By: Sarah Worrall
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“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas everywhere you go…” .. you may have noticed the stores have been stocked up with cards and gifts since early September (ok, August) and there’s certainly no escaping it now, decorations are sprouting up everywhere, Christmas tunes fill the air and diets are beginning to fly out of the window… Yes, tis the season to get your festive feast on!

But this isn’t about the annual banquet that takes place on 25th December, we’re here to talk turkey about all the weird and wonderful Christmas flavoured treats that pop up this time of year.
Yes, it’s CHRISTMASSSSSSS and we know you love Christmas just as much as us (otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this right?) and so reckon you’ll be just as intrigued and maybe excited to try what crazy Christmas-fied goodies are out there to devour and drink –

Ok, let’s get our festive feast started with a trip down the savoury aisle with some snacks that are here to bring you Christmas dinner on a plate, one crunch at a time…

Walkers Crispmas Sprout Haters and Sprout Lovers Festive Multi Packs

Firstly, loving the ‘Crispmas’ pun. Secondly, dam you Walkers, I don’t like sprouts, yet you have made me want to try them!!

Christmas Tree Flavour Salted Hand-Cooked Crisps

 

For those pining for a taste of Christmas ….Your eyes are not deceiving you, yes it does actually say ‘Christmas Tree Flavour ’. You can find them in Iceland (the store, not country😉).

Now for something a little sweeter…

Chocolate Sprouts

Ooh look, sprouts again, but wait a minute, are they real or a just a chocolate sprout fantasy? Click here to find out!

Nakd Christmas Pud Bar

Exclusive to Nakd webshop, this gluten free yule-tide snack bar is made from just natural ingredients and counts as 1 of your 5 a day….so, that makes it technically a guilt-free Xmas treat wouldn’t you say?!

Reindeer Ice-cream!

Don’t worry, no actual reindeer were hurt in the making of this dessert, it’s just McDonalds new festive McFlurry (just don’t eat it anywhere near Santa’s sleigh).

Now for some Christmas cheer…

Cinnamon Coca Cola

Cinnamon flavoured? Really? Jury is still out on this one. But hey, if you love cinnamon then yule love it!

Christmas Brûlée Latte

Warm up when you’re out shopping with a Christmassy coffee.  This one is new to Starbucks festive line-up, but don’t worry, the usual favourites are back. If this one doesn’t float your caffeine loving boat, then Costa have a new and improved Caramelised Orange Hot Chocolate on their menu, as well as a Limited Edition Winter Character Roast (coffee, not meat, this is a turkey free zone remember!)

Raise a glass…

Theakston Christmas Ale

Christmas pudding on a tap near you in December (possibly, if you’re lucky), would go perfectly with a roaring log fire and great company.

Christmas Gin

With a blend of seasonal botanicals, including frankincense and myrrh, Edinburgh Gin distiller Finlay Nicol quite rightly describes this Christmas Gin as ‘a truly unique spirit; richly filled with yuletide aromatics’….(You had me at Gin, Fin.)

Giotti Prosecco DOCG Methuselah

(aka. The Biggest Bottle of Prosecco Ever)

Perfect drink to accompany your festive feast!

Party for 1?  If you love prosecco then all your Christmases have come at once this year, thanks to ALDI. Available online only, this insanely large bottle contains 6 litres of prosecco. That’s equivalent to 8 regular bottles, which is about 48 flutes of your favourite bubbly! A one bottle stop for festive parties and New Years. Of course, goes without saying …please drink responsibly!