High-street coffee shop Pret has revealed the four new vegan sandwich flavours in its ‘The Vegan Classics’ range.
Earlier this month, Pret teased details of its new range of vegan sandwiches and wraps which will feature vegan versions of its most popular sandwiches.
Now the company has revealed which flavours will be launching exclusively at Veggie Pret stores on October 24th, and it includes vegan versions of classic British sandwich fillings.
Consisting of two baguettes, one wrap and a sandwich, the range is comprised of The VLT, The Vegan Chuna Mayo baguette, The Vegan Eggless Mayo & Cress baguette and The Vegan Hoisin Mushroom Wrap.
The Vegan Chuna Mayo (£2.99) baguette is a take on Pret’s popular Pole & Line Caught Tuna Mayo and Cucumber Baguette, and features a white baguette filled with chickpeas and vegan mayo, seasoned with a sprinkling of pickled onions, chopped capers and parsley, finished with a squeeze of lemon, sliced cucumber, red onion and rocket.
A BLT is a classic British favourite, and Pret’s VLT (£3.29) pairs roasted shiitake mushroom ‘rashers’ with sliced tomatoes, green salad and vegan mayo on malted bread.
The Vegan Eggless Mayo & Cress (£2.99) combines tofu and vegan mayo to create an ‘eggless mayo’ and is finished with cress and a little seasoning.
Last but not least is The Vegan Hoisin Mushroom Wrap (£3.50) – a sweet and sticky wrap filled with glazed mushrooms, cucumber, pickled cabbage and carrot salad finished with sliced spring onion, coriander and baby leaf spinach.
Rather than using mock meats to mimic the flavours of meat and fish in the sandwiches, Pret’s Food Innovation Managers have instead “focused on the clever use of vegetables to mimic the flavours of the meat and fish originals” by using shiitake mushroom instead of bacon and chickpeas in place of tuna for the fillings.
Eat less meat
In a statement sent to Vegan Food & Living, Pret’s Global Head of Food Innovation, Hannah Dolan, said: “We’ve worked really hard to ensure that The Vegan Classics have all the tastes and textures of the original sandwiches they were inspired by.
“As Veggie Pret grows, we’re really excited to be able to reveal the range of Vegan Classics. This is all part of our mission to make it easier for customers to eat less meat, by offering delicious vegan and vegetarian food.
“We think they taste so good that we’d challenge customers who love our original tuna baguette to swap to The Vegan Chuna Mayo Baguette and see if they are able to notice the difference!”
The Vegan Classics range will launch on 24 October exclusively at Veggie Pret shops