Food & drink

Marks and Spencer Christmas 2018 food

We've chosen some of our favourite treats from the M&S Christmas food range:

Party food

How do you like the sound of a dozen mini cottage pies in filo pastry (£5) or 10 spicy pulled pork tacos for £7 or 10 mini ultimate cheese burgers for £7?

Or how about a sausage roll garland (£8)? Perhaps best to slice this one finely so that guests have room for their turkey dinner.

Vegans and vegetarians are also catered for in the party food range. Ten vegan mini burgers cost £5.

 Vegan burgers (10 for £5) and extra large pork pie (£5)

Starters

If your guests are shellfish fans you can splurge on the luxury shellfish platter (£100) or sample the hot smoked salmon and cucumber starters, two for £5,  and crab and avocado spheres, two for £6.

 Crab and avocado spheres (£12 for four)

 

Mains 

For the pescaterians you can pop a three fish roast, weighing one kilo and costing £30, in the oven, and to accompany your turkey there's a British outdoor bred bacon topped gammon (£15 for 1kg).

 Bacon topped gammon £15

Dessert

As always the Marks and Spencer desserts are a sight to behold. Our favourites included Rudolph the reindeer chocolate cupcakes and the prosecco and orange topped Christmas pudding (£12).

There's also the show stopping hand decorated festive acorn red velvet cake which weighs in at a whopping 1.2kg and costs £15.

  The festive acorn red velvet cake which weighs in at a whopping 1.2kg and costs £15

If you simply want to nibble on something ... try these iced reindeer biscuits (£2), millionaire's salted caramel biscuits (£4)  or the salted caramel pine cones (£10 for 16) which are nearly too pretty to eat. Nearly. 

 Iced reindeer biscuits (£2)

 

Cheeses

You're spoiled for choice when it comes to cheese. Make the decision easy, buy one of each. 

There's baking camembert (£3.50), white stilton, orange and cointreau (£4), a Tastes of the British Isles Cheese Fondue (£6), truffle gouda (£5), Wooky Hole cave aged cheddar (£10) and the very pretty Christmas cheese snowflake (£5).

 

Drinks

We've got our eye on the delicious sounding Gooseberry in a Pear Tree, Jingle Berries Lemonade, both £2.50, and Christmas cranberry aperitivo spritz at £2. 

Gooseberry in a Pear Tree or Jingle Berries Lemonade, both £2.50

If you have a sweet tooth and like a tipple you'll want to try the pre-mixed cocktails such as Mince Pie Martini and Jaffa Cake Cocktail, both £10.

 Jaffa Cake Cocktail
  

 

Gifts

You can gift the traditionalist an after dinner liquer kit which comes with chocolates, a coffee liquer and amaretto (£35).

 The After Dinner Liqueur Set (£35)

Or for something different there's this cermaic robin plant pot with festive Calendiva plant (£5)

 Ceramic robin pot and plant (£5)

 

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