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Greggs' hotly anticipated vegan sausage roll is set to launch tomorrow - just in time for Veganuary.
An email leaked in December confirming the launch set social media ablaze, with meat-eaters and vegetarians alike desperate to get their hands on the meat and dairy-free offering.
The £1 Quorn sausage roll has been fiercely discussed on social media, with Greggs trending on Twitter in the UK after the announcement.
But will the pork-free sausage roll live up to expectations, satisfying both carnivores and plant-based dieters?
Femail put the pastry to the test, with five writers comparing the pork to the Quorn option. 
Read on to find out if Greggs' vegan sausage roll fooled our meat eaters, or if they spotted the fake straight away. . .   
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Taking that sausage roll very seriously! The new snack from Greggs, which launches tomorrow, boasts 96 layers of 'optimal' flaky pastry and contains Quorn sausage inside  
Taking that sausage roll very seriously! The new snack from Greggs, which launches tomorrow, boasts 96 layers of 'optimal' flaky pastry and contains Quorn sausage inside  

Pork vs vegan sausage roll showdown 

None of our five blind taste-testers were fooled by the Quorn version of the classic sausage roll, but most of them enjoyed it regardless. 
The main differences were the saltiness of the 'meat', the glaze and colour on the pastry, and the dryness.
Siofra Brennan: I was actually really impressed. If I'd had it on its own without the meat one to compare it to, I could have believed it was real meat. 
It had a good savoury flavour and a firm texture, it was more the vegan pastry that let it down as it was quite dry. 
Once I ate the real thing, I could tell it was the non-vegan one as it more was moist with flaky pastry. But I've never had a Gregg's sausage roll before, so I could easily have been fooled! 
Vegan sausage roll rating: 4/5 
Unity Blott: The filling on the vegan pastry was dry, lacking in flavour and hard to chew. More seasoning would have helped. The pastry was also brittle and not as flaky as I would have liked.
The pork version had much more texture, the inside was moister and pastry had a nice buttery sheen to it.
Vegan sausage roll rating: 2/5 
The main differences our taste-testers found was that the vegan option (furthest from camera) had drier pastry with less of a glaze. Most found that the 'meat' inside was flavourful - and almost believable
The main differences our taste-testers found was that the vegan option (furthest from camera) had drier pastry with less of a glaze. Most found that the 'meat' inside was flavourful - and almost believable
Maisie Bovingdon: I could kind of tell which one was vegan because of the colour, and it looks less glazed. It also has a bit more of a powder-y taste with super flaky pastry.
Taste wise both flavoured similarly with a herby taste, but the right one tasted saltier.
I probably would eat a vegan one over a sausage one purely because it's less fatty, even if it is a little drier and not as golden.
Vegan sausage roll rating: 4.5/5
Mared Parry: I could tell which one was real meat from the taste as I am a big Greggs fan, it was also greasier and looked more glazed on the top. 
The vegan offering was definitely a lot drier, but the taste was really good. It  could definitely pass as real meat if I didn't have the other to compare it to!
The only thing it's really lacking is texture. I wouldn't choose it over a meat one, just because I love meat too much. But if I was trying to cut down on meat consumption, I definitely would.
Vegan sausage roll rating: 4/5
Sarah Finley: The vegan one was quite tasty, and it does taste and smell a little meaty. 
But the real version looks more like a sausage roll and tastes a bit more meaty, but maybe a little more greasy! 
Vegan sausage roll rating: 3/5

The vegan sausage roll is set to launch in 950 stores across the UK on January 3, and will cost £1 - which is slightly more expensive than the regular version.
Bargain hunters will be pleased to know the pastry is included in Greggs' savoury roll and hot drink deal for as little as £2.25, but sadly it isn't included in the four sausage rolls for the price of three deal. 
Roger Whiteside, chief executive at Greggs, said: 'Like many food retailers we have seen increasing demand for vegetarian and vegan products. 
'We have been trying to develop a vegan version of our famous sausage roll for some time now. 
Greggs is finally launching a vegan sausage roll (pictured) tomorrow - but will it live up to expectations? FEMAIL conducted a blind taste test to see if it measures up to the original
Greggs is finally launching a vegan sausage roll (pictured) tomorrow - but will it live up to expectations? FEMAIL conducted a blind taste test to see if it measures up to the original
 
Social media users have been going wild over the announcement, with Greggs trending on Twitter. One said it was 'everything she ever wanted'
Social media users have been going wild over the announcement, with Greggs trending on Twitter. One said it was 'everything she ever wanted'
'It has not been easy but our taste panel customers all love this one, so we have decided to launch it as our contribution to Veganuary.'
The popular bakery chain decided to launch the product following a petition by PETA which racked up more than 20,000 signatures last year.
Since the announcement, Twitter has gone wild for the snack, with one user saying they would be making their first visit to Greggs' at the age of 58 just to try it.
Excited fans were thrilled by the announcement that Greggs branches across the UK will be selling the £1 vegan sausage roll from tomorrow 
Excited fans were thrilled by the announcement that Greggs branches across the UK will be selling the £1 vegan sausage roll from tomorrow 
Sharing the announcement, Lauren O'Neill wrote: 'How are u supposed to feel when u finally get everything u have ever wanted. What does my life mean now.'
Ashleigh added: 'Genuinely think this has made my year [laughing emoji] it's been nearly 5 years since I've had a Gregg's sausage roll!' 
Another user joked: 'Greggs have done more to promote veganism in a day than peta have in their entire history.' 
Meanwhile, one man said he'd be sleeping outside Greggs as if he were queuing up to see a royal wedding.
But not everyone is happy, with some users questioning why vegans need a fake version in the first place.
Craig Fleming asked: 'Can you call it a sausage roll if there's no sausage meat in it?' 
Another user wrote: 'Some outrage over Greggs making sausage rolls for vegans, why? If you're not vegan you don't have to eat them, it's not like they're replacing normal sausage rolls.' 
Craig McMartin added: 'Wow. I cannot express in words alone how little I care. I'll stick to proper meat sausage rolls, thanks.'  

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