Plant-based pizza company One Planet Pizza, is making sure the world knows that it gives no clucks about poultry meat this National Fried Chicken Day.
To mark the event on 6thJuly, One Planet Pizza is leaving chickens off the menu by launching a brand new collaboration with plant-based chick*n brand VFC. One Planet Pizza is hoping to show that chickens don’t need to be involved to make a tasty meal.
No Clucks Pizza is topped with Vegan Fried Chick*n popcorn pieces. Each of the crispy Vegan Fried Chick*n pieces are packed with Southern Fried flavour and a satisfying corn flake coating. The VFC golden popcorn pieces are scattered on a handmade base, hand-topped with One Planet Pizza’s family recipe tomato sauce, red peppers, red onion, sweetcorn, melty Cheezly and a drizzle of smoky BBQ sauce. It’s enough to get even the most ardent chicken fan’s mouth-watering.
The brand estimates that one chicken’s life will be saved for every 20 No Clucks Pizzas purchased instead of a regular chicken topped pizza.
In a recent survey of lockdown takeaway preferences, pizza was found to be the nation’s favourite option, with fried chicken also scoring a place in the top five takeaway choices. By combining these two classic dishes, those who love deep fried flavour just as much as pizza no longer have to choose between the two this National Fried Chicken Day.
Co-Founder of One Planet Pizza, Joe Hill, says: “Whether your household is divided between meat-eaters and vegans, pizza-lovers or chicken addicts, the No Clucks pizza has all your bases covered. Globally, more than 66 billion chickens are slaughtered every year for food, producing 790 million tonnes of CO2 equivalents a year. On top of the environmental impact, the cost to animals is enormous, 95% of the one billion chickens reared in the UK are bred in intensive factory farms.
“With alternatives this tasty, that doesn’t have to be the case. We’re hoping the deliciously melting cheeze, indulgent tomato sauce and crunchy popcorn chick*n are enough to convince people to make the change to a more sustainable, ethical and delicious option that is as good for the planet as it tastes – for National Fried Chicken Day and beyond.”
Matthew Glover, VFC’s co-founder says: “Almost all chickens spend their entire lives packed into sheds alongside thousands of other birds. They have no fresh air, nowhere to roost or roam, and nothing to make their lives worth living. It’s time to dismantle this unjust system – and we’ll play our part with delicious, feel-good food. The No Clucks Pizza from One Planet Pizza is set to create a revolution at the dinner table, so join the sit-down protest and tuck in.”