If you’ve been reading my blog for a while then you might remember when I wrote an Ultimate Snacks to Have in Your Room at University post. Since it’s almost time to get into the festive spirit, I thought I’d bring back the snack post and adjust it to Christmastime. Everyone knows that Christmas is a great excuse to eat all of your favourite treats and slightly over-indulge with friends and family. With this in mind I’ve put together a list of some of my favourite Christmas snacks for you to stock up on before the holidays start.
Oh the humble mince pie. I’m not going to lie, I’m yet to have my first mince-y of the season. But oh. my. god. am I counting down to the day that I can finally get my hands on one. The search for the perfect mince pie can be a long and difficult one. However, fear not as I’ve got a list of my favourites for you. The first of which is Costco. Their take on a mince pie is a very cake-y one indeed. (is that even a way to describe a mince pie? I’m not sure…) As most of Costco’s products they’re jumbo sized and come in bulk. But, once you try one you’ll be glad they do! A second favourite of mine is a classic from Greggs. Correct me if I’m wrong but I’m fairly sure their mince pies are the UK’s official no. 1. So, if you’re planning a tour of the UK’s mince pies then definitely add this one to your list. The final one is Aldi’s own. For a classic mince pie Aldi is my go-to. Not only are they reasonably priced but they’re also absolutely gorgeous!
As a huge chocolate lover, Christmas is an excuse for me to eat all of my favourites all-day everyday. My all time classics for Christmas are Ferrero Rocher, Raffaello and Lindt. Each year I’ll set out a little display of them all mixed in together in one of my favourite glass bowls. I love setting them up so that anyone who visits can have a bit of chocolate while they’re here. I’m sure everyone will have their own idea of the perfect Christmas chocolate but for me it’s definitely those three. I think it’s simply because they’re slightly more luxurious than your average chocolate. So, whenever I eat them it feels like a celebration.
Treats from Thomas Fudge’s
Back in October I tried a few bits from Thomas Fudge’s after the kindly gifted a couple of their favourites to me and I thought they’d make for the perfect addition to my Christmas Snack Guide. If you haven’t heard of them before then you’re seriously missing out! They produce plenty of different snacks, both sweet and savoury, which are ideal for your Christmas spread or simply as stocking fillers. I tried out their White Chocolate Zesty Lemon Blisscuits, Milk Chocolate Florentines and Cheddar & Shallot Flatbreads. My favourites of the bunch were definitely the Blisscuits. However, that being said, I can imagine the flatbreads as an accompaniment to some sort of extravagant festive cheese board. They’re sold across a variety of different supermarkets in the UK so there’s plenty of time to get yourself a pack or two for Christmas.
What are some of your favourite Christmas snacks? Are you more of a sweet or savoury person? Let me know in the comments below and if there are any snacks that you think I might not have heard of then share them with me!