gardenburger, tofu dogs, fake bacon, and fake chicken bits consist mostly of textured vegetable protein, a soy derivative. Many vegetarians who were raised eating meat (myself included) relish these bits of comestibles that look like and/or taste like an actual meat product. Strangely enough, I believe that vegetarians who are raised without a childhood of flesh consumption are not attracted to these analogues.

Bozon is correct about those who are raised in the absence of flesh not liking meat substitutes, at least with regards to me. I have never eaten meat in my life, though I have on occasion accidentally eaten foods which included meat by-products (like gelatin). I find the meat like foods to have a nasty smell, taste, and texture. Furthermore, tofu itself is rather gross. Ick. I am getting a nauseous feeling just thinking about these things. No more.

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