I returned to the UK this week to find out Greggs have released a VEGAN SAUSAGE ROLL! I couldn’t not talk about this in a blog post! They announced it with a fantastic social media campaign and they were launched on 3rd January across the UK in 900 of their stores.
I knew I wanted to try one as soon as I could and Ben brought some into work on Friday (I was quite jet-lagged too so it was a perfect day for this!) He had been to Greggs at 7:30am and bought the last three they had there. I have to say I am super impressed. It looks good, reheats well, tastes amazing and I actually prefer it to the pork-meat sausage roll. I have popped the nutritional information information below (you’re welcome) to compare this to the vegan sausage roll. The vegan one actually has fewer calories, less fat and a higher amount of protein.
All hail a British classic! Our tasty Sausage Rolls have developed a bit of a following over the years. And it’s easy to see why. Freshly baked in our shops throughout the day, these family favourites are made from seasoned sausage meat wrapped in layers of crisp, golden puff pastry. And that’s it. No clever twist. No secret ingredient. It’s how you like them so that’s how we make them.
|Energy kJ||1360 kJ|
|Energy kcal||327 kcal|
|of which Saturates||13 g|
|of which Sugars||0 g|
Vegan Sausage Roll
The most hotly debated sausage roll since, well… the sausage roll. Our new vegan friendly sausage roll has been designed to mirror some of the sausage roll’s classic features including 96 layers of light and crisp puff pastry but instead we wrap it around our own bespoke Quorn filling. The launch follows strong consumer demand, including a petition by PETA last year, which was signed by more than 20,000 people.
|Energy kJ||1295 kJ|
|Energy kcal||311 kcal|
|of which Saturates||9.3 g|
|of which Sugars||0.8 g|
I went to Carmarthen with my friend Emma on Saturday and I bought five more of the vegan sausage rolls from Greggs there. I gave one to Em, had two myself (not ashamed at all) and gave the others to my family. They loved them and actually preferred them to the pork-meat sausage rolls.
Have you tried the Greggs vegan sausage roll yet? If so what do you think? Have a great day and thanks for reading.