I am a huge fan of Christmas food, all the delectable treats are always worth the wait, especially after this year! Shops started stocking up on Christmas food inspiration weeks ago and I will admit to partaking in a bag or two of pretzels already. It has to be done!
You maybe finding it hard to be motivated for the festive season, but who doesn’t like to indulge in cakes and treats at this time of year? I’ve featured some tried and tested foods below that we think you may like and get you in the Christmas spirit…
Christmas Food Inspiration
With a selection that includes Red Berries with Pink Gin and Apricots with The Famous Grouse whiskey, Opies condiments have you covered, no matter what you choose to cook this Christmas! Famed for their pickled onions, cocktail cherries and pickled walnuts, did you know that they are one of the UK’s oldest privately owned family food companies? With many years experience, these are the cupboard foods you need to stock up on!
Not sure how to incorporate Opies into what you are cooking? Then head over to the Opies Recipes section of their site to check out a vast array of tantilising meal inspiration! Why not plump for light Salmon, Ginger and Tarragon Parcels, a tasty treat in the form of Cherry and Stem Ginger Breakfast bars to fuel your mornings, or even a Winter warming Thatched Cottage Pie?
Whatever you plan to cook, Opies products will help you cook a standout dish! You can find the range available in most major supermarkets and independent retail stores.
Stirrd Fudge Delivery
Whether you are looking for a tasty gift to send a loved one, a present for a teacher or a pre-Christmas treat for yourself, Stirrd Fudge subscription boxes are a fantastic idea! Letterbox friendly boxes that are packed to the brim with mouthwateringly divine fudge, all made in Harrogate, where every creation is stirred by hand.
Choose from a monthly subscription (£10.99 per month) or a one off treat (£12.99), to receive 3 delicious flavours of fudge, with a new recipe combinations available each month. The Christmas range features: Mine Pie Fudge, Salted Maple Fudge and Whisky & Marmalade Fudge. A handy card details all the nutritional values of each fudge flavour… but it’s Christmas, you don’t need to worry about that! Check out the full range of tantilising treats over at Stirrd and keep your eyes peeled for a fabulous New Year giveaway!
Food Hamper Gifts from Bradfords Bakers
Treat mail has brought delight to many households throughout the UK and beyond this year and what better treat to send than cake… and lots of it! I only wish I had known about Bradfords Food Hampers sooner, though my waist line would probably disagree!
If you are unsure on what gifts to send family and friends that you may not see this Christmas, then why not gift them a food hamper that everyone can enjoy?
I knew the Rudolph Christmas Gift Box would be a hit with Liv, filled with lots of yummy handbaked Rudloph inspired cakes and shortbread, the selection would delight all ages and is perfect for a family gift. Priced at £44.90, the food gift box is handtied with a beautiful bow and filled with lots of Christmas inspired treats, from handmade shortcrust Brandy mince pies (I’m not a fan but they seemed to disappear quickly, so definitely have my seal of approval!), a cute chocolate fudge Rudolph inspired cake, the most delicious chocolate covered shortbread with Rudolph face – the box is worth buying just for this alone!
The box also includes a Bradfords preserve and marmalade, Bradfords traditional farmhouse sultana fruit cake, Walkers shortbread biscuits, Farmhouse biscuits, Praline chocolate filled Santa boot and jar of traditional Jelly Bean sweets. Add your own personal message in the included gift card and know that any recipient will thoroughly enjoy the super yummy contents!
All bakery goods are handmade at the Bradfords bakery in Scotland, but their site features a vast array of yummy treats that can be sent internationally too, at any time of year.
The indulgent seashells and seahorse shaped Guylain chocolates are synonymous with Christmas and a definite Sim’s Life favourite! A fabulous gift to give and the tasty gift to receive! Made with the finest Beglian chocolate with a hazelnut praline filling, you simply cannot stop at one chocolate. I know, because the box in the image is no longer! With 22 chocolates in a box, there are plenty of yummy chocolates to share around! Available in most major supermarkets and independent retailers. The 250g box is currently priced at £5 in Tesco.
Skinny Food Co
For those on a fitness journey who would rather not indulge too much over Christmas, the Skinny Food Co offer a fantastic range of foods and tasty condiments to complement meals. From zero calorie Salted Caramel Skinny Syrup, low sugar jam, low sugar bread mix and even Fake Away Sugar Free Curry Sauce! Anyone following lazy Keto, low carb/low sugar or gluten free diets, you definitely need these items in your kitchen cupboards all year round, let alone at Christmas time! The Skinny Food Co range is fantastic if you are looking to bake on Keto, their zero calorie Golden Syrup is a must try! The one thing I miss whilst following Keto is toast, especially when the weather calls for comfort food, so I’m looking forward to trying out the low sugar bread mix! You can pick up the range from the Skinny Food Co site, alongside the Co-op, Spar, Holland & Barrett and Morrison’s.
Festive Food Survival Kit
This Christmas will be like no other, but why not spice it up and try out new dishes with your leftovers? The Festive Food Survival Kit from Spice Pots (priced at £14.95) is just one of the many fabulous Indian spices and curry kits in their range. Filled with 4 of the cutest spice post featuring Bhuna, Korma and Goan spices, alongside Sweet Spice, the kit also features a recipe book with tantilising recipe inspiration for your Christmas leftovers. If you are looking for a Christmas gift with a difference, ot only is it a great gift to give, but a fabulous treat for your own kitchen too! Don’t forget to check out and enter the Sim’s Life giveaway to win a Festive Food Survival Kit!
Salted Caramel Chocolate, Peanut & Pretzel Mix
This is my absolute favourite and there was a part of me that didn’t want to mention anything as I want all the packs for myself! The Salted Caramel Chocolate, Peanut & Pretzel Mix from Tesco (£2.29) is part of their Christmas range and currently available in store. I may have already enjoyed a bag… or two, just to check the mix is amazing as I remembered… and it is! A totally different take on the traditional pretzel mix and the addition of chocolate discs and balls really does add a different taste sensation. A must have for the festive period!
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