Greggs has extended its vegan range with the much-anticipated meat-free steak bake.One year after the business launched its vegan sausage roll, it has today (2 January) rolled out the steak bake to 1,300 stores, priced at £1.55. It will be rolling out to a further 700 shops on 16 January.The launch had been heavily rumoured over recent months, with Greggs running a teaser campaign late last year.Like Greggs’ vegan sausage roll, the filling of the steak bake is Quorn-based. The bake has 96 layers of puff pastry and contains Quorn pieces, diced onions and gravy.Greggs said its product development team had been working for months on the vegan steak bake recipe and had recruited a panel of vegan and non-vegan taste-testers.“Our vegan sausage roll launch was a huge success and we’ve been working tirelessly to expand our vegan-friendly offering and provide more delicious savoury food on-the-go options for people looking to reduce their meat intake,” said Greggs chief executive Roger Whiteside.“The launch of our vegan steak bake is another key milestone on our journey to become our customers’ favourite for food-on-the-go. We look forward to hearing the feedback.”Greggs held an exclusive preview event at its Grainger Street shop in Newcastle-upon-Tyne on New Year’s Day. A thousand fans had the chance to try the bake before the rest of the country, with limited-edition packaging given away to the first 200 shoppers.Greggs’ vegan sausage roll was one of British Baker’s pick of the top launches of 2019.
Dear Editor,It was the last man standing for Guyana that just became king at the Australian Commonwealth Games 2018, and here I make reference to Mr Troy Doris, Gold Medalist. I believe he also just made history for Guyana.On a forum with the GOA President, Mr Kalam. A. Juman-Yassin, via social media a few days ago, I penned a comment that I expected Troy Doris and Winston George to make the finals of their respective event, because they are way too experienced not to make it happen.Unfortunately, Winston George’s timings in the semifinals did not allow him to make the finals, so it was now left for the last man standing (Troy Doris) to live up to expectations. And lo and behold, he earned the gold medal in the triple jump, and that sealed it for me. He saved the day for the entire Team Guyana.Editor, all can attest to the fact that I have also penned commentaries in the respective dailies in the past, saying that Troy Doris is the only athlete currently on the international circuit who can actually make the podium anytime soon. I was not wrong, was I?Troy Doris, you have just broken the ice, and the one thing I would like to share with you is that you have to be mentally focused for the bigger games which await you, especially the 2020 Olympic Games.What to expect from Guyana as a rewarding gift to Troy Doris? Absolutely nothing to talk about. What did Guyana award Gold Medalist Aliann Pompey for her accomplishment with her win in the women’s 400m at the 2002 Commonwealth Games?Perhaps for their respect years of wins, the Government can consider two independent postage stamps with both Troy Doris and Aliann Pompey showcasing their gold medals.I would not mind the honour of taking the photos of them both free of charge.Loud applause go out to the other athletes of Team Guyana for their efforts. And I say: keeping pushing the button and, who knows, Guyana can shine brighter at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.Yours faithfully,T. Pemberton