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A vegan
bagel and cookie have been recently released at Starbucks Canada as part of the
coffee giant’s efforts to increase plant-based offerings.

New
products

The
Sprouted Grain Bagel and Macadamia Oat Cookie – which retail for less than
$3.00 CAD – are both labeled ‘vegan’ in store and include no animal products.

The company
also offers an accidentally vegan avocado spread, nondairy milks, and a number of plant-based
snacks and juices at most locations.

Growing
demand

In March,
COO and Director Rosalind Brewer addressed the growing demand for plant-based
options faced by the brand.

She said: “We
do have a line that we would love to share with our customers later this year.
So, it is in our plans.

“We
know our customers ask us that repeatedly and we’ll be responding.”

Conscious
initiatives

In addition
to accommodating demand for plant-based options in Canada and beyond, the brand has also taken
strides toward reducing waste.

Initiatives
include the elimination of straws, increased use of post-consumer materials in
packaging, and offering alternatives to disposable packaging for in-store drinkers
and diners.

Emily Court

Emily Court is a writer and content creator published in Plant Based News, Raise Vegan, Living Vegan and The Financial Diet. A self-described "recovering vegan hothead," she is now a pragmatic member of Vancouver's vibrant and growing plant-powered community. Hailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia, she holds a BA in Spanish and certificate in Intercultural Communication from Dalhousie University, where her thesis focused on topics of cultural and gender-based discrimination....