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Aldi is launching a vegan turkey as part of its plant-based festive range this year, which will launch in September.
The budget supermarket’s Plant Menu Vegan Turkey is made from a soy base. It is stuffed with a cranberry, red pepper, apricot, and pumpkin seed filling and covered in a barbecue glaze.
Aldi’s vegan Christmas range
Other options in the range include Plant Menu Vegan Pigs in Blankets – herb and pepper-spiced vegan cocktail sausages wrapped in puff pastry.
Starters and sides include Vegetable Tempura Nests, Vegan Fusion Skewers, Vegan Thai Roses, and No Duck Spring Roll. In addition, Aldi is offering Specially Selected Vegan Stuffing Balls in three different flavors – cranberry, apricot & mandarin, and sage & onion.
When it comes to pudding, the store has created the Specially Selected Chocolate Orange Vegan Melt in the Middle Pudding, which features a dark chocolate sponge with an orange-flavored compote center.
Aldi follows Tesco in offering a vegan turkey crown this year, with the store describing its meaty centerpiece as ‘the first one of its kind’.
“It all comes down to texture and using a combination of soy and wheat proteins, kind of like seitan,” Derek Sarno, Tesco’s executive chef and director of plant-based innovation, said in a statement.
“It’s the first one of its kind and we’re really excited to be able to launch that this year. The flavorings are just amazing. It’s a great centerpiece.”