McDonald’s has launched a vegan version of their ever-popular chicken nuggets.
The food, named ‘McVegan nuggets’ is currently on offer in some of its Norway outlets. A spokesperson for the global fast food chain confirmed to Today that the vegan nuggets are made with mashed potato, chickpeas, onion, carrots and corn.
They’re then coated in a layer of breadcrumbs and fried until crispy (yum), making them look and feel just like regular chicken nuggets.
Hopefully, this means it’s only a matter of time before they are introduced worldwide.
Did you know that McDonald’s chicken nuggets come in four particular sizes? The four shapes are: the bell, the ball, the boot and the bow tie, with the latter also being referred to as ‘the bone’.
— Sam Flynn (@itssammmieyo) 4 March 2013
“Our Chicken McNuggets are shaped uniquely for kids and kids at heart – it makes dipping more fun,” the company wrote on its Q&A page. “The four shapes we make Chicken McNuggets in was the perfect equilibrium of dipability and fun.
“Three would’ve been too few, five would’ve been wacky. We also make them similar in size to ensure consistent cooking times for food safety.”
This comes after Gregg’s reported a huge increase in sales following the introduction of their vegan sausage roll.
The UK’s biggest bakery chain said it had made “an exceptionally strong start to 2019” with sales climbing nearly 10% in the seven weeks to 16 February – for those of us who aren’t business savvy, this is really impressive stuff.
20,000 people signed an online petition, organised by animal welfare group Peta, calling on the bakery to make a vegan version of their famous sausage rolls. It took more than a year to perfect the Quorn recipe.