Kent-based bakery supplier Country Choice has launched a frozen vegan croissant.
The spelt and quinoa croissant is supplied fully baked and ready to thaw and serve on demand.Made in France, it is described as a twist on the classic croissant and is suitable for vegans.
The croissant contains plant-based margarine, spelt flour, caramelised quinoa seeds and roasted barley malt. It is available in twin-packs with 14 packs to a case.
The number of vegans in Great Britain has quadrupled between 2014 and 2018, according to the Vegan Society and Food Standards Agency. In 2018, there were 600,000 vegans, or 1.16% of the population, up from 276,000 (0.46%) in 2016 and 150,000 (0.25%) in 2014.
Data analytics consultancy Global Data has found that almost half of the vegan population in the UK had made the change to veganism within the past year.