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McDonald's Is Launching Its First Ever Vegan Meal Next Month

McDonald's Is Launching Its First Ever Vegan Meal Next Month

McDonald's is set to launch its first ever vegan meal in the New Year.

Just in time for Veganuary, Maccie's will be releasing its new Veggie Dippers, which have been given the thumbs-up from The Vegan Society.

The Veggie Dippers are made from red pepper, rice, sundried tomato pesto and split peas, in a crispy breadcrumbs.

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You'll be able to order the dippers as a meal, served with fries and a drink for £4.99, or as a Veggie Dippers Happy Meal, which comes with two dippers, a vegan friendly side (vegetable bag, fruit bag or fries) and water or a Fruit Shoot for £2.99.

Alternatively, you can buy four of them £3.29.

Thomas O'Neill, head of food marketing at McDonald's UK and Ireland, said: "In the last 12 months we've seen an 80% uplift in customers ordering vegetarian options at McDonald's, so it is time for the brand famous for the dippable McNugget to launch a dippable option for our vegetarian, vegan and flexitarian customers.

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"The Veggie Dippers are a delicious addition to our menu and we're looking forward to seeing what customers make of our first vegan Extra Value Meal and Happy Meal in the New Year."

The Veggie Dippers arrive in McDonald's on 2 January.

This year has been a good one for plant-based eaters, with restaurants, shops and fast food places upping their vegan options.

In January, Gregg's kicked off the year with its vegan sausage roll, which was almost enough to cause Piers Morgan to cry on telly..

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Despite Morgan's reservations, the sausage rolls have been a massive hit with vegans and meat-eaters alike. So much so, that Gregg's is now planning to veganise more of its offerings and Gregg's boss Roger Whiteside has even claimed he's going vegan.

Alongside the annual Veganuary challenge, which sees folk pledge to ditch meat, dairy, eggs and honey for 30 days, new Netflix documentary The Game Changers has also inspired plenty of people into trying out a vegan diet.

The Game Changers - produced by big names such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lewis Hamilton, Jackie Chan and Novak Djokovic - sets out to dispel myths linking meat eating with physical prowess, while promoting the benefits of a plant-based diet for athletes.

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Claire Reid

Claire is a journalist at LADbible who, after dossing around for a few years, went to Liverpool John Moores University. She graduated with a degree in Journalism and a whole load of debt. When not writing words in exchange for money she is usually at home watching serial killer documentaries surrounded by cats. You can contact Claire at [email protected]