Hema is working to produce a vegan rookworst

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Last Monday, we wrote an article asking Dutch retail chain Hema to consider introducing a plant-based alternative of their rookworst, the beloved smoked sausage that is a staple of traditional Dutch cuisine.

Hema rookworst in a Hema shop

Hema didn't shy away from our request and, on Twitter, a company's spokesperson replied that efforts to produce a vegan rookworst are indeed underway: 

We can only be happy about Hema's decision to look into the feasibility of a vegan smoked sausage.

However, as indicated, it might take a while before we'll be able to cheerfully sink our teeth into a vegan rookworst.

Replicating its peculiar texture (in the words of a connoisseur, the fat that "splashes out" when you bite it)  and distinctive meaty flavor in a plant-based recipe doubtlessly represents a remarkable challenge. 

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