the other night, one of my friends sampled my crazydelicious brownie dessert (aka goddess food) and said, “oh, that’s really good! it doesn’t even taste vegan.” as you can imagine, i made a really obnoxious face at her, and proceeded to (good-naturedly, i hope) press her about what that meant, exactly. i kept trying to get her to see that it sounded kind of rude, as if all vegan things are gross. i know she didn’t mean it that way, because she’s very “vegan-friendly” herself, and has even been veg*n at a few points in her life. but she kind of stuck to her guns, insisting that i should know what she meant.
i swear that every dessert i’ve made since going vegan has tasted just as good, if not better, than any dessert i ever made before i went vegan. sure, there are things that i like and things that i don’t like, but that’s true no matter what diet we follow. i honestly don’t get what she means when she says that certain things “taste vegan.” i feel skeptical now about everyone who has ever told me that my cupcakes are delicious. are they just humoring me? or are they delicious in the category of vegan-tasting cupcakes?
do people ever say this to you? do you have a good comeback? am i missing a point here?