Christmas Product Picks
I'm fully in the festive spirit now, and I've really enjoyed picking my Christmas product picks this year!
I'm currently resisting the urge to start putting up decorations, but I've already made a start on the mince pies!
Talking of mince pies, there are some intriguing new mince pies at Waitrose (featured below), and so many other delicious sweet and savoury Christmas treats this year.
It was so hard to pick my favourite products without it becoming the longest ever blog post, but I've managed to get it down to my top 12...
Heston from Waitrose Pear & Fig Mince Pies in Cheese pastry
These were the first mince pies I bought this year because I was so intrigued to try them!
I'm generally not a huge fan of pears, but I loved the fig in these. There were big pieces of fig in the mincemeat, and the cheesey pastry was amazing.
I ate these heated up as Waitrose recommends, but I'm sure they'd be just as good cold too.
Daylesford Organic Christmas Granola
If you're looking for something different for Christmas Day breakfast, check out this granola from Daylesford.
Daylesford's seasonal granola is made with almonds, oats and coconut, with cocoa nibs, cranberries and ground cinnamon added for a festive twist.
I would have this on Christmas Day morning with a dollop of yogurt, and a spoonful of Daylesford's cherries in kirsch as a little boozy treat.
Two Nods Christmas Butter
Christmas pudding peanut butter is right up my street! I'm sure I've mentioned many times that I love peanut butter, and this sounds amazing!
Two Nods have added all the traditional Christmas pudding ingredients into their smooth peanut butter, including dried fruits and traditional spices.
Selfridges Chocolate Orange & Caramel Spread
This moorish and indulgent spread is super versatile, and chocolate orange & salted caramel is a really dreamy combination.
This can be spread on toast, croissants or pancakes, or for an extra festive treat spoon it onto mince pies and slices of panettone.
Betty's Advent Cakes
These advent cakes are a Christmas version of a fat rascal - what's a fat rascal, well IYKYK, and if you don't know you should! But can you check them out here.
Christmas spices are added to the traditional fat rascal scone recipe to create this merry treat that is freshly made at Betty's Harrogate bakery.
Pierre Marcolini Box of Christmas Speculoos
Speculoos is one of those flavours that instantly makes it feel like Christmas, and these are the ideal snack to tuck into on a cold winters evening.
These spiced biscuits are coated in creamy milk chocolate, and they come in a box of 9 to share but I'd certainly have a good go at eating them all myself.
Durslade Farm Shop Boxing Day Sauce
Durslade Farm Shop claim this Boxing Day sauce will take your cold cut sandwiches up a notch!
With ingredients including parsnips, onions, redcurrant jelly and sage, this has all the Christmas flavours. And it would be delicious used on a turkey sandwich made with the M&S Christmas sourdough.
Farmison Smoked Bacon & Cranberry Pigs in Blankets
Pigs in Blankets are a necessity at Christmas, and there are so many different options now, but these smoked bacon & cranberry ones from Farmison have to be my favourites.
These are made using only free range pork that is infused with cranberry and a hint of smoke, before being wrapped in dry-cured streaky bacon. Perfect to serve as part of the big Christmas meal, or as a party canapé.
Crumpetorium Mince Pie Crumpets
Crumpetorium make some delicious seasonal crumpets... spiced pumpkin for Halloween and hot cross bun for Easter, and now mince pie crumpets for Christmas!
These are laced with mincemeat and cinnamon, and available to order now!
Melt Gianduja Chocolate Cake
This Gianduja cake is a real showstopper, and would make an incredible gift, or as Melt recommend... a slice of this is the perfect way to round off a dinner party served with an espresso.
The whole roasted Piedmont hazelnuts add a wonderful crunch in the smooth and rich Gianduja chocolate cake. This really is a luxurious treat.
Cutter & Squidge Mixed Christmas Biskie Box
How cute are these biskies from Cutter & Squidge?!
Cutter & Squidge biskies are 'a unique biscuit / cookie / cake creation filled with buttercream' and they've had a Christmassy makeover with 3 new flavours...
Gingerbread Reindeer Biskie - a chocolatey, biscoff, gingerbread combination.
Chocolate Mistletoe Biskie - a chocolate biskie filled with pecan praline and dreamy dulce de leche.
Strawberry Snowman Biskie - the cutest looking biskie with white chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry flavours.
These would make a wonderful gift for all the family to enjoy, and come in a box of 6 or 12.
hackney gelato gingerbread gelato
Hackney Gelato have made sure that gelato isn't just for sunny days with their new limited edition gingerbread flavour.
This is made with cinnamon, cloves, allspice, cold pressed organic ginger juice, and a caramelised biscuit crumble. Yes please!