"I am confused about the chili offered ready to go in the refrigerated section. It is labeled "vege." Is it vegetarian or vegan? There is stringy cheese looking strands in it, but I thought they may be soy cheese... Please label products clearly as vegan or vegetarian. The (v) or (vl) system at the Marketplace works well."
The Cooler's Vegetarian Chili, along with all of the other soups, comes from Auntie Em's Restaurant (just down the street). They produce their own labels for all of their products, and those labels include a list of ingredients. We're not sure whether what you saw was vegan or vegetarian - because their products and ingredients are subject to change. Our advice is to read the ingredients label, but we can and will ask if they would be willing to add the (v) (vl) to their labeling beginning next semester.
"Awesome sweet potato/butternut squash soup today! Also, my friends and I greatly prefer the vegan chili without the soy beef. And being able to get the bread bowl by itself (and, for example, fill it with soup from the soup station instead) would be a popular option."
Thanks for the compliment on the soup :-) As for the bread bowl, you are welcome to ask at Homestyle, and if we are not running out the staff will give you one. The cost for the bread bowl with soup would be the same as Homestyle ($4.75). We alternate (although not necessarily consistently) two kinds of vegan chili, with and without soy beef, in an attempt to keep everyone happy!
"I think the grilled southwest chicken wraps are delicious, and several of my friends agree. Good job, we'd like to see them again!"
"Awesome 7 grain specialty salad!! Also, awesome gnocchi and ratatouille!"
"VERY yummy Italian Stuffed Pepper and Puree of Butternut Squash at homestyle!"
Awww, we love compliments, especially at the end of the semester. Your comments do inform our menu selections, so keep them coming!
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