Carrs Pasties are launching two new vegan products this month. The company, which is based in Bolton, will be adding a new vegan pasty and a new vegan sausage roll to the range.
The bakery asked customers which products they would like to see added to the range and a vegan option was the most requested. Carrs Pasties will be working with the Meatless Farm Company, a British company that has developed plant-based alternatives to meat products using ingredients such as rice protein, pea protein, soya protein and fruit and vegetable extracts. The vegan pasty is based on the Carrs Pasties original meat and potato pasty and uses the same shortcrust pastry. The vegan sausage roll uses the same seasoning and puff pastry as the Carrs Pasties original sausage roll.
Joe Carr, managing director at Carrs Pasties said: “Even in the early stages of developing our vegan range, our aim has always been to produce top quality, healthy products with mass appeal. Rather than rush into a quickly expanding market, we wanted to take the time to find a partner like the Meatless Farm who share our values. We always say that we wouldn’t sell anything that we wouldn’t queue up to buy ourselves – so whether you are a vegan, vegetarian, or if you are simply looking to reduce the amount of meat in your diet, please give our new vegan range a try and let us know what you think.”
Samples of the vegan products will be available for customers to try at Carrs Pasties Original Shop on Halliwell Road from Monday 19 August. The products will be available to buy at the Bolton Food and Drink Festival and in Carrs Pasties other shops on Manchester Road and at the Market Place Shopping Centre on Friday 23 August.
To launch the new vegan products Carrs Pasties have worked with Bolton video production company Sitcom Soldiers to create a video showcasing the products.
Carrs Pasties has three shops in Bolton and currently has a core range of six products. In 2015 the company added the steak pasty to its range and in 2017 the cheese and jalapeno pasty was introduced.