Greggs customer filmed himself throwing away a vegan sausage rollJanuary 5, 2019
Greggs customer who filmed himself buying the chain’s new vegan sausage roll and throwing it in the bin as a spoof ‘How To’ guide is slammed for wasting food
- Joe Deverdics posted video to Twitter of himself throwing away the pastry treat
- The events manager, from Newcastle, has now been criticised for wasting food
- Quorn sausage roll costs £1 and was launched in 950 Greggs stores on January 3
Joe Deverdics, from Newcastle, posted the video to his Twitter account as a spoof ‘How To’ guide yesterday
An events manager who filmed himself buying a Greggs vegan sausage roll and throwing it in the bin has been slammed for wasting food.
Joe Deverdics, from Newcastle, posted the video to his Twitter account as a spoof ‘How To’ guide on Thursday.
The footage, captioned ‘How to eat a vegan sausage roll from @GreggsOfficial…’, shows Mr Deverdics walking away from a Greggs counter with the pastry in hand.
But without even taking a bite of the hotly anticipated item, he throws it into a bin outside the shop.
The video has been viewed more than 1.32 million times – with some social media users criticising the club promoter for wasting food.
Author Stevyn Colgan said: ‘I bet the hungry homeless guy down the street appreciated your gesture. As did Greggs as you added to their sales.
‘Good God man, do something worthwhile with your life.’
Edward Gregory said: ‘Homeless person would have been grateful for that. Shameful behaviour really.’
Another user commented: ‘I don’t care about the type of food item. I don’t waste any food.
The footage, captioned ‘How to eat a vegan sausage roll from @GreggsOfficial…’, shows Mr Deverdics walking away from a Greggs counter with the pastry in hand before throwing it in the bin
‘The fact someone buys something and throws it in the bin. When probably yards away someone maybe hungry. I respect and bow down to every grain that I get and share the rest.’
Other social media users pointed out that the bakery will still have profited from the sale – regardless of whether or not he ate the roll.
Darren Burke said: ‘Smashing the system right there, son. Anarchy in the UK.
Social media users have taken to Twitter to criticise the events manager for the ‘shameful’ waste of food
‘Greggs have already had to close down 20 branches tonight alone.’
Another viewer, Adam Bolt, said: ‘You’ve just paid a quid for something and chucked it in the bin.
‘That’s a proper waste and your parents should stop giving you pocket money until you use it wisely.’
Sabrina said: ‘I’ll show Greggs how no one wants their vegan sausage rolls… by buying them.’
Other users pointed out that Greggs will have profited from the sale regardless of whether or not he ate the pastry
The vegan sausage roll was launched in 950 stores across the UK on January 3 and costs £1 – which is slightly more expensive than the regular version.
The popular bakery chain decided to launch the Quorn product following a petition by PETA which racked up more than 20,000 signatures last year.
Since the announcement, Twitter has gone wild for the snack, with one user saying they would be making their first visit to Greggs’ at the age of 58 just to try it.
The vegan sausage roll was launched in 950 stores across the UK on January 3, and costs £1
But not everyone is happy, with some users questioning why vegans need a fake version in the first place.
Craig Fleming asked: ‘Can you call it a sausage roll if there’s no sausage meat in it?’
Another user wrote: ‘Some outrage over Greggs making sausage rolls for vegans, why? If you’re not vegan you don’t have to eat them, it’s not like they’re replacing normal sausage rolls.’
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