Christmas, as we well know is all about food. Food glorious food. Foods we cannot find and enjoy during the year, only in the festive period. For throughout December… there are no calories… so here are some awesome foodie inspired gift ideas to enjoy this year.
Cadbury chocolate is totally synonymous with Christmas, you start to find that chocolate is available in the shape of Father Christmas, Snowmen, Christmas trees… and of course, Cadbury Advent Calendars are available! The range of Christmas chocolate from Cadbury is even more exciting this year with the inclusion of the Cadbury Dairy Milk baubles – with an RRpof £4.99 the baubles come in a variety of flavours, with my favourite being Dairy Milk Oreo – lots of divine individually wrapped balls of chocolate heaven! You can purchase the Christmas range of Cadbury chocolate from all leading supermarkets and food retailers.
If you fancy something more tangy to chomp on in front of the television this Christmas, then look no further than the funky festive selection from Haribo! Fun gifts to receive this Christmas, a selection of Haribo favourites are available in Christmas themed packaging. Whether it be Haribo crackers or Haribo StariXmas shaped sweets, there are lots of goodies to delight sweet fans this Christmas! Available to purchase from all good food retailers.
Adults deserve a treat at Christmas too and it would not be right to spend the festive period without Elizabeth Shaw chocolates. Whether you are a fan of the chocolate orange crisps or prefer the mint crisps, there is a larger selection of chocolate heaven to indulge in over the festive period. Having a box or two on standby for when guests come over is always handy, however you will find yourself dipping into the chocolates anyway… in which case, make sure you have a back up box! The Elizabeth Shaw range of chocolates is available to buy from all good food retailers.
Bennet Opie offer a wonderful range of their own speciality pickles, ginger and cocktail products under the Opies collection that will help to spruce up your festive menu. The world famous pickled Walnuts are still packed by hand and can be used in recipes such as stuffing… a Christmas necessity! The Black Cherries with Kirsch are perfect for baking recipes such as the mouth watering recipe for Cherry and Chocolate Brownies on the Opies site. Quite frankly I looked at the Cocktail Gherkins which should be used in actual cocktails but I can see myself dipping in there to just enjoy a gherkin! Definitely check out the Opies site for recipe inspiration – you can purchase the Opies range from all larger food retailers and delicatessen.
Christmas is the one time of year when an infinite amount of crackers are needed. There is nothing finer to finish a festive dinner than with a cheese and cracker board, if you are in agreement then you really need to check out the fantastic range of delicious artisan biscuits and cake products from Stag Bakeries. Made with only the finest ingredients and the utmost care, I am ridiculously excited to try the Seaweed Water Biscuits and Seaweed Stornoway oatcakes with a mound of cheese at Christmas. The Stag Bakeries range can be purchased from Marks & Spencer, but also check out the Stockists section of the website to find other local independent stockists of the range.