January 20, 2019

McDonald's and Greggs clap back at Piers Morgan's vegan tweets

06 January 2019, 11:26 | Hattie Nash

The new vegan sausage roll isn't available in most Kent stores

The new vegan sausage roll isn't available in most Kent stores

The chain bakery launched a vegan sausage roll in 950 stores yesterday, including in Edinburgh and Glasgow - however, Dundee, Perth and other towns across Tayside and Fife missed out.

But, Piers Morgan was not entirely happy when the high street bakery launched a vegan version.

The decision came after a petition by animal welfare group PETA was launched previous year calling on Greggs to provide a vegan version of the product, of which 1.5 million are sold every week. The company sells 1.5m traditional pork sausage rolls a week.

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There are 311 calories in the vegan sausage roll, meaning it's a tasty treat that you definitely don't need to feel guilty about!

Greggs has around 1,850 stores across the UK.

The plant-based savoury pastries have flown off shelves since Greggs first released them on Thursday morning, and they've been a massive hit with most customers.

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350 stores are now selling the vegan sausage roll, so you won't be far from a store should you want to try one.

Morgan had clapped back at Greggs for posting a video of their new vegan sausage roll by mocking their latest embrace of veganism.

"It has not been easy but our taste panel customers all love this one, so we have chose to launch it as our contribution to Veganuary".

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