Tesco Confirms Its Battered Sprouts Are Not Vegan

But will battering the controversial veggie make it any more popular with festive diners?
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The battered vegetarian sprouts with cranberry sauce (Photo: Tesco)

The battered vegetarian sprouts with cranberry sauce (Photo: Tesco)

Tesco has confirmed that the battered sprouts it is launching for Christmas this year are vegetarian and not vegan.

A host of news outlets, including Plant Based News, erroneously described the product as animal-free. However, this is not the case.

Tesco vegan Christmas

The supermarket has added a host of vegan-friendly options to its 2019 offering, including an Olive & Antipasti Platter (£5) and a twist on a meaty favorite - vegan 'pigs in blankets' featuring meat-free sausages wrapped in vegan pastry among other starters.

Mains include the Butternut Squash, Mushroom, and Chestnut Wreath (£4.50), the Sweet Potato & Red Cabbage Christmas Log (£10), a Carrot & Thyme Tarte Tatin (£2.60), and Stuffed Butternut.

Sweet options include the vegan Chocolate Torte, Chocolate Ganache & Coconut Bites (£4), and Free From Truffle Selection (£5).

Some of Tesco's vegan options for Christmas 2019 (Photo: Tesco)

Some of Tesco's vegan options for Christmas 2019 (Photo: Tesco)

'Festive moments'

"We've been working hard to make those festive moments simpler and tastier than ever," Tesco's Executive Chef Martyn Lee in a press release.

"From providing a wider choice of vegan and Free From products to twists on those must-have Christmas classics."

*This article was updated on August 20 to clarify that the product is vegetarian and not vegan.