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Birds Eye Green Cuisine Meat-Free Meatballs 280g - 50p @ Iceland
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Birds Eye Green Cuisine Meat-Free Meatballs 280g - 50p @ Iceland

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Posted 5th Feb

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  • Balls formed from a blend of pea protein, herbs and spices, lightly fried
  • Powered by plants
  • Succulent meat-free
  • Rich in protein
  • Source of iron
  • Soy free
  • No artificial colours or flavours
  • Suitable for vegans
  • Pack size: 280G
  • Protein contributes to the maintenance of muscle mass
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londonlad1905/02/2020 20:00

What's the obsession with calling veggie/vegan food after meat products. …What's the obsession with calling veggie/vegan food after meat products. At best these are veggie balls and in no way meat balls



“and peanut butter isn’t butter, quince cheese isn’t cheese, cream of coconut isn’t cream.”
londonlad1905/02/2020 20:00

What's the obsession with calling veggie/vegan food after meat products. …What's the obsession with calling veggie/vegan food after meat products. At best these are veggie balls and in no way meat balls


Because they are substitutes, it's not that difficult to get one's head around that
PlumCoture05/02/2020 20:07

It's a bit funny calling them meatballs when there isnt any meat in …It's a bit funny calling them meatballs when there isnt any meat in them!


Just like most cheap food then.
I'm just here for the comments from triggered meat eaters, personally I don't care either way

Good spot OP that's a good price! Have some meat...I mean heat
Edited by: "salbero1" 6th Feb
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What's the obsession with calling veggie/vegan food after meat products. At best these are veggie balls and in no way meat balls
Errrrrrr . I get you don't want to eat meat , so why call them meat balls ? I don't get it . Surely they should be called Veg Squished Together In A Ball That We Have Tried To Give The Texture And Taste Of Meat or something like that .
These taste alright....but I noticed a lot of fat coming out when you cook them.....don't get that with the Linda mc ones

Lardy content seemed a bit high when I read the back
Edited by: "freddyfender" 5th Feb
It's a bit funny calling them meatballs when there isnt any meat in them!
PlumCoture05/02/2020 20:07

It's a bit funny calling them meatballs when there isnt any meat in …It's a bit funny calling them meatballs when there isnt any meat in them!


Just like most cheap food then.
These don’t taste great (to me) versus other veggie makes. But heat for 50p.
Fantastic find OP! Gotta love balls 🎾
Not meat balls
I cook these on the air fryer and then warm them through some Bolognese sauce, after that put them in a baguette for an amazing meatball sub.
These are ok but a bit soft and spongy.

Good for 50p though and I enjoyed mine.
londonlad1905/02/2020 20:00

What's the obsession with calling veggie/vegan food after meat products. …What's the obsession with calling veggie/vegan food after meat products. At best these are veggie balls and in no way meat balls



“and peanut butter isn’t butter, quince cheese isn’t cheese, cream of coconut isn’t cream.”
Went straight in the bin after a couple of mouthfuls. Blooming disgusting. Back to meat for me!!
londonlad1905/02/2020 20:00

What's the obsession with calling veggie/vegan food after meat products. …What's the obsession with calling veggie/vegan food after meat products. At best these are veggie balls and in no way meat balls


Because they are substitutes, it's not that difficult to get one's head around that
AyyyyJayyyyy05/02/2020 20:58

Because they are substitutes, it's not that difficult to get one's head …Because they are substitutes, it's not that difficult to get one's head around that


No they're not. When you're taking the very thing out that makes it their namesake. Veggie balls yes meatballs not even close
They are Meatballs
Should call them fake meat balls or veggie meatballs . Or eat real meatballs
Are they in-store now, didn't notice them, but may be me.
freddyfender05/02/2020 20:04

These taste alright....but I noticed a lot of fat coming out when you …These taste alright....but I noticed a lot of fat coming out when you cook them.....don't get that with the Linda mc onesLardy content seemed a bit high when I read the back


That's normal, it's just a marketing trick.

Manufacturers aren't daft; they just mark them as Vegan so people think they're healthy but in reality they'll be the same or worse than real meat.

Meat* balls.

* Doesn't contain meat.
Edited by: "Roger_Irrelevant" 5th Feb
these are fantastic, and most important guilt free
londonlad1905/02/2020 20:00

What's the obsession with calling veggie/vegan food after meat products. …What's the obsession with calling veggie/vegan food after meat products. At best these are veggie balls and in no way meat balls


Instead of aiming your anger at the vegans and vegetarians here’s the solution:-

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It’s birds eyes complaints dept, why don’t you let them know your problems with their products
ThePizzaBoxChef06/02/2020 00:40

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OK, I’ll play along.

In the unlikelihood of that hypothetical situation happening, no it isn’t acceptable.
There are ethical, religious and cultural reasons why you can’t name meat products as vegetables.

With the converse; I’ve never heard of an issue where someone eats a vegetable instead of meat leading to outrage.

... oh apart from during an episode of Supernanny. Sent to the naughty step straight away.
Edited by: "Hadouken!" 6th Feb
Hadouken!06/02/2020 00:57

OK, I’ll play along. In the unlikelihood of that hypothetical situation h …OK, I’ll play along. In the unlikelihood of that hypothetical situation happening, no it isn’t acceptable.There are ethical, religious and cultural reasons why you can’t name meat products as vegetables.With the converse; I’ve never heard of an issue where someone eats a vegetable instead of meat leading to outrage.... oh apart from during an episode of Supernanny. Sent to the naughty step straight away.


Can't have it one way and not the other. Just as you wouldn't call a meat product veggie you shouldn't call a veggie product meat. Simple premise really.
I'm just here for the comments from triggered meat eaters, personally I don't care either way

Good spot OP that's a good price! Have some meat...I mean heat
Edited by: "salbero1" 6th Feb
londonlad1906/02/2020 07:26

Can't have it one way and not the other. Just as you wouldn't call a meat …Can't have it one way and not the other. Just as you wouldn't call a meat product veggie you shouldn't call a veggie product meat. Simple premise really.


Certainly can have it one way.

If a product has a prefix of ‘veggie’ - there’s already a precedent in place that you understand the adjective means it will be vegetarian and that it will not contain meat. And it’s been that way for decades.
londonlad1906/02/2020 07:26

Can't have it one way and not the other. Just as you wouldn't call a meat …Can't have it one way and not the other. Just as you wouldn't call a meat product veggie you shouldn't call a veggie product meat. Simple premise really.


It's not up to consumers to decide what gets called what. Birds Eye and the rest of the companies using meatballs, sausages etc don't care about your opinion on the matter. It says meatballs on the product and there's not a single thing you can do about it, facts don't care about feelings.
Edited by: "Deetea" 6th Feb
Heat added! 🔥
Edited by: "andrewworrall1" 6th Feb
londonlad1906/02/2020 07:35

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How does it affect you either way?

In the culture war nonsense, people getting enraged by what others choose to eat and what they call that food has to be up there with the silliest things ever, surely?
Deetea06/02/2020 08:58

there's not a single thing you can do about it, facts don't care about …there's not a single thing you can do about it, facts don't care about feelings.


Well. People can vote with their wallets. There is that.
londonlad1906/02/2020 08:06

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If you're dumb enough to think that these contain meat when they say meat-free all over the package and you find it in the vegetarian section of the supermarket then that is on you.
It's pretty obvious that they call them meat-free meatballs so that consumers know that it is a vegetarian version of a traditional meatball, with similar texture and appearance. End of story.
I expect to see you on the next peanut butter thread complaining that it is not real butter.
londonlad1906/02/2020 09:08

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I wonder if they've ever heard of "voting with their wallet" or if they are too young to remember the whole "Choco Krispies" furore in the late 90s
themadgoose06/02/2020 09:29

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Now now, we can't be having that, after all meat eaters are evil you know! /s

cooliusxp06/02/2020 09:52

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So you are saying vegans/vegetarians are dumb then? Because they could easily clearly label it saying it had a similar texture to it.....

And yes it is trying to pass it off as something else. There would be outrage if it was called a veggie ball and contained meat. Double standards. It is a meatless product and therefore should not be labelled as a meat product
cooliusxp06/02/2020 09:52

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No it's clearly marked (in Red) as "Meat Balls", the"Meat Free" bit is up top on a small flag.

These should just be called "Veggie Balls" and a flag saying "Contains Meat Substitute".
Jeez you guys are really struggling with this aren't you?

It says "meat-free" twice on the front, accompanied by "green cuisine" and "powered by plants" in big letters. It has a vegetarian logo on the front. It is found in a different section of the supermarket.

They have clearly gone to great lengths to ensure that they aren't confusing people and anyone who can read should not be expecting these to contain meat.

"Meatballs" (no space) is a specific type of food that this product is imitating with a meat free version. That is why they are labelled as Meat-free Meatballs.

"Veggie balls" could be any type of vegetables in a ball shape and does not accurately describe what this product is trying to achieve as a substitute for traditional meatballs.
Edited by: "cooliusxp" 6th Feb
londonlad1906/02/2020 09:55

So you are saying vegans/vegetarians are dumb then? Because they could …So you are saying vegans/vegetarians are dumb then? Because they could easily clearly label it saying it had a similar texture to it.....And yes it is trying to pass it off as something else. There would be outrage if it was called a veggie ball and contained meat. Double standards. It is a meatless product and therefore should not be labelled as a meat product


It's not labeled as a meat product. It's labeled as a meat-free product.
Baked Alaska is not actually made of bits of Alaska. Spotted Dick is not a medical infection.


You're getting worked up on here because people are wanting to eat less meat, and you don't. And it's making you sad because the movement away from meat is gathering pace and it's "PC gone mad" and all that stuff. We've heard it all before. It's a pointless waste of energy. Just let people eat what they want!
londonlad1905/02/2020 20:00

What's the obsession with calling veggie/vegan food after meat products. …What's the obsession with calling veggie/vegan food after meat products. At best these are veggie balls and in no way meat balls


Most people weren't born vegetarian or vegan. They grow up eating meat, and knowing what foods they like.

When people decide to get vegetarian or vegan, it's much easier and nicer to be able to continue having similar foods.
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