11 Vegan Christmas Treats You Can Buy on the High Street
Sweet tooth? Never fear! This Christmas season, vegans can overindulge to their heart’s content, thanks to the wide variety of cruelty-free mince pies, puddings, chocolates and other delights available in supermarkets and high-street stores all over the UK! The following are some of our top picks.
- Caffè Nero Luxury Mince Pies: Good news for the festive season – you can now walk into a coffee shop and grab a tasty mince pie to go with your soy latte, thanks to Caffè Nero’s animal-friendly offering this year.
- Lidl Snowy Lodge Mince Pies: Lidl’s pies were deemed some of the most delicious on offer in a recent blind taste test by Which? – beating the much pricier and decidedly less ethical pies from foie gras villains Fortnum & Mason!
- Iceland Mince Pies: In addition to being free from milk and eggs, at £1.50 for 12, Iceland’s pies are some of the best value around, so you can tuck in without worrying about the impact on your wallet.
Puddings and Cakes
- Co-Op Truly Irresistible Christmas Pudding: This luxurious, rich-tasting Christmas pud proves that traditional treats and vegan living can go hand in hand.
- Tesco Everyday Value Christmas Pudding With Cider: Who doesn’t love a dessert that you can serve doused in spirits and set on fire? A splash of cider gives this highly economical version a fruity twist.
- Lazy Day Iced Christmas Cake Slices: These are a delicious, moist Christmassy delicacy that’s vegan and gluten-free – snaffle yours at Holland & Barrett and other retailers.
- Thornton’s Dark Chocolate Gingers: Filled with Chinese stem ginger, these chocolates will bring a touch of sophistication to the Christmas table and also make a great gift.
- ASDA Dark Chocolate Mint Thins: In their familiar dark green box, these little peppermint-filled squares are kind of a classic. They’re also one of our favourite “accidentally vegan” products.
- Divine Dark Chocolate Coins: These coins make ideal stocking fillers for the compassionate chocoholics in your life! As an added bonus, they’re fair trade as well. Divine products are available in Oxfam shops, many supermarkets and independent retailers.
- Sainsbury’s Turkish Delight Rose and Lemon: As an alternative to chocolate, these delicately flavoured cubes are guaranteed to satisfy any sugar cravings. Enjoy!
Christmas is a wonderful time to show animals that you care by committing to a cruelty-free diet. For more tips and suggestions about easy-to-find vegan foods, order your free starter kit today: