Treat Alert! Maltesers Launches New Vegan Hot Chocolate

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When it’s dark and chilly outside there’s nothing quite like curling up on the sofa with a steaming mug of hot chocolate. It’s even better when it’s a hot choc inspired by one of the nation’s favourite chocolates: the humble Malteser.

In excellent news for fans of a plant-based diet this month, the malty, creamy drink now comes in vegan form, hurrah!

The launch comes after the successful release of Galaxy Vegan Hot Chocolate from the brand last year – “after the success of Galaxy Vegan, we anticipate the launch of Maltesers Vegan will be a successful addition to our hot drinks range,” says Michelle Frost, general manager at Mars Chocolate Drinks and Treats.

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The new instant powder only needs water added to it to create the creamy drink, the same as the original, making it an easy way to treat yourself and cure those January blues.

The uber-chocolatey taste remains, much to the joy of those taking part in Veganuary, says International Head of Comms and Marketing at Veganuary, Toni Vernelli. “While most past Veganuary participants tell us that eating vegan was actually much easier than they expected, milky chocolate is one of the items they report missing most,” she says.

You’ll have to scurry down to your nearest Aldi to get your hands on the new instant hot drink powder, as it’s currently only stocked in the budget supermarket, with expansion into other shops expected later in the year.

The 250g jar contains 10 servings and will set you back a purse-friendly £2.99.