Highstreet retailer Marks and Spencer is the latest company to add a list of vegan options to its lunchtime range.
The retailer sells over 1.5 million sandwiches every week, with over 30 fillings but this is the first time it has sold sandwiches suitable for vegans.
M&S sandwich expert, Helen Brennan, said: “We’ve seen a huge increase in interest from our customers in vegan eating and we noticed there was a gap in the market for food that vegans can eat on the go for lunch.
‘We decided to create two new sandwiches that vegans can enjoy – they are so tasty and nutritious I’m sure non vegans will enjoy eating them too.”
New launches include the ‘Super Green’ sandwich, which includes an edamame and minted pea filling wrapped up in a chia and linseed bread and the ‘Rainbow Veg’ sandwich, with roasted vegetables and avocado with pumpkin seeds in a red pepper bread.
Vegans who want to avoid bread, can choose the ‘Veggie Pots’ – two out of the three are suitable for vegans – the Nutty Cauliflower Trio Veggie Pot, and the Glorious Greens & Seeds Veggie Pot. M and S also recently launched the ‘Nourish Bowls’, two of which are suitable for vegans.
Helen Brenan added: “Veganism is very popular in California and the trend has now spread to the UK. We did a research trip to San Francisco searching for inspiration for our range – we found some delicious ingredients and very clever recipes that we’ve used to inspire our products so our customers can enjoy them here in the UK.”
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