Co-op has announced the launch of its first-ever vegan roasting joint filled with a festive stuffing and wrapped in seitan bacon.
For those who miss the flavours and textures of a traditional roast dinner but want to enjoy a cruelty-free Christmas dinner, Co-op has got you covered with its brand new Vegan Roasting Joint (£5).
The seitan-based joint, which serves 2 people, is made from flavoured seitan with an apricot and cranberry stuffing centre wrapped in smoky meat-free seitan rashers.
Co-op hasn’t forgotten about nibbles for any parties you may be hosting this year as it has also released an Indian Style Sharing Selection (£2.25) and an Asian Style Sharing Selection (£2.25) for your guests to enjoy.
The Indian Style Sharing Selection features a selection of jackfruit samosas filled with young Jackfruit, onion, spinach green bean and red bell pepper encased in pastry as well as cauliflower popcorn bites.
The Asian selection consists of lemongrass vegetable ‘candles’ which are filled with yambean, water chestnut, lotus seed, carrot and mangetout in pastry, and Sweetcorn & Mangetout Twisters Sweetcorn with white corn and mangetout.
Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without a glass of mulled wine in one hand and a warm mince pie in the other. Thankfully the Co-op has added some delicious vegan mince pies to its festive range that are sure to hit the spot. Made with a vegan-friendly shortcrust pastry filled with mincemeat and topped with a pastry star and sweet dusting, these sweet pastries cost just 90p.
Describing the new festive vegan range, the company said: “When the shops are busy at Christmas, it’s tempting to stock up on food for the festivities early but what if you find out last minute that one of your guests for a party or the big day is vegan? At Co-op, we’ve got you covered for all the trimmings, making sure nobody’s left out in the cold.”