Coworker called almond milk a “modern invention”. Guess who learned a new fun fact? via /r/vegan


Coworker called almond milk a “modern invention”. Guess who learned a new fun fact?

I keep almond milk in the office fridge. A coworker – who, by the way, is in horrible physical shape and eats Chik Fil A almost every meal – was in the kitchen at the same time.

She looked at me pouring almond milk into my coffee and said, "You know, those fake milks are really bad for you." (Funny, coming from someone who is 5'4" and ~300lbs.)

I played dumb and asked why. She said, "Well, it's a brand new chemically engineered food, we don't know what sort of health effects it has."

I calmly explained to her that almond milk has been around for literally thousands of years.

She scoffed and said I was being "ridiculous".

So I busted out my phone and showed her a literal recipe from the 1300's and another source showing that almond milk was widely consumed in the medieval Arab world, and possibly even earlier.

She scoffed again and said "Well you know it's bad for the environment."

Pick a lane, woman.

(By the way, I mention this woman's weight and physical shape not to make fun of her, but to point out her hypocrisy. She's consuming chicken loaded with antibiotics and chemicals, while calling me out for drinking something that's been in the human diet for far longer than growth hormones have.)

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