Oh noes! Z energy may have inadvertently been providing chicken and vege pies to its strict vegan customers!
Z Energy’s new vegan pie offering has feathers ruffled over one decidedly non-vegan ingredient.
A customer revealed today that the gourmet Mexican pie – with a spicy tomato, sweetcorn and onion filling – contained E920, a pastry conditioner made from ground-up poultry feathers – meaning the prize-winning baked good is definitely not suitable for vegans.
The claim was made on the petrol station’s Facebook page, with Z Energy confirming the ingredient in a follow-up comment.
“We’ve just checked with our pie makers and the E920 that has been used to date has been chemically derived from poultry feathers,” the post read.
“This was an honest mistake which our bakers have fixed.
An honest mistake they say. I would have thought that they’d understand the concept of a vegan pie. Ground-up chicken feathers don’t really fit that. Read more »