The best festive food buys

We put this year’s supermarket buys through our taste tests to find the best foodie treats for you and yours  

Mince pies

LN_583060_BP_11Heston from Waitrose Spiced Shortcrust Mince Pies, £3.50 for six

Spiced shortcrust pastry, moreish filling and a crumbly almond and tangerine sugar topping make for a pie like no other.


cp-TI-mini-mince-pies---pack-shotAlso worth a try: The Co-operative Truly Irresistible Mini Mince Pies, £2.20 for nine

These pretty mini pies pack a bite full of flavour – perfect with a Christmas cuppa.

Christmas pudding

X14_Desserts_PD22_af8418f887Aldi Berries Vintage Christmas pudding, £12.99

The ultimate pudding – with the finest of vine fruits, nuts and spices, all topped with plump black cherries. Divine.


Christmas chutney

0000001735321_LSainsbury’s Taste the Difference Apple and Pear Chutney, £1.80

The ideal accompaniment to after-dinner cheese – fruity with a welcome kick.

For the kids

10-Mini-Yeti-Gingerbread-Men-£2.50,-110gM&S Mini Yeti Gingerbread Men, £2.50

These tasty treats are coated in creamy white chocolate and desiccated coconut. So good you’ll want to pinch a bite too.

Christmas cake

Brandy-Fed-Signature_CakeMorrisons Signature Fully Iced Brandy-Fed Golden Tree Christmas Cake, £7.99

The closest we tasted to a home-made cake, with the just the right amount of brandy, plenty of fruit and a perfect balance of spices.


Affordable fizz

finest-Prosecco-Superiore-ValdobbiadeneTesco Finest Bisol Prosecco di Valdobbiadene, £8.99

This has all the hallmark lightness and fruit that you’d expect from a top Prosecco; elegant too with just-ripe pear flavours. 

Cheers to that!


AsdaAlso worth a try: Asda Extra Special Prosecco, £6.50

A smooth and gently fruity, medal-winning Prosecco at a bargain price. Great with nibbles!

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