Not surprisingly my M&S giveaway has been very popular, I have received so many entries but unfortunately the prize can only go to one very lucky person. Carry on reading to find out if you are that lucky person, and to discover some festive favourites from M&S.
With less than two weeks until Christmas it really is time to get in the festive spirit and start stocking your kitchen with Christmas foodie delights.
New M&S Foodhalls opened in Chepstow and Newport on Wednesday 9 December, in perfect time for all the yuletide preparations. Here, the store managers share their favourite festive food picks from the new M&S Christmas range.
Jenny Hall, Store Manager at M&S Foodhall Chepstow, said: “We’re so excited to be opening two new Foodhalls in South Wales this December and can’t wait to welcome customers to see all we have to offer to keep families in Chepstow and Newport merry this Christmas. Our new Christmas range is all about the creation of classic festive dishes but with a bit of twist. Think Prosecco-flavoured crisps, Brussels Sprout Bangers, Parsnip in a Pear Tree juice and even a Chocolate Candle Wreath.”
“And it’s not just food getting in on the act”, added Sian Young, Store Manager at M&S Foodhall Newport. “Our tempting tipples have also been given a bit of festive sparkle. Why not try our exquisite White Christmas cocktail with yogurt liqueur, rum, vanilla and lemon, or a Mince Pie Martini for an extra special treat? Our Black Forest Liqueur is also sensational; rich and indulgent, it’s like a gateau in a glass!”
Find out a little more about some of the festive favourites below.
Berries & Prosecco Hand Cooked Crisps with Fizz & Sparkle, 150g, £2.00
Everyone is talking about these crisps, and it isn’t surprising. They are hand-cooked British potato crisps made with blackcurrant and raspberry juice and M&S Prosecco. Garnished with edible gold stars, they promise to leave your tongue fizzing!
10 Mini Meatball Pastries, 244g, £7.00
Continuing the trend for Turkish food but in miniature format, these handmade pastries are topped with lamb and pork meatballs in a tomato sauce and then sprinkled with Turkish red pepper flakes.10 Mini Lobster Mac & Cheese, 226g, £10.00
Tender pieces of sweet lobster with conchigliette pasta in a rich cheese sauce. Served in pots with mini spoons, this is party food at its best.
British Easy Carve Oakham Turkey Breast Parcel, 1.45kg, £20.00
A great choice for those looking for an alternative to a whole bird at Christmas. This British turkey parcel is made with only succulent breast meat, making it simple to carve and easy to portion. Filled with a generous helping of caramelised orange and fig stuffing, this is the perfect option for those like myself who are cooking their first ever Christmas dinner.
Gold Melt In The Middle Chocolate Pudding, 680g, £8.00
A festive twist on the M&S chocolate pudding classic, this deliciously soft and rich chocolate pudding has a hidden golden orange centre and finished with gold lustre. An impressive dish both looks wise and taste wise.
White Christmas Cocktail, 50cl, £12.00
Perfect for any Christmas celebration, this cocktail is made with yogurt liqueur, rum, vanilla and lemon. Just pour over ice and enjoy. The perfect tipple for both the run up to Christmas and the big day itself (and after if you fancy!).
Which of these festive favourites are you fancying? I will definitely be picking up a bottle of the Christmas cocktail, a packet of the prosecco crisps and some of the fab M&S party food.
Non-perishable items are available in-store now. Fresh food items will be available closer to Christmas. Christmas food orders can be placed now, orders must be received by 5pm on 15 December.
Congratulations to Jess H – you are the very lucky winner, I suggest you treat yourself to some of these delicious festive favourites, have a very merry Christmas!