A survey of nearly 2,000 so-called vegetarians finds more than two thirds admit to eating meat on a night out – with one in three doing it every time they get drunk, The Independent reports.
Two in five of 1,789 vegetarians questioned owned up to treating themselves to a sneaky kebab after a few drinks.
And one in three said they indulged in meat every time they went out drinking.
Twenty-seven per cent of the lapsing veggies said they ate bacon, while 19% opted for fried chicken and 14% confessed to munching on sausages.
But kebabs and burgers proved the most popular “vegetarian” post-pub grub, with 39% saying they went for kebab meat and 34% indulging in burgers.
The vegetarians surveyed did admit to suffering guilty consciences over their lapses, with 69% saying they didn’t tell anyone about their drunken meat-eating exploits.
The survey was conducted by money-saving website Voucher Codes Pro.
George Charles, founder of the website, said: “I know a few ‘vegetarians’ who sometimes crave meat, but it seems that a few are giving into their cravings when drunk.
“I think it’s important for friends of these ‘vegetarians’ to support them when drunk and urge them not to eat meat as I’m sure they regret it the next day.”