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Ginsters has expanded its line of vegan pastries with a new Mexican empanada.

Empanadas use oatmeal from Gold & Green Foods – a new meat-style protein brand made from oats, peas and field beans that hit the UK earlier this year – in place of meat .

The oatmeal is combined with hot pepper and ancho pepper as well as a “Mexican” sauce inside the dough, and is finished with a smoked paprika filling.

The choice to use pulled oats marks a change from previous vegan versions of Ginsters, such as its recently launched pepper steak slice, sausage roll, and batter, all created in partnership with the meatless giant. Quorn.

Oatmeal is said to have a “unique fibrous texture that absorbs flavors well and can be spiced to perfection”, by Gold & Green.

They were “completely free of additives and are expected to be the next food trend in the UK, having already taken Finland and Sweden by storm,” Ginsters added.

Andrew Ely, launch director at Gold & Green Foods, said the brand was “incredibly excited to partner with another forward-thinking brand to bring Pulled Oats to the UK and showcase the versatility of the tasty pastry “.

The empanadas took place this week in the tasty pastry aisles and store display in packs of two and three (rsp: £ 1.50 to £ 2).

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