Reading Time: < 1 minute The Christmas Tinner is aimed at hardcore gamers 
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A new vegan ‘Christmas Tinner‘ features a three-course meal in a tin, costing £2.

The concept was invented in 2013 by computer retailer GAME, in an effort to help ‘hardcore gamers’ eat a full festive meal, without getting up from their computer for too long.

This year is the first time the company has offered vegan and vegetarian options – citing popular demand from fans.


The meal features 11 layers of different dishes, including scrambled tofu and tempeh bacon, vegan cheese, olives, and grapes, and Mushroom Wellington.

Side dish layers include gravy, bread sauce, pigs in aubergine blankets, sprouts or broccoli and stuffing, roast butternut squash, parsnips and carrots, and spiced red cabbage.

Finally, dessert is comprised of two layers – chocolate cake with custard.

Vegan Christmas Tinner

“The original Christmas Tinner has been so popular with gamers over the last several years that this year we’ve been inundated with requests for a vegan or vegetarian alternative,” a GAME spokesperson said in a statement sent to Plant Based News.

“There are now 3.5million vegans in the UK, and we have had to respond to the shift in consumer behavior habits and demand and make sure our products are appealing to all.”

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.