Continuing with Christmas Food and Drink suggestions… here are a few more ideas of what you should be stocking up on over the Festive season.
Segment chocolate is definitely the way to go – the ultimate sharing chocolate with no arguments over particular flavours! Terry’s Chocolate Orange and Toblerone are synonymous with Christmas – great gifts to give, even greater to receive! You can never simply stop at one piece though and as it is Christmas, no-one will argue with that! Available at all good food retailers in the UK.
For the ultimate chocolate treat the Green & Black’s Connoisseur Collection will delight all chocolate lovers, featuring a selection of famous Green & Black’s bars alongside pairing notes and recipes. Available to buy from the Green & Black’s shop for £17.95
For the slightly more health conscious, Yacon Syrup from Holland and Barrett priced at £25.99 is a unique gift to give as part of a foodie gift hamper. Used to replace sugar when cooking, Yacon Syrup is a favourite amongst those watching their weight. With related recipes ranging from Yacon Syrup chicken dishes to cookies, the internet is awash with great recipe ideas! We attempted some cookies of our own, which were enjoyed by all the children in our close… I was lucky to even try a crumb! Another gift for foodies is Crystallised Ginger to be included in Christmas cakes – or even for decorating cakes. One of those products that you always need in your cupboard! The Cooking Essentials range from The Ginger People is available from independent health stores, fine food stores, garden centres, farm shops and delicatessens’ nationwide.
Carrying on with the unique foods, The Snaffling Pig Co offer yumminess in a kilner style jar. Amazing to look at and even better to chomp on – the 1.5 litre jars are filled to the brim with flavoured pork crackling. A reusable gift that is also Gluten Free! Available in a range of flavours including Salt & Vinegar, Maple and Sweet Chilli, check out the full range, priced at £15.99 available from The Snaffling Pig Co site.
To complement all the delicious Christmas treats, why not indulge in a bottle of Jacob’s Creek Chardonnay Pinot Noir Brut Cuvée? The premium sparkling wine is made from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes and as promoted is perfect for any occasion that requires a celebration. For us, that came earlier in the week when celebrating the successful lining of my living room wall before papering. A momentous occasion and the bubbles were the perfect treat – a cheaper alternative to Prosecco but equally as amazing in taste. Available from Ocado, currently priced a £9.99.
To add a special touch to decorating the table for your Christmas meal, scatter Pechkeks Misfortune Cookies – be careful though, they might just bite back! Black fortune cookies that include crude, truthful and direct messages are a great alternative to traditional crackers and will certainly amuse diners around your table. Available from Selfridges priced at £9.99 for a box of 13 cookies.