Reading Time: < 1 minute The brand described the awards as 'an incredible reflection of the craftsmanship and expertise of our chefs' (Photo: Supplied to Plant Based News)
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A UK pastry giant has scooped two Golds at the recent British Pie Awards for its vegan offerings.

Ginsters of Cornwall scooped ‘Highly Commended’ and Gold in the Vegan Pie class. Its vegan-friendly Moroccan Vegetable Pasty also landed a second consecutive Gold win.

A staggering 848 pies were entered into the competition by 160 professional pie bakers, chefs, and butchers from around the UK. The entrants were judged by 140 experts, who considered appearance and taste.

Ginsters Vegan Quorn Pasty

“We’re passionate about celebrating and protecting the heritage of one of Cornwall’s most-loved exports while creating innovative new recipes such as our Ginsters Vegan Quorn Pasty,” Ginsters managing director, Kieran Hemsworth, said in a statement sent to Plant Based News.

“It has won legions of fans since launching last year and to get the seal of approval from such expert judges is a proud moment for us – it shows that you don’t have to miss out on your favorite food to enjoy vegetarian or flexitarian diets.

“To be awarded Highly Commended in these awards is an incredible reflection of the craftsmanship and expertise of our chefs. To receive five accolades is a real honor – our packaging will display the coveted logos with pride.”

Maria Chiorando

Maria is a news and features writer for Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle. She was previously the editor of Plant Based News for over 3 years.