Supermarkets have slashed expensive vegan sandwich ranges from their offerings, a survey has found.
Many major supermarkets have reduced or dropped their plant-based sandwiches, while others are charging more for climate-friendly fillings.
Tesco’s vegan sandwich range has shrunk by 28 per cent since 2019, while Morrisons and Asda have entirely removed their plant-based sandwich options.
Vegan sandwiches tend to be more expensive, a survey of 420 sandwiches from 14 retailers and food service outlets by the Eating Better sustainable food alliance found. On average, plant-based options were the most expensive sandwich type, Eating Better said.
How come? Really, something I don’t understand here….
Simon Billing, the executive director of Eating Better, said: “Three years on from our last sandwich survey, and with yet more evidence from climate scientists on the need to reduce our meat consumption, it’s deeply disappointing that the sandwich aisle is still too meaty and that plant-based is too pricey.
And that I certainly don’t understand. Prices are information matey. You might not like the info, but it is there and you’ve got to pay attention to it…..