In case you haven’t noticed, it’s officially January! Also known as Veganuary if you’re one of the many people who has decided to get stuck into that this year.
For those of you who eating a plant-based diet is a way of life 365 days a year, Veganuary participants, or just anyone who is trying to lower their meat intake, we have some fabulous news for you from our pals over at Burger King HQ.
Burger’s vegan nugs are the UK’s first ever vegan nuggets at a fast food chain restaurant. They are certified as 100% vegan from the Vegan Society, and have been created in collaboration with The Vegetarian Butcher; containing soy and plant proteins only.
And before you panic that these nuggets will only be around for Veganuary, Burger King has confirmed that they’ll be a permanent fixture on the BK menu.
Soco Nunez, Brand and Communications Director at Burger King UK said: “We are thrilled to be launching the new Vegan Nuggets to our UK restaurants tomorrow. After years of development, it’s great to be able to say we are the first fast-food restaurant to bring such a product to our customers, which delivers the same tasting experience as its meat counterpart!”
Laura Iliffe, Senior Brand Manager and Away from Home Lead, The Vegetarian Butcher added: “We know that nearly a quarter of Brits are looking at cutting down on their meat intake, which is why this Veganuary we are collaborating again with Burger King to hack one of their best-loved products, the chicken nugget, with a delicious alternative. At The Vegetarian Butcher we believe you don’t need sacrifice a thing when eating plant-based, and Veganuary is a great time to try out a new way of eating - we defy anyone to tell the difference between our version and the original!”