Sainsbury’s vegan Christmas range is here featuring new festive vegan mains and a luxury chocolate torte.
As we say goodbye to summer and head into autumn, we can’t help but get excited about Christmas.
To add to the excitement, Sainsbury’s has unveiled its vegan Christmas range for 2023 filled with new and classic plant-based dishes from the supermarket’s Taste the Difference and Plant Pioneers range.
Aiming to take the stress out of the big day, Sainsbury’s festive products include plant-based mains, vegan trimmings, and even an indulgent vegan dessert.
Additionally, the retailer is conscious that everyone is feeling the squeeze this year, with director of product & innovation Claire Hughes stating: “We understand lots of us are tightening our purse-strings. Sainsbury’s is committed to keeping prices low on everyday items while continuing to deliver the delicious innovation you know and love.”
Sainsbury’s vegan Christmas range round-up:
- No Turkey Stuffed Crown
- No Beef Wellington
- Nut Roast with Spiced Orange and Cranberry Glaze
- Maple Parsnip, Chestnut & Sage Wreath
- Vegan Trimmings Selection
- Chocolate Cookie Torte
Sainsbury's No Beef Wellington is a meat-free twist on the classic British main that is every bit as flavoursome as the original. Photo © Sainsbury's
Vegan Christmas mains and trimmings
Returning for 2023 is Sainsbury’s Nut Roast with Spiced Orange and Cranberry Glaze (£7.25). This extra-special vegan nut roast is loaded with cashews, mushrooms, spinach and squash and has a moist but firm texture.
Topped with pistachios, almonds and tangy whole cranberries, it comes with a luscious spiced orange and cranberry glaze to pour over. It’s the perfect main for those who prefer classic vegan dishes to mock meats.
This nutty delight serves 3 and will be available to collect on 22, 23, 24 December.
This meat-free main is nutty, crunchy, sweet, sticky - just like a good nut roast should be. Photo © Sainsbury's
Next is the supermarket’s Taste the Difference No Turkey Stuffed Crown with Sage and Onion Stuffing (£7.25).
Serving up to 4 people, this vegan Christmas roast is hand-prepared and made from soya protein that is said to be “Expertly infused with natural vegan flavours for a rich, meaty succulence”.
It captures all the flavour of a traditional roast and is stuffed with luscious sage and onion and topped with smoky vegan bacon rashers.
To ensure its succulent texture, it comes with a star-shaped herb melt that bastes and seasons the joint as it cooks.
The meat-free joint comes with a buttery melt that gently bastes and seasons the joint as it cooks. Photo © Sainsbury's
New for 2023 is the impressively meaty No Beef Wellington (£6.75) which serves 4 and is great for families with both vegans and meat-eaters to cater for.
Sainsbury’s has swapped out the beef in this festive Wellington and replaced it with a succulent mushroom and pea protein joint before wrapping it in crisp, golden puff pastry, with tender leaf spinach and a rich mushroom, porcini and port wine duxelles.
Catering for vegans and meat-eaters? Sainsbury's No Beef Wellington is a crowd-pleasing main the whole family will love. Photo © Sainsbury's
Another new addition to the range this year is the Maple Parsnip, Chestnut & Sage Wreath (£7.25).
A lovely vegan alternative to a festive wreath, it’s wrapped in crisp puff pastry and seasoned with thyme, sage, parsley and a hint of black pepper.
It tastes as good as it looks and makes a fabulous centrepiece for your festive spread. Plus, there’s enough to serve 8 so no one has to miss out on having a slice!
The Maple Parsnip, Chestnut & Sage Wreath serves 8 people and is a delicious vegan alternative to a festive wreath. Photo © Sainsbury's
No Christmas meal is completed without festive trimmings. Thankfully, Sainsbury’s has restocked its Plant Pioneers Vegan Trimmings Selection (£7.50) ahead of the big day.
Enough to feed 10 people, the vegan selection includes 10 peppery vegan mushroom sausages wrapped in vegan bacon and 12 mushroom stuffing balls lightly seasoned with sage and cracked black pepper..
Serve as part of your Christmas dinner or as canapés at a festive party.
Make sure no one misses out this Christmas with the Plant Pioneers Vegan Trimmings Selection. Photo © Sainsbury's
Sainsbury’s Festive Vegan Desserts
Who doesn’t love an indulgent pudding during the festive period? To satisfy our sweet tooths, Sainsbury’s has launched a new vegan chocolate dessert – a Chocolate Cookie Torte.
This velvety baked chocolate torte is enriched with creamy coconut and served on a chocolate cookie crumb base, layered with pockets of silky chocolate sauce, and finished with cocoa and Belgian dark chocolate curls.
Priced at £10, it serves 6 and is available to collect on 22, 23, 24 December
Sainsbury's Chocolate Cookie Torte is a chocolate lovers dream with its cookie crumb base and velvety smooth topping. Photo © Sainsbury's
When is Sainsbury’s vegan Christmas range available?
You can now find all of the above items through Sainsbury’s Food to Order website.
Date for collection of the pre-ordered food range from December 22nd, 23rd, and 24th.
The supermarket is yet to announce when the range will be able to purchase in stores.
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Photo © Sainsbury’s