A third of vegetarians eat meat when drunk - survey

A third of vegetarian respondents to a recent survey confessed they chow down on meat after drinking.

The survey, conducted by UK savings organisation Money Savings Heroes, found 37 percent of vegetarians admitted to eating meat whole drunk.

Thirty-four percent said they ate meat every time they were drunk, while 26 percent ate it fairly often, 22 percent rarely and 18 percent occasionally.

But the question is, what food is irresistible enough to lure tipsy vegetarians away from their commitments? Kebab meat apparently.

Just under 40 percent of the cheating herbivores said they would eat kebab meat, while 34 percent were going for burgers, and 27 percent ate bacon.

Most of them wouldn't tell their friends about it either, 31 percent admitted to coming clean to mates afterwards, while 69 percent kept it secret.

Money Savings Heroes told The Publican's Morning Advertiser friends need to look after their vegetarian mates after a drunken transgression.

"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'll regret it the next day."