Christmas is one of the most fabulous times of the year and for good reason, not only do we get to spend time with our family and friends, open lovely presents, but we also get to have our favourite food and drink.
Our Christmas Food and Drink Guide 2014 is here, allowing you to whet your appetite with some delicious treats and wonderful tipples.
We’ll be bringing you the best products which have been tried and tested, with rave reviews, to help you with those tough festive decisions.
We want to help you give your friends and family festive treats and tipples, so we’ve only chosen the very best to fit the bill!
Non-alcoholic Christmas Drinks
1.Gusto Soft Drinks
Gusto is a range of artisan soft drinks that have been created using rare botanicals and a recipe dating back to the 12th century.
Gusto is available in three delicious flavours; Sicilian Lemonade combines Sicilian lemons with lemongrass oil, astragalus and ginseng, Sicilian Orangeade with seven botanicals including echinacea, turmeric and chilli, and a Classic Kola that uses kola nut and 14 rare botanicals. The 250ml bottles are perfect for on the go refreshment and single serve drinks at social occasions. The versatile soft drinks can be served neat, over ice and as mixers with alcohol, making it perfect for the festive season.
Perfect Gifts for the Young Chef
1. Cookery Doodle Do
Cookery doodle do the children’s cooking school has just launched a new range of fashionable children’s chef clothing. The range is made in the UK and includes authentic chef uniforms, hats and aprons – just smaller for kids. The winter range is choc-full of fashionable prints of woodland creatures, making it the perfect gift destination for any budding Mary Berry’s or Marco Pierre-White’s.
1. The Burren Smokehouse
Amazing Irish award-winning smoked salmon that is supplied to the likes of Selfridges, Fortnum & Mason and Harrods. Mouth watering, delcious, and quite frankly superb! This smoked salmon is the perfect guest at Christmas.
The smoked salmon is of course delicious on the big day itself, or you can even give the gift of delicious smoked goods to a friend in the form of a gift voucher,
2. Pandora Bell
This is one Pandora’s box that you will want to open! Pandora Bell are an Irish company who have some of the most fabulous (and delicious) confectionery you will find.
Pandora Bell’s Fudge is made with real butter. A dream for discerning foodies and certified Gluten Free. The fudge was sublime and was one of the best we have tried, it was sweet without being over powering and had the most delightful crumbly texture. With confectionery being extremely popular over Christmas, this is your one stop shop of the friends and family who have a sweet tooth.
Stocking Fillers for the Chocoholics
Toblerone has long been a Christmas stocking filler favourite, but with its unique and instantly recognisable triangular shape, it’s never hard to guess what lies inside the wrapping. This year, surprise your loved ones with the new 60g limited edition, which provides a fun twist on the iconic original shape. The renowned Swiss chocolate now comes in a simple, slender triangle shape – ideal for a bite size Christmas gift.
What can we say about Toblerone? Well aside from the fact it is a Christmas classic, it is rather scrummy too! The new style large triangle toblerone is a great idea as a stocking filler and we’re pleased to report that it is just as tasty as the original.
2. Terry’s Chocolate Orange Exploding Candy Segments
Terry’s Chocolate Orange has long been a festive favourite and is always such a popular stocking filler, that tapping into a chocolate orange on Christmas morning is a ritual enjoyed by many across the country. In fact, last December 25th, Terry’s Chocolate Orange was trending as the number one most mentioned food product on Twitter. Now, with a wider range of Chocolate Orange products, this Christmas season is the perfect opportunity to spoil yourself and tap into the whole Terry’s range.
Terry’s Chocolate Orange Exploding Candy segments offers a fun twist on the classic and much-loved Chocolate Orange: by adding popping candy to the original recipe, Terry’s has created a truly tempting treat, suitable for all members of the family.