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Loma Linda Tuno (Plant-Based Seafood Alternative) - $1.17 (50% off) @ Coles

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Evening fellow consumers of food.

So today I took the wrong turn at Coles and stumbled into the "health-food" aisle. My cheapskate vision normally goes blurry when transiting through this route but for whatever reason my focus adjusted long enough to see some half-price specials in the faux-meat section. Pricehipster confirms it as the cheapest ever.

Enough about me. I bring you tuno! The vegan meal in a tuna can. I've only tried the the sriracha one and it's basically flavoured tofu. Probably would have been nice in a rice paper roll with shredded green things in it, or something.

It comes in 3 flavours - spring water, lemon pepper and the sriracha I already mentioned. They're not super "high protein" substitutes if that's what you're going for. But you can finally have a guilt-free canned tuna party where you invite all of your friends.

Back to me, I also bought a can of Sanitarium's Nutmeat for a laugh, which I haven't opened yet. It was slightly reduced in price in the same section. I didn't hear about this stuff until a week ago and it's been around forever, apparently.

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  • +2 votes

    Tofu in spring water?

  • +1 vote

    Good if you are sodium loading.. Not so good on the protein. Does this leave you with fake fish breath?

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      I can't really tell with the one I had. Hopefully not as bad as a fishy Thai kitchen. Since that's the flavour they were going for I assume…

    • +1 vote

      Coles Lemon Pepper Tuna 95g = 331mg = 348mg sodium per 100g
      Tuno Lemon Pepper 57g = 119mg = 204mg sodium per 100g

      Sodium loading? Get the "real" tuna…

  • +3 votes

    I don't feel guilty about my canned tuna parties. Everyone knows what they're getting. If anyone complains, I tell them to go tofu themselves.

  • +2 votes

    I've actually tried these as a carnivore meat eater I was pleasantly surprised by the flavour.

    In fact there's a huge assortment of plant based foods now.

    Not just meat alternatives, but seafood alternatives like scallops, unfortunately nothing tastes as good as real scallops.

    SunFed meats do a good chicken free chicken though.

    I think new plant based meats are using pea protein over soy these days and it's a huge improvement.

    If only the was improvement in the fanatic vego fools trying to force everyone who are just too much for me to stomach.

  • +4 votes

    I am starting to buy in to the vegan lifestyle, it seems beneficial….

    But isn't all this type of food above just really processed food, so their are actually very little health benefit in eating it?

    • +3 votes

      when i eat vegetarian, it’s because i want to taste the ingredients and sense the texture, not try to simulate meat.

    • +1 vote

      Exactly right. Much better off with real food, not this food-alike slurry.

    • +2 votes

      Yep, it's high profit margin rubbish. Should not be considered a "heath-food".

    • +1 vote

      People may choose to eat plant based products for cultural, religious or ethical reasons too. It's not necessarily about the health benefits.

  • +6 votes

    STOP! Don't kill plants! A number of studies have shown that plants feel pain, and vegetables are picked and often eaten while still alive. Animal rights activists are often in the news, but has anyone ever protested for vegetable rights?

    https://allthatsinteresting.com/plants-defense-mechanism
    http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20170109-plants-can-see-hear-...

    • +1 vote

      has anyone ever protested for vegetable rights?

      All the time. Here's one such idiot from just the other day.

    • +3 votes

      The Goodies S08E05

    • +4 votes

      i only buy humanely raised vegetables , always free free, and free range, the plants are free to roam where they want, though there are a lot per hectare and the crowding worries me.

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        Same here. I care about vegetable cruelty but …

        • The reality is if we left all the veggies to grow unchecked the Earth would be in trouble.
        • What if i was on a desert island where there was only plants? I'm not gonna starve to myself to death.
        • My ancestors ate plants so why shouldn't I?
        • Nobody cares that elephants eat plants but suddenly when I do it, it's a problem
    • +2 votes

      Recent studies have hinted that Soy is the vegetables' revenge. They plan to drop our testosterone so low that women no longer find "men" attractive. As a backup, they are also making sperm counts fall just in case 2 members of the opposite sex awkwardly run into each other and sex occurs due to a long series of body language miscommunications.

    • -1 vote

      There is no evidence that they feel pain but nice deflection. Vegans cause the loss of less plant life than non vegans. The only resolve to not causing harm to plants would be to end your life and that's not a good idea.

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        "Vegans cause the loss of less plant life than non vegans". Is this because there aren't many vegans? Seems logical to me.

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          It's because you have to feed the animals, as well as land-clearing for cattle (and cattle roam more than crops [except for the Siamese Skittering Shrub, of course]).

  • +9 votes

    Why did the vegan cross the road?…
    To tell someone they’re a vegan

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      Low-hanging vegan fruit

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        Its not even low hanging. It's a copy and paste statement which isnt funny because it's not accurate. See above is a typical example on non vegans talking more about veganism and vegan food than vegans are…

        Why did the non vegan cross the road?..
        To tell someone that he found a vegan

  • -3 votes

    I eat twice as much meat, just so one vegan who thinks he's making a difference, is making no difference at all.

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    I consider canned tuna as health food already

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    I had the lemon flavour recently. It was kind of gross with an unpleasant TVP taste. That being said, some people like it and for a dollar there's not much to lose. I bought a few cans so will probably make 'fish' cakes out of the rest.

    • +1 vote

      Yeah I thought the lemon one was yucky too - tasted "chemically" to me. The sriracha one is ok - not gonna fool anyone to think it's the actual flesh of a tuna but as a sandwich filler works fine and would probably work well as a filler in heaps of other situations.

  • +1 vote

    Stuff is kinda nasty. I'd suggest only buying 1 can.
    Maybe if you have it in a sandwich with plenty of mayo and some other ingredients it would be less noticeably weird.

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