I tried the M&S Plant Kitchen festive range for World Vegan Month


November is Global Vegan Month and as someone who shuns dairy I couldn’t be more thrilled.

This is the time of year when many brands put extra effort into their vegan ranges and I like it.

I tried some of The festive range of Plant Kitchen, including a Beef Wellington inspired sandwich, and I had mixed reviews.

I’m not always the biggest fan of strong Christmas flavors, but overall I was pretty impressed with the protein alternatives.

There is one item in particular that I would recommend to anyone trying vegan food in November (and honestly, you can’t even say it’s vegan!).

No turkey feast

No turkey feast

If you like Christmas flavors, I think this is a good choice. It sounds a lot like a classic Christmas dinner, or maybe a Boxing Day sandwich would be the best description.

The protein choice has a really nice texture, which is often my biggest concern when trying a new plant-based protein.

What I liked was the texture of the onion, it was really off-putting.

But if you’re a fan of Christmas flavors and don’t mind a range of textures, I think this could be a really good option for you when looking for a lunchtime sandwich.

Rating: 3/5

No Beef Welly

Welly Plant Beefless Cooking
No Beef Welly

Sometimes I try foods and can’t bring myself to swallow them; it doesn’t happen all the time, but when it does, it’s hard to forget.

It just tasted like bread and mustard, it was thick and mushy and offensive to my taste buds. I really struggled with this, if you like bread maybe this will be a good option.

But bread and mustard aren’t at the top of my list of favorite ingredients.

Rating: 0/5

Hoisin without duck

Hoisin No Duck Plant Cuisine
Hoisin without duck

I had heard rave reviews of this wrap before trying it, with one of my meat-eating friends swearing by it.

So I had high expectations and still found myself impressed.

It looks a lot like a real duck wrap, the flavor and texture are great and it’s really nice.

If you are trying to cut down on your meat intake, this is a great option and you should buy it.

Rating: 5/5

Kitchen Plant churros

Vegetable cooking churros
Vegetable cooking churros

It wasn’t the first time I tried Kitchen Plant‘s churros, and I often find myself coming back for more.

They are quite mushy, but I think if you wanted a crispier churro it would be worth frying them rather than baking them.

It only takes ten minutes to cook the ten pack with a cinnamon sugar coating and hot chocolate dip on the side.

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These are good, but not as good as the No Duck Wrap.

Rating: 4/5

You can buy the full Kitchen Plant range here on Ocado right at home, or find it at your nearest M&S ​​that sells food.


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