The Christmas Menus Are Coming…


Christmas is coming and the No.1 team are getting very excited!

There are a whole host of reasons that we love the festive season such as the best parties of the year, excuses to dress up, gorgeous gifts, catching up with loved ones, but most crucially, the Christmas food!

As we all know, Christmas dinner is the best meal of the year, but that’s not the only thing that’s getting us in a festive foodie frenzy. Over the next couple of months everywhere from coffee shops and restaurants to supermarkets and take-aways will be releasing their exclusive Christmas collections and our mouths are watering just thinking about these amazing limited edition treats!

We have rounded up some of the best foodie Christmas collections that will be hitting the high street this holiday season to give you a head start on your calendar of eating…

10 of the Best Christmas Foods 2018

1. Holidays are Coming

Holidays are indeed coming and Coca-Cola are celebrating with the launch of the limited edition Coca-Cola Zero Sugar Cinnamon. Bringing a touch of festive warmth to the classic favourite, this is set to be the flavour of the season but it’s only available until the end of the year so stock up!

Christmas food 2018 - Cinnamon Coca-Cola

Image: Coca-Cola Company

2. Winter Warmer

It is officially hot chocolate season and Costa have released their menu for the festive period. Launching on 1st November, the coffee chain has revealed that they will be bringing some very exciting new options to their menu including caramalised orange and cream flavoured syrup, hazelnut praline and cream syrup and Little Luxuries, which are indulgent cups of thick chocolate or caramel. As well as festive hot drinks, Costa have also put a festive spin on their food menu with pigs in blanket macaroni cheese and the Ultimate Christmas Toastie – we can’t wait!

Christmas food 2018 - Costa christmas menu

Image: Costa

3. Meat Treat

Lidl’s Christmas offering has really blown our minds this year but one of the products that really caught our eye is the new bone marrow pie. During baking, the marrow in the bone melts into the body of the pie making it super rich and delicious, the perfect Christmassy supper.

Chistmas food 2018 Lidl's bone marrow pie

Image: No.1 Magazine

4. Crowd-Pleasing Pastry

Greggs recently confirmed that they would indeed be bringing the famous Festive Bake back for 2018 AND that everyone will be able to get their hands on it from 8th November. The puff pastry treat will be stuffed with chicken breast, sage and onion stuffing, sweet cure bacon and sage and cranberry sauce.

Christmas food 2018 - Greggs festive bake

Image: Greggs

5. Sweet Couple

Considered by many to be the Kings of the Christmas Menu, Marks & Spencer have come up trumps with another amazing array of fabulous festive food. There is a whole host of new treats available but one of our favourites has got to be Jolly & Holly , a super tasty dessert of cocoa sponge, chocolate ganache and salted caramel mousse all beautifully decorated in a white glaze, it even serves 6!

Christmas food 2018 - M&S Holly and Jolly pudding

Image: Marks & Spencer

6. Festive Fizz

If you are going to be the hostess with the mostest this festive season, Aldi are making all of your Christmas dreams come true! This year the supermarket will be offering a Methuselah of prosecco – that’s a whopping 6 litres of fizz! Sold exclusively online, the giant bottles will be £79.99 and will fill around 64 glasses – cheers! Buy yours in store or online here.

Christmas 2018 - Aldi giant prosecco

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7. Final Flourish

Waitrose is on a mission to ensure your Christmas dinner table is as festive as possible this year and these tasty little potato rosti trees are the perfect finishing touch!

Christmas food 2018 - waitrose tree potato rosti

Image: Waitrose

8. Christmas Chocs

Is it just us or does chocolate taste extra delicious at Chrismas time? Hotel Chocolat are whetting our appetites with their amazing festive selection and these tasty salted caramel snowflakes  are set to be a serious hit, plus at £5 each they are the perfect stocking filler!

Christmas food 2018 - hotel chocolat caramel snowflakes

Image: Hotel Chocolat

 

9. Merry Crispmas!

For those lacking a sweet tooth, Walkers have developed a Christmas crisp collection for 2018. Flavours include glazed ham, cheese and cranberry, pigs in blanket, turkey and stuffing and, that festive favourite, Brussels sprouts!

Christmas food 2018 - Walkers brussels sprouts crisps

Image: Walkers

10. Say Cheese

Is it even Christmas without a cheeseboard? Asda’s festive Applewood Smoked Cheddar Cheese, launching on 22nd November, is perfect for that post dinner lull when you can’t possibly eat another bite…

Christmas food 2018 - Asda christmas tree cheese

Image: Asda

Sophie Lambert

I am No.1's features editor and I love writing about everything from the latest trends and beauty brands to the local restaurants you absolutely have to try!