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McDonald’s Is Launching Its First Fully Vegan Meal Including Vegetable Dippers

McDonald’s Is Launching Its First Fully Vegan Meal Including Vegetable Dippers

It's a good time to be a vegan fast food fanatic at the moment.

First, Greggs vegan sausage roll took the world by storm, then KFC announced it was trialling a meat-free chicken bucket, and just last week it emerged that Domino's Pizza is working on its very own plant based alternative.

But McDonald's is the most recent to broaden its offering, unveiling plans to bring out its first ever fully vegan meal and Happy Meal option from January onwards.

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Arriving in UK branches just in time for Veganuary - when loads of people attempt to cut out meat and dairy for the month - the burger joint's new veggie dippers will finally mean there's something for everyone on their menu.

The vegetable dippers arrive in January (Credit: McDonald's)
The vegetable dippers arrive in January (Credit: McDonald's)

Approved by The Vegan Society, the dippers are made from red pepper, rice, sun-dried tomato pesto and split pea mix in a crispy breadcrumb, and will be prepared separately from all meat and dairy products.

The dippers will be available in all restaurants from the 2nd of January, and, when ordered in a meal, will come alongside Vegan Society approved fries - also cooked in their own oil.

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A meal will include four of the dippers, fries and a soft drink, and will retail at £4.99. Meanwhile, a Happy Meal, which is packed with two dippers, a vegan friendly side (vegetable bag, fruit bag or fries) and a water of Fruit Shoot, will cost just £2.99.

And if you don't want all the extras? You can also order four dippers on their own for a very reasonable £3.29.

A vegan Happy Meal will also be available (Credit: PA)
A vegan Happy Meal will also be available (Credit: PA)

It comes after the fast food giant revealed it had seen an 80 per cent increase in customers ordering veggie options in the last year.

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"It is time for the brand famous for the dippable McNugget to launch a dippable option for our vegetarian, vegan and flexitarian customers" said Thomas O'Neill, Head of Food Marketing at McDonald's UK and Ireland.

Good on McDonald's. Who's next?

Featured Image Credit: McDonald's

Topics: Tasty Food, Vegan, Tasty, McDonald's

Joanna Freedman

Joanna is a journalist at Tyla with a particular interest in highlighting women's issues and telling inspiring first person stories. She's also their resident foodie, and loves covering exciting new beauty launches, too. Contact her at [email protected]

 

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