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Christmas Tried And Tested 2022: Christmas Pudding

Having Christmas Pudding is traditional on the big day, so we’ve rounded up some of the best Christmas Puddings and tried them all out for our annual taste test, here are the results.

There are so many delicious Christmas puddings to try. So once again we’ve gone and done all the “hard” work for you as we’ve tasted this year’s top Christmas puddings from some of the UK’s leading supermarkets and stores. We were kindly sent these for our taste test.

10/10 WINNER – Sainsbury’s Caramelised Biscuit Christmas Pudding, Taste the Difference 700g, £12 – BUY NOW

Sainsbury’s Caramelised Biscuit Christmas Pudding, Taste the Difference 700g
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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.

SECOND PLACE – Tesco Finest Christmas Pudding 800G, £8.00 – BUY NOW

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Made with vine fruits, glace cherries, cider, Cognac, sherry and brandy. Our team enjoyed this Christmas pudding, it was rich and had plenty of fruit and nuts throughout. They could definitely taste the alcohol however this was not too strong and liked the fact that it had been matured for 12 months as this really allowed the flavours to mature.

THIRD PLACE – Co-Op Irresistible Christmas Pudding, 100g £1.75 – BUY NOW

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12-month matured Christmas pudding with fruit, walnuts, almonds, brandy, sherry and rum. Our team thought this Christmas Pudding was delicious, they liked the walnuts and almonds throughout as they felt it worked well with the fruit and gave a nice crunch. The brandy, sherry and rum gave a nice taste and with this being 12 months matured, could really taste all of the flavours.

Aldi Specially Selected Exquisite Heritage Pedro Ximénez Christmas Pudding 907g £12.99 – BUY NOW

Morrisons The Best Christmas Pudding 800g – £8.00 – BUY NOW

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Matured for 18 months and packed full of vine fruits, pecan nuts, walnuts and almonds with cider, rum and sherry and then steamed. Our team really enjoyed the taste of this Christmas pudding, it was very rich with deep flavours of cognac, cider, rum and sherry. They did feel it was very rich but felt with the pecan nuts, walnuts and almonds gave a nice balance.

There you have it, our official taste test for this year’s best Christmas puddings. As always all opinions are our own. You can check out the full list of winners here!