Central England Co-op has a great range of vegetarian, vegan and free-from food this Christmas

People who are catering for vegetarians, vegans and guests with special dietary requirements can be assured of a great selection of foods from Central England Co-operative this Christmas.  The retailer has its largest ever choice of meat free, animal free and Free From products for the festive season, making catering for all guests even easier.

Convenient yet sophisticated vegetarian starters are sorted with Vintage Cheddar & Caramelised Onion Chutney Soufflés (220g £3.50) and vegan guests can tuck in to an Irresistible Festive Stuffing Wreath with Pomegranate Glaze (518g £4). For dessert, everyone will be delighted with the pretty vegan and gluten free Irresistible Winterberry Jelly Terrine (500g £3) and Irresistible Pink Gin & Tonic Jelly Shots (6 for £4).

Central England Co-op also has a wide selection of award-winning wine and fizz suitable for vegans and vegetarians that will perfectly complement those festive dishes.

For Christmas Food to Go, vegans and non-vegans alike can enjoy something a little bit different and tuck into a comforting and tasty Bubble & Squeak Sandwich (182g £2.65).

Picking and choosing safe foods to eat at buffets can be difficult for those on a gluten-free diet. The range of frozen party food is all gluten free, so guests can enjoy the same as everyone else and relax in the knowledge that the range is free of wheat, barley and rye, including Co-op GF prawn lollipops (10, 200g, £2.25), Co-op GF Cheese Bites Selection (12, 180g, £3.00) and Co-op GF Veg spring rolls (12, 216g £2.25) or pick any three from the range for £6. It’s convenient for hosts too, as it can all be cooked at 200 degrees Celsius.

For a delicious selection of desserts and treats, the Free From range includes the all-important Free From Christmas Pudding, (100g, £1.50), Free From Christmas Cranberry & Orange Stacker, (£2.50 for 5), Free From Christmas Cupcake Twinpack (£2.50 for 2), and Dairy Free Milk Chocolate Coins (200g, £3.00).

Jody Fisher, Category Manager at Central England Co-operative, said: “Christmas is better together and we want to ensure that our range of food caters for everyone for the festive season and throughout the year. With even more vegetarian, vegan and gluten free products available from Central England Co-operative this Christmas, we hope even more customers can find something they love.”

Notes to editors

Picture captions: 1. The range of Co-op frozen party food is all gluten free. 2. The pretty vegan and gluten free Irresistible Winterberry Jelly Terrine.


About Central England Co-operative

Central England Co-operative is one of the largest independent retail co-operative societies in the UK. 

It is a modern, forward-looking organisation employing over 8,000 staff, with the Society’s principal areas of activity being food, funeral services, and property investment.

Central England Co-operative has over 400 trading outlets across 16 counties including; West Midlands, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.  The Society has an ambitious food store development programme for 2018.

Central England Co-operative is proud of its reputation for ethical business practices and corporate responsibility.  It is a member of Business in the Community, the membership organisation that stands for responsible business, and has also won many business awards for excellence.  The Society supports a number of charities including Dementia UK and invests a percentage of its trading profit into local communities.

Becoming a member of Central England Co-operative offers a whole host of benefits ranging from collecting points every time you spend in store to earn a share of the profits, access to members activities and community initiatives including the Community Dividend Fund, which hands out grants of up to £5,000 to charities and good causes across the Society’s trading estate.

Find out how to become a Central England Co-operative member by calling 0800 0501 601, emailing members@centralengland.coop or visiting https://www.members.coop

For more information visit www.centralengland.coop, follow Central England Co-operative on Twitter: @mycoopfood, and on Facebook: facebook.com/centralenglandcooperative

Rob Smyth at Central England Co-operative on 01543 414140

Email – publicrelations@centralengland.coop