November Product Picks
Now it's November I'm in full on Christmas mode, and that's the theme of this month's product picks.
As a buyer, it can sometimes feel like Christmas all year round as it takes a long time planning Christmas ranges. But November is the official start of Christmas for me, although my boyfriend would argue that I'm a month early.
This month's picks are a selection things that would be great to buy as gifts, to share with friends and family, or even just as a treat for yourself.
Here are some of my favourite discoveries this month...
Fortnum's Christmas Fudge
Fortnum's creamy Christmas fudge* is handmade using a traditional recipe, and is packed full of dried fruit and mixed peel. It's basically a mince pie flavour fudge. Delicious!
Ottolenghi Panettone with Chocolate & Hazelnut
Anything with chocolate and hazelnut is a winner for me!
Ottolenghi's chocolate & hazelnut panettone is going to be a crowd pleaser this Christmas. It's filled with chocolate cream, and covered in chocolate and hazelnuts. It comes in a beautiful box too so would make a wonderful gift.
True Foods Turkey Gravy
Get ahead for Christmas lunch with True Foods turkey gravy, that is infused with brandy and thyme. If you're looking for some time saving options for Christmas Day lunch, this is the ideal solution.
True foods make a sourdough bread sauce which is a perfect turkey accompaniment too!
(True foods Christmas range is order now from Field & Flower).
Daylesford Cashew Butter Snowballs
When you've had a big Christmas lunch, but you need a little something sweet afterwards, Daylesford's cashew butter snowballs will hit the spot. These cashew nut biscuits are dusted with icing sugar, and are handmade at Daylesford's farm in the Cotswolds.
Sabrina Ghayour Spice Blends
Sabrina Ghayour has teamed up with Steenbergs to create three spice blends: Flavour Blend, Persiana Blend, and Bazaar Blend. Each blend reflects the recipes in three of her books, including Sabrina's latest book Flavour*. I've bought this and love it, the book would make a great Christmas present too along with these spice blends.
Check out Steenberg's website for suggestions on what to make with each blend.
Drinks Kitchen Spiced Rhubarb Aperitif
Mix up some delicious mocktails for your guests this Christmas with Drinks Kitchen's spiced rhubarb aperitif. I recently tried this at The Pig near Bath mixed with an alcohol free sparkling wine, and I can't wait to make this myself.
The Newt In Somerset Clementine Cruffins
The Newt's iconic croissant-muffin hybrid have had a Christmas makeover, and they look 10/10!
These cruffins are made with fruits from Babylonstoren's citrus harvest, alongside locally sourced milk and free range eggs, are filled with clementine curd, and then rolled in clementine zest sugar.
Chesney from Get Baked
Ok, so this isn't Christmassy BUT I tried it a few weeks ago and had to include it in this month's picks.
Chesney is the latest creation from Get Baked, and is a carrot cake, gingerbread, Yorkshire Parkin hybrid, filled with the most delicious vanilla custard ganache.
This is limited edition so don't miss out. And I think anyone would love to receive a Get Baked gift card at Christmas.
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