Seasonal goodies and sustainable sweets: Here are the vegan product launches you may have missed this week.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. That’s right, Halloween!
This time of year, we’re treated to scary Halloween treats and warming autumnal flavours.
Not only that, but Christmas foods start to appear on supermarket shelves too. It truly is a time for season’s eatings!
We vegans haven’t been left out of the festive fun this year, with plenty of seasonal treats available – and some sustainable new launches too.
So, take a look through some of the vegan product launches that may have slipped past you this week.
1. One Planet Pizza launches spooky Halloween pizza
Frozen vegan pizza specialist One Planet Pizza has teamed up with Wicked Kitchen’s Derek Sarno to create a ‘hauntingly good’ Halloween pizza.
It wouldn’t be a Derek Sarno creation without mushrooms and this pizza features delicious BBQ pulled oyster mushrooms, along with black olives, spicy sriracha mayo, and an oh-so-scary ghost-shaped cheeze slice.
The limited-edition pizza is available through One Planet Pizza’s Website now. Every pizza sold helps them plant trees with reforestation partners One Tree Planted.
2. Cocos Organic yoghurts launch in Waitrose
Cocos Organic, a family-owned dairy-free brand, has launched a new range of UK-owned organic yoghurt alternatives.
The range features organic, all-natural yoghurts containing 98% pure organic coconut milk. They promise an indulgent, creamy texture that will be loved from the first mouthful.
The yoghurts are available in five delicious flavours: Natural, Vanilla, Strawberry, Mango & Passionfruit and Mixed Berry. However, only three are currently available from major supermarkets.
The natural and strawberry flavours are available now from Waitrose for £4.99 per 400g, while natural, strawberry, and vanilla are available from Ocado for £5 each.
3. Ombar launch sustainable oat milk chocolate bars
Ombar has created a new range of vegan chocolate with sustainability at its core, with four new flavours of oat milk chocolate bars.
The bars, available in Smooth & Creamy Original, Salted Caramel Truffle, Hazelnut, and Fruit & Nut flavours, have less than half the carbon emissions of mainstream milk chocolate.
On top of that, the emissions that are produced by the bars are offset, and 3p per bar sold will be donated to Fundcaión Jocotoco, an NGO based in Ecuador (where Ombar sustainably source their cacao). The donation will aid reforestation of the Chocó rainforest – a global biodiversity hotspot.
Ombar’s Oat M’lk bars can be bought from their website for £15 for a bundle of six.
4. Festive sandwiches from Tesco
The festive sandwich range launched in Tesco this week, and it features two vegan options.
The Plant Chef Root Veg & Chestnut wrap (£2.75) is a beetroot tortilla wrap filled with perfectly roasted root vegetables, chestnuts, braised red cabbage, spinach, rosemary stuffing and covered in a tangy vegan mayo.
The Wicked Kitchen Turkey Cali Wrap (£3.00) is a California-roll inspired wrap, featuring a tomato tortilla filled with marinated wheat and pea protein, pickled red onions and a rich and creamy pesto mayo.
Both sandwiches are available from the food to go section in Tesco now, with the Plant Chef wrap available as part of the meal deal.
5. Waitrose release festive vegan lobster roll
Speaking of festive sandwiches, Waitrose’s festive range has launched and it contains an exciting new product: the vegan lobster roll.
The new food-to-go sandwich features a vegan brioche-style roll with roasted king oyster mushrooms, vegan Marie Rose sauce, and semi-dried tomatoes.
The luxurious sandwich is available in Waitrose stores now.
For more festive feasts and yuletide treats, check out the best vegan Christmas supermarket ranges for 2021.