Quorn Foods Inc. Comments on an Article Regarding Famous Celebrity Vegetarians Skipping Turkey and Serving Vegetarian Recipes

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Following an article on popular vegetarian celebrities and their favorite vegetarian recipes, Quorn Foods Inc. offers their comments on the news.

On December 3, 2012, Quorn Foods Inc. commented on an Examiner article by Rachael Moshman, regarding notable vegetarian celebrities skipping turkey this year and serving other vegetarian recipes.

According to the Examiner article, celebrities like Paul McCartney, Alicia Silverstone, Carrie Underwood, Russell Brand, Anne Hathaway, Natalie Portman, Woody Harrelson, and Jessica Chastain, will be skipping the turkey on Thanksgiving and turning to healthier vegetarian options. The article states that Alicia Silverstone admitted she will be “preparing a variety of vegan dishes.” The article mentioned that Silverstone, along with Ellen DeGeneres are involved the “adopt a turkey” program, where they urge people to adopt a turkey instead of cook one.

According to the article, “Anne Hathaway and Natalie Portman both served fully vegan menus at their weddings. There is no doubt they’ll be skipping turkeys on Thanksgiving.” The article states that Russell Brand and Carrie Underwood have been skipping the Turkey and eating vegetarian recipes since they were 14 and 13 years old.

Quorn Foods Inc. expressed the importance of having celebrity role models promoting vegetarian lifestyles and sharing vegetarian recipes. “Having celebrities promoting their vegan lifestyles is important, as they are to be considered role models to many people,” says Quorn representative David Wilson. “Being a vegetarian can benefit you in so many healthy ways without compromising on taste, and having notable faces behind that message is very important.”

Quorn launched nationally in the US in 2002. Unlike other vegetarian food companies, Quorn uses mycoprotein: a naturally occurring, healthy form of protein that replicates the taste and texture of meat while being significantly lower in saturated fats and calories than meat substitutes. Quorn offers a wide range of products including ready to serve meals, food for your barbecue, breaded meat substitutes, snacks and components to make your own meals from scratch. The wonderful taste of Quorn meatless meals provides the taste of the foods you love without sacrificing nutrition.

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