Cookies and milk won’t cut it for Santa Claus this Christmas as 350 new lines of food and drink hit stores this month at Marks & Spencer (M&S). 2015 sees M&S deliver on moreish festive treats with their largest ever collection of party food, snacks and drinks, featuring 57 varieties available across the range and over a third of all party food suitable for coeliacs. With the biggest range of own-label gluten free food, this Christmas all gravies, stuffing and sausages will be gluten free.
With over 1 million sprouts sold by M&S in Ireland along with 250,000 mince pies, we are a nation that has tradition at the heart of every Christmas table. Yet, following on from the success of 2014’s Brussels Sprout Juice, M&S continues to innovate the Christmas staples, creating the Brussels Sprout Banger and a moreish Brusselsmole, a festive twist on guacamole. To make sure dessert lovers are catered for, M&S has over 75 different festive puddings, cakes and dessertsavailable to choose from.
For 2015, snacks and party food are given a five star twist with the Winter Berries & Prosecco Crisps. These are not crisps as you know them. They have been drizzled with blackcurrant and raspberry juice and M&S Prosecco, sprinkled with edible gold stars and will leave tongues fizzing. To add to the luxury, bite size Chicken, Ham & Black Pudding Stacksand the super posh Mini Lobster Mac & Cheese are must-haves for a Christmas soiree with friends.
From starters to desserts, M&S also continues to bring the magic to the Christmas dinner table. Smoked Salmon Pearlscoated in a silver lustre and served in a scallop shell offer a starter option that almost looks too good to eat. What’s more, there is no preparation time required at all! Wrap up dinner with the show stopping Shooting Star Christmas Pudding – a dessert that sees a magical star appearing when you drizzle on the Cherry & Marc de Champagne brandy sauce.
M&S have edible treats for both on the table and under the tree. Inspired by artisan chocolatiers from Barcelona, the new Designer Collection, a chic range of chocolates hand-crafted into a show-stopping chocolate shoe and stylish handbag which will wow any fashionista. Write to Santa on the edible Letters to Santa gingerbread, wind the musicalChristmas Tree Tin and Rotating Lenticular Tin or wow foodies with the Panettone Al Prosecco. For the perfect gift, choose from a host of artisan chocolates from our Irish supplier Lir, such as the Gastronomic Collection, Sparkling Caramels and Collection Platter. Enjoy!