The festive season is upon us, discover the perfect vegan Christmas treats and gifts from The Vegan Society's Vegan Trademark
A turkey roast is the main event at many tables on Christmas Day but did you know, turkeys are sensitive and highly social animals?
They create long-lasting social bonds with each other and with humans, playing games, clucking along with songs, enjoying affection, and even remembering faces. A lot like humans!
There are so many reasons to leave these wonderful beings off your festive table and get stuck into evolving these traditions into more compassionate – and delicious – ones.
From meat-free classics like a nut roast to innovative and accessible new options like turkey style joints, there are so many vegan alternatives available out there.
It doesn’t just stop there, though. The Vegan Society’s Vegan Trademark certifies a great range of vegan substitutes for all those traditional festive trimmings.
Each year, we’re seeing more and more exciting products, whether that’s liquid egg alternatives to make your own vegan Yorkshire puddings with, or animal-free chocolate selection boxes to share with the family or take round to your hosts.
Of course, there’s plenty of vegan gifts, tipples and treats to complete your vegan Christmas too, with many sustainable options in the mix.
It’s not only possible to have a more conscious and compassionate Christmas, but it’s now easier, more accessible and becoming more affordable than ever.
What will your Vegan Christmas celebrations entail this year? Share your Vegan Trademark registered festive finds online to help others and be sure to tag @vegantrademark on Instagram and Twitter.
Vegan Trademark Christmas Products
Free From FellowsTM have extended their lineup of the nation’s favourite sweets by adding three super fluffy vegan marshmallow lines.
They’re available in Strawberry, Vanilla and Mini Pink & White Vanilla Mallows. Free From FellowsTM Mallows have a free-from list that is endless and are suitable for everyone including vegans and vegetarians.
Our delicious Strawberry and Vanilla Mallows are perfect for BBQing with friends and family while our Mini Pink & White Vanilla Mallows are ideal for adding to home bakes and hot chocolates.
They don’t contain any nasties and have been approved by the Vegan and Vegetarian Societies.
RRP £1.50 from www.freefromfellows.com
Nothing beats that super-fresh feeling you get from a top-quality peppermint soap, and the exfoliating poppy seeds take things to a whole new level of liveliness.
Even the deepest sleepers can’t resist the power of peppermint, and this soap really is a wonderful wake-up call.
The magical blend of peppermint essential oils and exfoliating poppy seeds create a luxuriously creamy lather that smells as good as it cleans.
The plastic-free packaging is made from recycled and recyclable materials and Friendly Soap are registered with The Vegan Society and Cruelty-Free International.
RRP £2.25 from www.friendlysoap.co.uk
Crackd The No-Egg Egg is a leading UK egg replacement, 100% plant-based, made from pea protein, cold-pressed to retain both flavour and nutrients and rich in vitamin B12 whilst containing no allergens or fat.
Whether it’s indulgent bakes or showstopping savouries you’re after, Crackd has been created especially for those who don’t want to compromise on taste, versatility and ease of use.
RRP £3.99, Available from Morrisons, M&S, Selfridges, Wholefoods available online at The Vegan Kind Supermarket, Plantini, The Good Kind, Zapp, www.crackd.com
Did you know that pottery can contain animal bone ash? At Oxford Clay, we don’t use any animal-based tools or ingredients to make our pottery.
All our ceramics are certified by The Vegan Society and are handmade with clays from South West England.
We glaze our pots using a recycled wood ash glaze without toxic colourants, in a kiln powered by 100% renewable energy.
RRP £36 from www.oxfordclay.co.uk
Preparation – Mature Organic Cacao beans are fermented, sun-dried, broken into crunchy nibs & slightly hand-roasted manually for maximum flavour all done manually
Our Cacao nibs are crunchy in nature and have a great Chocolate flavour.
Cocoa Nibs is a superfood that can be used in Smoothies, Hot Chocolate drinks, Porridge, Cereals & to make Chocolates & Cakes, chocolate bars, chocolate desserts. Cacao Nibs are rich in natural antioxidant compounds with many health benefits.
It is a good source of Protein, Fiber and minerals like Iron, Calcium & Magnesium. Certified as Organic by Soil Association & as Vegan by the Vegan Society.
Suitable for Vegans & Vegetarians.100% Natural, No Additives or Colorings are added.
RRP £4.95 from ausha.co.uk
Richer, creamier and so much easier than its powdered counterpart, just snip the sachet, squeeze and stir into hot milk for a decadent drink of unrivalled richness and smoothness in a range of 6 fudge flavours.
Less of the hassle, more of the flavour, none of the mess. Just six sachets of unashamed self-indulgence.
If you’re longing for a taste of summer, try frothing up your Drinking Fudge and pouring chilled over ice for an unbeatable frappe.
Or enjoy the traditional way, silky smooth and piping hot – the perfect winter warmer.
RRP £10 from www.fudgekitchen.co.uk
With 15 fabulous products in their range, we simply can’t get enough Sweet Freedom! CHOC SHOT chocolate syrup comes in six flavours from plain choc to Orange Spice, Mint, Coconut, Salted Caramel and Brownie, perfect for silky smooth hot chocs, decadent drizzling over porridge, fruit, ice cream… limitless!
Their Great Taste Award-winning syrups are simply heavenly, we love CARAMEL SYRUP and GOLDEN SYRUP, plus the GINGERBREAD SYRUP and CINNAMON SYRUP are winter must-haves for lush lattes, warming breakfasts and tasty bakes.
CHOC POT chocolate spread is a vegan-choc dream come true, not just for toast, try it swirled into porridge… you’re welcome! The whole range is sweetened only with fruit, lower in cals and fat, a source of or high in fibre, GMO-free and palm oil-free!
RRP £3, available from Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Asda, Morrisons, Waitrose, Ocado.com, sweetfreedom.co.uk
Madagascan-sourced, Belgian-made, these delicious, vegan, refined sugar-free chocolate chips do not disappoint.
Nibble’s award-winning chocolate is made with the finest responsibly-sourced Madagascan cocoa, known to be one of the very best (and most exclusive) cocoas in the world.
Sweetened with better-for-you coconut sugar, this chocolate will bring your bakes to a whole new level!
RRP £3.99 from nibblesimply.com
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