So today, I went to eat at a "gourmet vegetarian restaurant". It really wasn't gourmet, more like "middle-of-the-road restaurant food at an affordable price and without meat". The dish I ended up ordering involved soy chicken, and of course I wasn't expecting too much from it. But as it turned out, as I ate this replacement chicken along with something else, there wasn't a horrifically noticeable difference in flavour and I probably wouldn't mind eating it again - in the sense that if I were to become vegetarian, I could probably stomach having such food every now and then.
There's your cool story of the day.
Obligatory question extending from it: are there any products, where you would actually prefer to consume that product's perceived inferior substitute? Like, margarine and butter wouldn't fit into this category. But chocolate and carobs would. Though obviously don't answer with the latter, because it sucks.