Opinion: Pizza Hut In The UK Is Launching Vegan Pizza And People Are Stoked
Pizza is almost everyone’s favourite food (unless you’re some sort of psychopath) and it’s definitely one of the things that people really miss out on when moving to a vegan diet. However, for those in the UK, Pizza Hut is now selling a vegan pizza, complete with vegan cheese courtesy of Violife. The announcement was tweeted for all to see, and as expected, people were pretty stoked.
VEGANS. You asked. We listened.
Our Vegan Cheese is here to stay in ALL HUTS NATIONWIDE! 😋🌿🧀 pic.twitter.com/0UzJYLvvsr
— Pizza Hut UK (@pizzahutuk) 27 November 2017
However, it was pointed out that Pizza Hut is charging an extra pound for the vegan cheese option, and people weren’t too happy about that.
Woah. Way to deflate the excitement. Not supporting animal cruelty should be the norm, people should be paying £1 extra for their cruelty. Boo!!!
— Simŏne ☃️ (@30somethingOAP) 28 November 2017
Perhaps. However £1 to swap a cheese for a ‘cheese’ seems more like penalising those interested in a cruelty free lifestyle.
— John Grieve (@Random_Fugly) 28 November 2017
While others were just happy that some progress was being made.
Thanks! That makes sense then, didn’t want to sound moany and appreciate you making something for us Vegans and Dairy free peeps! 😍
— Wild About Nature Ⓥ (@steven_ware) 30 November 2017
However, none of their vegan bases are gluten-free, as the pizza chain reminded everyone that “Pizza Hut kitchens are not gluten-free environments”, so if you are on a vegan and gluten-free diet you’ll find yourself out in the cold on this one. Unfortunately, this is one of those halfway happy situations that will leave some people drawing the short straw.