FAQs

Is your packaging recyclable? 

The packaging for the individual pasties is recyclable and the polystyrene boxes are recycled by most councils.

 

Why don't you use palm oil?

Whilst palm oil isn't actually derived from an animal and therefore you'd expect it to be vegan, it's production is rapidly destroying the habitats of many animals and pushing them towards extinction. 

Government data has shown that over 50,000 orangutans have already died as a result of deforestation due to palm oil in the last two decades. According to the World Wildlife Fund, an area the equivalent size of 300 football fields of rainforest is cleared each hour to make way for palm oil production. Findings show that if nothing changes species like the orangutan could become extinct in the wild within the next 5-10 years, and Sumatran tigers less than 3 years. It has also been linked to forced removal of Indigenous Peoples and rural communities from their lands, child labour and modern-day slavery. 

Palm oil is becoming tricky to avoid, it's in around 50% of household food/products. Many pastries and pasties contain palm oil, but we at The Cornish Vegan Pasty Company were determined that we wouldn't use it. It took a fair bit of recipe experimentation, but we think we cracked it!

 

What is seitan?

Seitan is also called wheat gluten and it's the main protein found in wheat. We think it gives a lovely chewy (but not gristly) texture, not dissimilar to the beef skirt often used in traditional Cornish pasties. 

 

When do you deliver?

We deliver twice a week, on a Tuesday and on a Friday. To receive a Tuesday delivery, order on:

  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

To receive a Friday delivery, order on:

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday

Your delivery will be with you before midday, please ensure that you are home to receive it and that you put the pasties into your freezer straight away. 

Due to the perishable nature of the products we cannot accept returns.

 

Where do you deliver?

We deliver to the whole of England, Wales and Scotland (mainland) - the cost of delivery is included in your box price. 

We can deliver to the Scottish Highlands, Islands, and Northern Ireland for an additional cost. 

 

Why are the pasties sent frozen?

Frozen food retains vitamins and nutrients for longer, it allows you to pop them straight in your freezer and use them as and when you wish. It also retains the integrity of the pasties better in transit.

 

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