Popeye collective hosted its third plant-based dinner on 1st November 2018 at the extraordinary Vegan Nights event/party. We ate a variety of meat replacement proteins, coated in delicious seasoning, we watched the people and we were generally gob-smacked!
Discussions from Dinner #03:
The power of the dairy lobby - banning Oatly in Sweden from using language that is just the truth!
If you add a V to the beginning or a Z to the end of your product - you have yourself a vegan brand
80’s vibes at the event and appeared to suit ideology of the early 20’s crowd. There is something in there about the 80’s, escapism and entitlement. I want my junk food, my environmental views met, and Don Johnson’s speed boat.
How few of the food stands actually knew what was in their food - as long as it’s not meat no need to know!!!
The balance between meat substitutes vs quality animal product free food - Vegan Nights food more a celebration of meat substitutes than representative of broader vegan diet.
Trendy novelty vs ideology. Evidenced by how premium the event was, in terms of energy usage - no animals had to be reared to make any of it yet the cost was as high as if they had.
Would meat eaters not be better won over by affordable, delicious, copious amounts of food rather than overpriced poor facsimiles of meat…