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
Heston 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.
Also 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.
Aldi 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.
Sainsbury’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
M&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.
Morrisons 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.
Tesco 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!
Also worth a try: Asda Extra Special Prosecco, £6.50
A smooth and gently fruity, medal-winning Prosecco at a bargain price. Great with nibbles!