Festive Treats

Festive Treats

Festive treats are one of the favourite things about Christmas. A time to enjoy your favourite chocolates, sweets, savoury snack, and spiced teas. We've chosen the festive treats that go beyond the traditions of Panettone and Minced Pies, just to inspire you beyond your normal selection of festive treats!

LINDT

Lindt has always been a true chocolate favourite for every child, friends, and family. You cannot deny the trigger of endorphins the moment you break into a Lindt Teddy,  or unwrap your favourite flavour of LINDOR truffles, or savour your Lindt Advent Calendar throughout December. One thing is for sure, the Lindt Master Chocolatiers have prepared a treat just right for everyone this Christmas. 

Lindt Advent Calendar

Bring home the magic this Christmas with this extra large 3D Lindt Teddy Advent Calendar. Inside each door is an assortment of smooth-melting Lindt chocolate, all created by the Lindt Master Chocolatiers; this delicious chocolate advent calendar will delight your family and friends this Christmas.

Available to purchase online, priced at £15.00

Favourite Lindt Gift

Give the gift of indulgence and excellence this year in the form of LINDOR. There is no chocolate that can combine the perfect chocolate exterior with truffle centre in so many flavours. It’s also a great selection for family and friends to share!

Available to purchase online, priced at £15.00

MONTEZUMA'S

Montezuma’s is known as “Britain’s Greatest Little Chocolate Company”, founded in 2000, following a whistle-stop tour of South America, where Helen and Simon Pattinson discovered their taste and passion for chocolate. The trip changed their lives and they created an extraordinary British chocolate brand that boasted an innovative range of fun flavour combinations with their first shop in Brighton. Montezuma’s has created some extraordinary chocolate flavours that can be enjoyed by everyone and there is continuously a growing range of chocolate to include many organic, gluten-free, vegan, keto and sugar-free options. 

A decadent Advent Calendar from Montezuma, RRP £29.99, is the best way to kick-off December, and makes the perfect preparation for even more Montezuma chocolate delights for the rest of the festive season. This Advent comes with 24 windows, and behind each you have the surprise Consisting of milk chocolate and salted caramel (American Idol), dark  chocolate  (Eclipse), milk  chocolate  & hazelnut praline (Secret Squirrel), and white  chocolate  with raspberry (Sweet summertime), there  is  nothing richer or creamier than these top tier selections. This  is  sure to get you out of bed each morning! 

You also have the chance to grab the extra delicious festive white chocolate Snowballs that are back for Christmas, RRP £4.49, available in three different flavours: Peanut Butter, Salted Caramel, and Peppermint and Vanilla.

FARHI

Rita Farhi’s confectionery delights are sold in Selfridges and Harrods, as well as online. Farhi is family owned luxury confectionery brand, Farhi, is known for its gourmet nuts, indulgent truffles and stuffed dates. For Christmas they have brought back their beautiful hand-painted papier-mâché bonbonnières filled with a choice of dark chocolate gingers, cocoa dusted almonds or chocolate coated coffee beans, alongside the wider ranges. The bonbonnières are a beautiful gift and also great for individuals who wish to impress their guests over the festive season.

Our favourite selection gift box is the luxurious Belgian Chocolate Coated & Stuffed Dates, which is presented in the Farhi signature nine-way gift box. A selection of premium Medjool dates, stuffed with delicious, unique, luxurious fillings or coated in premium Belgian chocolate, is a truly decadent gift. The fillings include zesty orange peels, creamy marzipan, as well as a wonderful selection of nuts; boasting premium pistachios, crunchy cashews, the finest Californian almonds and Persian walnuts.The chocolate-coated dates have been dipped in silky dark chocolate, smooth milk chocolate and a creamy white chocolate. This sumptuous selection makes a luxurious gift and a stunning table centrepiece for any special occasion.

We also love the extra large gift jars that are available in a variety of options, including the deliciously festive Cinnamon Dusted Almonds, and Chocolate Covered Raisins.

LAKRIDS BY BÜLOW

Anyone who has Scandinavian friends or has visited the region will know that salty black liquorice is a firm favourite of the natives. So it is only fitting that Lakrids’ founder by Johan Bülow threw his passion and attention into liquorice; a favourite that he felt was under appreciated and deserved to be taken seriously. The brand was first launched in 2007 in Copenhagen, and today has stockists in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.

Our favourite gift set is the Winter Box, a luscious variety of chocolate coated liquorice variants in 8 different flavours: original, silver, snowball, classic, gold, crispy caramel, fruit caramel, and salt & caramel. This is the ideal way to share your love for liquorice in the most tasteful way. For those who cannot choose simply one flavour, this makes for a fabulous gift for pampering your nearest and dearest this Christmas.

If you are already familiar with Lakrids or shopping for a liquorice lover, then there are individual products available in sweet flavours such as Raspberry, Passionfruit, Butter Cookie, or salty flavours such as Salt and Pepper or Habanero Chilli. You will also find small and large jar combinations. Our absolute favourite flavour is the Classic Set, which are the rose gold dusted snowballs, made with sweet liquorice, a smooth dulce caramel chocolate, and a sprinkle of sea salt flakes for that extra kick, RRP £32.00. For the connoisseurs of liquorice, we would recommend the Advent Calendar, RRP £45.00, containing 24 individually wrapped 2-piece secret flavoured portions, or the Large Christmas Black Box, RRP £74.00, for absolute indulgence. You can order online, or visit the Food Hall at Harrods, London.

DIVINE

Divine Chocolate is the only Fairtrade chocolate company to be co-owned by cocoa farmers. Their scrumptious Christmas range promises to help fight exploitation within the cocoa industry.

Joining Divine’s chocolate revolution has never tasted and felt so good – because every bar of Divine Chocolate purchased has a positive impact on farmers’ lives. Kuapa Kokoo is the farmer cooperative in Ghana who grow the quality cocoa that makes Divine Chocolate so delicious, and they also own a stake in the company. Choosing your chocolate to fight exploitation this Christmas has never been so easy, because Divine’s festive range has something for everyone. Included in the tasty line-up we have:

Divine Advent Calendars, RRP £5.00: Designed by the illustrator & author, Stephen Waterhouse, the iconic, beautifully designed Divine Advent Calendars – in both milk and dark – fuse a Ghanaian Christmas with the original Christmas story. There is the choice of 70% and vegan-friendly Dark, or Milk.

Thins, RRP £4.00: Launching for the first time this Christmas, Divine will also be introducing their Smooth Dark Chocolate Orange Thins alongside our popular Ginger and Mint Thins. Vegan friendly, these Thins are the perfect after-dinner treat, as well as an ideal stocking filler.

Limited Edition Hot Chocolates in Salted Caramel or Winter Spiced, RRP £4.00: Both thick and irresistibly luxurious, Divine’s Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate joins the equally delicious Winter Spiced Hot Chocolate already included in their range. Just add milk or your favourite milk alternative to create the perfect cup of cosy goodness. Winter Spiced Hot Chocolate is a wonderful blend of ginger and cinnamon and feels like Christmas in a cup! 

Limited Edition Flavour Sharing Bars, RRP £2.29: The limited edition bars are back! Choose between Smooth Milk Chocolate with Orange & Gingerbread or the vegan friendly deliciously Tangy Clementine – these bars are bound to get you in the Christmas spirit. They are plastic free, and like all of Divine’s range – palm oil free & use Fairtrade sugar and cocoa.

Shop all the Divine Chocolates at multiple stockist: Traidcraft, Divine Online, Ocado, Oxfam, Whole Foods, and many other independent stores.

FLAPJACKERY

Flapjackery’s flapjacks are handmade in Devon on the edge of Dartmoor using only British oats, locally-sourced West Country ingredients, fair-trade brown sugar and real butter. The flapjacks are delivered to your door in recyclable cardboard boxes and have a shelf life of three months. All the flapjacks are gluten free.

Flapjackery’s Advent Calendar Box, RRP £50.00, is a luxurious and decadent box that promises a daily treat throughout December of delicious flapjack pieces.

Twenty four wrapped half pieces of gluten free flapjacks in an array of flavours are tucked inside the box with flavours ranging from Mince Pie Flapjack, Christmas Chocolate Orange Flapjack, Sparkling Honeycomb Flapjack and many more.

Flapjackery’s 12 Piece Christmas Family Sharing Box, RRP £48.00, is filled with the most decadent and delicious flavours, hand-made using British oats and topped with mouth-watering flavours. There’s something to suit everyone’s taste so grab your family, snuggle up together and delve in, or pull on your warm, woolly jumpers and coats, and fuel an outdoor winter adventure with flapjacks. The 12 gluten-free flavours are individually wrapped with a shelf life of three months and suitable for freezing. Choose from are Festive Praline Flapjack, Mince pie Flapjack, Festive Golden Salted Caramel Flapjack, Florentine Flapjack, Sticky Stem Ginger Flapjack, Festive Caramel Latte, Christmas Chocolate Orange Flapjack, Clotted Cream Fudge Flapjack, Christmas Granola Flapjack, Sparkling Honeycomb Flapjack, Chocolate Fudge Flapjack and Christmas Millionaire.

BIRD & BLEND TEAS

Bird & Blend is the UK’s most loved indie tea company, and they are on a mission to spread happiness and reimagine tea this festive season with the launch of the Advent Calendar and a wide range of Christmas products. There are new festive flavours such as Gingerbread Chai, Christmas Cake & Snowball. Plus Bird & Blend’s brand new Christmas blends; Christmas Cranberry Pie & Peppermint Hot Cocoa. 

Bird & Blend’s Advent Calendar this year is extra special, instead of 1 bag of tea per day, there are 2 bags, so you get 48 bags in total. You can enjoy all to yourself tor share with a friend. The beauty of Bird & Blend is that there is so many varieties of tea to discover and enjoy, and for the advent calendar you will discover limited edition blends such as Snowball & Hazelnut Rocher!

We also love the other gift boxes, such as the loose tea Christmas Gift Box, or the Christmas Cube, which is perfect as stocking filler or for tea devotees who would love to try the 12 festive flavours.

CAMBROOK

What’s Christmas without some festive nuts in extra decadent flavours? Well, Cambrooks is a sensational premium nut brand. They are the brand responsible for those extra flavoursome nuts found in many five-star hotels and prominent London cocktail bars. 

For Christmas, Cambrook have created two gift sets, but you can also purchase in bigger packages of 1kg for those indulgent Christmas gatherings at home with lots of aperitifs and wine!

They have the 2 Jar Gift Set, RRP £14.00, and the 3 Jar Gift Set, RRP £18.50. Their flavours are totally original and would make excellent stocking fillers. They’re currently stocked as bar snacks in hotels like The Ritz, The Savoy & Claridges, and have several great taste awards.

The 2 jar gift set includes the Hickory Smoke Seasoned Almonds & Cashews and Baked Truffle Nuts with almonds, cashews, macadamias and pecans, all baked and seasoned with a distinctive aromatic black truffle and sea salt.

The 3 jar gift set includes the salted nuts collection called “Cocktail Mix No.2”, and the salted and coated nut selection known as “Cocktail Mix No.6”, and baked Cashews & Peanuts with Chilli & Lime, giving your Christmas a zest and spice to savour.

All Cambrook collections are available to purchase online.

JING TEA

JING have selected and curated the perfect range of distinctive single garden teas and teaware for you to gift this Christmas. The Jasmine Flowering Set, RRP £60.00, is perfect for the experience seeker. This gift set is guaranteed to impress. It includes 4 bulbs of JING’s floral showstoppers, which are made from spring-fresh green tea from Fujian, China, hand-tied with sweet jasmine blossoms and soft lily petals. Each bulb blooms into a vibrant display when added to hot water. The tea is paired with JING’s Two Cup Tea-iere and two Glass Cups and Saucers.

Available to purchase from JING online.

GUYLAIN

Guylian, the world’s favourite Belgian chocolates, has a selection of magical Christmas treats and gifts in stores for chocolate lovers to enjoy with their nearest and dearest. Whether a fond favourite for years past, or a treat to share with friends and family, every household should enjoy a box of Guylain’s Original Seashells over Christmas.

Available at multiple independent stockists across the UK.

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