VEGANS rejoice - your cruelty-free Christmas just got a whole lot merrier.

Supermarket chain Asda have announced the arrival of vegan-friendly mince pies.

This year you can eat ethically and enjoy even more festive fun, as the pastries are not only the first supermarket mince pies to be animal product free, but also the first to carry the Vegan Society Trademark.

Ciara Loker, Bakery Product Developer at Asda, said: "This festive season, Asda is proud to announce we now offer mince pies that are suitable for vegans and have been accredited by the Vegan Society.

"At Asda, we are committed to innovation and developing the best quality products that can be enjoyed by everyone."

Asda’s vegan-friendly mince pies are 89p for a box of 6.