Summer is finally in full swing, with so many of us enjoying the activities that it’s now warm enough to take part in outside.
Whether you’re organising a picnic, the perfect garden party or your next staycation, we’ve got plenty of treats and essentials to ensure you have a wonderful time, come rain or shine, all without causing harm to animals.
There are now over 52,000 (and counting!) products certified worldwide by The Vegan Society’s Vegan Trademark, and in 2020 alone we registered a total of 15,206 products. Certainly plenty of options!
While these figures are impressive, our team spends a great deal of time and detail ensuring that every product meets our strict standards of no animal ingredients and no animal testing.
The expertise, effort and time we spend is so you can shop with confidence and ease, and instead use your time enjoying great vegan products and advocating for them in your own ways.
So, if you’re worried about not having vegan alternatives for all the things you’d love at your ideal picnic or gathering, or you just don’t know where to start, we’re just the people to help make things simpler. Just look for our trusted sunflower mark.
To get you started, we’ve put together a little round-up!
The perfect selection of vegan tipples will be top priority for many when curating a picnic or garden gathering, so we have you covered with plenty of Vegan Trademark certified options.
There are also food items to prepare your own delicious treats with, and some essentials thrown in for good measure, too.
What Vegan Trademark certified essentials are you loving? Tag @vegantrademark on Instagram and Twitter and help to spread the word.
4.0% English cider that’s both vegan-friendly and gluten-free.
Trailblazers of fruit cider that moves beyond the traditional taste of dry and sweet apple or pear cider, Brothers love to come up with unusual varieties that are as interesting as they are refreshing, with a range of curious flavours including Toffee Apple and Rhubarb & Custard.
Available at Asda, Tesco, Morrisons, B&M and Home Bargains.
£2.00-2.30 per 500ml bottle, www.brotherscider.co.uk
Tappers Gin’s Three Fine Days Citrus Summer Gin
Three Fine Days by Tappers Gin is a seasonal summer expression, made with a freshly cut, zesty array of mouth-watering citrus botanicals.
An all-natural amber hue reflects the traditional method of skilful cold-compounding, lending a refreshing taste of summertime.
The key botanicals are lemon verbena, lemon balm, grapefruit peel and lemon peel.
Nero Premium Vodka
Nero Premium Vodka is a multi-award winning British potato vodka. Celebrated for its bold, silky smooth texture and natural sweetness, Nero is proud to be registered with the Vegan Trademark and is also gluten-free.
Nero Premium Vodka is working towards a carbon-neutral footprint and collaborates with Tree Sisters and Plastic Free Seas to play its part in rejuvenating our planet.
It’s a passionate, family-run business with an undefeatable spirit.
BeeBee & Leaf Ltd’s Marrakesh Leaf Wrap
Leaf Wraps by BeeBee & Leaf are British-made, reusable, re-waxable food wraps made with organic squares of cotton, plant-based wax (soya-free) and tree resin. They’re a brilliant alternative to clingfilm that keeps food fresher for longer.
Since BeeBee & Leaf’s 2017 launch, its mission has been to help sustainable living without compromising style. It is proud to have saved over 29 million pieces of plastic entering oceans and landfill, working towards a zero-waste world.
Leaf looks set to grow (pun intended) with many more designs being released over the coming months.
Follow @beebeeandleaf to spot exciting new design collaborations.
From £10, www.beebeeandleaf.com
Sweet Freedom’s CHOC SHOT chocolate syrups
We love this brand and its vegan chocolate syrup choices. Chocolate Orange, Chocolate Mint and Chocolate Coconut flavours are now available alongside their bestselling original, Choc Shot.
As they’re only 13 calories per teaspoon and high in healthy fibre, you can drizzle them generously over ice cream, use them to make flavoured chocolate milk and shakes, pour them over fresh strawberries or add to overnight oats.
Not to mention the potential pancake and waffle action! All 15 Sweet Freedom products are vegan, plant-based and cruelty-free.
Get yours delivered and join in the Choc Shot excitement this summer.
From £3.50, at Ocado.com and TheVeganKindSupermarket.com
CRACKD The No-Egg Egg
Crackd is a leading UK liquid egg replacement, which is 100% plant-based and made from pea protein. Crackd The No-Egg Egg is rich in vitamin B12 and allergen- and fat-free.
Whether it’s indulgent bakes or show-stopping savouries you’re after, Crackd has been created especially for those who don’t want to compromise on taste, versatility and ease of use.
The Natural Deodorant Co.’s Clean Deodorant Balm ‘Orange + Bergamot’
This 100% natural formula is enriched with magnesium for all-day odour protection with just one application. It hydrates and softens underarm skin and has a fruity, uplifting and refreshing scent of orange and bergamot.
Looking for some delicious food to bring to your picnic?
Try these vegan quiche recipes!
*This article is sponsored by The Vegan Society