Today, I saw the first set of Christmas decorations up in a neighbour's window. That can only mean one thing - it's now (almost) acceptable to start getting into the festive spirit. This post marks the start of a new series here on the blog - being vegan at Christmas! Stay tuned for regular posts on our favourite festive vegan snacks and hacks.
Our first post is inspired by the mountains of tins of Quality Street and Cadburys that started lining the walls of every supermarket the minute the last few remaining Halloween costumes were relegated to the sales rack. One of our favourite memories of Christmas from our pre-vegan days was cuddling up on the couch on Christmas Day and Boxing day, watching movies and working our way through a tin of choccies. There's nothing that we've found on the market quite yet that matches up to the sheer size and variety of chocolates that you get in a standard non vegan Christmas tin, so we decided to go ahead and make our own.
We searched good old ebay for a Christmas storage tin, and found this
perfect Santa shaped one for £5.99 including delivery.
Then, we simply filled it with a selection of our favourite vegan chocolate. We used:
- Tesco Free From Chocolate Coins
- Jameson's Raspberry Ruffles
- Vegolino Pralines
- Elizabeth Shaw Mint Crisps
- Tesco Finest Fondant Truffles
The possibilities are endless and the best bit about it is you can completely personalise it however you like, using whatever container and selection of chocolates take your fancy. It would make a lovely, unique gift/stocking filler for someone, or something you can simply enjoy on your own.
We think that Christmas on the sofa just got a whole lot more fun this year!
If you recreate this, please send us your pictures, or leave a comment with some other suggestions of vegan chocolates you could include. @thevegankind #thevegankind