Morrisons becomes first UK supermarket to launch a VEGAN Cornish pasty – and claims it’s as ‘delicious as the original’
- Morrisons is the first UK supermarket to launch a vegan Cornish pasty
- The cheekily named ‘Corn-ish’ pasty is handmade with vegan mince and potato
- The retailer claims the meat-free alternative is ‘just as delicious’ as the original
Morrisons has become the first British supermarket to launch a vegan Cornish pasty.
The meat-free ‘Corn-ish Pasty’ is handmade in Cornwall from vegan mince, swede, potato and onion.
The retailer claims the £1.75 pastry parcel is ‘just as delicious’ as the traditional Cornish snack.
Morrisons’ Corn-ish Pasty, pictured, is handmade in Cornwall from vegan mince, swede, potato and onion. The retailer claims it tastes ‘just as delicious’ as the original
Morrisons Pasty Buyer, Steve Halford, said: ‘Some of our customers want to cut down on their red meat intake, so we wanted to offer a pasty that’s meat-free and as delicious as the original.’
The supermarket giant will be hoping to avoid the criticism that has been leveled against other vegan Cornish pasties.
In 2002 Cornish pasties were granted protected geographical indication (PGI) status, which means only a pasty made the traditional way, using specific ingredients – including steak – in Cornwall can be called a Cornish pasty.
As such traditionalists object to the use of ‘Cornish pasty’ to describe vegan alternatives.
Morrisons appears to be trying to avoid any criticism from Cornish Pasty traditionalists by subtly changing the name to ‘Corn-ish Pasty’. Stock image
Morrisons appears to be trying to avoid any backlash by subtly changing the name to ‘Corn-ish Pasty’.
The product is the latest in a string of vegan alternatives released in recent months as British retailers rush to cash in on the growing popularity of vegan diets.
Greggs made headlines at the start of the year with the release of its vegan sausage roll, which became a sell out favourite.
More recently Morrisons raised eyebrows with the unveiling of vegan tuna on its store shelves in May.
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