The latest supermarket to unveil its festive range is Marks & Spencer with a selection of tasty mains, new party food nibbles and indulgent desserts.
With Christmas looming, supermarkets are teasing details of their festive vegan ranges to help make catering easier and more delicious for those looking to enjoy a compassionate Christmas this year.
Here’s a look at the fabulous festive fare coming to M&S this Christmas…
Make special occasions at home taste amazing with M&S’s Plant Kitchen party-food range which is sure to be a hit with all the family.
This year, the retailer is selling mini versions of its bestselling no-chicken kiev, No-Duck Springs Rolls with Hoisin Dip, Mac and Cheese Bites and No-Chorizo Pigs in Duvets.
M&S first introduced its amazing full-sized meat-free kievs back in January, and this Christmas they will also have frozen bitesize versions of the soya-based kievs with its Plant Kitchen Mini No Chicken Kievs (£5), which are available in stores now.
This year, Marks & Spencer is going back to grassroots with its vegan mains and eschewing mock meats in favour of more traditional meat-free mains based around nuts and veggies.
Full of festive flavours, the Plant Kitchen Butternut, Almond & Pecan Nut Roast (£7.50 – serves 4) is a mix of sweet squash and roasted nuts, served with a red wine and thyme jus.
This colourful, seasonal savoury roast has an incredible depth of flavour and is perfect for a delicious, meat-free, festive lunch.
If you’re looking for a Christmas centrepiece that tastes just as good as it looks, then the Plant Kitchen Vegan Festive Wreath (£10 – serves 4) makes the perfect option.
This ‘please-all’ wreath is made from roasted mushrooms, chestnuts and pumpkin seeds, and topped with a cranberry and orange glaze.
Wellingtons are a classic festive main, and this year Marks & Spencer is putting their own spin on the dish with their new savoury centrepiece which feeds up to eight people.
A celebration of vegetables, the Merry Christmas Giant Vegetable Roll (£8) is a flavour-packed vegan centrepiece, filled with tender veg and seeds, and encased in flaky puff pastry.
For dessert, M&S has a selection of traditional festive foods such as mince pies and Christmas pudding for vegans as well as the new Plant Kitchen Chocolate Torte (£12 – serves 6).
With smooth dark chocolate ganache on a deliciously crunchy biscuit base, finished with a dusting of cocoa powder and snowflake decoration, this rich pudding is one for chocolate-lovers.
Another sumptuous dessert which is available to purchase now is the first to market vegan frozen sticky toffee pudding (£4). This lightly spiced sticky toffee sponge is studded with dates topped with salted caramel sauce.
In a press release, the company said of its vegan offering: “Innovative, impactful and bursting with flavour, our plant-based dishes will steal the show on any table. With more of us going meat-free this year, we’ve pulled out all the stops with our festive Plant Kitchen range, which includes amazing centrepieces, sides, puddings and treats.”