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Marks & Spencer reveal plant-based range for 2022

From Friday-night treats, cooking dinner from scratch, or grabbing lunch on the go, Marks & Spencer have revealed a delicious range of treats for Veganuary 2022.

The upmarket high street retailer now has  175 vegan products in its range, as hundreds of thousands of Brits sign up to go meat and dairy free for January.

Among the new items includes a Plant Kitchen Tikka Masala, which uses  the same cooking techniques as the chicken version with 12 fragrant, balanced spices, creamy coconut milk, flame-grilled onions, roasted squash and cauliflower. 

The upmarket high street retailer now has 175 vegan products in its range, as hundreds of thousands of Brits sign up to go meat and dairy free for January. Pictured is the Plant Kitchen VLT (£3.50, 196g ). The sandwich is made with a wheat and pea protein rasher, vegan ‘baconnaise’, lettuce and tomatoes on soft malted bread

Plant Kitchen Veggie Mince £3.00, 250g ¿Eat Well¿ delicious vegan mince made with onions M&S Select Farm mushrooms. Deliciously versatile, can be made with nachos

Plant Kitchen Veggie Mince £3.00, 250g ‘Eat Well’ delicious vegan mince made with onions M&S Select Farm mushrooms. Deliciously versatile, can be made with nachos

Cake Jar (£4, 159g) Chocolate sponge cake layered with chocolate frosting, Belgian chocolate sauce, decorated with dark chocolate

Plant Kitchen No Lamb Shawarma (£4, 228g) Wheat and vegetable protein, vine ripened tomatoes, vegan garlic dressing, tomato and chilli sauce, salt and vinegar potato fries, spinach and red onions on a flatbread

Also in the range is Cake Jar (£4, 159g) Chocolate sponge cake layered with chocolate frosting, Belgian chocolate sauce, decorated with dark chocolate (left) and the Plant Kitchen No Lamb Shawarma (£4, 228g) Wheat and vegetable protein, vine ripened tomatoes, vegan garlic dressing, tomato and chilli sauce, salt and vinegar potato fries, spinach and red onions on a flatbread (right)

Marks & Spencer 2022 Veganuary Range in full  

Plant Kitchen Veggie Balls £3, 252g 

‘Eat Well’ savoury vegan mince balls made with onions and M&S Select Farm mushrooms

Plant Kitchen Wood-fired Hot & Spicy Pizza £5, 450g 

Hand stretched sourdough base topped with vegan pepperoni, jalapeno and Roquito® chilies

Plant Kitchen Tikka Masala Curry £4, 400g 

‘Eat Well’ fragrant and spicy, with vegetables, coconut milk topped with cauliflower tikka

Plant Kitchen Cheese Flavour Twists 125g £1.50 

Cheese flavour puff pastry twists 

Plant Kitchen Vegan Fish Fingers £2.90, 320g

8 Packed with flavour, rice and potato flakes with zesty lemon coated in a crispy golden crumb

Plant Kitchen 2 Chocolate Brownies £2.50, 112g

Made with Belgian dark chocolate, a rich and sumptuous chocolate brownie

Plant Kitchen Lasagne £4.00, 400g

Rich and indulgent layers of mushroom & pea protein ragu, béchamel and a crispy topping

Plant Kitchen Creamy Cookie Pots £3.50, 160g

Cookie biscuit base, with cookie and coconut based vanilla flavoured batter, topped with Belgian dark chocolate ganache and cookie biscuit

Plant Kitchen Vegan Chilli Con Carne £4, 400g

‘Eat Well’ hot & smoky pea-based chilli, packed with plants Plant Kitchen

Bravas Dirty Fries £3.50, 400g

Fried potato chips with a rich and smoky tomato sauce and finished with a coconut cheese alternative

Plant Kitchen Veggie Mince £3.00, 250g

‘Eat Well’ delicious vegan mince made with onions M&S Select Farm mushrooms

Plant Kitchen No Lamb Shawarma £4, 228g

Wheat and vegetable protein, vine ripened tomatoes, vegan garlic dressing, tomato and chilli sauce, salt and vinegar potato fries, spinach and red onions on a flatbread

Plant Kitchen VLT £3.50, 196g

Sandwich with wheat and pea protein rasher, vegan ‘baconnaise’, lettuce and tomatoes on soft malted bread Plant Kitchen Chocolate

Cake Jar £4, 159g

Chocolate sponge cake layered with chocolate frosting, Belgian chocolate sauce, decorated with dark chocolate

Plant Kitchen Chewy Cherry Bakewell Cookies £1.50, 200g

Cookies filled with oats, almonds and cherries to give a delicious cherry Bakewell flavour

Also in the range is the Plant Kitchen Lasagne, which M&S chefs have taken a year to perfect. Described as an umami flavour bomb, it brings savoury richness to the ragu, combined with a creamy vegan béchamel and topped with Santarella tomatoes. 

And you don’t even have to miss out on pizza night thanks to the Plant Kitchen Sourdough Hot & Spicy Wood-fired Pizza – topped with vegan pepperoni, creamy vegan mozzarella, pickled jalapeno chilies, spicy roquito chilies and tomato sauce spiked with hot smoked paprika.

Also on offer is Plant Kitchen Veggie Balls and Veggie Mince. It’s made up of top quality mushrooms, transformed with onions, garlic and miso to create delicious meat alternatives which can be cooked in exactly the same way as regular mince and meatballs. They’re good for you too: gluten-free, a source of protein, high in fibre and low in fat.

For plant power on the go, swap your BLT for the Plant Kitchen VLT, made with vine-ripened tomatoes, no-pork bacon and crisp lettuce on malted bread, and for those snack attacks – we’re launching a first-to market vegan version of our famous Cheese Twists: Plant Kitchen Cheese Flavour Twists made with flaky puff pastry and vegan cheese.

And you don¿t even have to miss out on pizza night thanks to the Plant Kitchen Sourdough Hot & Spicy Wood-fired Pizza - topped with vegan pepperoni, creamy vegan mozzarella, pickled jalapeno chilies, spicy roquito chilies and tomato sauce spiked with hot smoked paprika.

And you don’t even have to miss out on pizza night thanks to the Plant Kitchen Sourdough Hot & Spicy Wood-fired Pizza – topped with vegan pepperoni, creamy vegan mozzarella, pickled jalapeno chilies, spicy roquito chilies and tomato sauce spiked with hot smoked paprika.

Plant Kitchen Vegan Chilli Con Carne £4, 400g ¿Eat Well¿ hot & smoky pea-based chilli, packed with plants Plant Kitchen

Plant Kitchen Vegan Chilli Con Carne £4, 400g ‘Eat Well’ hot & smoky pea-based chilli, packed with plants Plant Kitchen

Plant Kitchen Cheese Flavour Twists 125g £1.50: Why not try Cheese flavour puff pastry twists?

Plant Kitchen Cheese Flavour Twists 125g £1.50: Why not try Cheese flavour puff pastry twists?

Also in the range is  Bravas Dirty Fries £3.50, 400g Fried potato chips with a rich and smoky tomato sauce and finished with a coconut cheese alternative (right)

Also in the range is  Bravas Dirty Fries £3.50, 400g Fried potato chips with a rich and smoky tomato sauce and finished with a coconut cheese alternative (right)

Plant Kitchen Vegan Fish Fingers £2.90, 320g 8 Packed with flavour, rice and potato flakes with zesty lemon coated in a crispy golden crumb are also included

Plant Kitchen Vegan Fish Fingers £2.90, 320g 8 Packed with flavour, rice and potato flakes with zesty lemon coated in a crispy golden crumb are also included

Tesco’s 2022 Veganuary range in full

Prices TBC

Wicked Kitchen Moq au Vin

Try this flavoursome twist on a hearty classic, boasting a completely plant based formula, filled with soya and pea protein goodness. Featuring juicy mushrooms and onions, the dish is finished off with a rich red wine sauce with garlic, brandy and thyme.

Wicked Kitchen Kickin’ Cauli Katsu Curry

Prepare to fall head over heels with this crunchy cauliflower curry. Featuring tasty cauliflower florets covered in a spicy sweet Katsu curry sauce, this plant based dish is bound to convert any meat-lover.

Wicked Kitchen Bigger Big Bros Enchiladas (4 pack)

Start your new year with these delicious Mexican-style Enchiladas, featuring sweet potato, spiced beans, jalapenos and rice, all wrapped in a beautifully soft tortilla and topped with spiced red sauce and roasted corn salsa.

Plant Chef Vegan BLT Sandwich £2.50 (also part of Tesco £3 Meal Deal)

Enjoy this classic number with layered hickory smoked carrot, tomatoes, bac-no-naise vegan mayo and lettuce on soft tomato bread.

Wicked Kitchen Mega Mac

Get your hands on this mouth-watering mac & cheese dish, featuring smooth butternut squash and macaroni, finished off with crispy ciabatta crumbs, tasty soya pieces, smoky pieces of vegan chorizo, and sprinkles of parsley. This all-year-classic is the perfect on-the-go option at any time of day.

Wicked Kitchen 2 Bangin’ Brownie Sundaes

Feel easy like a sundae morning with this sweet treat, featuring layers of rich brownie cubes, chocolate mousse and thick chocolate sauce. All finished off with cocoa nibs. A truly choc-tastic number! 

Plant Chef All Day Breakfast Sandwich £2.75 (also part of Tesco £3 Meal Deal)

This delightful recipe layers a Lincolnshire style vegan banger alongside a no-egg tofu mayo, meat-free rasher pieces and tomato relish on a malted brown bread.

And if you’ve made it through 2021, you deserve to treat yourself to one of a cake jars –with a vegan-friendly version now available for the first time: Plant Kitchen Chocolate Cake Jar.

It comes as Tesco also revealed its new plant-based food, including Moq au Vin, Cauli Katsu Curry and Bangin’ Brownie Sundaes, 

Customers can also enjoy delicious plant based meals for less with the new Wicked Kitchen Meal Deal. The offer – which launches today – will allow customers to purchase one main, one side and one dessert for just £4 per head (£8 total).   

Among the new items includes a Plant Kitchen Tikka Masala, which uses the same cooking techniques as the chicken version with 12 fragrant, balanced spices, creamy coconut milk, flame-grilled onions, roasted squash and cauliflower.

Among the new items includes a Plant Kitchen Tikka Masala, which uses the same cooking techniques as the chicken version with 12 fragrant, balanced spices, creamy coconut milk, flame-grilled onions, roasted squash and cauliflower.

Plant Kitchen Veggie Balls £3, 252g  are also in the ¿Eat Well¿. The savoury vegan mince balls made with onions and M&S Select Farm mushrooms

Plant Kitchen Veggie Balls £3, 252g  are also in the ‘Eat Well’. The savoury vegan mince balls made with onions and M&S Select Farm mushrooms

And even wine goes vegan! M&S experts reveal the wine trends we’ll see in 2022 – including plant-based tipples and an explosion in English Sparkling wine 

M&S winemakers and buyers have pulled together their top trends for what’s going to be hot in 2022. 

Vegan wines  

In January 2020 M&S pledged to have an entirely vegan own-label wine range on shelf by the end of 2022, and they’re on track.

The final wines from the 2021 vintage making the switch to entirely vegan ingredients. Currently over 95 per cent of M&S wines on shelf are already vegan friendly, and the final bottles will gradually make the switch over the next few months.

Winemaker Sue Daniels told FEMAIL: ‘It has been a long process, starting back in 1996 when we first started to move the range to being suitable for vegetarians. 

‘Over these years we have worked closely with our supplier partners to make this happen – we have introduced many new wines during this time encouraging wineries to try different winemaking techniques to ensure that we maintain quality while responding to our customers’ requests. We have worked hard to hit this target before the end of 2022 and we’re proud to be able to offer a fully vegan wine offering to our customers.’ 

 A bumper year for English Sparkling wine

With warnings about Champagne shortages and as the hunt for Prosecco alternatives continues, English wine is perfectly placed to become the toast of 2022.

Winemaker, Sue Daniels told FEMAIL: ‘we’ve been making fantastic sparkling wines closer to home for some time now – with more and more expertise in the English Wineries and a touch more warmth in our climate, it’s a really exciting time for winemaking and a great time to try what’s on offer.’ 

Down under on the up

Australia is definitely one to watch! A wave of new arrivals has got the M&S buyers excited.

Lizzy Unite, M&S buyer told FEMAIL: ‘Australia has historically been really strong for accessible wines. This has been great, as customers have grown to love it as a wine destination and have become familiar with what it has to offer as a country. 

‘Now we’re getting to the point where there is more recognition of the Australian wine regions themselves and this brings an opportunity to explore some of the more premium producers in this fantastic country. We have some great new wines for our customers to discover, so enjoy our top picks below!’

Sustainable sips 

In September 2021, M&S reset its sustainability action plan, Plan A, with a pledge to cut its carbon footprint by a third by 2025, as part of the commitment to be fully net zero by 2040.

Belinda Kleinig, M&S winemaker, told FEMAILE, ‘when it comes to the wine aisle, sustainability is far more than a question of how easy it is to recycle the packaging. Getting a wine onto the supermarket shelf involves so many people and processes and at M&S we look at each step on the journey to ensure that we are working with the right people and supporting some fantastic initiatives in winemaking worldwide.’ 

 

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