We hope you all had a very Merry Christmas, enjoyed lots of lovely cruelty free food and spent some quality time with your friends and family this festive season. We absolutely loved seeing all of your posts on instagram tagging us in your amazing TVK gifts - Santa must have stopped by our warehouse on his travels, as so many of our boxes, gift sets, bracelets and mugs ended up under your trees! If you haven't already, please do tag us using the hashtag #thevegankind - we'd love to see what you received.
Today we thought we'd share our Top 10 vegan alcoholic drinks for those of you who may be enjoying a tipple this new years eve. Alcohol is one of those pesky 'hidden' pitfalls when it comes to veganism. You'd be forgiven for thinking that something as simple as wine would always be vegan - it's just grapes, right?! Sadly, there are some outdated practices in the alcohol industry which involve using milk, egg whites, isinglass (dried swim bladders of fish) and even gelatin to filter and clarify the end product. Yuck!
If you want to check a specific product then Barnivore is a great resource that allows you to search for particular brands - it has almost 30,000 different products listed! You can also check out Accidentally Vegan UK for lots of ideas for vegan drinks, snacks and nibbles to see you through the remainder of the festive season.
Here are our Top Ten New Year's eve tipples:
1) Tesco Finest Rose Champagne
2) Absolut Raspberry Vodka
3) Kahlua Salted Caramel liqueur
4) Tesco Strawberry Daquiri pre mixed cocktail
5) Sainsburys Taste the Difference Prosecco
6) M&S Peach Bellini
7) Disaronno Amaretto
8) M&S Spiced Apple Pie Martini
9) Silver Patron Tequila
10) M&S Toffee Vodka
We hope you have a healthy, happy and safe New Year whatever your plans - and don't forget to drink responsibly ;)
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