Veganism. Over the last 5 years (2015-2020) this word has become increasingly more frequent in Google searches, according to Google trends. And due to lots of different reasons including health, animal welfare, and climate change, more and more people are becoming vegans.

Luckily, we have a lot of vegan alternatives – especially for those meat-lovers who can’t bring themselves to let go of that much needed fry up after a heavy night out – but is it the same?

California is highly known for “plant-based movement” with its wide range of vegan restaurants and cafes, as well as its meat-free brands such as Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods. In this video, reporter Margi Murphy tests out the meat-free version of a fry up.

In the mix are Beyond Meat ‘brat’ sausages, two types of plant-based bacon (premium and student option) and Just ‘eggs’ – yes, it comes out of a bottle which is a little disconcerting. But surprisingly her reaction to each ingredient doesn’t match your dismay. Apart from the bottled ‘eggs’ smelling a bit funky, Murphy confirms the taste is not too bad.

It does seem to be the case that generally, plant-based meat alternatives are more expensive than what we would spend on regular meat. Beyond Meat ‘brat’ sausages claim to have just half the saturated fat a normal pork sausage would have, plus 16g of plant protein, but the price is their downfall at £5.50 for a pack of 6.

Original article written by Margi Murphy and video on The Telegraph

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