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Greggs Launch Vegan Sausage, Bean And CheeZe Melt

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Greggs Launch Vegan Sausage, Bean And CheeZe Melt

While the sausage roll or steak bake often take the plaudits at Greggs, with people flocking from far and wide to try them out, there is one item on the menu, a stalwart, that goes under the radar: the sausage, bean and cheese melt.

Packed full of delicate flavours, it really is the true star of the show and it deserves some more respect, damn it.

Well, the culinary wizards at the high street bakery have now created a vegan option of the tasty dish, so that everyone can enjoy it.

The sausage, bean and cheeZe melt is just like the original, wrapped in layers of golden puff pastry, only it's just free from any animal products.

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Credit: Greggs
Credit: Greggs

It is the latest in a line of animal-free options, following on from Greggs' vegan sausage roll and vegan steak bake, which hit the shelves last year.

The sausage, bean and cheeZe melt is set to launch nationwide on 5 August and will set customers back just £1.60 (prices vary regionally).

And it has been branded as another 'milestone' by the bakery.

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Hannah Squirrell, customer director at Greggs, said: "The latest addition to our menu gives customers another vegan friendly alternative to one of our most iconic menu items.

"As we expand our vegan options with the launch of our new Vegan Sausage, Bean and CheeZe Melt, we mark another milestone as we continue with our journey to become our customers' favourite destination for food-on-the-go."

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Credit: PA

But while we Brits have come to rely on Greggs, whether it's to treat ourselves to hearty lunch or to seek refuge in the midst of the darkest of hangovers, some philistines out there still fail to understand it.

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Frenchman Nicholas Henry is one of those. He revealed last year that he was introduced to the bakery by his friend Layke Lemercier, having avoided it for several years since moving to the UK.

Layke treated her pal to a sausage roll and a sausage, bean and cheese melt for Nicholas' breakfast last year, but they were not well-received.

An hour after the snacks arrived, Layke received a lengthy review from Nicholas, who didn't hold back on his feelings.

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His critique read: "I know British people are sometimes described as explorers or pioneers. And I have to admit that Greggs managed to do something groundbreaking with their sausage roll.

"As I chewed and swallowed I simply couldn't understand how something could taste so bland yet so revolting at the same time.

"Amazing. The crust tastes like cardboard that was passed through a food blender and then compressed together into a puff pastry.

"The sausage is all over the place, sometimes it feels like mushy gelatin, sometimes it's spicy."

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He did, however, eventually admit to a grudging degree of respect for the sausage roll, adding: "Yet I chewed through it and bite after bite I could see its intrinsic value."

Featured Image Credit: Greggs

Topics: Greggs, UK News, Vegan, French

Dominic Smithers
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