Vegan Christmas Products on the High Street – New for 2015
It’s only November, but already, shop and supermarket shelves are overflowing with vegan Christmas treats, from Advent calendars to festive sandwiches. Here are a few of our new favourites:
- Hotel Chocolat: There are so many new Christmas chocolates this year from Hotel Chocolat, and vegan options are clearly labelled. How great would it be to find a luxurious dark-chocolate wreath under your tree? Or perhaps some adorable chilli-chocolate penguins?
- Starbucks Christmas Veggie Feast Flatbread: Christmas sandwiches are such a popular tradition, and this year, Starbucks has introduced a vegan option at its UK shops. The Christmas Veggie Feast Flatbread is packed with chestnut purée, apricots, stuffing, butternut squash and mushrooms. Yum!
- Tesco Nut Roast: Look for Tesco’s Meat Free Festive Nut Roast, which has been spotted in a few shops already, to roll out in shops everywhere soon. The maple-glazed carrot and pecan roast with a cranberry and port sauce could be the perfect main dish for a Crimbo feast. Check out more Christmas roasts here.
- Costa Crimbo Crumble: For a snack on the run, check out Costa’s Crimbo Crumble. This mincemeat crumble has a biscuit base and is the perfect festive treat to go alongside a soya latte. Be sure to let Costa know you appreciate its vegan option by sharing a tweet for its Christmas hashtag campaign: #MerryChristmasToMe.
- Vegan Advent Calendars: Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without an Advent calendar countdown. This year, we’ve spotted vegan chocolate calendars at Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Asda Stores Limited, Holland & Barrett, Hotel Chocolat and local health-food shops. Have you picked one up yet?
- Waitrose Shortcrust Mince Pies: Mince pies are definitely a Christmas essential, and Waitrose’s Essential Shortcrust Mince Pies are free from butter and eggs but full of flavour. Waitrose shoppers rated them 4.5 out of five stars, and they’re a bargain at only £1 for a pack of six.
- Co-operative Rich Fruit Christmas Pudding:This Christmas pudding from the Co-operative is clearly marked as vegan. It’s full of fruits and booze, just like a good Christmas pudding should be. And it’s a real bargain too!
What have we missed? In the comments section below, let us know if you spot any new vegan Christmas products hitting the shelves, and check out our 11 Vegan Christmas Treats You Can Buy on the High Street blog post from last year for more holiday ideas.