Tuesday 27 January 2009 10.48am
I suppose its only a matter of time before we see a vegetarian topside roast or mock bacon rashers. I'm as near a vegetarian as its possible to be, but this mock everything only puts me off.
When will food producers realize that by giving an entirely new name to a food product is more likely to entice people to try it?
I don't know about you guys but I've never been tempted by tinned mock sausage links, tinned nut loaf or boxes of soy meat substitute. Now if the same articles were sold freshly prepared, minus preservatives and junk and properly promoted as a healthy alternative, I'd be happy to give them a go.
I know they would be more expensive but people on low incomes rarely buy vegetarian products as they are already too expensive. Bigger turnover, more competition and the prices would fall, then we could all afford to eat healthy alternatives.