The UK’s largest supermarket chain, Tesco, is set to launch a selection of festive vegan pastry rolls for Christmas.
Tesco is giving its customers an official sneak peek of its upcoming festive food range for 2018, revealing an array of options for your holiday table.
After last years success, the chain’s popular vegan cauliflower Wellington will be returning this year. Featuring a whole turmeric-spiced cauliflower with butternut squash, the flaky golden pastry-wrapped wellington is stuffed with minced mushrooms flavored with red wine, cloves, nutmeg, and cinnamon. The supermarket giant will also offer a vegan butternut squash entrée as an additional plant-based alternative.
Building on these offerings, the new pastry selection will include Moroccan spiced cauliflower, sultana, and harissa rolls, roasted butternut rolls seasoned with spiced pearl barley and herbs, and katsu rolls featuring katsu curry vegetables and a katsu crumb topping.
With the entire range not yet fully revealed, consumers are left to speculate at other possible products. Popular guesses include the pecan and peanut roast served with maple-roasted root vegetables, vegetarian portobello Wellington, and a vegetarian nut roast with a mulled wine and cranberry glaze, which was featured on Tesco’s 2017 holiday menu.
Just before Christmas of last year, Tesco appointed vegan chef Derek Sarno, creator of the supermarket’s “Wicked Kitchen” ready-meal range, as Director of Plant-Based Innovation to develop new product launches, including the holiday range. In a statement at the time, Sarno said, “Tesco’s Christmas campaign celebrates the many ways we come together at Christmas, and with the quality of vegetarian and vegan food now so good there may even be squabbles across the dinner table over who gets what.”
Tesco isn’t alone in launching a variety of vegan options ahead of this Christmas; fellow supermarket giant Asda has also revealed details of its new festive range. Reportedly, the chain is set to launch a plant-based chestnut roast, vegan chocolate caramel pots, a vegan pâté, and even a vegan cheeseboard with three different types of dairy-free cheese.
Tesco’s new festive vegan pastry range will be available in stores from November 12th.
Image credit: Tesco
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