Product focus: Christmas special
It may seem early in the year but it is a good idea to begin planning for December right now. We’ve rounded up lots of new products to get you started.
Boddington’s Berries has combined its classic orange marmalade with chocolate made by Trenance Chocolate in Cornwall to create Chocolate Orange Marmalade. Two further festive recipes – Christmas Chutney and Cranberry Relish – complete the Cornish producer’s Christmas collection. They are all available in 227g jars via Plough to Plate and Lillie Brothers and are not sold in supermarkets. RRP £4.50.
Well Drawn Brewing’s flagship OATstanding stout is the star ingredient in its Christmas Pudding, imparting richness and flavour. Available to pre-order now, the South Wales brewery’s OATstanding pudding is made to a recipe conceived by one of the brewery’s directors, Barney Hibbert, a former chef. It comes in three sizes: 450g, 650g and 1.2kg, with respective RRPs of £11, £15 and £25.
The Nowt Poncy Food Company has added a limited edition Christmas Tree Pasta to its range, which it imports from Apulia in Italy. The vegan-friendly tree shapes are made from 100% durum wheat grown in fields that are not treated with pesticides, and contain extracts of turmeric, spinach, beet and tomato. Trade price is £2.95 for 400g; RRP £4.50.
Tracklements has conceived three new gift packs this Christmas. The Tongue-Tinglingly Hot Trio (RRP £13.95) brings together three chilli-based condiments; the Festive Four (RRP £12.95) showcases seasonal favourites such as Christmas Spice Chutney and Cranberry, Port & Orange Sauce, and The Cheese Collection (RRP £15.95), featuring three chutneys and Caramelised Onion Marmalade, promises to dial up any cheeseboard.
Cookie Crumbles has launched a baking kit containing a metal cookie cutter and all the dry ingredients to make and decorate 30 gingerbread men. The mix just requires the addition of golden syrup and butter (or dairy-free substitute for a vegan recipe). RRP £9.50.
Roly’s Christmas Pudding Fudge contains all the real ingredients that go into a Christmas pudding, from brandy and currants to apples and carrots. It joins the Devon fudge-maker’s other year-round favourites in 200g box format. RRP £5-5.50; trade price £3.75.
Twee has added fresh ginger, cinnamon and a dash of whisky to its Seville orange marmalade recipe for a festive twist. Twee’s Christmas Marmalade just picked up a Bronze award at the Dalemain World Marmalade Awards 2021. RRP £3.75; trade price £3.10.