Finally – and we mean finally – the Greggs vegan sausage roll is arriving in stores tomorrow.
Just in time for Veganuary, the chain have perfected their recipe, and the wait is over.
Weve been reporting on this for a while now, having been fed metaphorical pastry crumbs from Greggs HQ for a long old time that something big was coming for the free-from crowd.
They said itd be 2019, and have kept their promise, as the no-dairy-or-meat delight becomes available.
Following a petition from PETA – which gained over 20,000 signatures – people have been begging the bakery company to let vegans enjoy the British staple we all know and love.
Theyll be priced from £1 each, and have 96 layers of light and crisp puff pastry on the outside. The inner will be made with a bespoke Quorn filling, which should hopefully satisfy your savoury cravings.
Youll be able to get them at 950 Greggs shops around the country first thing.
Given that there are around 3.5 million vegans in the UK (and potentially more what with Veganuary upon us) we expect theyll be a hit. The baker already sells over 1.5 million of the meaty kind a week.
Roger Whiteside, chief executive at Greggs, said: Like many food retailers we have seen increasing demand for vegetarian and vegan products. We have been trying to develop a Vegan version of our famous sausage roll for some time now.
It has not been easy but our taste panel customers all love this one, so we have decided to launch it as our contribution to Veganuary.