Christmas – Totally Vegan Buzz

Organic vegan panettone cake launches at M&S for Christmas

The mouthwatering sweet treat is just one of many tasty new plant-based products launched at the high-street retailer for the upcoming festive season. Marks & Spencer has been expanding its plant-based range with some delicious new launches including ice creams, marshmallows, and decadent desserts in recent months. The latest addition includes Mindfulbite’s Italian Vegan Christmas …

UK’s first vegan trifle launching at Morrisons alongside a new vegan meat range

Morrisons’ new vegan trifle has been dubbed ‘the best’ by the value supermarket. Morrisons is launching UK’s first vegan trifle for Christmas, Vegan Food UK reports. According to the retailer, the new Christmas treat made with strawberry sauce and boudoir biscuits layered with vanilla custard and vegan cream is the best tasting vegan trifle out …

NOMO launches vegan caramel chocolate drops for Christmas

‘We know caramel is a flavour that many vegan and free from consumers have been missing out on…’ Popular UK vegan chocolate brand NOMO has launched caramel-filled chocolate drops for the upcoming festive season. The new chocolate is made using non-dairy creamy chocolate with a delicious vegan caramel filling. The gooey sweet treats are not …

Aldi to launch vegan turkey as part of 2020 Christmas range

Aldi has announced a range of vegan mains, sides, desserts and party foods for the upcoming festive season. Following in Tesco’s footsteps, budget retailer Aldi is launching a vegan turkey this September. The new dish is part of its festive offering for 2020, which features new impressive plant-based dishes for starters, mains, sides, and dessert. …

Tesco to launch a ‘complete plant-based holiday experience’ for Christmas day

‘We’ve got everything from amazing new centerpieces that will totally wow the family, through to plant-based versions of favorite trimmings’ Tesco has announced its festive offering for 2020 and it features new impressive plant-based dishes plus its 2019 Christmas favorite: The Plant Chef Pigless Blankets for a starter or side. This year’s highlight includes a …

Lindt announces vegan milk chocolate bar launch for Christmas

The Swiss brand will introduce the new vegan milk chocolate bars as part of its Hello line, this November. Swiss chocolate company Lindt & Sprungli is set to unveil its first-ever vegan milk chocolate range in time for Christmas. The growing popularity of the vegan lifestyle has been driving the market for vegan chocolates across …

Live Reindeer at Santa’s grottos could be banned next year as stress leaves animals with misshapen antlers and high mortality rates

Animal rights groups are aiming to ban the use of live reindeer at Christmas grottos due to concerns for the wellbeing of the animals.  A campaign led by the RSPCA explains that reindeer feel anxious and stressed at Christmas grottos where they are kept in small pens.  The stress experienced by reindeer then leads to …

Sales of vegan Christmas fare reach record levels

Supermarket giants have revealed that vegan alternatives to the traditional Christmas roast have become a popular choice amongst customers keen to celebrate an ethical and healthier Christmas. In line with a research commissioned by Whole Foods Market that showed 40% of Brits planning to forgo their traditional turkey dinner ritual and opt for other alternatives; …

Vegan festive food sales up by 40% at Waitrose

UK Supermarket Waitrose has recorded a 40% surge in the sales of its plant-based Christmas range. In line with a report commissioned by Whole Foods Market, more than 40% of  Brits are looking to opt out of a traditional turkey Christmas dinner and try other alternatives. And the figures seem to match up with Waitrose confirming …

Help achieve the first ever vegan Christmas Number 1 by supporting ‘Peace On Your Plate’

The writer of Peace On Your Plate – a song which hopes to be the first ever vegan Christmas Number 1 – has called on the plant-based community to mobilise and spread a message of compassion to all animals this Christmas. The song written and performed by Gavin Chappell-Bates and Giles Bryant is on track …

The 3 most disgusting non-vegan Christmas foods (and what to eat instead)

In our largely secular society, Christmas has pivoted from a solemn remembrance of the birth of a 2000 year old baby to an excuse for acceptable gluttony. Christmas (and to a lesser extent, its weird American cousin “Thanks Giving”) is the time of year when we get together with our loved ones to perform group …

BBC blamed of being anti-meat with Christmas advert featuring vegan turkeys

The National Farmers Union have branded BBC over advert that seemingly endorses vegan and vegetarian diets. BBC’s Christmas advert for this year #XmasLife is a short promotional film themed around families and friends enjoying the festive spirit leaving other stresses behind. But the advert has upset a section of the society as farmers feel that …