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Monday, 17 November 2014

Tried and Tasted Seasonal - part 2

Following on from Tried and Tasted Seasonal part 1, here's part 2 - some gift ideas and edible treats from Lakeland and Waitrose.

Lakeland is a good place to pick up Christmas gifts, here are a few new things that I spotted this year.

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Dare devils should try this fun game of sprout roulette, nasty or nice hehehe! £4.99

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Milk chocolate chilli topped pizza - how could I resist? £2.79

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Lock and Lock small spice store, a container that is perfect for your spices £9.99

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Lakeland do lovely gift hampers, prices vary.

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Chef'n Pull'n Slice mandoline - probably the safest mandoline available. £39.99

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If you want to have a go at making your own chocolates, Lakeland has a really good choice of equipment for beginners, from moulds to scrapers, prices vary. I have the chocolate scraper and thermospatula and they're great!

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Piñata cakes are all the rage at the moment- now you can buy a tin to make your own! £19.99

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Make some cute Hello Kitty cake pops using Lakeland's cake pop maker. £24.99

On to Waitrose, where I always enjoy perusing the new Christmas items.

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For those of you that don't make desserts (or even if you do), I suggest having a look at this Heston from Waitrose Ultimate Chocolate Bar Dessert. It features layers of chocolate caramel mousse, crunchy chocolate biscuit and a gooey salted caramel & nougat mousse. Yum! £9.99

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Another Heston offering is this sticky toffee apple pudding - a sponge pudding delicately spiced with candied apples and a caramel sauce. £10

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Marzipan is for Christmas and this is a chocolate marzipan cake! £5.99

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Tree shaped mince pies, how cute! £3 for a pack of 6.

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Apple & muscovado square mince pies.

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Chocolate panettone, we save ours for New Year's Day.

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A creamy snowman cheesecake that comes with a sachet of coloured chocolate beans for decoration. £4.99

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A rich chocolatey Christmas cake, with a hint of ginger and a coating of chocolate ganache. £20

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Exclusive to Waitrose is this Fiona Cairns Three Baubles Christmas cake, three cakes each with a different flavour and all coated in soft icing. £30

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A few other cakes I spotted.

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Put your honey into this lovely ceramic pot. £12

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New this year is a turkey breast cracker, wrapped in a spiced buttered muslin to keep it succulent. It's stuffed with a rich and savoury turkey, chicken, chestnut, bacon, cranberry, sage and juniper stuffing. Available to order, serves 4. £30

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Apricot and ginger stuffing balls, available to order. £3.99

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Woodland friends chocolate advent calendars £2.70 each, and Reggie the Robin £5.

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Disclaimer: I was invited to attend the Christmas in July events, I was not required to write about it, all views are my own. Prices may change from these posted here.

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1 comment:

Katherine GG said...

Ooh so many tempting treats. I especially like the look of the snowman cheesecake! :)