Laurie Styron | Chicago Reader

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Re: “Empire of the seitan

This is in response to the comment made by Reasonable Eater.
Dan Staackmann is not someone I know well, but I have met him several times at social gatherings and he really couldn’t be more down to earth. I am the furthest thing from a hipster and he has always been nice to me. He strikes me as a hard worker and someone who really cares about putting out good products. Don’t get me wrong….I feel your pain when it comes to putting up with annoying, too-cool-for-school hipsters. But I think you might be displacing the unpleasantness you feel about hipsters onto someone who does not deserve it. I also feel your pain when it comes to local specialty businesses that charge four times the price for essentially the same product just because it has “local” stamped on the package. But again, in this case, I think you are displacing your frustration onto the wrong person/company. Upton’s products are extremely reasonably priced compared to available alternatives, not to mention Vegan, and delicious! I am pretty happy to be able to buy locally made, Vegan products, made with good ingredients, for reasonable prices. And being able to buy them from a nice, hardworking person like Dan makes it all the better.

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Posted by Laurie Styron on 11/17/2011 at 7:22 PM

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