British Christmas treats

Not long to go until Christmas Day, but still enough time to bag yourself some mouth-watering British goodies to help you celebrate.

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In the unlikely event that anyone needs reminding that Christmas is a time to eat, drink and be merry, we have gathered a little group of British festive goodies together to help you on your way.

Joe-and-Seph-gift-jarMACreated by an English popcorn connoisseur, Joe & Seph’s mince pie flavoured popcorn tastes exactly like it suggests with a fruity caramel kick. Try mixing this with the Brandy Butter popcorn for a full Christmas dessert experience. This delicious confection is available in smart and sturdy kilner jars.

Lyle’s Golden Syrup has been a favourite amongst those with a sweet tooth since 1881, when Abraham Lyle opened his sugar refinery on the banks of the Thames. The company has launched a limited edition festive tin: Lyle’s are on a mission to get people baking their own Christmas puddings, which really do taste best with a healthy dollop of golden syrup included in the recipe. MARTHAGOLDEN

However, if you can’t or won’t cook and would prefer guaranteed perfection by experts, look no further than Figgy’s Puddings. These pretty little Christmas puds are handmade by a husband and wife team in rural Devon. Adorable to look at and very tasty, these make lovely gifts.

In 1916 Thomas J. Fudge began his brilliant bakery business in bucolic Dorset. Nearly a century later his family continue to create superbly inventive baked goods, packaged beautifully in boxes depicting vibrant Edwardian gentry in rather flamboyant hats.

Savoury biscuits such as the Intense & Tangy Stilton Melts and Earthy Beetroot & Horseradish Shards, have only just been launched are sure to make Christmas cheese courses even more popular. Thomas J. Fudge’s Remarkable Bakery also do very British sweet treats, too, including buttery biscuits and truly delectable flapjacks.

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Patchwork Christmas hampers are the ultimate in foodie indulgence. Fresh ingredients are used for the hand-prepared dishes, which include two Italian Recipe pâté jars, two Mediterranean Recipe pâté jars, two chutneys and two packs of Spelt Oat Fingers. Handmade in Wales in small batches to ensure excellent quality and consistent taste, Patchwork’s gourmet creations have won over 80 awards championing taste.

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