Chocolate peppermint, pumpkin spice, apple cider … We’re all about those seasonal flavors! And luckily, with more vegan products hitting the shelves than ever before, we have plenty of options to choose from. Save this list for your next grocery haul (or order online!) and stock up on all these seasonal delights.
1. Trader Joe’s Vegan Gingerbread Loaf
It seems like new vegan items pop up on a weekly basis at Trader Joe’s. We’re excited for this new seasonally spiced, moist loaf in the bakery section. Slice, warm, and enjoy with a mug of steaming tea.
2. Whole Foods Oat-Based Whipped Cream
Last year it was all about the coconut and almond whipped creams, but in 2020, oat milk reigns supreme. We’ll be topping our hot chocolates, pies, and maybe even our coffee with this creamy topping.
3. Silk Heavy Whipping Cream
This first-of-its-kind product wowed us all when it hit shelves just in time for the holidays. It’s quickly going to become a go-to for soups, sauces, homemade butter, and baked goods galore.
4. Maxine’s Heavenly Chocolate Peppermint and Gingerbread Cookies
These soft, chewy, and gluten-free cookies are irresistible (try to eat just one—it’s impossible)! The chocolate-peppermint flavor is studded with chocolate chips and soft candy cane pieces while the gingerbread is lightly spiced and sweetened with dates.
5. Chocolove Peppermint Creme Bites
Each of these chocolate-coated treats is shaped like a mini Christmas tree and filled with peppermint-infused cream filling. Holy yum! Be sure to stock up for a great stocking stuffer.
6. Beanfields Hot Cocoa and Pumpkin Pie Cracklins
We know what you’re thinking. Sweet vegan crunchy rinds? But trust us, it just works. These grain-free snacks make for a tasty holiday movie night munch.
7. Rule Breaker’s Mint Chocolate Brownie Bites
This new flavor from allergen-friendly sweets company Rule Breaker’s has us head over heels. You’d never guess these chocolaty bites were made with chickpeas!
8. Elmhurst’s Apple Pie Spice Oat Creamer
Even our cups of coffee are getting a seasonal makeover. But we’re switching it up from basic pumpkin spice and going for a delicate, cinnamon-laced apple cider flavor. It tastes like a peaceful fall walk through an apple orchard.
9. Sweetsmith Candy Co.’s Candy Cane Chocolate Peanut Brittle
Peppermint candy plus dark chocolate plus peanut brittle? Count us in! This candy not only makes for an amazing gift, it also manages to pack three of our favorite sweet treats into one over-the-top bar.
10. NadaMoo’s Peppermint Bark Ice Cream
Even when it’s chilly outside, you’ll still find us bundled up eating ice cream. Especially when it’s coconut-based, peppermint bark-flavored, and swirled with decadent fudge.
11. Enjoy Life’s Soft Baked Peppermint Bark and Apple Cider Donut Cookies
These super chewy, allergen-friendly, gluten-free cookies will be a hit with kids and adults alike. Pair with a mug of dairy-free hot cocoa or a warming cup of mulled cider for a cozy, cold weather bite.
12. Nutpods’ Peppermint Mocha Creamer
When we want a little chocolate hit in our morning coffee, we’re reaching for this perfectly wintery, sugar-free, almond- and coconut-based creamer.
13. Califia Farms’ Pumpkin Spice Better Half
Starbucks still hasn’t added a vegan PSL in the States, but we’re not sweating it because Califia Farms’ rich half-and-half has all the flavors of our favorite fall drink, without any of the dairy.
14. Wholly Wholesome Bake-At-Home Pumpkin Pie
Sometimes we just want to take the simple route and don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen baking up a holiday pie. Well, there’s Wholly Wholesome to the rescue! This dairy-free pumpkin pie can easily be passed off as homemade and we are so grateful for that.
15. Violife Foods’ Festive Cheese Platters
Crafting the perfect cheese board is so easy thanks to this holiday-ready cheese pack. With mature, smoked, and garlic-and-chili cheddar cheeses all neatly packed in one ready-to-go case, just pair with crackers, jams, and chutneys for a ready-in-minutes appetizer.
16. Theo Chocolate’s Nutcracker Brittle
Hazelnuts and sweet brittle pieces stud sweet 55-percent dark chocolate for a crunchy, salty, sweet bar that leaves us dreaming of sugar plum fairies and dancing mice.
17. Moo Free’s White Chocolate Advent Calendar
No need to miss out on the tradition of an advent calendar! Snag one of these white chocolate-themed versions from Vegan Essentials and try to resist not eating them all in one go.
18. Abe’s Pumpkin Spice and Apple Cider Mini Muffins
These soft, lightly sweet mini muffins are our absolute weakness at the grocery store. Grab a pack of these for a quick morning snack or a grab-and-go kid-friendly treat for this busy season.
19. Reine Vegan’s Cranberry Citrus Cashew Cheese
This artisanal, cashew-based cheese is made from a blend of chunky marmalade bursting with tangy cranberries, orange zest, and a touch of earthy ginger and nutmeg swirled into sharp white cheddar, before being aged for 30 days.
20. Divine Chocolate’s Dark Chocolate Advent Calendars
If white chocolates are not your thing, don’t worry! There’s a dark chocolate advent calendar for you from the chocolatiers at Divine. Give yourself a little chocolate bite at the end of each day and a pat on the back for making it through 2020.
Sarah McLaughlin is the New Products Editor at VegNews and always on the hunt for all-things vegan peppermint bark.
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