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McDonalds is finally offering a vegetarian Happy Meal

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Finally, McDonalds has heard peoples cries and introduced a vegetarian Happy Meal, so no veggie kids will be left out of the fast food party.

Once upon a time us vegetarian kiddos had to make do with fries and a milkshake while everyone else tucked into a Happy Meal, complete with a toy.

Never again.

As of today, 3 January 2019, McDonalds is selling a vegetarian Happy Meal in all its restaurants across the UK.

The veggie Happy Meal is made up of a veggie wrap, made up of a red pesto goujon, tomato ketchup, and shredded lettuce, wrapped in a soft toasted tortilla.

McDonalds worked with the Britmums network and Vegetarian society to come up with the recipe, inviting parents and children in to select the final flavour. The end result was the red pesto goujon wrap, which is vegetarian and dairy free.

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Heres the new veggie Happy Meal in all its glory (Picture: McDonalds)

The wrap is also vegan, technically, but isnt being advertised as such because the tortillas pass through the same toaster as McDonalds buns, which contain milk.

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In exciting news for grown-up veggies, today McDonalds also launches a new standalone vegetarian wrap.

The new spicy veggie wrap is made with two red pesto goujons, spicy relish, tomato, and red onion in a soft tortilla. This replaces the spicy vegetable deluxe, but the normal Vegetable Deluxe remains on the menu so you can take your pick.

And the new Spicy Veggie Wrap (Picture: McDonalds)

Lynne Elliot, chief executive of the Vegetarian Society, said: Were really proud to have worked closely with McDonalds for over 10 years and its great to see their veggie menu developing, especially as McDonalds tell us a third of their customers think its important to eat more veggie meals.

Theres a growing demand for veggie food everywhere and its fantastic to see McDonalds meeting the needs of their customers.

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It is especially important for young veggies to be able to choose something to eat when they are out with their friends. With the new Spicy Veggie Wrap and Veggie Happy Meal carrying our trademark diners can trust their meal is one hundred percent vegetarian.

Now all we need is for McDonalds to bring over their McVegan.

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