After Christmas everyone needs a bit of a break from too much food and drink.
Veganism has been on the up for the last few years, with charity Veganuary saying that the number of people trying a vegan lifestyle (at least in January) has grown by 183 per cent since 2014, and they predict that this year will be even bigger.
But giving up all your favourite meaty eats isn’t easy, especially when you want a quick filling snack or something warm for a busy lunch.
Well, bakery chain Greggs is making it just that bit easier for you to resist the carnivore life.
They are now offering a vegan version of their bestselling product – the sausage roll.
The on-the-go lunch joint, which sells 1.5 million sausage rolls every week, is introducing a Vegan Sausage Roll to give the country’s 3.5 million vegans a tasty grab and go option.
The vegan-friendly offering has been designed to emulate the bakery’s iconic snack, with 96 layers of light and crispy puff pastry, but is filled with their own secret meat-free Quorn recipe.
Greggs say that they have launched their new product after strong consumer demand, including last year’s petition by animal rights organisation PETA that was signed by more than 20,000 people.
‘Like many food retailers we have seen increasing demand for vegetarian and vegan products,’ said Roger Whiteside, chief executive at Greggs.
‘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.’
You can get hold of the plant-based bake in 950 Greggs branches across the country from today (Thursday 3rd January) and it comes in at only £1.
And no need to worry for any meat-eaters out there, the original sausage roll will still be on sale too. Though you might not be able to tell the difference…