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Study Claims Drunk Vegetarians Secretly Eat Meat

Tired of self-righteous vegetarians and vegans cramping your delicious animal-flesh-orgy style? This study suggests there’s some hypocrites at the top of the food chain.

VoucherCodesPro, a UK-based discount code provider, recently conducted a survey of over 1,700 British so-called vegetarians. It showed that roughly a third of them drunkenly reach for chicken McNuggets after a night of partying the way some people reach for a pack of smokes.

69 percent of these meat cheaters say they keep their thirst for animal blood to themselves after a night of bumping uglies with a porterhouse. Aside from ‘Drunk Vegetarians Secretly Eat Meat’ being a great name for a noise band, it’s apparently also the reality. What kinds of dead animal are these veg-heads jonesing for? Kebab comes in first place, with burgers a delicious second. These are followed by the carnivore staples of bacon, fried chicken and sausages.

Damn. Writing this is making me hungry. 

Apparently, there’s scientific reasons so many drunk vegetarians fall prey to the siren song of a big fat burger. The Apéritif Effect, a documented phenomenon in which alcohol increases food consumption, may be at play here. This is because alcohol can increase the brain’s sensitivity to external food cues- like the sexy sexy smell of cooking meat. A study from Perdue University even shows that gettin’ lit increases the flavors of salt and fat.

It’s a wonder anyone can resist a post-cocktail booty call with a bucket of fried chicken. For vegetarians, it’s a whole new walk of shame.

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