Regardless of palette and preference, fake meat tends to be an acquired taste. Carnivores lambaste the creation for “not being enough like meat” (duh!) while some veg*ns deride it for being too much like the murderous muck. Personally, I eschew the taste politics altogether; I have no qualms with relishing in the cruelty-free concoction, but I don’t need it to survive either.
Movements within the veg*n community to move away from the over processed, often over priced meat fakery has been bubbling for years. Smaller companies have taken the helm by creating minimally processed grain-meats and vegetable loafs that aim to reappropriate the concept.
I’m interested to hear your take on the whole fake meat phenomena; please voice your opinion in the comment section.