Christmas Food & Drink Guide

When it comes to Christmas its always about the food and drink isn't it, even when we say we aren't going to overindulge we always do! We are dining out on turkey buttys and chocolate for days after. I have been gifted a selection of items that would be perfect for your Christmas celebration this year, or even to be gifted to friends and relatives.

Restore a sense of calm this Christmas with health food brand Aduna’s “Relax” Cacao Super-Tea, rrp £4. Endorphin-packed cacao infused with cinnamon, this Great Taste Award winner is Christmas in a cup, the perfect winter warmer and an ideal stocking filler for health lovers, ethical shoppers and foodies. Aduna’s Relax Super-Tea is 100% natural, vegan, organic, sustainable and packed with active botanical ingredients including cacao, one of the planet’s tastiest and most nutritious superfoods. Revel in the delicious aroma, savour the festive flavour and allow the soothing power of cacao to calm your mind and lift your spirits.
The Little Gin Company sent us over the gin tasting kit, rrp £23 and its would make the ideal gift for any gin lover. The Trailer Made Gin Tasting Kit lets you host your own gin tasting experience from the comfort of your own home. Perfect to enjoy solo or with a partner of choice! The home tasting kit includes 5cl bottle (double measure) of their London Dry Gin, Old Tom Gin, Elderflower Gin and Rhubarb with a Twist of Lime Gin. A selection of complimentary mixers to enjoy with the gins and tasting notes to give you all the details you need on each of our gins. 
Guylian, the world’s favourite Belgian chocolates, has ensured that this Christmas whatever everyone’s ‘new normal’ turns out to be, all Guylian lovers will be able to buy the chocolate they love from a range of convenient shopping destinations. Whether you’re keen to celebrate Christmas after a tough year, to recreate favourite memories of Christmases’ past, or shunning parties for more intimate gatherings, then Guylian has made sure its chocolate range is easily available to everyone and at budgets to suit all pockets. Available from most major supermarket with prices starting from just £1.
Bradfords specialize in hampers for all occasions and for all budgets. This lovely hamper comes on a keepsake wicker basket that I cant wait to find a use for it. This yummy hamper contains English teas, 2 types of jam, shortbread, a fruitcake and some delicious Belgian chocolates. The perfect gift for a spot of afternoon tea. The hampers are sent with a gift card that can be personalised with a message of your choice. Whether you want a full-on food hamper or just some prosecco and choccies Bradfords have you covered.
Buzzy Blends is an independent, family-owned business based in the UK, that was created to bring honey to the table with a tasty twist. The unique range of handmade honey is seriously big on flavour without compromising on quality. Their bees at the heart of everything they do and their honey is collected by ethical beekeepers who care for and protect the bees. The blends are made with absolutely no additives or preservatives, just 100% natural ingredients. There is a fab mix of flavours such as peppermint, chocolate right through to lemon and ginger and cranberries. These pots of yummy honey are available in 200g jars starting at £5.50, alternatively, if you want to try a few they do a lovely gift box 6 raw flavoured honey pots for just £20.50
Mermaid Salt Vodka, rrp £40, from the Isle of Wight Distillery, is infused with locally sourced sea salt that enhances its smoothness and flavour - described as being ‘like the subtle kiss of a mermaid’. With salt’s ability to enhance other flavours, the vodka had already gained a cult following amongst Isle of Wight bartenders for use in cocktails. But now, it’s finally available on the mainland and is presented in a stunning, eco-friendly, bottle with sculpted scales, like those of the mythical maritime creature itself. I absolutely LOVE the bottle and I intend to use it afterwards and pop some lights into it and display it. 
Now I am not a big drinker personally, but what I do love is a good cocktail, or should I say mocktail, I knew all about alcohol-free wine and beer, but alcohol-free spirits is a new realm to me! Mockingbird Spirit is an alcohol-free tequila alternative, developed and launched during the covid-19 pandemic. Made using authentic Blue Weber Agave straight from Mexico. It will taste delicious in your alcohol-free margaritas this Christmas or even on your next Taco Tuesday!! You can buy direct from Mockingbird Spirit priced at £22.99 for a 50cl bottle or try it for just £3.99 for a 5cl bottle.

My little sister is going to be 7 months pregnant by Christmas, so I was pleased to receive this Noughty alcohol-free organic vegan sparkling Chardonnay. It has been de-alcoholised to retain the rich flavour of this beautifully crafted bottle. With 2.9g of sugar per 100ml, it’s almost half the sugar content of other non-alcoholic sparkling wine. With just 14 calories per glass, it's the perfect answer to a hangover-free celebration, at just £8.99 per bottle its the ideal alternative.

Thanks For Reading

Mandy

xx

  1. The Guylian chocolate and the vodka are right up my street

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  2. What a fab selection of goodies

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