UK pastry brand Ginsters has launched a vegan empanada containing Pulled Oats, a plant-based meat alternative from Helsinki-based Gold&Green Foods.
The new Ginsters Vegan Mexican Chilli Empanada joins Chicken Tikka and BBQ Pulled Pork varieties in the company’s range of empanadas.
The product features piquanté pepper and ancho chillies in a smoky Mexican-style sauce combined with marinated Pulled Oats, made from a high-protein mix of oats, pea and faba bean. The filling is wrapped in light pastry and finished with a smoked paprika topping.
“This exciting range extension will continue to broaden appeal within the pre-family market, demonstrating that savoury pastry is a category of innovation which we continue to lead,” said Ginsters managing director, Kieran Hemsworth.
“The debut of Pulled Oats into UK savoury pastry, alongside contemporary flavours in this range, will expand our core snacking and vegan offering – two increasingly popular trends that will continue to boom.”
Andrew Ely, launch manager at Gold&Green Foods, added: “Pulled Oats is rich in goodness and free from compromises – there’s nothing else quite like it.
“We are incredibly excited to team up with another forward-thinking brand to bring Pulled Oats to the UK and showcase the versatility of savoury pastry. Our innovation and Ginsters baking expertise is a winning combination.”
The new Ginsters vegan empanada is available in a two- or a three-pack format from Morrisons stores nationwide.
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