With Christmas fast approaching it’s time to start preparing for the season of good cheer…. and we have done the hard work for you! Here at VV TV we are delighted to share some of our favourite Christmassy things that will help bring a little Ho! Ho! Ho! and to lift the vegan festive cheer this year….
We love this vegan range and their mince pies are delicious!
Like the rest of the OGGS® range, these festive fancies are kind to our planet, animals and people. Each one lovingly handmade without any eggs or butter making them completely vegan-friendly. Encased with melt in the mouth pastry, holding together a centre which is bursting with sultanas, currants, raisins, Bramley apple puree, vegetable suet, mixed spices and brandy.
Absolutely blown away with these incredible flavours. And all vegan friendly of course. The advent calendar is very impressive and a different way to start the festive countdown.
Behind 24 festive cubbyholes you get to discover eight unique, vegan flavours, including Joe & Seph’s legendary Vegan Salted Caramel and Vegan Toffee Apple & Cinnamon, as well as some exclusive, new Vegan flavours, including Vegan Olive Oil, Sea Salt & Black Peppercorn.
For the cocktail aficionado in the family, is the brand new Tipsy Gourmet Popcorn Advent Calendar.
Discover 12 flavours of award-winning, alcoholic gourmet popcorn, including Joe & Seph’s most popular flavours, Espresso Martini, Gin & Tonic, Prosecco and Caramel Macchiato & Whisky.
For years I wondered what a panettone was, looking lovely in various Italian cafes in London but filled with animal products so we could never try them. For the past couple of years vegan panettone became a thing! Some were too dry and not that good….. however this range is fantastic!
Go Vegan Chocolate panettone from Sous Chef is the classic Italian Christmas cake made to a vegan recipe. Not only that, but it’s completely organic and it’s made with vegan chocolate.
This vegan panettone is made using traditional sourdough methods, with a long leavening period that develops the flavour and gives the cake its soft and airy texture.
This chocolate panettone is a fantastic gift for anyone following a vegan diet – slice up and enjoy it with a cup of tea or coffee in the morning. They also offer a naturally flavoured with vanilla and packed with plump sultanas. Now what one to go for?? Maybe both…..!
A cute advent calendar for youngsters or even for big kids who may not fancy chocolate….. all of the products are vegan friendly too.
Behind each door you will find a scrumptious festive treat every day, up until the big day, including: delicious Raspberry & Apple Mini Oaty Bites, Apple & Orange Oaty Bites or scrummy Jammie Monster Biscuits.
All these tasty Organix snacks are made with the best organic ingredients and no artificial colours or flavours – all part of Organix’s No Junk Promise. Make the countdown to Christmas delicious with the perfect advent calendar for your little elf from Organix.
On the hunt for a tasty treat to pop in your little one’s stocking? Organix Toddler & Baby Selection Box will make a scrummy gift or stocking filler for happy little elves 12m+.
Filled to the brim with scrummy organic treats, each Christmas snack box contains our Strawberry & Apple Fruit Gummies, Mini Gingerbread Men Biscuits, Alphabet Biscuits, Raspberry & Apple Soft Oaty Bar and Apple & Orange Oaty Bars.
Like all Organix toddler snacks, they include no artificial ingredients in their selection boxes. Sleigh, what?! Yep, that’s Organix No Junk promise!
“Well – we are impressed here at VV TV! This stunning advent calendar will give you a boost for the day. Behind each door is a delicious life stack vitamin…the UK’s first gummy vitamin advent calendar! We are all looking forward to opening more doors during December!”
Developed to help you stay Nourished this festive season, this advent calendar has carefully chosen a selection of Life Stacks to be taken each day in the lead up to Christmas, to help support your health during the holidays.
To give you a bit of background of Nourished, they are tech start-up who have developed the world’s first truly personalised vitamin using patented 3D printing technology and a unique vegan encapsulation formula.
Customers can complete a short lifestyle questionnaire where they will make a recommendation of 7 high impact vitamins, nutrients and super-foods to suit their lifestyle and goals, or select their own preferences from their lab or Life Stack range.
“At Nourished we are passionate about health and sustainability, so each stack is 3D printed with premium, sugar free and vegan ingredients and each order is delivered in 100% plastic free packaging.”
Stay Nourished this festive season with their exclusive, Nourished Advent calendar, freshly made-to-order.
“We have tried some of these exquisite vegan friendly items from the Sous Chef Vegan Hamper and they are next level ingredients! Perfect to show off with, with friends and family this Christmas!”
This beautiful vegan pantry gift hamper is a celebration of vegan ingredients – use it to create spectacular meat-free and dairy-free meals with the best produce. It’s a brilliant gift for anyone following a vegan diet, and is overflowing with unusual flavours and top-quality pantry staples.
Torres black truffle crisps and Willie’s Cacao date and pistachio chocolate make for luxurious snacks, while porcini mushrooms add a umami kick to pasta dishes and bean stews. Try spreading the rich pistachio butter over sourdough toast, or use it to create vegan sponges.
“A lovely box filled with vegan chocolates that will impress your friends – dairy free or not. Goodies that are not easy to find all in one place. Maybe best to buy 2 as you are likely to not want to give this away!”
Check out The Vegan Kind for other exciting boxes too.
The legendary TVK Vegan Christmas Selection Box is BACK with some old favourites and some new yummy vegan goodies to add to the mix. Vegan Kind told us:
“We have filled this box FULL of some of the absolute best and most talked about vegan products. Treat yourself to a luxury, indulgent selection of vegan chocolate all popped together in one lovely little box, or get brownie points from your friends and family and buying them a treat this festive season.”
“Just cannot say what we prefer out of this game changing dairy free range. We defy anyone to be able to taste the difference with these and non dairy free!”
The family-run Cornish confectioner is thrilled that the national stockist will now be stocking Buttermilk Chocolate Caramel Sea Salt crumbly fudge (150g) and Buttermilk Dark Chocolate Caramel Sea Salt Honeycomb (150g), both priced at £3.99.
Buttermilk’s Dark Chocolate Caramel Sea Salt Honeycomb is light and crunchy; made from golden syrup and a dash of sea salt, before being dipped in rich dark chocolate.
Tracy McDonnell Goad from Buttermilk told us: “We know that many people enjoy traditional Cornish fudge while they’re in the county on holiday – now you can pop a little bit of dairy free Cornwall into your trolley when you’re doing your shop. Our motto at Buttermilk is, if you’re going to have a treat, make it a good one!”
“Well I am still over the moon to have vegan cheese on a pizza – let alone Brussel Sprouts! I am in LOVE with this delicious pizza. The toppings are generous and the flavour is so good. Just hope they keep it going after Christmas!”
Tired of turkey? Bored of nut roast? It’s time you put pizza at the centre of your dining table this Christmas. One Planet Pizza have created a new festive flavoured pizza, featuring the renowned faux-meat brand Tofurky, guaranteed to melt away yuletide culinary stress with a gooey slice of Crustmas joy.
The Crustmas Feast is here to make festive feasting a breeze. Think traditional plant-based roast dinner, thrown merrily onto a pizza. A fluffy base is coated in homemade tomato sauce infused with winter herbs, topped with roasted red onion, Tofurky ham roast pieces, shredded Tofurky turkey, blue style cheeze, mature cheddar style cheeze and spoons of sweet cranberry sauce and finished with brussels sprouts (sorry not sorry, brussels haters).
“Yes we have tried all of these and yes we hope that they will continue after Christmas too. All with a distinct flavour and all as delicious as each other. Fantastic for a vegan cheese board.”
The vegan selection is now available in selected Waitrose stores, Sainsbury’s shops and Asda supermarkets with an RRP of £6. The size of each cheeze portion is 100g. The Ilchester® Vegan Festive Selection features three brand new vegan products alongside its multi award-winning Applewood® Vegan, the vegan version of the UK’s most popular smoky cheese Applewood®. They are:
- NEW – Ilchester® Vegan Melting Mature
- NEW – Ilchester® Vegan Blue (with blue spirulina vein)
- NEW – Spicy Mexicana® Vegan
It proved to be so popular that 40% of the stores of the first major supermarket which stocked it sold out on the first day.
Lisa Harrison, Senior Brand Manager for the Ilchester® Vegan Festive Selection, told VeggieVision TV;
“We are excited about the launch of Ilchester®’s first-ever Vegan Festive Selection, featuring three new variants. The demand for our vegan varieties has been phenomenal and we are optimistic that Ilchester® Vegan Festive Selection will be equally as popular.”
“A lovely hamper filled with vegan goodies that we haven’t seen before. The Melting Pot Vegan Handmade Fudge is far too moorish and the Farmhouse Biscuits Oat Flip Biscuits disappeared far too quickly! A lovely gift as well as Christmas treat too.”
Delight in an irresistible variety of vegan snacks with this special gift hamper. Treat a loved one to this tasty surprise and help them celebrate a special occasion.
Enjoy tantalising sweet chilli peanuts and cashews, delicious oat biscuits, barbeque pretzels, tasty nibble sticks, red pepper salsa and a sweet tooth selection of Christmas pudding dark chocolate and vanilla fudge. Savour this mouth-watering assortment of snacks and treats!
“These are super sweet and look amazing. A lovely treat and a gorgeous vegan surprise for anyone! In a lovely box you can make use of after too.”
This is the ultimate gift for foodies, delivering a selection of Tiny Sarah’s Cakes direct to their letterbox either as a one off or as a subscription package on a monthly basis.
Featuring a selection of six surprise cakes in each delivery, you can give gift of genuine, unadulterated ‘you’ time to someone you love this Christmas… and beyond!
And because a gift given with love deserves to be enjoyed the right way, this selection comes complete with a Taste Experience Card offering tips on tea flavours, room fragrances and music to create the perfect ambience.
Price: £19 for 1 month / £35 for 2 months / £50 for 3 months – price includes delivery.
“Mummy Meagz are real game changers and lovely people who we know from VegfestUK too! Making sure us vegans have some yummy vegan festive treats! Thanks Mummy Meagz!”
From hot chocolate baubles to caramel fondant filled snowmen, the Christmas range – exclusive to Holland & Barrett – features seven new chocolate delights, providing a wonderful festive experience.
Their extensive range boasts more than seven new chocolate delights:
- Advent Calendar
- Caramel Fondant-Filled Jolly Snowman
- Hot Chocolate Bursting Baubles
- What’s O-Stirring Luxury Hot Chocolate Stirrer with Marshmallows
- Jolly Buttons
“We love Violife here at VV TV and their Christmas flavours do not disappoint. These are easy to slice and taste amazing in your dairy free toasty too.”
The EPIC Dairy Free Festive Christmas Platter includes three fantastic vegan blocks in EPIC Mature Cheddar flavour, EPIC Garlic & Chilli Cheddar flavour block and the Smoked Cheddar flavour block. With a mellow and nostalgic smoky flavour, its distinct taste is perfect paired with a glass of wine as an after dinner treat.
Also back this year is Violife’s Christmas Dairy Free Platter. Featuring the brand’s Blu Wedge, Cranberry After Dinner, and Mature Cheddar Flavour Block, this is everything you need to build your perfect platter. If you are looking for a tasty gift for the vegan foodie in your life or to try something new this Christmas, you will be spoilt for choice.
The perfect way to round off any plant-based Christmas feast, Violife’s vegan cheese-alternatives can be served with classic Christmas flavours including; fresh fruit, crackers, and a selection of chutneys and pickles.
Violife’s EPIC Dairy Free Festive Platter (RRP £5.99) will be available at selected Sainsbury’s stores across the country, as well as Ocado, Wholefoods and Booths stores and the Christmas Dairy Free Platter (RRP £5.49) will be available at M&S, Morrisons, Ocado, Tesco, Spar and Booths stores.
“These taste so sweet and fruity, a lovely festive treat and no animal products! Yay!”
A delicious selection of delicate fruit squares containing 70% fruit. Fruits to delight the taste buds, including strawberry, apricot, raspberry, lemon and pear.
The Fahri team tells us: “At the heart of everything we do is a commitment to innovation and excellence that breeds a constant stream of ideas created with passion, crafted for pleasure.”
“This is such an impressive box of dates! They taste fantastic. So rich and sweet we could only eat just the one! I am not that keen on marzipan – and the marzipan stuffed dates were my favourite! The reviewers loved the pistachio filled ones as well. “
Presented in their signature nine-way gift box, this selection of premium Medjool dates, stuffed with delicious, unique, luxurious fillings or coated in premium Belgian chocolate, is a truly decadent gift. The fillings include zesty orange peels, creamy marzipan, as well as a wonderful selection of nuts; boasting premium pistachios, crunchy cashews, the finest Californian almonds and Persian walnuts. The chocolate-coated dates have been dipped in silky dark chocolate.
This delicious Medjool date selection makes a stunning gift and a gorgeous table centrepiece for Christmas and any special occasion.
This year for the first time Konditor are able to offer a box of vegan Christmas treats: 6 vegan mince pies, made from a light lemon and spiced infused sweet pastry and filled with a luxurious vegan mince meat.
A 150g gift bag of Spiced Kipferl Cookies, a vegan recipe made from ground, toasted hazelnuts with a dark chocolate finish.
A gift bag of 4 Vegan Pecan Brownie Fingers, a new brownie made with caramelized pecans based that is baked with a blend of wheat-free flours.
Presented in a purple gift box.
This is the perfect stocking filler for any foodie or eco-warrior friends. Ideal for entertaining, pop this trio on a vegan cheeseboard and crack open the crackers.
With the search term “eco Christmas gifts” growing 170% since 2017* there is mass appetite for sustainability in the festive period. The flavours of the giftset have been designed to be the ultimate cheeseboard accompaniments.This is a must have stocking filler this Christmas.
You can find the gift set on Amazon, Farm Drop and the at Rubies In The Rubble’s website.
Well every year the choice for vegans grows and grows – and this year the choice has really impressed us here at VeggieVision TV!
Super thanks to all of these lovely companies who sent us their products to review for this feature.
- Hot Chilli Hot Sprinkles – a chilli garnish with coconut, garlic and cumin. Simply sprinkle half a teaspoon onto any dish for an instant hot chilli kick with flavours far superior to the monotone taste of chilli flakes
- *Silly Sesame Sprinkles – these sprinkles combine the natural goodness of slowly roasted sesame seeds with delicious burnt garlic, cumin and chilli. A teaspoon adds instant flavour to stir fries, roasted veg, eggs or noodles
- Nutter Coconut Sprinkles – this delicious garnish is made with roasted coconut blended with garlic, cumin and chilli. Add a teaspoon to salads, soups, quinoa, lentils, baked fish or Asian dishes such as pad thai for instant nuttiness
- *Pecky Peanut Sprinkles – a roasted peanut garnish blended with cumin and chilli to elevate any dish to the next level – from sour dough toast, to scrambled eggs and chilli con carne – you have permission to go nuts!