I did it. I bought these fakey chicken nuggets on a whim, not even caring they were made in Taiwan. I was so caught up in the excitement of the Asian grocery wonderland that is Fubonn that I bought some things I maybe didn’t need to.
These Vegefarm “chicken” nuggets are nothing special. They’re fine, typical fakey chicken nuggets, but I so didn’t need them to travel halfway around the world for me. I would have been just as satisfied by breaded seitan pieces, from wheat gluten born in the good ol’ US of A.
Even I feel a little silly going on about a tiny purchase of high-mileage food, but I have genuine guilt over it. Buying something like this, something I can get anywhere, makes it tougher to rationalize buying the stuff I can’t get local. The high-mileage or ungreen purchase is no longer an exception.
That turned into sort of a bummer post. I’ll leave you with a little slice of genius from Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace.