Christmas flavours added to ordinary groceries have a habit of dividing the nation. Some love them and welcome the quirkiness, others hate it with a passion and wish it would all just stop!
Mince Pie flavoured peanut butter
Discount retailer B&M have recently started selling mince pie flavoured peanut butter at £1.99 and claim it tastes just like the real thing. Now I haven’t tasted it but I’m unsure if peanuts and sweet mincemeat pies mixed together should ever be a ‘thing’ but I’m willing to be convinced. The company behind this new option for a festive breakfast, Funky Nut Co, are convinced that their product will fly off the shelves like Rudolph on Christmas Eve.
Christmas Pudding flavour Unicorn Tears Gin
Online retailer Firebox have been selling their Unicorn Tears gin for a few years and the shimmery pearlescent tipple has always been popular as a Christmas gift. This year they are exclusively selling a Christmas pudding flavour version with “warming flavours of dried fruit drizzled with cinnamon, cloves, sugar and treacle”. It has a snow-like shimmer which magically and prettily mixes when you shake the bottle or pour. Magical!
Chocolate Brussel Sprouts
Don’t panic! No-one has been ‘Ugh!’ enough to produce a chocolate flavoured Brussel sprout. Google it though, you’ll find lots of options for chocolates shaped and wrapped in green or handmade chocolates coated in green candy or fondant. Some of them are exquisitely made and would make a fantastic gift for any member of the family.
Mince Pie Martini
Marks & Spencer Mince Pie Martini is presented in a gorgeous orange bottle that would make a sophisticated addition to a festive drink cabinet or as a gift. Wondering if a buttery, sweet, fruit martini would work? It’s M&S! They practically invented modern Christmas food … they wouldn’t mess this up, would they now?
Christmas Tree flavour crisps
There’s no excuse for these ‘crisps’ that Iceland has launched as part of their ‘luxury’ range. They have to be a marketing gimmick (which we just fell into!) or someone in their development kitchen just won a bet. Ready salted with a ‘hint of pine’ is how the crisps have been described, just wrong.
Iceland must be hoping that these crisps are being bought by the curious, people with no taste buds and those cheeky ‘wagsters’ looking to play a joke on a mate with the munchies.