FURIOUS vegans have panned a new Morrisons veggie version of the BLT — claiming: “It’s just a salad sandwich.”
The supermarket reckons its £2.20 CLT — carrot, lettuce and tomato — is perfect for those looking for a “twist” on the classic bacon, lettuce and tomato sarnie.
It says the “smoky carrot strips” are meant to replace the rashers.
A spokeswoman added: “It also includes tomatoes, lettuce and vegan mayo, all sandwiched between malted bread.”
However, vegans have branded the snack, above, a disgrace and a mockery of the vegan lifestyle.
Stevie Shepherd wrote online: “Not to sound ungrateful but a salad sandwich? No wonder everyone asks where we get our protein.” Registered dietician Lizzy Entwistle added: “I can’t get excited about this. I feel it makes a mockery of vegans. Can’t have bacon? Here, have some carrot.”
Erin Caroline added: “This is such a letdown. Why can’t they make a hearty, delicious, on-the-go sandwich?”
A customer called Vicky wrote: “That’s the biggest disgrace of a sandwich I’ve ever seen.”
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But not all veggie lovers were disappointed. Isabella, 21, hit back: “Please don’t knock it before you try it. The carrot does actually taste like bacon because of how it’s smoked and it’s absolutely delicious.”
Supermarkets and restaurants have been increasing their vegan choices.
Greggs’ vegan sausage roll hit the headlines, and now McDonald’s has a vegan range. Cardiff City recently became the first football league club with a full vegan menu at its ground.