Vegan Pie Crowned ‘Supreme Champion’ At British Pie Awards For First Time

Maria Chiorando wrote . . . . . . . . .

A vegan pie has been crowned supreme champion at the British Pie Awards.

This is the first time an animal-free creation has scooped top honors in the event’s 11 year history.

The big winner was a curried sweet potato and butternut squash pie made by butcher Jon Thorner’s Ltd. It beat off almost 900 other entries. It was entered into the new vegan category alongside almost 70 others, then shortlisted for the supreme champion award.

Vegan is the supreme champion

“This year’s supreme champion was outstanding and well deserving of the accolade,” Matthew O’Callaghan, chairman of the British Pie Awards, said.

“From its very appearance on the judging tray, you knew it was going to do well and it didn’t disappoint when it was opened and tasted.

“This pie isn’t just for vegans, it’s a pie for everybody. With this award we can truly say that veganism is now entering the mainstream of British food.”

Source: Plant Based News

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Pizza Hut UK Launches Dedicated Vegan Menu with Dessert

Anna Starostinetskaya wrote . . . . . . . . .

This week, Pizza Hut UK unveiled a dedicated vegan menu with a selection of appetizers, main dishes, sides, a dessert, and customizable meals at all of its 253 locations.

The new menu features two starters: Mini Corn on the Cob and Jack ‘N’ Roll baked rolls stuffed with barbecue jackfruit and Violife vegan cheese.

Four pizzas are featured on the dedicated vegan menu, with four crust options: Vegan Veggie, Vegan Margherita, jalapeño-spiced Vegan Hot ‘N’ Spicy Veg, and Vegan BBQ Jack ‘N’ Ch**se—all of which can be ordered as half and half pies.

Customers can also create their own pies using all vegan ingredients and choose vegan individual, sharing, or children’s meals with a combination of the menu items, which now include Cinnamon Bites for dessert and a selection of beverages.

In January, Pizza Hut UK added the vegan Jack ‘n’ Ch**se pizza to the menu for one month to celebrate Veganuary—and kept the option on the menu permanently after achieving a sales goal of 10,000 pies in several weeks.

“We’ve been proudly serving Vegan Pizza with Violife’s Vegan Ch**se since 2017,” Pizza Hut stated when announcing its new menu. “We’ve used your feedback to help design our new Vegan Menu.”

Source: Veg News

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