Christmas dinner and festive food choices can be seriously overwhelming. Each year supermarkets and brands go into overdrive creating the most delicious and extravagant offerings to tempt us, just in time for those festive parties and Christmas dinners. We’ve already started rounding up our favourite festive tipples and festive fizz choices, but what’s on offer this year from some of the biggest brands and supermarkets? Keep reading for a sneak peek at some of the most amazing options for Christmas 2019!
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Christmas Morning Coffee From Blue Goose
Coffee drinkers can start the festivities off in the perfect way with some of the most delicious coffee we’ve found all year! Give the Nespresso® coffee-lover in your life a conscious caffeine treat this Christmas thanks to the exceptional tasting Blue Goose Eco Coffee Pod Gift Collection. The collection includes a range of certified Plastic-Free, compostable pods full to the brim with exceptional tasting, speciality Arabica coffees.
Compatible with Nespresso® original domestic drop-through coffee pod machines (excl. Expert), the innovative starch and wood bark capsules can be placed in council food waste collections where they will be processed into compost or liquid fertilizer. This is in stark contrast to aluminium and plastic capsules which can take 200-500 years to degrade in landfill. For information and to buy the Blue Goose Coffee range, visit www.bluegoose.coffee
Christmas Morning Preserves and Spreads
If you like to enjoy a special Christmas morning breakfast with plenty of fresh croissants, spiced breads and pastries then the below spreads are perfect for adding some festive magic for the holiday season.
Rosebud Preserves Yorkshire Favourites Gift Box – Perennial favourites come together for your enjoyment. Includes Great Yorkshire Pickle, Yorkshire Rhubarb & Ginger Jam and Old Yorkshire Chutney. This stylish gift box makes a special present at Christmas for the food lover in your life. Made in England this beautiful mottled grey box, embossed in matte black foil, perfectly complements the branded preserves. Priced at £20.00 and available to buy online at rosebudpreserves.co.uk.
Spread Joy Gift Set – Created by Firebox – Why drink your festive booze when you could just as easily spread it across crackers, toast or your festive trimmings? This set of three spreadable tipples allows you to enjoy the fun of your favourite drinks in marmalade form. Choose from Spreadable Mulled Wine, Spreadable Spiced Gin or Spreadable Whisky and enjoy a tasty, merry Christmas! Available from www.firebox.com (ad.) for £19.99.
Asda Christmas Food for 2019
Asda always bring out some of the most fantastic food at Christmas and their 2019 offerings are some of the best yet! If you are looking for party food, frozen treats to set aside for the big day or extravagant Christmas dinner essentials then you won’t be disappointed.
Asda Roast in the bag Turkey Crown – if you are looking for a delicious, quick and easy turkey option for Christmas dinner then this is definitely a winner. Succulent turkey with no mess or fuss and it serves 6.
Asda Extra Special 12 Pigs in Blankets Centrepiece – each year Asda create some stunning centrepieces that not only look amazing but taste delicious too. Their showstoppers this year are definitely going to impress when placed on the table for your Christmas dinner!
Asda Extra special white chocolate and lemon pine cones – deserts don’t come much more festive than these Asda Extra special white chocolate and lemon pine cones! Packed with deliciously soft mousse and surrounded by delicate and crunchy white chocolate these look gorgeous on the buffet table and taste divine.
The Asda mini hot-dogs with cranberry ketchup are ideally sized for finger food and Christmas party bites. Deliciously tasty and incredibly moreish! All items are available in your local Asda stores or online!
COOK Christmas Dinner and Party Food
Can’t handle the heat? Skip the fuss of cooking with COOK food, who have got Christmas sorted with their wide range of delicious festive food. They cater for all diets, all family sizes, and even the fussiest of pastry-fiends will find something to love from their extensive array of puddings. Their Christmas turkey and all of the trimmings for two would be perfect for those who still want a delicious Christmas dinner but aren’t feeding a large group of people.
Making it meat-free? If you’re cooking for a more meat-free diet this year, or just want to try something new then COOK can provide some amazing options ranging from a showstopping mushroom wellington to all of the festive trimmings.
They even have a fantastic selection of buffet food and canapés to suit various budgets and requirements. Perfect for all of your festive parties and entertaining needs this holiday season.
Simply order online, get it delivered or collect at your local COOK store, then reheat from frozen to have great-tasting home-cooked food – it tastes even more delicious once you know it’s local produce, zero-carbon and from a committed B corp organisation. Shop here: www.cookfood.net
Sainsbury’s Christmas Food for 2019
Sainsbury’s always release the most delicious savoury and sweet treats at Christmas. Their 2019 offerings are once again truly fantastic! Whether you are looking for food and drink themed gifts for others or some Christmas treats to enjoy throughout the festive season, there is something for everyone.
Every year Sainsbury’s design a gorgeous selection of special Character tins with festive designs. Not only do these make fantastic Christmas gifts for friends and family, but they are a great way to bring some festive cheer into the home. The Christmas Tree Tin is filled with deliciously moreish all-butter shortbread. The character tin is filled with divine chocolate shortbread cookies.
The star of the show has to be this impressive rotating musical snow-globe tin, filled with all-butter shortbread stars! A truly magical selection of treats for the whole family to dip into this Christmas.
Sainsburys Taste the Difference 12 Pies of Christmas is the perfect treat for those who like to try a little bit of everything this Christmas! These are definitely not your ordinary mince pies, these are filled with luxurious and exciting flavours that will add an extra special something to your Christmas parties.
Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference FreeFrom Christmas Cake is moist, tasty and soft. It might be gluten and milk free, but this beautifully balanced recipe guarantees there’s no compromise on taste. Filled with juicy sultanas, raisins and cherries, and finished with a splash of French brandy, it’s a festive bite to be enjoyed. The cake has been hand decorated with a beautiful snowflake design to give a classic Christmas look to any festivity.
The Cocoa et Co Belgian Chocolate Pugs from Sainsbury’s have been hand brushed and finished with a gorgeous shimmer. They almost look too good to eat – but underneath the shine lies a brilliant balance of cocoa, creaminess and caramel notes that nobody will be able to resist! Find all this and much more at your local Sainsbury’s store and online: www.sainsburys.co.uk
Christmas Confectionery From Cadbury
Every year without fail, Cadbury come up with the most festive treats for Christmas gifting and sharing throughout the festive season and Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without them. The choctastic 2019 range includes everything from a limited edition Gingerbread Cadbury Dairy Milk Bar to gift packs, tree decorations and exciting tins of Roses, Heroes and yummy treats.
Cadbury Roses x Olivia Burton: The Cadbury Roses you know and love with a fresh look for Christmas 2019. Cadbury has partnered with Olivia Burton to create stunning tins to gift to a loved one this Christmas. RRP: £9.99, 800g
Cadbury Heroes gives everybody the option to eat their favourite chocolate this Christmas. This year, choose from a limited edition 20th birthday tin (RRP £9.99, 800g), the classic tub (RRP £8.09, 600g) pouch (RRP £6.29, 400g) and carton formats – 185g (RRP £3.09), 290g (RRP £4.59) and 385g (RRP £5.99).
Boxing Day Meats and Leftovers
Boxing day has become another traditional day of delicious food and drink for many families. Whether you cook some food up from scratch or use those tasty leftovers from Christmas day, the Hot Smoked kit is a fantastic way to add some flavour into your food. The BBQ Hot Smoking Kit won Gift of The Year and retails at £28.50 from www.hotsmoked.co.uk.