McDonald’s has introduced a new vegan option at its Norway locations, with plans to expand to other countries if the test-run is successful.
According to McDonald’s, the vegan nuggets, rather than an attempt to imitate their chicken nuggets, are vegetable nuggets made from potatoes, carrots, chickpeas, corn, cauliflower and onion. They are coated in a crunchy breading and then fried.
These new vegan nuggets marks a continued expansion of vegan products for McDonald’s around the world (though unfortunately none have reached the U.S. yet). In 2017 McDonald’s launched the McVegan in Finland and Sweden (in January McDonald’s Sweden also launched the vegan McFalafel). Also in January, McDonald’s UK announced a collaboration with The Vegetarian Society to launch a vegan wrap filled with meatless chicken that can be ordered in a Happy Meal. A similar adult version was also released; the Spicy Veggie Wrap.
Although none of these items are available in the U.S., a Change.org petition urging McDonald’s to offer vegan meat alternatives has been signed by over 160,000 people.