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    All Mars chocolate products to have meat in them!

    Well sort of - animal rennet.

    news.bbc.co.uk/1/h…stmnews.bbc.co.uk/1/h…stm

    Pretty poor if you're a vegetarian and like chocolate! Really odd decision for Masterfoods to have made...

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    Talk about OTT headline topic. You would make a good journalist.

    'Meat mars Mars' would make a better headline

    Original Poster

    stora

    Talk about OTT headline topic. You would make a good journalist.



    It pulls in the readers! ;-)

    stupidity by the company
    why switch a readily available vege rennet for a meat based one?
    3 million veggies in the UK.... thats a potential 3 million customers down the pan, then theres more, in the Jewish/Muslim religions - meat is required to be kosher/halal
    so thats a couple of million more gone there.

    Original Poster

    Yep, not just vegetarians affected!

    I thought this quote was so ill-informed too:

    "If the customer is an extremely strict vegetarian, then we are sorry the … "If the customer is an extremely strict vegetarian, then we are sorry the products are no longer suitable, but a less strict vegetarian should enjoy our chocolate," said Paul Goalby, corporate affairs manager for Masterfoods.



    A "less strict vegetarian" = "not a vegetarian in the first place". It's like those people who say "I'm vegetarian but I still eat fish." You're not veggie then!

    (For the record, I'm not a vegetarian!)

    BristolDeal

    (For the record, I'm not a vegetarian!)



    Well, I am but not a huge chocolate eater - and the Mars announcement will be enough for them to lose me as a customer:-(

    Seems a very silly decision by them - why break it if it isn't broken!!!

    Original Poster

    It's put me off somewhat too! I'm sure rennet is in other things I eat and I just don't realise, but knowing my lovely Snickers has calf stomach in it now...

    http://www.desimalai.co.uk/crap/mars_page1.jpg

    so apparently if your after vege mars bars, get everything before the oct best before date.

    Banned

    Makes it worse, that it would have been possible to buy one without knowing it was unsuitable for you to eat.

    Personally, vegetarians shouldn't be so fussy. Cows would have never lived if we didn't eat them.

    Ah well - who cares !! I'll still be able to enjoy a nice Mars bar

    chocolate goood
    meat gooood
    mars gooooooood

    shanecr

    chocolate gooodmeat goooodmars gooooooood:p



    LOL :-D

    what a load of crap rennet is no longer made from animal guts I know I'm a cheesemaker its all man made now.

    Original Poster

    Riiiiight, so major international food manufacturer Masterfoods don't know where their rennet is coming from?

    Because of the limited availability of proper stomachs for rennet … Because of the limited availability of proper stomachs for rennet production, cheesemakers have always looked for other ways to coagulate the milk. Artificial coagulants are a useful alternative, especially for cheap or lower-quality cheeses.

    rennet is used to make cheese in like almost all factories (done that in School) its calf stomach acid or something!)

    Original Poster

    Exactly. Masterfoods might be pretty stupid to have done this, but they're not SO thick that they'd have said there was animal rennet in the products if there wasn't! :roll:

    Oh Knoes! BSE infected chocolate!

    hopefully it will cost them a couple of billion LOL.

    I won't be buying their products until they switch back to the previous recipe. I'm not a veggie, but I don't see the point in their changing the recipe for any other reason than cost saving. If that is the case, then the customer obviously comes second to their stock market position.
    In fact, I may just boycott Masterfoods altogether.

    Following are web sites for brands sold by this company (Masterfoods):

    Drinks DRINK MARS - a delicious chocolate drink [url]www.drinkmars.com[/url]
    Drinks GALAXY [url]www.drinkgalaxy.com[/url]
    Drinks MALTESERS [url]www.drinkmaltesers.com[/url]
    Drinks MILKY WAY [url]www.drinkmilkyway.com[/url]
    Main meals EBLY [url]www.ebly.co.uk[/url]
    Petcare KITEKAT [url]www.kitekat.co.uk[/url]
    Petcare PEDIGREE [url]www.uk.pedigree.com[/url]
    Petcare WHISKAS [url]www.whiskas.co.uk[/url]
    Petcare WINERGY [url]www.winergy.co.uk[/url]
    Petcare SPILLERS [url]www.spillers-feeds.co.uk[/url]
    Snackfoods CELEBRATIONS [url]www.celebrations.co.uk[/url]
    Snackfoods SNICKERS [url]www.snickers.com[/url]

    You're choice.

    Scribbles

    Following are web sites for brands sold by this company … Following are web sites for brands sold by this company (Masterfoods): Drinks DRINK MARS - a delicious chocolate drink [url]www.drinkmars.com[/url]Drinks GALAXY [url]www.drinkgalaxy.com[/url]Drinks MALTESERS [url]www.drinkmaltesers.com[/url]Drinks MILKY WAY [url]www.drinkmilkyway.com[/url]Main meals EBLY [url]www.ebly.co.uk[/url]Petcare KITEKAT [url]www.kitekat.co.uk[/url]Petcare PEDIGREE [url]www.uk.pedigree.com[/url]Petcare WHISKAS [url]www.whiskas.co.uk[/url]Petcare WINERGY [url]www.winergy.co.uk[/url]Petcare SPILLERS [url]www.spillers-feeds.co.uk[/url]Snackfoods CELEBRATIONS [url]www.celebrations.co.uk[/url]Snackfoods SNICKERS [url]www.snickers.com[/url]You're choice.



    found a flag to fly have we ;-)

    stora

    found a flag to fly have we ;-)



    Nah, not really. I just hate it when companies put profit over customer satisfaction.

    what about ceaser dog food?

    i dont use any of them anyway so ill boycott them lol

    B4ST4RDS oh well cadburys it is

    what about the poor dogs and cats, will they boycott
    KITEKAT
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    WINERGY
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    I'm just a normal veggie who (used) to enjoy a Twix sometimes. Hopefully this will be like the Cherry Coke fiasco and they will be forced to go back to the old recipe.

    mars chocolate has gone way downhill since i was a kid, I cant eat it anymore

    I can't stand mars ever since I eat 12 one after another in a bet when I was about 6 won a tenner however.

    I'm annoyed they are doing it aswell, How do they not make enough profit?

    Oh Gawd!! They're even using meat in Whiskas!! :shock:

    Seriously though, it only really affects vegans... after all, you're eating the stuff every time you have cheese!!

    J.Dance

    I can't stand mars ever since I eat 12 one after another in a bet when I … I can't stand mars ever since I eat 12 one after another in a bet when I was about 6 won a tenner however.



    I can't eat Cadbury's chocolate fingers with any sense of satisfaction since I ate a truckload for charity 15 years ago.

    duckmagicuk2

    Seriously though, it only really affects vegans... after all, you're … Seriously though, it only really affects vegans... after all, you're eating the stuff every time you have cheese!!



    Only some cheeses are suitable for vegetarians and made with veggie renet (whey).

    I'm the sort of veggie that chooses the suitable cheeses when in the Supermarket but I don't treat it as the end of the world if I have cheese from an unknown source like a pizza.

    It will be the same with Mars etc bars - I will avoid them if I am buying from now on.

    i wonder if they are going to remove hydrogenated vegatable oil from the twix's lol.

    Gordon_Ramsey

    Whata great day for mars bars.

    duckmagicuk2

    Oh Gawd!! They're even using meat in Whiskas!! :shock:Seriously though, … Oh Gawd!! They're even using meat in Whiskas!! :shock:Seriously though, it only really affects vegans... after all, you're eating the stuff every time you have cheese!!



    It doesn't affect vegans as they wouldn't be eating mars bars anyway.

    That letter in post 9 was dated 23rd April! Took 2 weeks for the beeb to catch on and its is todays ]Daily Mail
    Certain they'll change it back soon and add a penny to the price like they've been doing all this time.

    MBeeching

    'Meat mars Mars' would make a better headline



    No whey!

    shanecr

    chocolate gooodmeat goooodmars gooooooood:p



    lol - agree!

    aztech

    No whey!



    Was waiting for that one.
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