By Jo Cooksey
I ran an online poll recently where I asked what peoples’ ideal foodie Christmas gifts to receive were. There was an awful lot of cheese and alcohol mentioned but I did notice that a few people bemoaned the fact that they’d love a vegan hamper but couldn’t find any. The number of vegans in the U.K. is growing at a pace, with a 350% increase in the last decade alone. With plant based eating becoming more popular by the day many new companies are springing up and existing companies are adding to their ranges in order to cope with demand. So, I have had a scout round the internet and this is what I’ve found. Whether you are buying for yourself or a loved one, there is plenty of choice out there.
New for Christmas 2017, Hay Hampers have listened to customers and produced a blue and green themed vegan hamper. Filled with savoury and sweet treats such as Cajun Spicy nuts and butter free cookies, there is also green tea and Sauvignon Blanc white wine. The hamper itself is actually a very swish looking box rather than a traditional wicker hamper basket.
The hamper retails at £46.50 and is available to order HERE
A family run business, Wild Radish began sourcing ethical vegan food products after realising there was very little choice available. They carefully research and trial all the products they sell to make sure they reach their exacting standards. There is a lot of choice on the site and prices range from £19.95 for the 12 Chocilicious Days of Christmas Vegan Hamper through to the Ultimate Christmas Vegan Hamper for £149.95 You can also tailor make your own hamper.
Order online HERE
The Goodness Project
Born out of the frustration of not being able to find anywhere that stocked a comprehensive number of vegan, gluten free products. Established nearly five years ago The Goodness Project sells a wide range of food, beauty and lifestyle products that they will deliver straight to your door. They also do a variety of monthly subscription boxes containing food and lifestyle products.
They have a variety of hampers and we particularly like the Vegan Chocolate and Snack Hamper containing ‘13 delicious quality vegan chocolate and snack bars’. Great for over the festive season when non-vegans are tucking into all manner of snacks that vegans wouldn’t want to. A word to the wise, The Goodness Project also stock Baileys dairy free Alamande, a blend of sweet almond oil & almond essence (from pure crushed almonds) with a touch of real vanilla. The perfect Christmas treat.
The Vegan Chocolate and Snack Hamper costs £23.50 and is available to order HERE