Snowmen crumpets, smoked reindeer slices and a five gold rings cake can only mean one thing, UK supermarkets have announced their festive fancies which are set to grace your dining table this Christmas, but who will take top tier?
Say goodbye to your bog standard one tier Christmas cake and don’t let the kids see the main ingredient in Lidl’s line up is Rudolph as supermarkets aim to spice up middle class wallets with luxurious and affordable food.
Even though it is only July we bet you couldn’t help but graze over this years winter warmers – we know we couldn’t!
Jumping aboard the Christmas express train were Aldi, Lidl, Tesco, Sainsburys, Marks and Spencers and Morrisons…just to mention a few, all with a desire to give you luxury at competitive prices.
Take a look below at this years star line-ups:
From Tesco: Two-Tier rich fruit cake oozing oak aged cognac and french brandy all topped with hand-decorated holly for £20, frozen turkey with ALL the trimmings, veg and potatoes for £28 and Christmas tree muffins.
From Sainsburys: Taste The Difference Chocolate and Cassis Christmas pudding filled juicy blackcurrents, cherrys, spices and silky milk and dark chocolate chips which is then matured for six months. The Butchers choice Orange & Malt Whisky Honey Cured Gammon, Butternut Squash stars and Edamame, Feta and Mint Moons and to top it all off Sainsbury’s handcrafted Blackcurrent and Cassis mince pies.
From Aldi: Christmas on a tighter budget has never looked so good with Aldi’s Specially selected 6 Luxury Mince Pie’s, a hidden-centre pudding and a choice of smoked salmon, flavoured with whisky and honey, champagne and orange or gin and tonic.
From Lidl: Aiming for luxury at affordable prices, Lidl’s hero products for this winter will include a turkey breast joint with stuffing and bacon lattice, mince pies and a whole fresh goose.
From Asda: Extra Special lightly smoked side of salmon with orange, thyme and pink peppercorns for £8,Christmas tree shaped garlic tear and share bread, snowman shaped crumpets (aiming to copy last years success of the tree shaped crumpets) and another two-tier cake.
From Marks and Spencers: A Christmas dinner pie – complete with turkey stuffing, pigs in blankets and cranberry sauce. An edible cheeseboard, five gold ring cake and of course the anticipated sprout vegetable juice – we’re not sure we would swap wine for this though!
From Waitrose: Once again all eyes are on Heston’s latest tricks and there are some real showstoppers for your xmas table, this includes an Ultimate Chocolate Bar Dessert with layers of chocolate caramel mousse, nougat mouse, crunchy biscuit, salted caramel, chocolate mousse and chocolate sponge all covered in…yes you guessed…more chocolate! Other products include mini chocolate popping candy tarts, snowman cheesecake and a figgy pudding stuffed turkey.
From nostalgic old fashioned British food to upping the ante with Michelline star products at resonable prices it seems supermarkets this Christmas will be exploding with delicious dishes for the winter.
The question is have they got it right? will you be tweeting about Asda’s snowmen crumpets? Will Aldi’s mince pies be top of the list. And how many of you will swap wine for sprout juice?
You may be able to look but you certainly cannot touch…until October anyway.
In the meantime, you can comment below and let us know what you will or will not be purchasing this Christmas.