Rising demand for vegan ranges sees World's oldest Cornish pasty maker, Warrens Bakery, launch vegan take on the original favourite

Following the successful launch of their first ever vegan pasties earlier this year, Cornwall's oldest bakery is delighted to have developed a brand-new vegan range, based on the original classic, handcrafted and freshly baked by the expert team.

Recognised as the world's oldest Cornish pasty maker, the award-winning craft bakery is leading the way in catering for even more hungry customers. Putting provenance at the heart of the well-loved Warrens Bakery recipe, the team have been blown away by the positive response since the first vegan pasties arrived into bakery's in February.

With World Vegan Day on the horizon (1st November 2017), Warrens Bakery's Master Baker Jason Jobling, who also heads up the Cornish Pasty Association, has taken the well-loved dish of years gone by and given it a timely update. Initially launching with flavours inspired by further afield, the brand new Original Vegan Pasty is filled with British grown potatoes, swede, onion and a seasoning of salt and pepper for an authentic taste of the South West.

Those with a sweet tooth will love the additional vegan traybakes, that includes a berrylicious Apple & Raspberry Tray Bake infused with a sprinkling of cinnamon - the perfect mid-afternoon pick me up treat.

Jason Jobling, Master Baker at Warrens Bakery, commented on the freshly baked batch of new arrivals - “Our bakers have been hard at work adapting and redesigning our 150-year-old recipe to create a truly authentic vegan experience. Of course, technically this isn't a Cornish Pasty, as it doesn't contain beef as per the Cornish Pasty Association definition, but as far as a Vegan Cornish Pasty goes, this is the closest you'll get.”

Jason continues – “We've reworked our traditional glaze and pastry and come up with a wholemeal pastry and vegan friendly glaze – topped with distinctive “V” pastry markers so there's no mistaking your vegan lunch. We're still making our Vegan Green Thai & Fiery Mexican Pasties that we proudly launched in the spring and have also introduced the Vegan Apple & Raspberry Tray Bake to complete your lunchtime treat.”

The leading national bakery brand has had a busy few months, as well as celebrating numerous openings and franchise partnerships, the team has been raising a toast after being shortlisted as one of the top three craft bakery businesses in the country, in the Baking Industry Awards 2017. This is the second year running that Warrens Bakery has been shortlisted in the category.

With over 150 years of baking experience, Warrens Bakery's hard work and dedication has already seen them receive a long list of accolades for their sweet bakes and pasties. In 2015, they were recognised in the prestigious Craft Business Award in the Baking Industry Awards 2015 and 2016 saw them win a haul of awards at the 2016 British Pie Awards, the World Pasty Championships and claim victory in a number of independent radio polls.

As the oldest bakery in Cornwall, their range includes traditional bakes, freshly made sandwiches, savouries, scones, a recently revamped artisan bread range and more. They attribute their success not only to the provenance of their ingredients but also to their dedicated team.  All of their baked goods are crafted with an enormous amount of care and attention to detail and using the finest ingredients. Many of their products are also produced to traditional recipes including their Cornish pasty, they are after all the oldest Cornish pasty maker in the world.