Festive Food & Drink 2023

Christmas 498

Added by: Shropshire Mums on Mon Nov 20 20:51 2023

What's cooking up a stir this Christmas

From Christmas Buffets to full roast dinners and movie snacks, we've been taking a browse and taste sampling some of the finest foods & drinks to be had this Christmas & New Year...


Lolas Cupcakes Winter Woodland Nationwide Cake

We love Lolas cupcakes here at Shropshire Mums, they always arrived in perfect condition, look and taste devine..... faultless.... Their Christmas range certainly dosnt disappoint and lives up to the expected and know standards of Lolas.

uploaded picture Lolas Winter Woodland Nationwide Cake

Send Christmas greetings with Lolas nationwide Winter Woodland Cake. Rich chocolate sponges covered in chocolate buttercream icing. Finished with sugar holly, gold chocolate bells and chocolate curls.

Available in Small (serves 8) £22.50 or Medium size (serves 14  £37.50 including free delivery





For something a little different.....

uploaded pictureKelly Loves Korean Variety Box

From Seoul, via Tokyo, to you.

Kelly Choi has been sharing Korean and Japanese flavours for over a decade. The founder of Sushi Daily - Europe’s leading sushi kiosks - Kelly has introduced her favourite finds from home with the Kelly Loves range of snacks and meals: discoveries made in local stores, down bustling backstreets, around dinner tables, that evoke memories of her childhood. But each item in the collection has to pass a test: only food good enough for her daughter makes it into the family.

Get the best of Korean cuisine in one beautifully presented box! Our Variety Box is packed with the flavour, snacks, meals & drinks that will make you feel like you're in the streets of Seoul. Gift yourself or a friend this Korean delight for an unforgettable experience!

WHAT WE THINK

We have featured Kelly Loves in the past and their variety boxes are always a hit, kids absolutley love them too and its a great way to speand a family movie evening with a selection of super tasty quick easy meals, snacks and drinks.  Beautifully packaged and presented these kits make lovely gifts too.

£28.99

https://kellyloves.com/collections/korean-variety-boxes/products/korean-variety-box-2


Bird & Blend Christmase Tea Selection Gift Boxuploaded picture

Bird & Blends signature, earth-friendly Christmas tea gift box contains four cartons of their best-selling Christmas tea blends. Each fully recyclable carton contains 15 plastic-free, biodegradable tea bags.

Includes:

Hazelnut Rocher (now nut free) | Black tea

Gingerbread Chai (award-winning) | Rooibos Tea

Mulled Cider | Fruit Tea

Salted Caramel Lebkuchen | Black Tea 

Worth over £27, plus a free gift box!

This blend is from the limited edition festive range! Only here for the holiday season, let these magical teas help you celebrate this season. But remember - they’ll fly away faster than Santa’s sleigh, so grab them while you can!

WHAT WE THINK

We do love Bird & Blend Tea, always a more luxurious tatse that you know has serious effort put into making the most delicious taste.  We always like seeing the blend in the various flavours and they always smell delicious.  We sampled the Brew Beliee Coronation Tea earlier this year and it was possibly on eo four most favorites yet.  Having said that Bird and Blend have pulled out all the stops with this festive range with something to suit everyin.  Our personal favorite is the Salted caramel.  A great treat for yourself or a super lovely gift.

RRP £24

Christmas Tea Selection Gift Box | Bird & Blend Tea Co. (birdandblendtea.com)


Crunchy Amaretti Jumbo Window Boxuploaded picture

These crunchy amaretti are true to Lazzaroni family traditions that have been passed through nine generations, and counting. This beloved recipe uses sugar, bitter almonds and egg whites (hello gluten free) plus a sprinkling of sugar nibs for an extra touch of crunch. Our whopping big box, great for gifting and sharing, contains a heap of amaretti wrapped in their signature bow-tied paper. We love these little beauties crushed into desserts and sprinkled over ice cream.

  • Crunchy Amaretti by Lazzaroni, almond-flavoured biscotti in a jumbo window box
  • Made in Saronno, world famous for its amaretti biscuits and amaretto liqueur
  • Perfect with after-dinner coffee and digestivo and crumbled over puddings

RRP £18

https://www.sacla.co.uk/products/crunchy-amaretti-jumbo-window-box-420g?variant=43208068727014




STRICTLY OVER 18's -Be Resposible - DRINK AWARE

If its a festive tipple you are looking take a look at some of the below but please remember to be sensible and always be DRINK AWARE!!!!


uploaded pictureRoy Woods I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday Anniversary Gin

Get into the holiday spirit with Roy Wood's 'I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day Anniversary Gin'. Crafted to mark the 50th anniversary of the beloved Christmas anthem, this limited-edition gin is a delightful fusion of cinnamon, mulled spices, and sweet orange notes, coming together in perfect harmony at 45% ABV.

Wizzard legend Roy Wood joins forces with Nelson’s Distillery to celebrate 50 years of festive hit I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday.

A glam rock legend has raised a glass to the success of one of the country’s best-loved Christmas tunes by creating a special gin to celebrate its 50th anniversary.

Wizzard frontman Roy Wood has worked with Nelson’s Distillery and Gin School, based in Uttoxeter, to create his gin ‘I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday’, named after the festive favourite.

He created the gin, which is described as tasting “like Christmas cake” in a bottle, with the help of Nelson’s founder Neil Harrison, using only the finest botanical ingredients, including cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, mulled spices, orange, pink peppercorns and juniper.

It is then distilled in-house and a limited number of bottles will be going on pre-sale this Friday, September 29. The first 20 bottles will be hand signed by Roy.

It is not the first time that Roy has created a gin with Nelson’s, as previously he created a special Christmas Cheer brew and another called Blackberry Way, based on a hit song from his days with The Move.

However, his new tipple marks the milestone anniversary for his best-known hit, which first hit the charts in 1973 and has been a cornerstone of the Christmas countdown ever since.

The limited edition ‘I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday’ gin has an alcohol ABV of 45% in a 50cl bottle.

RRP £38

Available from nelsonsdistillery.co.uk


Hayman’s Master Award Winning Sloe Ginuploaded picture

Wild Sloe Berries Steeped In Haymans Classic London Dry Gin 26% ABV

THE TASTE – Wonderful plum and cherry aromas, hints of almond and delicious fruity flavours beautifully balanced with our award-winning Hayman’s London Dry Gin.

HOW WE MAKE IT - To create Hayman’s Sloe Gin we gently steep Wild Harvested British Sloe Berries in our classic London Dry Gin for several months resulting in a Richly Balanced Sloe Gin.

THE SERVES - Enjoy all year round with Premium Lemon or Elderflower Tonic for a delicious Gin & Tonic; Top with chilled sparkling wine and celebrate with a wonderful Sloe Royale

A WINTER WARMER - Classically enjoyed throughout the festive season or as a warming companion to a brisk winters walk

A MULTI AWARD-WINNING SLOE GIN : Spirit Masters 2019 – Best in class “Master” Award; Spirit Masters 2018 - Gold, Gin Masters 2010 – Gold

RRP £28

Hayman's Sloe Gin | Master of Malt


uploaded pictureMerser & Co. Double Barrel Rum 70cl, 43.1%

Rum blending house Charles Merser & Co. hails from the Hayman family (yes, the same folks behind Hayman's Gin), and is London's first rum blending house in over a century! The rum itself is distilled in the Caribbean, but is blended in London. In keeping with the traditions set by London's merchant blending houses of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, there's no sugar or colouring to be seen here, just good old fashioned rum rested in oak.

The bottle represents more than meets the eye too, with the dimpled bottle representing the River Thames on which rum was transported, while the hound and post logo is a little nod to the days when most Londoners couldn't read, and would follow symbols to find their way to merchant houses. On that note, Merser literally means 'merchant' in Old English.

RRP £35

Merser & Co. Double Barrel Rum | Master of Malt


uploaded picture The Clean Company - Non alcoholic spirits

A tipple after work. Day-drinking in the sunshine. That big night out. What if you could do it all, and still embrace tomorrow?

You could say that we don’t do things by half. We delight in the night and welcome the day, mixing both worlds for a life lived to the full.

At CleanCo, we craft non-alcoholic spirits that make your experiences immeasurably better, whatever your measure.

Some say less is more, but we’re all about doing more with less. Less of the hangover, more of the fun.

LIVE TONIGHT, THRIVE TOMORROW

Clean R is our take on Spiced Caribbean Rum. Warming spice, golden caramel and cayenne pepper - delicious.

Big flavoured Jamaican rum is mixed with our secretly guarded blend of spices. This boldly flavoured distillate is combined with other ingredients to create the finished non-alcoholic spirit.

Perfect pour: 50ml over ice, topped with cola or ginger ale and a wedge of fresh lime.

RRP £16

Clean G Rhubarb is our pretty in pink hangover-free hero, bursting with fruity aromas of London dry gin, rhubarb and red berries.

Prepared by our master distiller in small copper pot gin stills and infused with fruit and botanical flavour, this is non-alcoholic pink gin at it's finest.

Enjoy notes of fruity rhubarb, juniper, and citrus with a subtle hint of coriander, mint and cinnamon. Delicious.

As high levels of botanicals are used, Clean G Rhubarb has a naturally cloudy appearance.

Perfect pour: 50ml over ice, topped with 150ml tonic and garnished with a lime wedge and fresh raspberry.

RRP £16

Available from https://clean.co/

Ciprianni Bellini 750ml bottle uploaded picture

A sweet and easygoing drink that pleases both the palate and the eyes. The peach Bellini is made with only the best white peach puree, whose smooth texture combines with the sparkle of Prosecco to conceive a joyous cocktail that celebrates life.

The Bellini recipe has used the same quality ingredients since its original inception. The Prosecco and peach puree complete each harmoniously, no other aromas or flavors required.

A timeless cocktail for any occasion. The Bellini is, however, tightly tied to the Italian tradition of aperitivo.

So, it is best shared in good company with tasty snacks in hand.

RRP Was £25 currentlyJust  £15

Cipriani Bellini 750ml Bottle | Harry's Bar Italian Drinks | Sacla' UK

 



Mixologist’s Garden freezedried fruits uploaded picture

We use hand-selected premium varieties of fruit in Mixologist’s Garden. They’re chosen for their superior quality and ability to maintain flavour and aroma during the freeze-drying process.

Produce is primarily sourced from Europe. We procure from the largest citrus suppliers in Spain and our berries are mainly sourced from continental Europe.

100% FRESH FRUIT, FREEZE-DRIED TO PERFECTION

Proven to deliver better than fresh, every one of our pouches are packed with the finest quality fruit and berries. 

Our garnishes are designed to elevate every classic cocktail drinking experience.

Choose from:

strawberry slices

raspberries

lemons half slices

lime half slices

RRP from £9.99 for 4 x 10g packs

https://perfectyourserve.com/shop



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