A FAST food chain with a branch in Oswestry may soon be an important stop for vegans. has become the first to launch vegan nuggets.

Burger King has become the first of its kind to launch Vegan Nuggets, which are certified by the Vegan Society, and follow years of development according to the company.

The new addition launched on the menu today (Wednesday, January 5) to coincide with the annual Veganuary drive which challenges people to eat only vegan products during January.

They join the Plant Based Whopper launched back in January 2020, and the Vegan Royale launched in April 2021.

The golden nuggets have been developed by The Vegetarian Butcher and are made from soy and plant proteins only, they are made to taste and look exactly like their meat originals. Designed for vegans, vegetarians, flexitarians and meat reducers alike, order options include 6pc, 9pc and a 20pc sharer box – suiting all appetite needs. What’s more, each order will come with a Vegan Society certified Sweet Chilli Dip to create the ultimate dunk combo.

Soco Nunez, brand and communications director at Burger King UK said: “We are thrilled to be launching the new Vegan Nuggets to our UK restaurants. After years of development, it’s great to be able to say we are the first fast-food restaurant to bring such a product to our customers, which delivers the same tasting experience as its meat counterpart."

Ericka Durgahee, marketing manager at The Vegan Society, added: “The Vegan Trademark Team are so pleased to see Burger King releasing more vegan options as promised. The nuggets are set to be a hit already, I can’t wait to try them out this Veganuary!

"Thank you for working with us developing verified vegan items for everyone.”

Meanwhile, Laura Iliffe, senior brand manager and Away from Home lead at The Vegetarian Butcher, said: “We know that nearly a quarter of Brits are looking at cutting down on their meat intake, which is why this Veganuary we are collaborating again with Burger King to hack one of their best-loved products, the chicken nugget, with a delicious alternative.

"At The Vegetarian Butcher we believe you don’t need sacrifice a thing when eating plant-based, and Veganuary is a great time to try out a new way of eating – we defy anyone to tell the difference between our version and the original."

Burger King UK's Vegan Nuggets are available in restaurants and for delivery nationwide from today, Wednesday, January 5.