Greggs' vegan sausage roll has more calories than a McDonald's cheeseburger and contains palm oil
Two-day old pastries are being offered for £8 on eBay and they've sparked viral videos on Twitter – but what's really in them?
The sausage rolls consist of faux meat in dairy-free pastry, with the "meat" being made from the same fungus as Quorn.
According to the Daily Mail, they contain fewer calories (311 versus 327), less fat (19g compared to 22g) and more protein (12g versus 9.4g) than their pork counterparts.
But both have more calories than a McDonald's cheeseburger, which contains 301.
The vegan sausage rolls are six millimetres longer than their pork equivalent, which Greggs says adds up to 10 "mega-bites".
On the flip side, there's more salt in the vegan roll (1.9g versus 1.6g).
It also includes nearly a gram of sugar, while the original has none.
While the vegan roll's health benefits are debatable, there's no denying that it's better for the environment.
Not only does it help protect the pig population, but faux meat has a smaller carbon footprint and needs less land and water than livestock.
So, will you be trying it?
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