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Old Sep 26th 2007, 10:09 pm   #1
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Another link got me going on this...does anyone know why you cannot buy vegetarian Quorn products in Canada? We live on the stuff here in London (UK) and will really miss it when we move. I've heard you can get Marmite in superstore...is there one in Toronto? Also are there any Irish or UK food stores in Toronto?

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Old Sep 27th 2007, 12:03 am   #2
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You can buy meatless meat here - not called Quorn and not sure if it is exactly the same but it comes in very small packages for very big bucks (or I think it is expensive compared to the size of package anyhow). I've not tried it as I do eat meat, I think if it was cheaper I would buy whilst dieting (which is why I used the stuff in UK and it was pretty good!).
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We order paneer from a local Indian restaurant and buy it wholesale from them. It arrives in a 5kg bag and is easily frozen. Costs about $60 and lasts a long time.
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Local Indian Restaurant You're lucky!

Oh - one did open in Red Deer recently - apparently really expensive and leaves you hungry.
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Another link got me going on this...does anyone know why you cannot buy vegetarian Quorn products in Canada? We live on the stuff here in London (UK) and will really miss it when we move. I've heard you can get Marmite in superstore...is there one in Toronto? Also are there any Irish or UK food stores in Toronto?

Many thanks. Cyn (Dathi's wife)
Loblaws is the major supermarket chain in Toronto. All their stores keep Marmite. It's expensive thought so bring all you can carry.
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Most of the meatless products here - like sausage and stuff like that is made of soya I think. Still, soya is good for you.
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Loblaws is the major supermarket chain in Toronto. All their stores keep Marmite. It's expensive thought so bring all you can carry.
Saw the big jar (not super big) for 6.50 in an Chinese\far east store. along with bottles of lucozade - litres and 300ml.

Does anyone see any Clark's Baked Beans in tomato sauce in Ontario. North West foods stock all the pork and maple etc flavours but no the best here in Winnipeg.

( unless anyone else knows different.)
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I find that beef is an excellent quorn substitute. And it's widely available in Canada.
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Another link got me going on this...does anyone know why you cannot buy vegetarian Quorn products in Canada? We live on the stuff here in London (UK) and will really miss it when we move. I've heard you can get Marmite in superstore...is there one in Toronto? Also are there any Irish or UK food stores in Toronto?

Many thanks. Cyn (Dathi's wife)
I emailed the Quorn people and got the "no plans" email. A bit of digging and it seems that the Canadian Food and Drug agency (or whatever it is in Canadian) is unlikely to ok it as there have been some allergic reactions etc.

I too miss Quorn. Nothing here quite like it. Most of the stuff is rubbery imitations of meat. The tofurky thanksgiving dinner is not to be recommended either, though the wishbone made of tofu jerky made me laugh.

Learn to use tofu which is available everywhere.

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Most of the meatless products here - like sausage and stuff like that is made of soya I think. Still, soya is good for you.
Not if you happen to be a bloke. There is apparently a connection between soya consumption by men and the alarming preponderance of moobs. I think we should be told. Officially, anyway.
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Not if you happen to be a bloke. There is apparently a connection between soya consumption by men and the alarming preponderance of moobs. I think we should be told. Officially, anyway.
Also unless you shop very carefully a lot of soya is GMed in US

I find it odd that Canadains are worried about what has been very very very low level of allergy when their supermarkets are devoted to nuts!!!

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Hey guys

Can't remember where I saw it I'm afraid, but the scoop on Quorn I'd read said that it had to do with the fact that Quorn is some strange form of fungus, and the Canadian Food Police are not satisfied that this product qualifies as a 'food' - assuming it's not quite a mushroom, but something else entirely [ie, Frankenfood ] !!


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How ridiculous - it's a fungus, which is grown on the tops of soil and very low in fat and actually very good for you. I will miss quorn too so that's very sad.

I wouldn't touch soya with a bargepole to be honest and and am very careful about buying anything with palm oil in in too as both play a significant part in the destruction of the rain forests and the forced migration of the indiginous populations into cities, thus increasing child mortality rates etc (breathe!). But that's a whole different thread and something I like to have a personal rant about every once in a while.
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