December 30, 2011

Fun with pie charts!

It's the end-of-the-year graph-a-palooza! Also, today is my birthday, so I can do whatever I want! Yay!

I just wanted to see what kind of overall conclusions I could draw from this massive pool of data, and include a bunch of pie charts. So here we go:

First of all, I separated all the reviews into vegan and non-vegan, just to see if I rated any one category higher than any others:






























Clearly, the non-vegan products are performing better overall. I also broke it down by the meat it was attempting to imitate:




I find it interesting that pork has the most A grades and the most C grades - also the most F grades.

Should we break it down further?







So... lots of data here. Non-vegan beef seems to be the best bet, with vegan poultry being the worst, unless you're willing to accept an A or a B, in which case vegan pork is the worst. But, to be fair, that category contained some of the worst products I tested - the hot dogs. *shudder*

And that's it for my graphs. I hope you enjoyed them, as well as my total phoning it in this week. But again... holidays, birthday, end-of-year-stuff... you know how it is. I'll be back with new scathing or glowing reviews of exciting new fake meat.

If anyone has anything they'd like me to test out or add to the website in the upcoming year, please let me know, otherwise I'll just keep doing what I'm doing. See you all in 2012!

9 comments:

  1. It would be interesting if you add "Smell" to your synopsis along with taste and texture. Especially right out of the package, to after preparation.
    Maybe also add a ratings systems for visitors to grade some of these products too (A-F).
    Looking forward to the next rounds of fake meat! Especially those veggie dogs and fake chicken breasts you can find in a can at Cub's natural food section. *shudder*

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    1. I've been so afraid of the canned stuff... I actually haven't seen it anywhere locally, and am unwilling to buy a case of the stuff from Amazon or something. Of course, I haven't really looked for it, so maybe it's around...

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  2. Oh yeah, you should really review fake cheese too. Though, it sort of deviates from the main focus of this, which is fake meat. That and fake cheese is generally atrocious.

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    1. I'm working up the courage to try fake cheeses...

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  3. You should try some of those vegan jerkies that they have for sale at the registers. Like Stonewall Jerquee, Primal Strips, Tofurky Jerky, etc. I was always bi-curious about them, but was always afraid to jump in a try fake jerky.

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    1. I don't know if I've ever seen vegan jerky, but if I do, I'll definitely give them a try. What sort of places have them for sale at registers?

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  4. how about a donation page so that some of us can donate to fund your adventure in fake meat?

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    1. Well gosh... I didn't want to ask, but since you offered, I'll get my technical person (wife) on it. :) Thanks!

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