Heinz baked beans served at Wetherspoons not vegan friendly, pub chain confirms; The pub chain has confirmed all branches are affected nationwide.
Byline: Joe Burn
The new "no added sugar" Heinz baked beans served at allWetherspoonsbranches are not vegan friendly, it has been revealed.
The popular budget pub chain has confirmed that the Heinz baked beans used in its vegan option jacket potato dish are not suitable for vegans.
A spokesman forJD Wetherspoonsaid that all itspubsare affected.
A spokesman for Heinz said: "Our standard Heinz beans are perfectly suitable for vegetarians (and vegans) as are our reduced sugar and salt beans. And while our new no added sugar Heinz beans are also suitable for vegetarians the recipe is not vegan.
"Hope this clarifies that Heinz beans are indeed vegetarian friendly wherever you choose to enjoy them."
He added: "The Heinz Beanz Wetherspoons serve are just the same as you buy in store and are perfectly vegetarian friendly.
"And while our new No Added Sugar Heinz Beanz are also suitable for vegetarians the recipe is not vegan whether you have them from Wetherspoons or buy them from your local store."
Signs have been popping up in many Wetherspoons branches across the country stating: "Heinz has informed us that Heinz beans sold on our menu are not suitable for vegans. The following dish is affected: jacket potato with beans."
A statement released by JD Wetherspoon said: "Heinz has informed Wetherspoon that the low sugar beans are not suitable for vegans.
"The only meals affected are jacket potato with beans (adult and children's meals) as we claim that they are both vegan meals. Amended dietary menus will be reprinted and sent to pubs."
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