The annual Under the Christmas Tree taste test 2022 results are in. We compared over 40 festive foods to help you find the best food and fizz for Christmas 2022.
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When it comes to creating the ultimate festive feast can be stressful and complicated. With so many supermarkets and brands offering everything from Christmas puddings to fruit cakes, it’s difficult to know where to start.
That’s where UnderTheChristmasTree is the place to go, we’ve gone and done all the hard work for you. Our panel cooked and tasted over 40 Christmas indulgent items to find out who’s selling the tastiest products this year. Unlike other online magazines, we ONLY test Christmas-themed products so no best-of-roast potatoes here!
See our Christmas 2022 taste test results below:
Mince Pie Winner: ASDA Extra Special 4 Extra Indulgent Mince Pies, £2.50 – BUY HERE
Our best mince pies got the whole office talking about the taste that reminds you exactly of Christmas! We really enjoyed these, they were packed full of mincemeat which had lots of flavour throughout and could taste the hints of zesty orange which meant this was not overly sweet and was infused with both brandy and port to give an extra layer of flavour. The all-butter pastry just melted in your mouth and was absolutely delicious.
Christmas Pudding Winner: Sainsbury’s Caramelised Biscuit Christmas Pudding, Taste the Difference 700g, £12 – BUY HERE
A Christmas pudding should have the right amount of alcohol, nuts, fruit and sweetness and Sainsbury’s has delivered. A light textured Christmas pudding with vine fruit, spiced biscuit crumb and brandy. Our team absolutely loved this Christmas pudding, it had everything we would want, and it was packed full of fruit with cinnamon throughout which made it so festive. The team really liked the spiced biscuit crumb and brandy as this gave a delicious taste and the added sachet of caramelised biscuit sauce to pour over the top gave this an indulgent feel but it was not too heavy.
Christmas Cake Winner: ASDA Extra Special Brandy-Soaked Fully Iced Fruit Cake, £10 – BUY HERE
The winner of our Christmas cake goes to ASDA Extra Special Brandy-Soaked Fully Iced Fruit Cake! This fruit cake is packed with sultanas and raisins with glacé cherries, French brandy and nuts. Our team really enjoyed this iced Christmas cake, the fruit worked really well with the brandy and with the almonds and walnuts throughout, added an extra crunch and was not overly sweet. The marzipan and soft icing on the cake were delicious and the edible sugar decorations gave a lovely finish to the cake.
Centrepiece Dessert Winner: Sainsbury’s Taste The Difference Festive Belgian Chocolate & Clementine Yule Log, £10 – BUY HERE
The winner of our Christmas dessert goes to this showstopper which we could have eaten all day long. Packed full of flavour, this yule log, dare we say was moist, rich and melted in our mouths. Although covered in rich Belgian chocolate it was well balanced with the zesty clementine curd. The sponge was soft and not dry, as for the frosting we could have eaten tubs of this alone! If you’re looking to impress guests this Christmas you need to have this centre stage of your dining table.
Festive Fizz Winner: Tesco Finest Premier Cru Champagne, £23.00 – BUY HERE
The first-place winner of our fizz category without a doubt goes to Tesco Finest Premier Cru Champagne. We felt this had a lovely fruity taste and a good depth to it, with rich-tasting notes of green apples and citrus flavours. Ticking every single box, this would be fizz we would pop on the big day.
Cheese Winner: Asda Extra Special Queso de Oveja con Ajo Negro, serves 5, £4 BUY HERE
The first-place winner of our cheese category goes to this beauty from Asda Extra Special cheese collection, we felt not only did it look super impressive with the black garlic veins running through the whole cheese but it tasted spectacular. It had a sweet and fruity taste but the black garlic gave a good strong flavour too, a very soft and dense texture this clung to our palate nicely. If you’re looking for the cheeseboard show stopper make sure this is on your shopping list this Christmas.
We hope we’ve made your 2022 Christmas food buying a whole lot easier with our tried and tasted taste test winners. Congratulations to all.