Christmas is coming up and major UK retailer Marks & Spencer has added a holiday surprise: they’ve launched a line of sandwiches – and one’s vegan.
A part of the sandwich collection is a festive vegan Chestnut Roast Wrap. It includes a chestnut roast and grape and cranberry chutney, all placed inside a red pepper wrap.
The sandwich only costs £2.80, and 5% of proceeds will go towards supporting homeless charity Shelter.
“Vegetarians and vegans shouldn’t feel like they are missing out,” said an M&S spokesperson.
“In the past vegetarians were limited to nut roasts at Christmas, but not anymore. Our vegetarian options are so amazing that we hope people will choose them over meat options even if they are not full-time vegetarians.”
The retail company also introduced meat-free options as part of their Christmas menu in hopes that with the rise of flexitarians (those who are not quite vegetarian but do not consume much meat either), people will move away from traditional holiday meat and try plant-based foods instead. Among vegan menu options are butternut and beetroot filo parcels, as well as a parsnip and mulled red onion bake.