Philpotts introduces winter-warming Christmas range with vegan options

Philpotts is set to launch a new range for the Christmas period, including a festive selection of hot drinks, wraps and sandwiches.

The new Christmas range will be hitting Philpotts stores on 4 November and include the much-anticipated Yorkshire pudding wrap with traditional Christmas dinner filling, along with a winter-warming selection of carvery sandwiches and handcrafted coffees and hot chocolates.

The range has been developed internally by AF Blakemore food solutions & retail proposition director Nikki Rogers, together with AF Blakemore Group Trading and the Philpotts team at Blakemore Retail.

On the hot menu is a pigs in blanket roll, traditional Christmas sandwich and a festive turkey hot pot, while the cold menu features a ham hock & Barber’s cheddar sandwich, three bird sandwich and Christmas cheese board sandwich.

For the first time Philpotts will also be serving up hot and cold vegan sandwich options in its festive line-up, comprising sage and onion stuffing, crispy onions and roasted vegetables (hot), and beetroot houmous, falafel and vegan mayonnaise (cold).

Comforting seasonal hot drinks available include gingerbread and salted caramel lattes, hazelnut and honeycomb hot chocolates and a rocky road mocha.

There has also been collaboration across the Blakemore Group with the introduction of Eat 17’s highly acclaimed bacon jam to the menu.

Rogers commented: “The new seasonal range at Philpotts is the first step in a full revamp and review across our entire menu. We can’t wait for the new seasonal lines to hit stores as we are confident they will be a hit with our customers.

“We are incredibly proud of all the new lines, but we’re particularly excited about the amazing vegan lines that will be on offer for the first time.”

A range of festive goodies will also be available for corporate buffet orders, including seasonal sandwiches and mince pies.

AF Blakemore acquired the Philpotts chain of prepared-food stores in February, and now operates 21 stores across England, Scotland and Wales.

The business has been providing customers with fresh handmade products for more than 30 years, serving customers from retail stores as well as catering for corporate customers for meetings and events.