Christmas Gift Guide – Food
(Above image © Home-X The Cheese Club – see below for details)
Christmas is the most magical time of the year and the LINDT Master Chocolatiers never fail to disappoint with their iconic seasonal range of the finest tasting chocolate; from the cute and iconic LINDT Teddy as the perfect stocking filler, to scrumptious LINDOR advent calendars for the ultimate countdown, or even decadent truffles for the ones you love. Many items in the collection are exclusive to LINDT’s 20 Chocolate Shops throughout the country or available at the new online shop. Tis’ the season for incredible tasting chocolate, see below LINDT’s Christmas Edit.
BRING THE MAGIC HOME WITH LINDT THIS CHRISTMAS
LINDT PICK & MIX ADVENT CALENDAR (RRP £12) 325g
Self-restraint will be required with LINDT’s mouth-watering LINDOR Pick & Mix Advent Calendar! Be treated to a silky-smooth LINDOR chocolate every day from LINDT’s renowned Pick & Mix range of 32 flavours, whilst counting down to the most exciting day of the year. Includes an extra special 38g LINDOR treat bar for Christmas Eve, which may be big enough to share. Available exclusively in regional LINDT Chocolate shops
NEW LINDT TEDDY PYJAMAS EDITION (RRP £1.50) 40g
Not just for children, the adorable LINDTTeddy is a classic family favourite from the iconic Lindt Christmas range but now with three new cute pyjama designs. Lovingly crafted with the highest quality LINDT chocolate they are the perfect stocking filler and put a smile on everyone’s faces.
LINDT TEDDY JUMPER EDITION (RRP £4.99) 200g
These delightful jumper editions of the iconic Lindt Teddy are available with a free knitted scarf exclusively from LINDT Chocolate Shops or online for a limited time only. Choose from a blue, green or red festively fashionable winter jumper teddy, alternatively, pair two together for the cutest of couples’ gifts or why not buy the whole set!
Supporting the NSPCC – For Christmas, LINDT will donate £1 for every green jumper teddy purchased from the range to the NSPCC.
NEW LINDT LINDOR SELECTION BOX (RRP £6) 227g or (RRP £12) 500g
This is not your usual selection box – but an irresistible assortment of LINDOR favourites including tempting truffles and Salted Caramel, Milk Chocolate and Orange bars or available as a selection of LINDOR Milk. Spoil yourself or a loved one with this indulgent gift for LINDOR lovers.
Available in regional LINDT Chocolate shops and online.
NEW TRUFFLES DE LUXE (135g) £7.50 OR (425g) £22
For a more extravagant gift, opt for luxurious LINDT Truffles De Luxe. Tantalise your taste buds with an impressive collection of delicious truffles available with or without alcohol. Indulgent and decadent, these truffles are the perfect treat, just because its Christmas.
Alcohol box flavours includes: Marc de Champagne, Bourbon Vanilla, Almond, Dark 70% and Dark Caramel (only in 425g box)
No-alcohol flavoured box – Dark 70%, Vanilla, Almond Nougat, Salted Caramel and Raspberry (only in 425g box)
Available exclusively in regional LINDT Chocolate shops and online.
NEW LINDOR Salted Caramel (200g) RRP £4.99
Experience LINDT’s signature smooth, velvety milk chocolate with a hint of salt and a sumptuously smooth melting caramel filling. Salted Caramel like you’ve never experienced before, LINDT Master Chocolatiers latest addition to the blissful Lindor range is sure to make you melt. Available in all major retailers.
Celebrating their 175th anniversary this year, LINDT is a global brand and household name distributing the finest chocolate throughout 120 countries worldwide.
The Gog – The Darwin Hamper
A gorgeous festive selection of The Gog favourites, beautifully presented in a wicker basket.
* Hampers are available for delivery or collection from 1st November *
Available to Click & Collect, Cambridge delivery (£4.99) or Nationwide delivery (£8.49)
The Darwin Hamper is a delightfully indulgent selection presented in a beautiful wicker basket. Each product has been hand-picked & carefully curated to offer your loved one a true taste of luxury and quality.
The Darwin Hamper includes:
- Saffron Grange ‘2016 Classic Cuvée’
- Maclean’s Mince Pies
- Cartwright & Butler ‘Brandy Fruit & Nut Cake’
- The Drinks Bakery ‘Lancashire Cheese & Spring Onion Drinks Biscuits’
- Love Cocoa ‘Salted Caramel 41% Milk Chocolate’
- Cambrook ‘Hickory Smoke Seasoned Almonds & Cashews’
In 2020, Britain’s much loved creators of luxury pre-prepared meals released its first pudding range – aptly named Proper Puds. (Available in Waitrose and Ocado, RRP £5.50 for a 2-4 person serving).
- Sticky Toffee Pudding, Cherry Bakewell, Chocolate Fondant, Sticky Ginger Pudding and Bread and Butter Pudding
- Ready to bake and fuss-free
- Perfect for an indulgent Christmas dessert.
See > https://www.bighams.com/
Pick & Mix London
You can now recreate favourite moments from your childhood by filling up on the likes of fizzy strawberry pencils, chocolate jazzies and cola bottles – not to mention the selection of fudge sweets – all from the comfort of your home.
The sweets are available in London for delivery in as little as 20 minutes with Deliveroo or next day delivery for the UK.
See > https://picknmixlondon.co.uk/
Rubies in the Rubble
Delicious condiments from surplus fruit and veg that would have otherwise gone to waste.
Working directly with UK farmers, we create a market for the freshest (if a little wonky!) fruit and veg to create our award-winning range.
This Christmas we have launched a Christmas relish giftset, full of our favourite cheese board accompaniments – perfect for any sustainably minded foodie.
Guittard Chocolate Company baking chips
At the heart of the Guittard ethic is a belief in combining tradition and adventurous innovation, in a way that not only cares for the environment but also looks after constructive relationships with their extended family of customers, co-workers, farmers and suppliers.
With a passion for promoting the sustainability of the cocoa growing regions and the wellbeing of cocoa workers, Guittard’s uncompromising attitude towards sourcing and dedication to building and nurturing relationships with their growers are hallmarks of Guittard’s “quality from the ground up” approach. Through its Cultivate Better Cocoa, it engages with cooperatives and development partners to create comprehensive programs that boost primary income streams by collaborating with farmers to improve and protect the unique flavour profiles of their cocoa. The premiums it receives are directly allocated to supporting farm-level quality and flavour investments, gender equality, income diversification, health, nutrition, and agroforestry initiatives.
So bake the best brownies, create cracking cookies and master some marvellous muffins with sustainable and delicious chocolate as favoured by bakers across the globe by choosing Guittard next time you’re at Waitrose.www.guittard.com.
Blackthorn Sea Salt
The Perfect Gift for Foodies & Lovers of Luxury & Artisan Stocking Stuffers: Blackthorn Sea Salt.
What is it?
An artisan sea salt produced on the idyllic shores of Scotland’s West Coast. Made using the single ingredient of Scottish seawater, the only working blackthorn tower in the world – a striking 8m high, 25m long structure – that harnesses the natural elements to create a one-of-a-kind sea salt.
Who will love it?
Foodies & home cooks
Price & stockists:
£6.40 for a 240g box or £3.90 for a 120g box – Available from Not On The High Street, Amazon & directly from www.blackthornsalt.co.uk
THE CHEESE CLUB
Nothing says cosy night-in like a perfectly indulgent platter of cheeses shared with loved ones. The Cheese Club is the newest home delivery package to be released on the HOME-X e-commerce website, featuring five hand-picked cheeses, crackers, chutney & a half-bottle of Port.
Whether a cheese lover who knows their Gruyere from their Brie, or someone developing a newfound taste for cheese, The Cheese Club provides the perfect experience to immerse consumers into the world of cheese and its embellishments, and to leave them wanting more.
The Cheese Club experience combines a range of five finely selected artisan cheeses – a total of 1kg in cheese – accompanied with a half bottle of port, biscuits, crackers and handmade chutney, all selected to perfectly compliment the cheeses.
The experience makes the ideal gift for special occasions, and with Christmas around the corner can be ordered in advance to be shipped on a particular day, anywhere in the United Kingdom.
The HOME-X team, alongside some the best cheesemongers in the UK, have carefully curated an at-home cheese box that delivers some the most luxurious cheeses from across the world. From earthy, aromatic soft cheeses, to sweet and nutty flavours, diners are able to experience the finest quality produce, with a new selection of cheeses each month.
The experience will launch this week on the innovative e-commerce platform, HOME-X, which brings restaurant quality food and drink experiences to homes across the UK. Each cheese club experience contains 1kg of cheese, a half bottle of port plus biscuit pairings, and homemade chutneys, suitable for two people and priced at £50 including delivery across the UK.
The first Cheese Club contains: Tunworth Camembert, Hampshire; ValenÇay Fermier, France, Goats Cheese; Prima Donna Maturo, Netherlands, Gouda; Cashel Blue, Ireland; St Andrew’s Farmhouse Cheddar, Scotland; Krohn Lagrima White Port, Portugal; Spiced Pear Chutney; Oatcakes by Wooleys of Aaron; Water Biscuits by Stag Bakeries.
See > www.home-x.com
CHRISTMAS SURVIVAL KIT
With these sweetmeats you will be able to survive Christmas 2020 in style! 6 hand-made mince pies; buttery pastry filled with a luxurious mince meat. Three of Konditor’s most popular cookies: Spiced Kipferl, a recipe suitable for Vegans, as well as Cinnamon Stars and Lemon Moons, two wheat-free recipes. Our matured, dark, brandy soaked Fruit Cake, baked as a small loaf: covered in a layer of marzipan and royal icing, embellished with a cookie shooting star decoration.
There’s something for everyone – a delicious hazelnut in caramel with creamy nougat and chocolate – what’s your favourite ingredient? Toffifee is the perfect stocking filler or token gift. A box of Toffifee is also the ultimate confectionery box to share with family whilst watching festive films, or playing board games. Toffifee is back on TV this September with a new Christmas advert to really get you in the festive mood.
Toffifee 100g (RRP £1.43) – available in Tesco, Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Bargain Stores and convenience stores
Toffifee 400g (RRP £5.72) – available in Tesco and Morrisons for Christmas
Bendicks is a well-known brand with an unrivalled reputation for excellence, that offers a range of seasonal favourites including Bittermints, Mint Collection and Mint Crisps. Bendicks is the perfect accompaniment to your Christmas dinner, and is set to impress family or guests. This year Bendicks also celebrates its 90th Birthday – so let’s make it a good one!
The entire Bendicks range is also vegan and kosher, and thus caters for a range of dietary requirements making them accessible to more shoppers.
Bendicks Mint Collection 200g (RRP £4.22) – available in Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Morrisons. Also, at Co-op and Asda for Christmas
Bendicks Mint Collection 400g (RRP £8.74) – available at Tesco, Waitrose and Sainsbury’s at Christmas
Bendicks Mint Crisps 138g (RRP £4.11) – available at Tesco
Say thank you with merci this Christmas. Individually wrapped slim bar-shaped milk and dark chocolates, in a variety of flavours including Coffee and Cream and Praline-Crème, merci offers something for everyone. merci is the perfect gift this Christmas.
merci 400g box (RRP £9.00) – available at Tesco for Christmas
TheVeganKind’s Christmas Selection Box
The legendary TVK Vegan Christmas Selection Box is BACK with some old favourites and some new yummy vegan goodies to add to the mix. 🔔
We have filled this box FULL of some of the absolute best and most talked about vegan products, yay! Treat yourself to a luxury, indulgent selection of vegan chocolate all popped together in one lovely little box, or get brownie points from your friends and family and buying them a treat this festive season.
All products have a good Best Before date so you can buy this as a Christmas gift NOW and rest assured the products will still be in date
Spicentice’s World’s Hottest Curries gift set
Spice kit brand Spicentice.com have developed three new curry kits that they believe are probably the hottest available in the UK. They come as a set for £12 which would make a great Christmas gift for curry lovers and spicy food fans.
A delicious sugar-free, vegan bite-sized jellies made of 95% water and electrolytes – perfect for those with dementia and the elderly as they often forget to drink and get dehydrated. Each tray includes 24 jelly drops which is equivalent to 300ml of water.
The bite-sized ‘sweets’ come in six bright colours to attract attention, and their delicious fruity flavours from strawberry, raspberry and blackcurrant to orange, lime and lemon are a great discussion point. Their teardrop shape makes them easy to pick up and eat.
The product empowers the elderly and those with dementia to feed themselves independently throughout the day as well as promoting enjoyable interactions between carers, family members and residents. There are no laxative effects and the product is vegan.
Jelly Drops can be purchased as a one-off taster tray which starts at just £7.95 or a regular subscription from £5.70 per tray.
Colston Bassett Cheese
Christmas is not complete without a cheeseboard and it is fair to say you’ll be able to whip up an impressive spread for your guests with Colston Bassett’s Stilton. With a smooth and creamy melt-in-the-mouth texture and a mellow flavour that balances sweet and savoury notes it tastes delicious with figs, nuts and crackers, and even chocolate and ginger. Served best on cosy winter evenings with a glass of port or full bodied red wine – It’s a cheese lovers dream!
Colston Bassett Dairy has been making the finest artisan cheese since 1913. Little has changed since then and they still use the milk from four of the original local farms that set up the co-operative in the beginning.
Available from Neal’s Yard Dairy and The Fine Cheese Company. RRP: From £8.45.
The Cherry Tree
Artisan brand, The Cherry Tree, has been producing the finest Chutneys, Preserves and Marmalades and flavours to excite tastebuds everywhere since 1997. All products are hand cooked in small batches. They have a fantastic and reasonably priced selection of Christmas gifts and many of their products have much coveted Great Taste Awards. Full Christmas Hampers include their Ultimate Selection Box (£55) and the Cheese Lovers Hamper (£33) including all the accompaniments you’ll need on your Xmas cheese board.
View The Complete Cherry Tree Xmas Range
PLAYin CHOC is a multi-award winning premium chocolate brand made using just three natural and organic ingredients, so suitable for those who are vegan or with allergens. For Christmas they have their brand new 12 drawer advent, 24 drawer advent, 6 set Gift Box and solo ToyChoc boxes for stocking fillers. Each ToyChoc box comes with 2 mini allergen free chocs, a festive puzzle to build and a fun facts card.
The brand is also plastic-free, 100% recyclable and their film is home compostable.
See – www.playinchoc.com or sold in John Lewis and Ocado
Niederegger marzipan is the perfect festive delicacy, and for 2020 they have their impressive Carousel advent calendar packed with marzipan, truffles and pralines. New for Christmas they also have a Nutcracker calendar, marzipan stollen, a bauble and some new gift sets.
See > www.niederegger.de or sold in Selfridges, Lakeland, John Lewis and Chocolates Direct
Comet Christmas Gift Box
A delicious combination of sweets and treats waits in our Comet Christmas Gift Box. Delivered in a large festive gift box with luxurious bow, it has everything you need to guarantee a magical Christmas.
Every order includes: Bradfords very own Brandy Mincemeat Pies, Farmhouse Sultana Loaf Cake, Walkers Shortbread Fingers and Clootie Dumpling desert as well as a selection of our handmade Belgian Chocolate Salted Caramel Truffles.
For even more value we add in a jar of both our Fine Cut Orange Marmalade and Strawberry Jam, a satchel of Vanilla Fudge and a packet of Medium Roast Columbian Coffee. Every order also includes a free gift card for that personal touch.
Very Indulgent Christmas Tower
A decadent gift for one, this Very Indulgent Christmas Tower contains a Milk Chocolate Santa or Teddy (designs may vary), a bag of French Cocoa Dusted Salted Toffee Chocolates, a Hot Chocolate Drinking Stick, a bag of Raspberry Marshmallows, a bag of Bradfords Crumbly Fudge Bites and a bag of 4 Christmas Mincemeat Pies. All of these items are packaged neatly into a set of 3 Cylindrical Gift Boxes with a Quality Christmas Tree Print.
Guylian gifts for Christmas at home
If there ever was a year that needed some good old-fashioned Christmas cheer, I think you’ll agree, this is it! To help make Christmas a little sweeter this year, Guylian has a selection of festive gifts and goodies for chocolate lovers of all ages to lift everyone’s spirits. Please find below details on Guylian’s Christmas treats and gifts available both in store and online.
See > https://www.guylian.com/
Tracklements NEW Special Edition Rhubarb & Apple Chutney
(RRP £3.60, 220g)
Rhubarb and Bramley apples come together in perfect harmony for this deliciously tart yet succulently sweet food fan. Charismatic with cheese, over-the-top scrumptious with oily fish and last, but definitely not least, tantalising in a Turkey Sandwich.
Available from tracklements.co.uk and fine food delis and farm shops nationwide.