What's the dis branch of the vegetarian mafia got to say about this then?

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#1

(haven’t read the article)


Anyone here ever 'gone viral'?
#2

what the fuck


#3

I tried to rip one with my teeth :scream:


#4

For every fiver you don’t eat, I’ll eat two.


#5

I’m not a vegetarian but it is a bit weird.


#6

I’m not a vegetarian, but I don’t get why they’d do this. Same applies with gelatin in sweets - surely there’s a cheap-ish alternative that doesn’t involve animal products?


#7

my guess is they didn’t even realise/think to check:

“There is a trace of tallow in the polymer pellets used in the base substrate of the polymer £5 notes,”

ie they just buy the pellets, which afterall only contain a “trace” (is that a quantifiable term in any way?)


#8

I was recenetly fed some jelly worms by a vegetarian co-worker which used some sort of gelatin replacement. They were actually delicious.


#10

This is an outrage!!!

I will have to start bartering immediately!


#11

Don’t loads of everyday items made from polymers contain traces of animal parts?


#12

Even vegetarians can’t resist the smell of a fiver.


#13

erm, vegetable gelatin?

only reason most sweets aren’t veggie is because real gelatine costs pennies.


#14

by law they have to state that now, though. covers them in case someone dies from purchasing something that was made in the same factory as something nutty.

doesn’t cover banknotes.


#15

The “may contain peanuts” but actually doesn’t, but if you die you can’t sue us now?


#16

That’s a bit shit. Can’t think of how I can cut fivers out of my day-to-day life though!


#17

Well, a synthetic non-animal-related alternative, obvs. Put it this way: 500g of quorn mince is roughly the same cost as 500g of decent steak mince. Just amazed that we haven’t advanced to a point where gelatin has been replaced by something vegetarian.


#18

If it were down to me, I wouldn’t allow it.


#20

it’s just wheat and soy flour, of course it’s cheap.


#21

Agar agar does a good job, and places like M&S seem to be transferring to using it, but I guess it doesn’t come in at pennies as a slaughterhouse byproduct.


#22

good luck with the risk taking x