A shopper’s innocent question lead to a rather risqué Facebook conversation after they inquired about a vegan faux-meat product.
The range of vegan and vegetarian items in supermarkets has skyrocketed in recent years as more Brits reject animal products.
Since 2014 the number of vegans in Great Briton has quadrupled – going from 150,000 six years ago to 600,000 in 2019.
Data from Finder.com suggests that in 2020 this hit 1.1million.
A curious shopper asked a Facebook group about the popular vegan brand Beyond Meat.
Do you eat vegan “meat” products?
She wanted to know what vegetarians thought of their meat-free sausages and posted a snap online.
Tesco stocks some Beyond Meat products for those interested to try.
She posted in the “Budget Friendly Meals Australia” Facebook page.
The poster wrote: “Just wondering if anyone has tried these vegan sausages from IGA?
“Opinions please? Are they nice?”
But, the snap was not received in the innocent way she intended.
People quickly noticed the strange appearance of the sausages.
The pack had clearly fallen on one side and the sausages inside were slumped and misshapen.
Comparisons with male genitalia quickly became common.
One woman said: “Vegan sausages… that was not my first thought when I saw them.”
“I can’t stop laughing,” added another.
A bloke joked: “They’re willy nice.”
While another said: “Vegans will try anything to turn us!”
A woman even added: “So you’re telling me I could have gone to the supermarket instead of getting with my ex?”
Some posters were put off by the comparisons, but others said they were intrigued by the “Sweet Italian” bangers.
We’re not sure what to make of that…