Dear TastyBite: WTF?!
These precooked sacks of Indian food are near and dear to my heart—I think they taste awesome, and they’re über-convenient. I even bring them backpacking, which is slightly absurd because they’re not dehydrated or lightweight or anything, just delicious.
All Tasty Bites are vegetarian. Not all of them are vegan. But generally, the company labels them accurately and I’ve rarely had a problem. BUT THIS IS ABSURD!!
Reader Julia in D.C. passed along the above incriminating photo of SERIOUSLY BAD EDITING, which is something I cannot abide. The Tofu Corn Masala package is labeled VEGAN but includes CREAM.
Here’s what Julia says:
“I don’t know whether it was an honest mistake or if it’s just false advertising, but it’s unacceptable…. I wrote Tasty Bite a polite but firm letter asking them to change the packaging, but I thought it would also be good to warn other vegans about this issue.”
To write your own polite-but-firm letter, use their customer feedback form. And beware!!