04 February 2010

Ricky Williams chooses faux chicken winner for Super Bowl parties

(photo credit: peta.org)

Ricky Williams, Dolphin’s running back and vegetarian, chose gardein Classic Buffalo Style Wings as the ultimate winner in Wednesday’s fake-chicken taste test. The goal of the event, which took place at his Miami Beach restaurant, PROOF, was to encourage football fans to go faux during their Super Bowl parties.

PETA presented Williams with the best vegetarian chicken products available on the market and asked him to choose which product he liked best.

The contestants for the faux chicken taste test included: Trader Joe’s Soy Nuggets, Health Is Wealth Chicken Free Nuggets, Boca Original Chik’n Nuggets, Gardein Classic Style Buffalo Wings, Health Is Wealth Chicken Free Buffalo Wings, and Boca Original Chik’n Patties.

The football player clearly enjoyed all the items but chose gardein Classic Buffalo Style Wings because he enjoyed the flavor of the sauce. Williams exclaimed, “Those are good!”

After the sampling was finished Williams said, “I think it’s good to get the message out that vegetarianism is for everyone.”

We couldn’t agree more!

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