryEyedTiGeR View Post
Geesh it's horrible when you have to check something labeled as "chick'n nuggets" to make sure if they even have chicken in them!
Not trying to be picky, but it's actually Chik' n Nuggets. http://seeveggiesdifferently.com/pro...=23&family=365 A lot of vegetarian food is named similar to the flavor they are trying to copy to benefit those of us who don't eat meat. I agree that some of it tastes like salty cardboard though. Some of it is pretty good. The sausage patties taste real - to me, anyway, but I haven't had real sausage since 1987.
post #22 of 25
Heehee, I'm still laughing.
I'm a vegetarian, so I end up having a lot of veggie versions of food. I think some of them are good, though. I prefer to just go simple, though, for something like pizza where it's extremely easy to leave meat off and/or find just cheese pizza.
post #23 of 25
Some of it looks ok, but I'm not a vegetarian so I don't know if I'd really like it. lol
post #24 of 25
Calling vegi food the same name as its normal counterparts should be banned...
post #25 of 25
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Calling vegi food the same name as its normal counterparts should be banned...
Then how would I know what to look for when I wanted something similar to chicken (which Morningstar Farms calls Chik' n) that didn't contain meat?
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