Morrisons has upped its range of vegan food by launching a vegan Cornish pasty.
Traditional Cornish pasties, which are often linked to Cornwall, England, are filled with beef skirt, potato, swede, and onion.
Morrisons’ vegan “Corn-ish” pasty is handmade in Cornwall from a recipe that doesn’t stray too far from the original. It features plant-based mince and a traditionally seasoned mix of potato, swede, and onion. The mixture is wrapped in a crimped rough-puff flaky pastry. The item is said to closely mirror the meat-based version.
Morrisons Pasty Buyer Steve Halford said the product was inspired by the shifting eating habits of its shoppers. “Some of our customers want to cut down on their red meat intake, so we wanted to offer a pasty that’s meat-free and as delicious as the original,” he said in a statement.
Vegan Cornish Pasties
More companies are updating the traditional Cornish pasty recipe to cater to the growing demand for vegan food. Leading UK gas station chain Shell recently began selling vegan Cornish pasties and jackfruit rolls. The vegan pasties are made by baked food brand Lizzie’s Food Factory and feature mushroom, cashews, coconut milk, poppy seeds, and turmeric.
The UK’s best-selling pasty maker Ginsters launched a vegan pasty for the first time in May. The company updated its vegetarian Moroccan Vegetable Pasty recipe to be vegan. The finished product is filled with a blend of butternut squash, chickpeas, roasted red piquanté peppers, harissa, apricots, dates, and a spicy Moroccan chermoula paste.
Cornwall-based family business The Cornish Vegan Pasty Company makes its signature savory treat out of potato, onion, swede, and seitan, a vegan meat made from vital wheat gluten. It also offers pasties with dairy-free cheese.
Vegan Food at Morrisons
Morrisons’ new Corn-ish pasty is the latest addition to its growing vegan range. The fourth largest supermarket chain in the UK recently began serving vegan chocolate cake and lasagne at its cafes and also offers vegan sausage rolls.
Morrisons will soon launch three burgers made by vegan fast food joint Miami Burger.
Morrisons’ vegan Corn-ish pasties are available at Pie Shop counters for £1.75 for one or two for £3.