If you want to know who has the best Christmas pudding out, we’ve tried and tasted them all for you. These are the top Christmas puddings for 2018, as chosen by the us – The UK’s BIGGEST Christmas website.
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Below are the results of our Christmas Pudding taste test 2018:
Asda Extra special 9 month matured luxury Christmas Pudding 907g
A Christmas pudding should have the correct balance of booze, sweetness, richness and bitterness which is why Asda Extra special 9 month matured luxury Christmas Pudding has come top. The team said the fruits were plump, there’s was the right amount of nuts and you could really taste festive spices of cinnamon and ginger – and the boozy part helped too.
Available from asda.com
Tesco Finest 12 Month Matured Christmas Pudding with Courvoisier VS Cognac 907g £8.00
Sharp, boozy and sweet, we loved the rich smells of brandy, sherry and port with the citrus fruits, The alcohol complemented the nutty taste of the pecan and almond nuts. Very tasty and you could easily have a second helping which is exactly what we did!
Available form tesco.com
Aldi’s Specially Selected Exquisite Vintage Pudding
Aldi’s Specially Selected Exquisite Vintage Pudding held well once cooked and our team were impressed on how easy it was to cut through. It’s treacly undertones and festive alcohol flavours make this super sticky pudding a good all rounder, however it is very indulgent and one piece is enough.
Available from Aldi.co.uk
Lidl Luxury 24 Month Matured Christmas Pudding
Bringing together a fabulous variety of fruit and nuts, Lidl Luxury 24 Month Matured Christmas Pudding had a good texture and looked homemade – some even stuck inside the bowl. It’s treacle taste and boozy aromas were a pleaser here and no wonder as it contains Cognac, rum, brandy and sherry. Rich and full of flavour however for some just a little to heavy in alcohol.
Available form lidl.co.uk
Waitrose & Partners Christmas Fig & Orange Liqueur Pudding
If you’re looking for a zingy, orang-y, fruity pudding this is for you. We found this pud to be nicely rounded and held its shape. The candied orange on the top was tender and contained generous amounts of fig and fruit. However we did find this to be a little dense but it certainly did have a lovely depth of orange tones.
Available from waitrose.com
Marks & Spencer The Collection 12-Month Matured Intensely Fruity Christmas Pudding 907g
Whole juicy fruits , not too rich and a glossy look all made M&S 12 month matured pudding a hit with most of our team, some found it to be a little to heavy with the fruit and nuts however the boozy taste of brandy, port, cognac and stout made up for this. A good crowd pleaser for the big day.
Available from marksandspencer.com
Lidl Favorina Gulten Free Christmas Pudding
Although last on our list this would certainly top our taste test for the FREE FROM range as the pud was a treat to the taste-buds. Although a little dense it didn’t have a rubbery taste and you see the currants and raisins were juicy. Overall we enjoyed a slice but it did need a good helping of cream to give a maximum flavour.
Available from lidl.co.uk
So there we have our Christmas Tried & Tested: Christmas Puddings. What pud will you be turning to for Christmas 2018? Let us know in the comments below or alternatively get in touch using the social media icons.