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Are vegan egg alternatives the future?

Isobel Lawrance 12th Jan 2023 No Comments

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Are vegan egg alternatives the future?

Veganuary is in full swing, with over 800 brand spanking new vegan products being put onto shelves in supermarkets across the country. In recent years it has gained popularity, with one person signing up to take part every 2.4 seconds this year. 

In recent years, 85% of participants have subsequently reduced their animal product intake after taking part in Veganuary, with 23% of non-vegan participants remaining vegan long after January ended. 

However, 20% of participants of Veganuary 2021 said their biggest challenge was missing non-vegan foods, with 14% saying they felt the absence of eggs over any other non-vegan food. 

If this sounds like you, fear not. We have found a great deal for a vegan egg alternative. Hey, even if you aren’t vegan, or are not taking part in Veganuary, give this product a chance. Many bakers have been prompted to use OGGS, a vegan egg alternative, in their edible goodies due to the recent nationwide egg shortage. 

OGGS supplies plant-based egg alternatives make from chickpea water, commonly known as aquafaba. The company have been conducting trials with two of the UK’s largest bakery manufacturers, according to the business. 

The egg industry has seen sharp cost increases in recent months, with many egg farmers ceasing production altogether. The cost of using energy to heat animal enclosures, the spread of bird flu and increased animal feed prices have all contributed to the increased cost of eggs. 

OGGS also said they are not trying to totally vegan-ise existing bakeries and manufacturers, but rather they want to encourage the occasional swaps to reduce the environmental impacts and mitigate ever-increasing expenses. 

The benefits, according to OGGS include 95% less saturated fat and 85% less calories compared to eggs. Similarly, there could be an 85% reduction in carbon impact by making the switch. 

Fancy giving it a go?

MoneyMagpie readers can claim a FREE bottle of Scrambled OGGS this January. You can also get your hands on a FREE carton of OGGS Aquafaba from February 1st until Pancake Day (21st February). Claim this freebie using the GreenJinn app. 

You can pick up a FREE bottle of Scrambled OGGS® throughout January using this link. Scrambled OGGS® is also on offer in Waitrose and Sainsbury’s for £2.50 (RRP £3.25) until January 31st.  

Between February 1st and Pancake Day on February 21st OGGS® Aquafaba will be on promotion from £1. OGGS® Aquafaba is available from ASDAWaitroseOcado and Co-op with an RRP of £2.  Or claim your FREE carton until February 21st using this link. 


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