Reading Time: < 1 minute The battered vegetarian sprouts with cranberry sauce (Photo: Tesco)
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Tesco has confirmed that the battered sprouts it is launching for Christmas this year are vegetarian and not vegan.

A host of news outlets, including Plant Based News, erroneously described the product as animal-free. However, this is not the case.

Tesco vegan Christmas

The supermarket has added a host of vegan-friendly options to its 2019 offering, including an Olive & Antipasti Platter (£5) and a twist on a meaty favorite – vegan ‘pigs in blankets’ featuring meat-free sausages wrapped in vegan pastry among other starters.

Mains include the Butternut Squash, Mushroom, and Chestnut Wreath (£4.50), the Sweet Potato & Red Cabbage Christmas Log (£10), a Carrot & Thyme Tarte Tatin (£2.60), and Stuffed Butternut.

Sweet options include the vegan Chocolate Torte, Chocolate Ganache & Coconut Bites (£4), and Free From Truffle Selection (£5).

‘Festive moments’

“We’ve been working hard to make those festive moments simpler and tastier than ever,” Tesco’s Executive Chef Martyn Lee in a press release.

“From providing a wider choice of vegan and Free From products to twists on those must-have Christmas classics.”

*This article was updated on August 20 to clarify that the product is vegetarian and not vegan.

Maria Chiorando

Maria is a news and features writer for Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle. She was previously the editor of Plant Based News for over 3 years.