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September 25, 2015

United Kingdom

Vegan Shrimp



At this year’s PETA UK Vegan Food Awards, the Best Faux (fake, imitation, artificial, ersatz) Seafood distinction was awarded to Veggie World Vegan Shrimp, comprised of seaweed extract, wheat, salt, vegetarian spice and natural seasoning.


For the ideal vegan shrimp experience, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) suggested that the product be grilled or barbecued with some oil, lemon and garlic.


“The succulent ‘shrimp’ bring an additional dimension to any last-minute vegan curry you happen to be whipping up – and no one had to die for them,” PETA UK said.


The animal rights group noted that 2015 was a popular year for vegan cuisine with more vegan cookbooks hitting bookshelves and vegan home delivery services, like that developed by music artist Beyoncé, gaining notoriety.


Wikipedia Says: Veganism is both the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products, particularly in diet, and an associated philosophy that rejects the commodity status of animals.  A follower of veganism is known as a vegan.


Shrimp News: If you happened to have tasted some vegan shrimp, please forward your review to Shrimp News.  I’ve tasted surimi shrimp, and they were absolutely horrible.


Source: 1.  Editor, Sean Murphy (  Vegan Prawns Take Home Peta’s Top Faux Seafood Prize.  Madelyn Kearns (Associate Editor).  September 24, 2015.  2. Wikipedia. Veganism, Faux, Beyoncé and Surimi.  Website Visit on September 25, 2015.  3. Bob Rosenberry, Shrimp News International, September 25, 2015.

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