Christmas is arriving!
Divine White Chocolate Stars – 100g, £4.00
Not only does this treat look good, it’s also Fairtrade so everyone wins! The chocolate comes from a co-operative of farmers in Ghana where it is grown in the shade and sun-dried. It’s then turned into these lovely little stars! Visit www.info.fairtrade.net for lots more information about Fairtrade.
More delicious Fairtrade chocolate from Ghana, these coins are vegan friendly and a more ethical choice for this Christmas essential. The foil around the chocolate is a festive red and green colour and there are about 15 coins of various sizes in the net.
Cocoa Loco Dark Chocolate and Raspberry Stars – 100g, £3.99
I love chocolate. I love raspberry. I love stars. So you can see why I chose these for the shop! Another lovely Fairtrade product, made from cocoa beans from the Dominican Republic. A lovely rich chocolate with the raspberry coming through subtly as it melts in your mouth. Really delicious and suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
Moo Free Selection Box – 103g, £3.99
A selection of four Moo Free bars – a Santa bar, a Bunnycomb bar, a Minty Moo bar and a Cheeky Orange bar. These are vegan and gluten free. One for the kids?
Meridian Organic Mince Pie Filling – 320g, £3.59
This is a lovely mincemeat for pies or whatever you fancy this Christmas – there’s no suet in it so it’s suitable for everyone to use. There’s a lot of fruit in this and it’s sweetened with apple and molasses – there’s no sugar in it. There’s a couple of suggestion for how to use this on the side of the jar too!
I really love cranberry sauce and can eat it with absolutely anything. This one has to be one of the best I’ve tried (it still doesn’t beat my mother-in-law’s though, sorry!) – it’s a really simple recipe of apple juice, cranberries and pectin. It’s suitable for vegans so everyone can enjoy it.
With instructions on the back for making your own mulled wine, these little cotton bags of cinnamon, orange peel, cloves and allspice will make your Christmas party go with a swing! All you need apart from this is a bottle of red wine and some brown sugar.
Shropshire Spice Co. Wild Sage and Roast Onion stuffing – 150g, £1.15
This is a wholemeal stuffing mix with no suet, so it’s suitable for everyone. Again, there are instructions on the pack to tell you how to make this – my mum always used to add an egg to the mix as she said it helped to bind the mix together. A little tip there for you. The pack also helpfully says that there’s enough in the box for 5-6 servings – I can eat stuffing cold, so the whole pack could just as easily be for one, to be honest!