McDonald’s is launching a vegan meal for the first time

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McDonald’s will be debuting a fully vegan meal in the new year. 

From 2 January, the fast food giant is adding Veggie Dippers and fries - which have both received a thumbs-up from the Vegan Society - to its menu.

These vegan items will be available together, with a soft drink, for a meal deal price of £4.99.

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Whilst Veggie Dippers are already used in McDonald’s Spicy Veggie wraps, the vegan versions will be prepared in a completely new way to avoid any potential contamination with dairy.

The recipe? Red pepper, sun-dried tomato pesto and split peas tossed in breadcrumbs!

A Veggie Dippers Happy Meal (including a vegan side and drink for £2.99) will be available for little ones.

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Head of Food Marketing at McDonald’s, Thomas O’Neill, 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.

“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.”

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