Where Are The Best Places To Shop For Christmas Food ?


Christmas is fast approaching now and there are lots of Christmas adverts on where to shop and get your Christmas dinner. There are many different supermarkets to consider so we have narrowed it down for you on what shops have the best to offer.


Starters

To kick off the festivities before the main dinner here are some finger food appetisers .


Aldi - Took a new spin on the traditional pigs in blanket and launched pigs in blankets. They have already been awarded ‘Best Pigs in Blankets’ at this year’s Quality Food Awards and will be available in stores from 19th December. Price £3.99


Iceland - Has a brand new delicious tail king prawns wrapped in smoked streaky bacon. This is an inspired dish of the traditional family favourite pigs in blankets. Luxury King Prawns in Blankets, (pack of 10) Raw tail-on king prawns wrapped in smoked streaky bacon. Price £5


M&S - A mouthwatering creamy brie wrapped in all butter puff pastry studded with rosemary and garlic. Collection Brie en croûte. This is amazing starter full of flavour with a luxury presentation .Price £14



Turkeys

First thing to consider when buying your Christmas shop is the crown of dinner, the Christmas turkey.


Aldi - Has been given high praise on its Specially Selected Ultimate British Turkey Crown And Thigh Fillets. This turkey crown has been awarded the winner of the best turkey crown by the tried and tested awards. With separate turkey thighs wrapped in gluten free pork stuffed with delicious caramelised onion stuffing. It is also highly recommended by the quality food awards as well. Price £39.99


Sainsbury’s - It's packed full of flavour, delicious and still tender. The turkey comes designed to be cooked in the bag for extra succulence. Taste the Difference ‘Roast in the bag’ British Free Range Bronze Turkey with Sage and Onion Stuffing, Price TBC (serves 6-8) £52


Tesco - If you're looking for that perfect deep bronzed turkey as your centrepiece this Christmas. Tesco’s Finest British Free Range Bronze Stuffed Crown with Tender Cooked Stuffed Thigh 2.1kg, Cost £35



Other Meats


Lidl - Enjoy this Christmas a Deluxe Mulled Wine Gammon Joint (serves 6-8) Gammon joint with a sticky mulled wine glaze.


Asda - Duck glazed with festive flavours of cherry and brandy. With the extra packed flavours from the pork and cherry stuffing tender and easy to carve. Gressingham Easy Carve Duck. Price £19.95


Waitrose - Outstanding as the centrepiece to your special meal, No.1 Dripping Dry Aged British Sirloin beef. Beautiful and tender, this beef joint is easy to cook and packed full of flavour. Even if that's not enough to entice you it’s been said to fall right off the bone. Price £29.99



Desserts

Aldi - The perfect centrepiece this Christmas is the raspberry and White Christmas Tree. Awarded the ‘Best Centrepiece Dessert’ this Filled with layers of mousse and sponge, the festive treat also comes in Black Forest . Looks amazing and tastes delicious. Price £7.99


Aldi - This gorgeous Christmas cracker shaped chocolate cake, filled with honeycomb pieces and coated in chocolate sauce. The perfect centrepiece for chocolate lovers. The Honeycomb Chocolate Cracker Cake. Price £ 5.49


M&S - Delivers the festive favourite in a luxurious presentation packed full of flavors. The Sticky Toffee Pudding Crown accompanied with sweet vanilla custard is delicious and comforting. Price £20


Sainsburys - Quite literally the star of the show is this chocolate dessert. It Is shaped into the perfect Christmas star with blended dark and milk chocolate into a smooth and light chocolate mousse star then filled with the most delicious salted caramel sauce. It looks amazing as a centrepiece and tastes incredible. Price £12



Vegan Alternatives, not just for vegans


M&S - An impressive meat free dish that has been congratulated on how similar in taste it is to the original. The plant based beef Wellington is a must have this Christmas. Price £15


Waitrose - Vegetarian Mushroom & Cavolo Filo Parcel . Filo parcels filled with rich, creamy extra mature Cheddar mushrooms, mascarpone and a splash of Madeira. Price £6.99

Tesco - Packed full of flavours of new fried cauliflower coated in breadcrumbs. This has a spiced cranberry sauce to still be in the festive spirits. Kitchen Crispy Cauliflower & Spiced Cranberry Sauce. Price £4

Asda - ASDA Extra Special Beef less Vegan Wellington with a Mushroom, Onion & Garlic Stuffing.Given a 5 star review and noted to make Christmas tastier for vegans. Price £5



Free From Desserts


Sainsbury's - A perfect centrepiece this Christmas cake is topped with a gold snowflake. Full of flavour with this fruit cake with sultanas, raisins and glacé cherries, topped with icing, marzipan and a gold snowflake decoration. Free From Iced Christmas Cake, Taste the Difference. Price £5.


Aldi -Not surprising after winning the ‘ Best traditional mince pies’. Aldi have also made this festive favourite all inclusive with a free from mince pies. With taste winning awards for the best free from desert. This is a recommendation to buy this Christmas. Free From 4 Mince Pies 220g. Price £1.35


Tesco - For the chocolate lovers this season enjoy the Indulgent dark chocolate and coconut milk ganache topped with rich Belgian chocolate mousse. Finished with chocolate brownies . Wicked Kitchen Brownie Bliss Dessert Serves 6. Price £7



Drinks

Tesco - Perfectly balanced between festive spices and sweetness in the cream liquor. Enriched with aromas of gingerbread and spice notes, warming spirit & Irish single malt whiskey, enveloped in velvety Ballyrashane double cream. This is the drink to get into the Christmas spirit. Tesco Finest Irish Cream Liqueur Lebkuchen Spiced Gingerbread 70Cl. Price £12


Sainsburys - Champagne made with fresh black grapes with notes of nectarine, fennel and fruity berry flavours. This champagne has reviews raving about the excellent quality for its price; it has been said to taste just as the most famous brands . With 5 star reviews on the website this is a perfect champagne to enjoy at Christmas. Blanc De Noirs Champagne, Taste the Difference. Price £19



Sweet treats


Aldi - A traditional family favourite at Christmas is the mince pies. Aldi has been awarded the ‘Best Traditional Mince Pies’. They have a selection of new flavoured mince pies, including Frangipane, Almond Mince Tarts and Sloe Gin Mince Tarts. Price £ 2.49


Aldi - Named the best christmas product of the year are the new Belgian Caramel Thins. Smooth caramel is enrobed in Fairtrade Belgian chocolate and topped with pistachios, orange pieces and caramel. These are a must buy this christmas. Price £3.99


Other local shops

It should be noted that you could benefit from visiting your local butchers and food markets near to where you live and explore the range of locally sourced meats and treats that they have to offer this Christmas. By giving a visit to these places you are also helping support your community.





Editor's note: Pictures do not reflect the products mentioned. Refer to the retailer websites for product images.


Happy Holidays


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