Greggs launches vegan hot cross buns for Easter

Forget Veganuary, Greggs is on a mission to make it a ‘Veganuyear’.

In early January, the bakery chain launched a plant-based steak bake, which some people said ‘looks like cat food’ (but that didn’t stop the queues).

A few weeks later, they dropped the vegan glazed doughnut (here’s our verdict, in case you’re wondering).

It’s now less than a month later and time for yet another Greggs launch – please welcome: the vegan hot cross buns.

There had been rumours that the next product would be chicken-based, but with Easter around the corner it makes perfect sense for the company to roll out a vegan snack that fits the celebration.

The plant-based product launched in stores on Saturday but will only be available for a limited time.

So, what do the vegan buns taste like?

There’s no butter or milk, but they are stuffed with ‘orange flavour, juicy vine fruits and a unique mix of spices’.

And they feature the classic glaze cross too, of course.

What’s better? You can get four buns for just £1.

Or if you’re mates with Stormzy, you might even be able to score some treats for free (the artist was recently gifted the world’s first Greggs black card, which will see him eat for free at the chain for life).

In other Easter foods news, Iceland has released a Creme Egg cheesecake.

The Luxury Belgian Chocolate Easter Egg Cheesecake has a classic biscuit base, vanilla filling with a white and yellow sauce, topped with chocolate strands around the outside.

It serves six people and costs £3 – split the cost and you’ve got a bargain on your hands (cheaper than an actual Cadbury Creme Egg, depending on where you buy it).

But this is also a limited-edition treat so you better get in there quick if you want to try it.

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