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Supermarket Won't Sell Vegan Pork Pies Due To Risk Of Offending Locals

by | December 6, 2019

Vegan pork pies are about to hit Morrisons shelves across the UK — except in Melton Mowbray due to fears that locals will be upset. 

A leaked memo from the supermarket chain revealed that “as Melton Mowbray is celebrated around the world as the home of the original Pork Pie, the decision has been taken that only pork pies made following the traditional meat based recipe should be stocked in the store.”

Residents of the town who don’t want to miss out on the plant-based pie can place an order via the Morrisons customer service team, who will then arrange a home delivery. 

The vegan no-pork pie will be available at Morrisons from December 9th at £1.75 each or two for £3.

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The no-pork pie will be on sale at Morrisons stores from December 9th (Photo: Tyler Olsen/Shutterstock.com)

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Vegan At Morrisons

Over the last few years Morrisons has become an increasingly friendly place to shop for those who avoid animal products.

2019 welcomed the launch of a vegan sausage roll — with a foot long version available alongside the regular sized option. The recently launched Corn-ish pasty is also suitable for vegans.

In 2018 the supermarket giant released its own range of vegan products, called V Taste. The selection includes ready meals, baked goods, and frozen foods.

Do you think Morrisons is right to keep the meat-free pork pie away from Melton Mowbray? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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