Four'N Twenty Unveils Its First Ever Meat-Free Plant-Based Pie
Four'N Twenty, the meat pie brand beloved by Aussies all over the country, is switching things up a bit.
The company has made its first foray into the meat-free market by debuting a plant-based pie, which will be filled with soy protein instead of the usual filling.
It's taken eight months for the pie to go from boardroom idea to hitting the shelves, according to the Daily Mail.
Four'N Twenty reckons it has perfected the recipe to the extent that meat eaters wouldn't even be able to tell the difference.
Anand Surujpal, general manager of marketing and innovation at Patties Food Group, told The Age: "It's got the same colours, textures, the taste profile, the mouth feel, you've got all those elements.
"If I hadn't told you it wasn't a meat pie, you wouldn't know."
The pies will be available at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, allowing 'flexitarians' (those who are trying to cut down on meat) and vegetarians a new option.
Who doesn't love chowing down on a pie at the footy?
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Sadly though this new product is not for vegans.
The company replied to a comment on Facebook, saying: "Four'N Twenty's Meat Free pie contains absolutely no animal products as ingredients. The pies are made on a line that also produces non-vegan products, so we will not make any vegan-friendly claims at this stage."
Still, it certainly seems like fans are supportive of the move, with people flooding social media with positivity.
One person said: "Yes Four'N Twenty!! Keeping up with the times I see."
Another added: "Fantastic News! Hope they are available at all AFL games this season and that a Sausage Roll is in development!"
A third wrote: "Yay I can eat a pie at the footy! Awesome thanks."
Four'N Twenty is keeping tight lipped on when we can expect to see these bad boys in servos and other locations. We've just been told to stay tuned on that front.
But it's a massive step forward for those who aren't into eating meat, are morally opposed to it or would just like to eat something else.
Featured Image Credit: Four'N Twenty