Spread ‘peace and good will’ to all animals this festive season.
Posted 04 Dec 2023
Posted on the 19th November 2020
Vegan options at UK supermarkets have increased massively over recent years, including their Christmas offerings.
Tesco’s Plant Chef and Wicked Kitchen ranges are some of the best vegan products available at a supermarket. This Christmas you can treat yourself to host of plant-based goodies, including Sage and Onion Stuffing Balls, the Wicked Kitchen Wellington, Wicked Kitchen No-Turkey Roast Crown (pictured below), and a huge range of sides, mains and desserts!
To make things easier, Tesco are also doing a ‘Vegan Christmas Dinner for Two’ featuring the Wicked Wellington, the usual trimmings, a small bottle of champagne and Christmas crackers for £35.
Sainsbury’s once again have a great deal of vegan offering this Christmas. For those of you having a party of some sort, you can pick up some BBQ Jackfruit Bao Buns or perhaps some Plant Pioneer No Belly Pork Bites. In addition to this, they have a bunch of sides and mains, including Plant Pioneers No Beef Wellington, Plant Pioneers No Turkey Parcels and a Mushroom and Chestnut Roast, for traditionalists. Sides include a cheesy Cauliflower Bake and Plant Pioneers Potato Dauphinoise.
Asda has launched 48 new vegan products for this festive season. The range includes party foods such as Bao Buns filled with BBQ jackfruit and Char Sui Mushroom, and more. For mains, you can tuck into a vegan turkey ‘joint’ (pictured below), which will make a great centrepiece, or the Yule Log which is a wellington stuffed with veggie mince, chestnuts and cranberries. As well as all of the trimmings, Asda has an amazing Christmas Cottage Dessert – a creamy dessert with a chocolate mousse centre, with cherry compote and a base of tiffin, in the shape of a cottage!
Morrisons has one of the best and fastest growing vegan sections in UK supermarkets, and they have expanded that to their Christmas offerings. The vegan Christmas offerings include a wide selection of party foods including tempura No-Prawns and No-Duck spring rolls. For mains, you can choose from a Christmas Star Tarte which features a blend of sweet potato, parsnip and mushrooms in a creamy vegan cheese sauce, topped with festive fruit and seed crumble. Morrisons also have a vegan Beefless Wellington (pictured below) for those of you who want to keep things more traditional.
Perhaps the most exciting part about Morrisons vegan Christmas range is the desserts, which include vegan trifle (pictured below), a vegan lemon Shimmering Semifreddo, gingerbread doughnuts and Maple Crumble mince pies.
Marks & Spencer’s Plant Kitchen range has led the way in exciting vegan options, and their new Christmas options continue that. For party food, M&S offer a mini version of its amazing No-Chicken Kiev, as wells as No-Duck spring rolls, Mac and Cheese Bites and No-Chorizo Pigs in Duvets. Moving on to the main meal, you can get the Plant Kitchen cranberry and orange stuffing, Plant Kitchen Butternut Almond and Pecan Nut Roast and the very pretty Plant Kitchen Vegan Festive Wreath (pictured below) which is made from mushrooms, chestnuts and pumpkin seeds.
Dessert options are looking very strong with the Plant Kitchen Chocolate Torte and the Plant Kitchen Stick Toffee Pudding!
This Christmas, Waitrose has Breaded Vegan Baking Melts as part of their vegan Christmas range. They are coated in golden breadcrumbs and filled with a gooey vegan cheese. These also come with a redcurrant relish. They are essentially a vegan version of a baked camembert.
For mains, Waitrose will have Festive Filo Swirls. These are are filo pastries, filled with Moroccan spiced vegetables, with apricots and raisins.
Aldi has massively increased its vegan offerings in recent times, and with their new vegan Christmas options, they show no sign of slowing down. This year Aldi will have its very own Plant Menu Vegan Turkey – a vegan turkey alternative made from soya and filled with a cranberry, red pepper and pumpkin seed stuffing, coated in a BBQ-flavour glaze.
Aldi will also have three varieties of vegan stuffing balls!
For those having a bit of a party (whilst observing coronavirus guidelines, of course), Aldi will also have some Christmas party foods including vegetable fusion skewers and vegan pigs in blankets. And for those looking for a gift for a vegan family member, Aldi’s Vegan Hamper contains a delicious selection of vegan treats and goodies, including Christmas pudding, fruit cake, chocolates, tea and wine.
The Co-op has, in addition to their Vegan No Turkey Lunch sandwich, a range of vegan Christmas dinner items this year. For those who want to avoid meat-alternatives, Co-op has you covered with their Ho Ho Roots en Croute, which features a host a root vegetables in a vegan puff pastry with orange and cranberry sauce.
If you are looking for some party food, you can find No Duck spring rolls (filled with jackfruit and oyster mushrooms), vegan Pigs in Blankets and cauliflower popcorn with sweet chilli sauce.
And for dessert, why not try the new GRO Sticky Toffee Puddings?
It has never been easier to go vegan! With the season of peace and good will upon us, why not extend this to animals and have a vegan Christmas dinner this year?
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