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Woman Nearly Kills Her Roommate By Swapping out Bacon for Fake Meat

Woman Nearly Kills Her Roommate By Swapping out Bacon for Fake Meat


When her room mate swapped out bacon for fake meat without telling her, this woman ended up in hospital. Now she’s questioning if she took things too far by suing her and basically ruining the rest of her life all over a well intended breakfast. What do you think?

This is an interesting one. You see, the new room mate thought she would treat her friends to a completely vegetarian breakfast by offering them ‘bacon’ made of soy. What she didn’t know however, was that one of her room mates was deathly allergic to all soy products. Cue her eating the faux bacon and having to call the ambulance to save her life. Here’s how it all went down:

“I was 20 and in college. I was living with my two best friends. One of them was moving out so that she could move in with her boyfriend. I placed an ad looking for another roommate.

That’s how I met Erin. Before she moved in she informed me that she was vegetarian but she wouldn’t have a problem if other roommates weren’t. She moved into our apartment a month later.

The next day after she moved in she cooked breakfast for us. I was surprised. We didn’t ask her to, and by her own words ‘she wanted to do something nice.

She had made pancakes, bacon strips, and hash browns.

I am deathly allergic to few things.

So, I immediately asked her what was in the food, but I didn’t mention my allergies (huge mistake). She listed the ingredients and I didn’t find anything I was allergic to.

She told me it was regular bacon, not fake bacon or that it had soy.

I start eating and everything tastes a little off. I try the bacon and definitely something is wrong. At this point, she does a ‘Ta-da!’ and smugly told us, ‘I bet it tastes exactly like meat.’

I am freaking out now. I told her I am severely allergic to soy and asked her whether there was any soy. Now she is apologizing and says she didn’t know and that she is sorry she lied and blah blah.

I am experiencing anaphylactic shock: throat closing up, dizzy, the works. My best friend freaks out and calls an ambulance. I had to stay in the hospital for 2 days. With the US healthcare, the ambulance, and my hospital stay racked up a lot of money. Money that I didn’t have.

In the meantime, I also filed a complaint with the police. Food tampering is a felony. I had a lucky break: my best friend had filmed the breakfast to post it on Instagram and she got the whole thing in video.

In the end, Erin had to plead guilty to some low degree of felony. She didn’t get any jail time, but got community service. Once she was found guilty, I sued her for the hospital fees. I won that one too.

[NOTE: I did all the legal things under the advice of my uncle’s friend who is a lawyer. He said something about how it will be easy to sue if she had a guilty charge. I also did not have any contact with Erin during any of this under the advice of my lawyer].”

Now the Reddit poster is wondering if it was the right thing to do. As a result her room mate was left with a felony charge and no great future prospects.

“Erin’s scholarship was cancelled and she had to drop out. She also went into dent paying medical fees. I saw her on Facebook few days ago and she is still down on her luck. I guess a felony charge makes it very hard, no matter how small the charge was.

I know she is the a**hole for lying about food. I want to know whether I am the [jerk] for everything I did after. Because bottom line is I basically screwed a person’s life because they put wrong ingredients on breakfast that they made only ‘to do something nice.'”

Here’s what the commenters had to say:

“It does seem like she was trying to trick you into eating meat substitute, which is a rotten thing to do, but I also think it was your responsibility to ask ‘Does this have soy/[other substances to which you are allergic]?’ explicitly or to otherwise inform her or anyone else who prepares food you’re going to eat that you have life-threatening allergies.”

”But there are a ton of things made with soy, like vegetable oil and mixed seasonings that could’ve been used in the cooking process. It’s not strange for an amateur chef to not know without checking the labels.

If you have a mortal allergy making sure everyone who touches your food is aware is an important part of keeping yourself alive

I’m sorry but when asking for ingredients and someone says ‘bacon’ then THAT MEANS IT IS PORK.”

”If someone asks me the ingredients, as someone with food allergies myself- well hell before I cook for them I ask explicitly anyway and triple check to make sure nothing has something in it that could trigger it. Mainly because people have been lackadaisical insisting that something doesn’t have red 40 dye in it for me, and ten minutes later I’m sweating and my throat is closing up and I’m chugging water like my life depends on it. Now I just don’t trust what anyone says – but you know what? That’s bull that even when I SAY ‘Hey, I’m severely allergic to this thing,’ people just lie.

But frankly by not saying ‘soy bacon’ and just saying ‘bacon,’ that is DELIBERATELY misleading. Hell, there is also turkey bacon and a bunch of other stuff. The assumption is if it isn’t the original bacon, you freakin’ clarify.”


What do you think?


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Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal is a writer and blogger who loves nothing more than watching back to back episodes of crime shows. Should she ever find herself needing to cover up a crime, she'll know exactly what to do! Her dream is to one day live in Palm Springs where she can do her writing poolside while drinking endless gin and tonics. Mum to the cutest twin boys in the world, she loves nothing more than the sound of their laughter (usually heard when they're conspiring against her). Entertainment writer and pop culture junkie, she will be bringing you all the celebrity gossip and news that your brain can handle. You can follow her blog at and on Instagram at Chrystalovevintage

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