Coronation Street’s Rovers Return and Roy’s Rolls ‘ordered to go vegan by PETA’
Coronation Street told to ‘turn Roy’s Rolls and Rovers Return vegan’ by PETA (Image: MEN/GETTY)
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Coronation Street 's food establishments Rover's Return and Roy's Rolls have received an official request from PETA to go vegan.
The animal rights charity has made a plea to the show to make the change for its 60th anniversary this year.
It comes after boss Ian McLeod hired an "eco consultant" earlier this year to help them become more carbon neutral.
PETA director Elisa Allen wrote a letter to the soap, which said: "Don’t tell Jack and Vera, but vegan foods and Corrie would make the best match we’ve ever seen on TV!"
Could Roy's Rolls be going vegan?
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She went on: "Serving vegan meat, milk, cheese, and more at the Rovers Return and Roy's Rolls would put Corrie in good company: EastEnders will soon serve meat-free meals at the Queen Vic and Kathy's, on the advice of the show's new eco-consultant."
Elisa asks: "Since Corrie has always been a tastemaker, who better to guide us towards a climate-friendly future?"
The full version of the letter appears on The Sun Online.
PETA has asked Corrie to turn it's famous pubs plant-based
Corrie's fellow soap EastEnders has already gone meat-free as the programmes aim to become more eco-friendly.
In other Coronation Street food news, Co Op has added a brand new meal in the form of Betty Turpin famous beef hotpot in honour of the soap's 60th anniversary.
Betty used to serve the dish in the Rover's Return, and Co Op launched the meal after a 2018 product placement deal with the soap.
Betty Turpin with her famous hotpot
The supermarket posted a photo on Twitter asking: "So, who's spotted our very own Betty's Hotpot in store?"
One fan replied: "Got mine today", though another added: "Hotpot is neck of lamb or mutton. NOT I repeat NOT under ANY circumstances beef. Betty will be turning in her grave."
Others pointed out the hotpot recipe was supposed to be a secret, asking: "Who let the cat out of the bag?"
"I thought Betty always said it was a secret recipe," wondered another.
But the store confirmed it was "sworn to secrecy".