Linda Mccartney MEAT FREE King Prawns!? £1.25 @ Tesco
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Linda Mccartney MEAT FREE King Prawns!? £1.25 @ Tesco

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Found 14th Apr 2013
Hey,

I know this one is weird and that there will be veggie and meat eaters alike that will wonder why veggies eat meat shaped things.....but....Tescos are doing Linda Mccartney meat free King Prawns for paella.

I think it was half price - it was in the frozen clearance are in Norwich Harford branch.

I personally dont like my food to look or actually taste to convincingly of meat but I was curious so I bought a bag.....not sure if Im going to regret it?!

Enjoy if its for you.......:D

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I might be being thick, but I never thought Prawns where meat? Did the species list change or somethink i'm not aware of?

Well vegetarians don't just not eat meat, they don't eat animals. And prawns are animals.

Anyway, these are horrible! Tried them - really tough texture and an artificial fish flavour which tastes like smoked haddock, not prawn.

junk4

Well vegetarians don't just not eat meat, they don't eat animals. And … Well vegetarians don't just not eat meat, they don't eat animals. And prawns are animals.Anyway, these are horrible! Tried them - really tough texture and an artificial fish flavour which tastes like smoked haddock, not prawn.


im wondering what linda mmcartney smoked haddock tastes like now!

Original Poster

LOL - I knew this one would be fun!

Im going to let my brother cook them for me - he keeps saying if only I ate prawns....so here is his chance to prove it!

It's not nice!

Original Poster

leeparsons

I might be being thick, but I never thought Prawns where meat? Did the … I might be being thick, but I never thought Prawns where meat? Did the species list change or somethink i'm not aware of?



No idea ? I thought if it had eyes or breaths its meat??

"im wondering what linda mmcartney's smoked haddock tastes like now!" - is that a euphemism?

DrBones

"im wondering what linda mmcartney's smoked haddock tastes like now!" - … "im wondering what linda mmcartney's smoked haddock tastes like now!" - is that a euphemism?



No, thats a musical instrument

They taste awful! Avoid at all costs.

DrBones

"im wondering what linda mmcartney's smoked haddock tastes like now!" - … "im wondering what linda mmcartney's smoked haddock tastes like now!" - is that a euphemism?


very dry and tough im guessing

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IamMT

They taste awful! Avoid at all costs.



Hope not - they look really interesting!

On a serious note, is it legal to use King Prawn as a product if it isn't? They do a meat free Scampi too! The problems getting proper scampi is bad enough, and the regulations are very specific what constitutes scampi!! Broccoli, carrots and soya protein etc, can hardly be described as Scampi or King Prawns

leeparsons

I might be being thick, but I never thought Prawns where meat? Did the … I might be being thick, but I never thought Prawns where meat? Did the species list change or somethink i'm not aware of?



Did you think prawns are vegetarian?

@maxiils sorry to say they spoiled a decent paella and we binned the rest. Try cashews instead.

yeh, these are dreadful.

Wtf

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IamMT

@maxiils sorry to say they spoiled a decent paella and we binned the … @maxiils sorry to say they spoiled a decent paella and we binned the rest. Try cashews instead.



I will thaw one an try it solo before I cook anything!

Thanx for the heads up.

x

dj_phatpuq

very dry and tough im guessing


Would you say they are hardcore prawn then? X)

Different for different folk. My partner loves these and makes garlic prawns and prawn cocktals. I personally do not like them as they are too like king prawn i.e too meaty.

Hot anyway

@maxiils, perhaps you may like them. I must admit I have never eaten a real prawn.

Made from whey protein and potato starch. The ingredient says 2g of protein per 100g. So it is 1.6g per 60g serving. That is a lot of money for 1.62g serving of protein!

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Haggisbasher

Different for different folk. My partner loves these and makes garlic … Different for different folk. My partner loves these and makes garlic prawns and prawn cocktals. I personally do not like them as they are too like king prawn i.e too meaty. Hot anyway



You sounds like I do - I dont like it if the veggie versions are too meaty....odd but you seem to get what I mean! x

If you prefer your vegetarian food with a less meaty taste, try vegetables.

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termite

If you prefer your vegetarian food with a less meaty taste, try … If you prefer your vegetarian food with a less meaty taste, try vegetables.



Damit - I never thought of that! ;D

x

splender

Made from whey protein and potato starch. The ingredient says 2g of … Made from whey protein and potato starch. The ingredient says 2g of protein per 100g. So it is 1.6g per 60g serving. That is a lot of money for 1.62g serving of protein!



Who buys junk food (that's pretty much what the veggie alternatives are) for the protein content?

leeparsons

I might be being thick, but I never thought Prawns where meat? Did the … I might be being thick, but I never thought Prawns where meat? Did the species list change or somethink i'm not aware of?

They eat a vegan diet, as more and more Americans are doing, … They eat a vegan diet, as more and more Americans are doing, trend-watchers and cookbook publishers tell us. But what does that mean, exactly? Vegans, like vegetarians, never eat meat. But vegans are stricter, shunning not only meat, but fish and shellfish (which some vegetarians will eat), eggs, milk and other dairy products – any food with an ingredient derived from an animal, from a cow down to an insect.



So going on that, vegies can eat fish

I really don't get why people get confused to whether fish is meat or not, last time I checked, fish were living animals.

Plants are living organisms too.

Someone who eats fish/shellfish is a pescetarian not a vegetarian, either way having tried these and the 'scampi' they taste awful. I've never tried a meat version of either so can't report on authenticity.

Prawns are animals. They are crustaceans which are a species of invertebrates which are animals.

they are alright, taste like prawns

Yuck i dont think i could brave myself to try it. Fear of the unknown lol.

I have tried these and thought they were like king prawns, made vol au vaunts (sp) with them.

These are HORRIBLE !!! They're like polystyrene packing nuggets dyed pink. I'm NOT joking. They've made everyone I know who's tried them gag like a girl. The main ingredient is some sort of polyfructose cellulose nonsense which is basically like sponge and they bounce back when you bite into them. What on Earth were the designers of this product thinking ? And, worse still, they are officially called "Fish Free King Prawns" when prawns aren't even a fish anyway. Oh, and they are *two* percent protein. Eat once, avoid forever.
Edited by: "Flimber" 15th Apr 2013

leeparsons

I might be being thick, but I never thought Prawns where meat? Did the … I might be being thick, but I never thought Prawns where meat? Did the species list change or somethink i'm not aware of?



They are definitely not veg and not mushrooms (you may be confusing white and red meat - chicken, fish and people all have white meat - cows etc have red)

Beano007

They are definitely not veg and not mushrooms (you may be confusing white … They are definitely not veg and not mushrooms (you may be confusing white and red meat - chicken, fish and people all have white meat - cows etc have red)


Fish isnt a meat, but i guess some veggies consider it comes under a meat, even thou it isnt a mamal
Edited by: "leeparsons" 15th Apr 2013

Some veggies and all botanists would consider it a meat. Meat is the flesh of an animal, not a mammal. Prawns aren't fungi, plants or microorganisms so that pretty much leaves animal

For eating purposes using the standard term of meat and two veg on a plate. Then prawn is meat. Common meat is, in UK anyway, is further categorised into meat from mammals (so called animal on hoofs which means lamb,beef, mutton, horse,pork ...) , fish section (shellfish, mollusc, white fish..) and poultry section (duck, chicken and goose, patridge, pheasant...). A dictionary definition of meat would exclude fish and poultry. However for the purposes of "kindness" and eating lifestyle choices it is common to include fish and poultry as meat since they are non-veg and they all have a central nervous system which can feel pain and suffering as best we can understand. Vegetables do have senory (nervous reaction) too but that has less impact when compared with "meat".
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