Get set for the Christmas festivities with these 10 top food and drink brands
CHRISTMAS is just around the corner, and we all know the best bit is tucking into festive food and drink all season long.
These 10 top brands have everything you need for the perfect party season.
The 12 Beers of Christmas
Although we all have our favourite tipple, it’s always great to try something new.
If you’re stocking up for the holiday season, whether you’re spending your time at home or away, you’ll love this epic variety pack of beers from BrewDog.
The twelve-pack includes all of BrewDog’s most popular beers, including Punk IPA, Hazy Jane, Elvis Juice, Lost Lager and more. It also includes their much-loved seasonal special, Hoppy Xmas.
The selection pack also makes for a great gift for the beer lover in your life, but let’s face it, after the year we’ve had, no one is going to blame you for buying a gift from ‘me to me.’
Buy your 12-can pack now for just £12.75
Shop smarter and save money
The Christmas big shop is arguably the most expensive of the year, so it’s a good idea to make sure you’re getting the best value for money when buying your Christmas turkey, vegetables, drinks, and more.
Trolley.co.uk is a brand-new UK supermarket comparison app, comparing the UK’s largest supermarkets to help you save money with every shop.
It’s free to use across all platforms and is accessible via their website or app.
Launching in March this year, Trolley.co.uk already helps just under a million shoppers compare and save on their everyday groceries – with shoppers already reporting Trolley.co.uk’s helped them save as much as £20 a week.
There’s also a price history chart, daily offers and price alerts so you’ll always be able to see if you’re getting the best prices.
Best of all, once you’ve compared prices, you can put it all together in a shareable shopping list that automatically sorts your list to show which stores are the cheapest for you.
Compare supermarket prices now with Trolley.co.uk
Trust the tractor
We all want to ensure we’re feeding our families the best possible food, especially at Christmas, so it’s important that we know what we can trust when we shop.
All products displaying the Red Tractor Logo are traceable, safe and farmed with care.
The Union Jack on the logo means the food has been produced entirely in the UK, and every step of the journey can be checked and documented from farms to pack.
The Red Tractor logo covers many sectors and standards to ensure your food is safe, from responsible antibiotic and pesticide use to water safety, and they only assure good quality, British food at its seasonal best.
They’ve also partnered with animal welfare experts and vets since 2000 to strengthen requirements on animal welfare. They work to ensure all livestock are healthy, with the right living space, food and water.
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Get your hands on the pan that’s sold out six times!
If you’re buying just one piece of kitchen equipment this year, make it The Whatever Pan, by Jean Patrique.
This pan will help you cook your Christmas dinner with ease and has completely revolutionised at-home cooking.
With this one non-stick griddle pan you can grill, fry, sear, roast, stew and bake. It can practically do anything!
Made of cast aluminium, it is lighter to handle than cast iron but is every bit as durable, plus you can rest assured that the non-stick coating is entirely non-toxic.
The pan is great for use on the hob or in the oven and is compatible with gas, induction, ceramic, electric and aga hobs- and you can even use it on a BBQ or open fire!
With over 15,000 five-star reviews on Trustpilot, Amazon and their own website it’s the cult pan you need in your life.
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Fast food but make it veggie!
With party season in full swing, there are lots of occasions for a tasty, satisfying burger that can be rustled up in an instant.
Rustlers Meatless Maverick Classic Burger is a plant-based patty, complete with Rustlers signature sauce, a dairy cheese slice and topped with a seeded bun, delivering 100 per cent flavour with 0 per cent beef.
This new plant-based patty is a first for Rustlers and is perfect for vegetarians or those looking to reduce meat in their diet.
So if you are looking for a convenient meat-free burger without compromising on taste or quality this is the burger for you.
Try the Meatless Maverick Classic Burger at your local Tesco.
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Bring a little taste of the summer to your Christmas festivities with these ready-to-drink rum punch cocktails by Premier Punch.
Whilst the weather outside is frightful, it’ll be sunny indoors whilst you sip this high-quality Jamaican rum blended with exotic fruit juices.
Perfect for a family gathering or a party with friends, the punch is filtered to perfection and mixed by experts. There’s a mocktail version too, ideal for designated drivers this party season.
Premier Punch offer a selection of delicious flavours to bring some festive cheer to your party. Your guests will be delighted with cocktails made by expert mixologists to get them in the party mood right from that first, unforgettable sip. They also provide mobile bar services for private parties and events.
Order online now to liven up your party!
Hot chocolate for adults
Nothing says Christmas quite like cosying up with a hot chocolate, and this year we urge you to give Cocio a try.
Cocio is a deliciously chocolatey milk drink ideal for adults. Founded in 1951 in Denmark, they have over 70 years’ experience in chocolate milk.
The recipe contains just three quality ingredients – milk, cocoa* and sugar, and that’s it! Hooray for simplicity.
They simply mix the three ingredients, pour them into glass bottles, and then put them in a large cooker for about 20 minutes. This unique cooking process gives Cocio its iconic creamy taste because the sugar caramelises and makes the drink come to life on your tastebuds.
Enjoy ice cold or heat up for the perfect hot chocolate. Top with cream and add your favourite tipple for that extra festive sparkle. It’s impossible not to enjoy.
Buy now from Asda, Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Ocado or Booths.
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*UTZ certified cocoa is sourced for Cocio
Diamonds are for Christmas
If you are thinking about livening up your festive parties, these special Gins from Diamond Spirits are the perfect tipples.
Winners of 13 International Spirit Awards, they are feminine in style and strong and smooth in flavour. A great addition to your Christmas celebrations.
Each bottle includes a free Diamond light which, when turned on, makes the bottles sparkle and shine, creating a beautiful centre piece for your bar area or table.
Whether you’ve got friends coming over for an evening of festive fun, or you’re getting ready to go out with the girls, these Diamond Spirits will make your evening feel extra special.
Choose from Pink 47, a premium crystal clear London Dry Gin (47% abv) and Pink Royal, a vibrant pink gin flavoured with raspberry, blackberry and cranberry (40% abv). The perfect spirit selection for creating fun cocktails to dance your heels off with!
Shop now and save £5 from Morrisons or Amazon at only £22 (RRP £27).
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Win a supply of crisps and sweets
Celebrating their 50th year in 2022, Bobby’s are a much-loved cake, snacks and confectionery brand who exclusively stock convenience stores across the UK.
They pride themselves on creating delicious sweets and snacks which pack some serious flavour, all available at a great prices.
If you’re looking to up your snack game this festive season then you’ll love the Bobby’s BBQ Sauce Snack Mix, available in £1 sharing bags, plus various other flavours starting from 39p a bag. Perfect for keeping in the cupboard for those Christmas get togethers.
Another favourite from the brand is the SnakeWinder, a classic sweet treat loved by children all over the UK. These are a great addition to your Christmas stockings!
Right now Bobby’s are giving away a supply of both of these snacks – and it couldn’t be easier to enter.
Simply head to their Facebook page like their page, their post and comment and tag three people who you’re looking forward to seeing this Christmas.
The winner will be chosen on 21 December with the prizes sent the same day – so you’ll have your hands on the goods in time for the big day!
Enter the giveaway here.
Try something different and a little bit sweeter this party season.
Thunder Toffee Vodka is the best of its kind. In fact, it’s consistently won gold medals from 2009 to 2021, so you know you’re in for a treat.
The five times distilled premium vodka boasts no artificial flavourings, colourings or additives and is blended with luxuriously smooth toffee created from simple burnt sugar.
At 29.9 per cent abv Thunder Toffee Vodka is perfectly positioned between a full-strength vodka and a liqueur. You can drink it as a shot, sip it over ice, or enjoy it in a fabulous festive cocktail. It’s super versatile!
Why not pop out a tumbler of Toffee Vodka instead of Santa’s usual tipple on Christmas Eve this year?
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