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McDonald’s UK Has Released Vegan Happy Meal and Wrap

by | January 10, 2019

Ever dreamed of having a vegan Happy Meal? Or perhaps a delicious vegan wrap? McDonald’s has turned those dreams into reality.

The fast-food giant McDonald’s has jumped on the Veganuary bandwagon. McDonald’s in the UK has released a vegetarian Happy Meal and a spicy vegetarian wrap called The Spicy Veggie One, a first for the fast food giant. The wraps are vegan-friendly, but McDonald’s is unable to label them as such because of cross-contamination worries as the wrap is toasted on the same machine as their buns, which contain milk. The Vegetarian Society has certified the items.

McDonald's UK Has Released Vegan Happy Meal and Wrap

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McDonald’s UK Has Released Vegan Happy Meal and Wrap

McDonald’s UK says they made the decision to release a vegetarian option after a customer poll showed that thirty-three percent wanted more plant-based options, and now they are thrilled to be able to offer their customers a new choice.

The wrap consists of a breaded red pesto veggie goujon with spicy tomato relish, tomato, lettuce, and red onion. The Happy Meal version also has the breaded veggie goujon with ketchup and shredded lettuce. The goujon itself is made from yellow split peas, tomato, arborio rice, sundried tomato paste, red pepper, olive oil, herbs, and sugar.

The new meat-free option has had a mix of positive and negative reviews on social media. Of course Piers Morgan, the loud mouth that everyone loves to hate, just had to pipe in, blasting McDonald’s on twitter.

katieisobel92 on Instagram says that she loves that there are more options for her daughter when they’re out and about.

ww_veggielhs got her first Happy Meal ever, as there were no vegetarian options when she was a kid.

plant_powered_peeps says hurrah for the new vegan wrap. Well done, Maccies.


McDonald’s Vegan Happy Meal and Wrap

Heather Harris tweeted @ McDonald’s, expressing her disgust that they charge so little for dead animals but their bland wrap cost 3 quid. I think it’s safe to say this unhappy customer ‘won’t be getting one again!’

As usual, the lovely Mr. Morgan can’t let anything positive slide by without a dig.

Will you be trying the new vegan Happy Meal and wrap at McDonald’s?

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One Response to “McDonald’s UK Has Released Vegan Happy Meal and Wrap”

  1. Sérgio
    January 12th, 2019 @ 3:58 am

    Very good

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