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Wed, Nov. 21st, 2007, 12:30 pm
oddiophile: Vegetarian Nightmare!

You know that nightmare that folks often have? The one where you get to school or work, look down, and realize you forgot a key element of clothing, such as pants? I am having the vegetarian version of that.

Tomorrow, as you know, is the holiday where people get together with friends and family and stuff themselves on the bounty of the harvest. The turkeys refer to this human holiday as Massacre Day, but we call it Thanksgiving.
For the last few days I have been visiting several different New Seasons stores in hopes of locating a Quorn Turk'y Roast, seen below.

For those of you that have never enjoyed the roast, it provides the taste and texture of turkey white meat, at least as I can remember what turkey white meat tastes like. It has been a while. When prepared with poultry seasoning, it is delicious. It is also a part of my Thanksgiving meal after a few years of the Tofurky rubber ball flavored thing. (I am sorry, vital wheat gluten, you just do not cut it anymore.)
A Perishable Grocery clerk at New Seasons informed they were out of stock and would continue to be out of stock until the U.S. government lifts a ban on foods containing dairy originating from the U.K. I do not know how much of that is based in fact, and I am still waiting to hear back from Quorn, the manufaturer, but according to the clerk, there is a fear of Hoof and Mouth disease being spread by these products.
Bummer. Thanksgiving just won't be the same without it.

Wed, Nov. 21st, 2007 11:46 pm (UTC)

This roast is highly allergic to some people. Just want people to know that if you have allergies to mold at all, this can make you super sick. It is make from some kind of mushroom mold or something, I don't remember what the real term is, but about 10 percent of people who eat it get violently ill.
Make sure you don;t serve it to someone with asthma and mold allergies.

Thu, Nov. 22nd, 2007 01:48 am (UTC)

I've been on the hunt for one recently too! I had one a few weeks ago (makes the best cold lunch "meat") and didn't think it would become impossible to find. Suddenly it's the only Quorn product I can't find. And all the Quorn line is on sale everywhere too!