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People Are Calling M&S' New Vegan Chicken Kiev 'Heaven'

People Are Calling M&S' New Vegan Chicken Kiev 'Heaven'

You can't beat a good chicken kiev - the combination of that crisp crumbed coating and oozing garlicky centre is the ultimate way to warm up a gloomy January evening.

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Now a new meat-free version of the popular classic is going down a storm on social media - namely, Marks & Spencer's No Chicken Kiev - and people are calling it "heaven".

Launched to coincide with Veganuary, the plant-based kiev is made from soya and filled with flavoursome vegan garlic sauce, with a golden breadcrumb coating.

Costing £3.50, the vegan kiev is one of several new dishes added to the retailer's Plant Kitchen Range.

The plant-based kiev is made from soya and filled with flavoursome vegan garlic sauce, with a golden breadcrumb coating. (Credit: Marks & Spencer)
The plant-based kiev is made from soya and filled with flavoursome vegan garlic sauce, with a golden breadcrumb coating. (Credit: Marks & Spencer)

Reviews of the cruelty-free kiev are already flooding in.

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"I've just fed these to my meat loving family and they loved them," wrote one enthusiastic Instagram review. "The larger range is much appreciated by us veggies and vegans."

"Had this tonight (and the dirty vegan fries) and it was amazing," said another. "You wouldn't know it wasn't chicken and probably better than most chicken ones too! Really enjoyed it," commented another.

"They are lovely and garlicky! Great job @marksandspencer," commented a third.


"Heaven!!!" was @pernillawilliams' verdict.

Others were disappointed that the crumb coating wasn't gluten free, and some commented that the dish was "a little too salty" - but overall, the reviews were glowing.

M&S is clearly thinking beyond the 'vegan sausage and burger' box with the expansion of its range.

Other vegan goodies landing at M&S include a No Tuna & Sweetcorn Sandwich (£4), which swaps out fish for a soy protein alternative, accessorised with vegan mayo.

Those who love their barbecue flavours will enjoy the Smokehouse No Chicken for £3.50 - smoky no-chicken slathered in BBQ sauce, coupled with vegan cheese and crunchy slaw on a wheat wrap.

There's even a ToFish & Chips (£3.50) with seasoned tofu in a light tempura-style batter, chips and vegan tartare sauce.

The No Tuna & Sweetcorn Sandwich (£4) swaps out fish for a soy protein alternative (Credit: Marks & Spencer)
The No Tuna & Sweetcorn Sandwich (£4) swaps out fish for a soy protein alternative (Credit: Marks & Spencer)

April Preston, Director of Product Development, M&S: "Veganism is a trend that we are absolutely loving at M&S, and as our customers continue to experiment and adopt more flexitarian diets, we too are having fun creating new products to fit within this."

"Following the successful launch of our amazing Plant Kitchen range last year, we've turned the heat up and have challenged ourselves to create some of the best vegan-friendly products on the high street, focusing particularly on turning well-loved products into plant-based versions and celebrating vegetables in all their forms!"

Featured Image Credit: Marks & Spencer

Topics: Tasty Food

Mary-Jane Wiltsher

Mary-Jane Wiltsher is a freelance lifestyle and culture journalist. Elsewhere she writes for Stylist, Euronews, PHOENIX and What We Seee.

 

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