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UK's First Vegan Butcher Launches £79 Christmas Dinner

UK's First Vegan Butcher Launches £79 Christmas Dinner

The festive feast will set you back a pretty penny but it includes 'peegs' in blankets

The UK's first vegan butchers has launched its Christmas dinner, and it will cost you a pretty penny.

Rudy's 'Royal Christmas Meat Feast box' feeds two people and is priced at £79.

But despite the fairly hefty price tag, it has come in for some rave reviews, with one customer impressed by its cruelty-free twists on meaty staples, such as 'peegs' in blankets and the plant-based 'turk'y'.

But rest assured, you can also expect all the usual trimmings, too, such as roast potatoes, Brussel sprouts, Yorkshire puddings, mash and, of course, thick gravy.

Rudy's vegan festive meal box.

Praising Rudy's, one happy customer wrote: "Such a great box. We immediately bought another for Christmas.

"The meat lump is amazing and great in sandwiches with pickle. The potatoes were lovely and crispy and everything was so perfect. And so easy too!"

Not everyone was so impressed, though.

Slamming the vegan butchers when they opened last year, Piers Morgan said he was disgusted.

He wrote: "A vegan butcher's shop... and people wonder why I've written a book about the world going nuts."

The 'peegs' in blankets.

According to Rudy's website, if you order it now, you can expect to have the Christmas feast on your doorstep by 22 or 23 December.

The website's description of the meal reads: "Santa’s brought you a little somethin’ special this holiday season – a Royal Christmas Meat Feast Box from The Vegan Butcher.

"Fill your oven with Chef's homemade Christmas turk’y, rich gravy and ready to roast vegetables.

"Remember to start your Christmas dinner off right with some starters using our festive charred sprouts topped with baycon and some extra crispy potatoes."

The box contains Brussel sprouts.

You can also order a larger version, which can feed up to four people, for £119.

But if that's all a little too steep for you, Rudy's also has a standard Meat Feast box available for £55, which should arrive at the same time.

Again, you can supersize it for £85 if there are going to be a couple more of you around on the big day.

You can find out more on Rudy's website.

One person who probably won't be taking them up on the vegan option this year, however, is the Queen.

A former royal chef recently revealed that the British monarch always eats a 'boring' meal on Christmas Day.

Darren McGrady, who used to work in the royal kitchens, said they just have a bog standard roast dinner, usually enjoying a big feed after mass.

He said: "They're actually boring when it comes to festivities. They didn't do hams or anything, just traditional turkeys.

The Queen will reportedly eat quite a 'boring' Christmas meal.

"We did three turkeys for the Queen and her family in the royal dining room, one for the children's nursery and then more for the 100 or so staff, so everyone had a Christmas lunch."

He added: "The turkey is served with mashed and roast potatoes, chestnut or sage and onion stuffing, cranberry sauce and bread sauce.

"Vegetables include Brussels sprouts, carrots and roast parsnips."

And McGrady went on to explain that the traditional Christmas pudding is 'decorated in holly, doused in brandy, and the palace steward would carry it, flaming, into the royal dining room'.

Featured Image Credit: Rudy's

Topics: Food And Drink, The Queen, Christmas, Vegan