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This week’s vegan winners and losers – week beginning 08/10/2018
It looks like Morrison’s has been spending some time thinking about the vegetable life, because not only is there a brand new food to go option of a Bombay vegetable wrap, but, even better than that, they have released an entire range of veggie food including burgers, sausages, and more. They’re catching up!
Fry’s / Sainsbury’s
Fry’s has released a select range of its products across 500 Sainsbury’s supermarkets. Their products are already available in stores like Holland & Barrett, but including them in more standard supermarkets makes them more accessible to busy people who prefer to do their shop all in one place.
Our mate Sainso’s has got itself two spots in the vegan winners this week, because they have announced the launch of an all vegan beauty range – and it’s affordable as every product is £6 or under. I’m looking forward to trying it!
Lucy Watson of Made in Chelsea has long been speaking up for the animals, and following the success of her vegan cookbook range Feed Me Vegan, she has now released a vegan food range at 155 Waitrose supermarkets. It’s great to see someone with access to money and influence using it positively for the animals! Well done, Lucy!
Byron Burger have added a few vegan milkshakes to their menu. They also offer a vegan beetroot burger. It’s not much, but it’s a start. Well done!
Innocent Smoothies have created a range of dairy free milks, including almond, oat, and hazelnut. Get that coin, sis.
Rumour has it that Subway is currently trialling a vegan patty for their subs. It’s about bloody time! Up to now, all we can get in the UK is a salad sandwich! I was amazed to find that in Poland they have both avocado and falafel available, both vegan friendly. So, the UK branches are pretty behind the times. Hopefully this patty goes ahead – and fast!
Yet again, Costa is on it with the reappearence of their vegan friedly mince pie and fruit slice for the festive season! They’re really putting Starbucks to shame.
More festive news, Boots is back with its vegan Christmas sandwich: parsnip fritter and butternut squash. Nothing groundbreaking, but… it’s there. Where the vegan turkey at?
Oh dear oh dear oh dear. Greggs have burst everybody’s bubble by tweeting out the news that they are not in fact trialling out or even currently creating a vegan sausage roll. To be honest, when I share the rumour, I knew it was too good to be true. But, I thought with the building of hype and momentum, they would realise what a great idea it would be. Not so smart, are they. Fuck em.
Las Iguanas, where the chips aren’t even vegan, has released a brand new menu. They hinted that it would be really good for vegans. Spoiler alert: it’s not. It’s shite. They really are falling behind the rest of mainstream restaurant branches. All of their so-called “vegan options” require removing merely-vegetarian items. Or else, it’s a salad. Zzzzz.
Linda McCartney foods has released 3 brand new products: pizzas. Vegetarian pizzas. With dairy cheese. What is the actual point.