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Vegan sausage roll

Discussion in 'Vegetarian Diet Forum' started by LooperCat, Jan 8, 2020.

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  1. LooperCat

    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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    Greggs is the future. Maybe they’ll succeed where others have failed in getting us eating more sensibly.
    21g carbs for a sausage roll????? Absolute winner and should sit nicely with those of us who do low to average carbs daily.
     
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    Isn't that about the normal amount of carbs for medium sized pork sausage roll?
     
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    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Not a clue but 21 sounds such a “ nice “ amount.:)
     
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    The meat one contains 24g carb, 22g fat, 9.4g protein; the vegan one 21g carb, 19g fat and 12g protein.

    So the vegan one is lower carb, lower fat and higher protein than the meat one. And they taste pretty much identical.
     
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    Chook Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    They are lovely! I'm looking forward to trying their new vegan steak slice which was sold out last weekend.
     
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    Hi,

    Funny you mention that.. Just been reading about & found the nutritional info on the slice. https://www.greggs.co.uk/bakes/vegan-steak-bake

    Though, to my eye. The pastry on the promo picture shots look a little anemic?
    But to be fair, not all batches brown the same in a working kitchen.
     
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    Listlad Prediabetes · BANNED

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    Depends on the size and ingredients...
     
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    Does anybody know what goes into them?
    Can't seem to find an ingredient list on the Greggs website anywhere...
     
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    I understand why someone would become vegan. What I don't understand is why would a vegan want something that tastes like meat? Sorry I just don't get it but then I don't like pork so I guess I wouldn't understand.
     
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    Many people really enjoyed eating meat but gave it up because they believe it’s wrong to kill animals. Or some of us really enjoyed eating meat, but developed allergies to it. Many reasons.
     
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    Some pastry. And a Quorn sausage.
     
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    Yes but what is the pastry made from.. seed oils presumably? And palm oil?
     
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    Oh yes i had forgotten about allergies. Thanks.
     
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    People also use products like this to help them transition away from meat and onto a plant based diet. And they can be really handy in a pinch when you’re out and about and need to grab something to eat. I made sure to locate the nearest Greggs to my usual A&E department when I’m working in the ambulance, if I needed to get food and wasn’t able to get back to base for my meal break, just in case. Also, they’re lovely. I’ve always loved sausage rolls.
     
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