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McDonald’s Debuts Veggie-Packed Vegan Nuggets in Norway

McDonald's Vegan Nuggets
Image: McDonald's Norway

Fast food giant McDonald’s launched a vegan version of its famous chicken nuggets in Norway.

As demand for vegan options increases, McDonald’s finally launched a 100% vegan version of its popular chicken nuggets.

The vegan nuggets, described to be vegetable-packed, are made with chickpeas, corn, carrots, cauliflower, onion, and potatoes — all coated in a crunchy vegan breaded outer.

Aside from vegan nuggets, McDonald’s Norway also recently launched a new Vegetarian McFeast burger featuring a breaded bean-based patty topped with cheese, “McFeast” sauce, lettuce, onion, pickle, ketchup, and mustard. It can easily be veganized by omitting cheese.

Image: McDonald’s

McDonald’s has been dabbling with the vegan market in some of its branches around the world as the vegan movement rises globally and vegans urges food giants to be more inclusive.

Recently, the fast food chain launched vegan McFalafel in Sweden, made with chickpeas and seasoned with cumin, parsley, and garlic.

The 4-piece falafel Happy Meal comes with one of two dipping sauces — a vegetarian yogurt sauce or a vegan pepper dip.

McDonald’s UK also supported the monthlong vegan challenge Veganuary by launching its very first vegan Happy Meal featuring a breaded red pesto goujon wrap rather than burger or nuggets that usually accompany a Happy Meal.

The goujon is made with yellow split peas, tomato paste, sundried tomato pesto, red pepper, olive oil, sugar, herbs and spices, and Arborio rice all wrapped in a tortilla wrap.

Vegan Happy Meal
Image: Vegan Life

McDonald’s hinted that more vegan options are on the way very soon as it is tracking major food trends exploring ways to offer meat-free options to its consumers.

“Our commitment is to offer great food, great choice, and great experience to our customers,” Duncan Cruttenden, Menu Director at McDonald’s UK and Ireland, said in the statement.

“We are constantly asking them [customers] how we can evolve and improve.”

McDonald’s Vegan Nuggets are now available in all its Norway locations.

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Roxanne Libatique

Written by Roxanne Libatique

Roxanne is a vegan journalist and advocate for animal rights and mental health. She tries to live consciously and spends her free time traveling, enjoying vegan food, volunteering, and speaking up for all animals. Connect with her at @roxlibatique on Twitter and Instagram.

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