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Morrisons launches veggies in vests as a vegan alternative to pigs in blankets

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Traditional Christmas fare might be all about animal produce – turkey, pigs in blankets, and mince pies (which traditionally use hard fat of beef or mutton) – but thankfully now there are more vegan and veggie options.

Morrisons is bucking the meaty trend and offering a vegan alternative to festive favourites, pigs in blankets.

So instead of chomping on carrots and humous at your next Christmas party, you should be able to get in on the act of eating festive food to your hearts content.

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The supermarkets vegan sausages are made from tomato, potato, mushroom, and basil, wrapped in an aubergine blanket.

Sold in packs of 10, Veggies in Blankets are available now in Morrisons stores nationwide and cost £2.50.

Theyre currently part of the three for £6 offer on Christmas party food, which also includes the vegan Sweet Potato Stacks and vegan Vegetable Tempura Nests.

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Pigs in Blankets are arguably the best part of Christmas dinner. Weve listened to customers who are looking for more plant-based options over the festive period and created a vegan version, said Morrisons party food expert Simon Whittle.

As well as party food, the Morrisons vegan Christmas offering includes products such as The Best Cranberry and Pistachio Nut Roast and a pumpkin and sticky fruit festive stuffing.

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If you fancy other Christmassy vegan foods then Asda is also offering a few treats. You can get a dairy-free cheeseboard which includes the traditional mature cheddar alternative, said to be full-bodied and smooth, a garlic and chive mature cheddar alternative, and a Wensleydale and cranberry alternative for those wanting something a little sweeter.

Last year the supermarket was also said to be the first to launch vegan mince pies, which dont traditionally contain any meat if you were wondering. But its the animal fat that makes them non-vegan friendly.

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