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December 4, 2016 / mintcustard

Christmas nibbles and tipples – a round up.

During the holiday season we all like to treat ourselves to a few little extras. As I’ve been wandering around the shops a few tasty morsels have popped themselves into my shopping basket. I thought I’d share them with you too.

Bellini poshcorn and Three bird roast crisps.

Bellini poshcorn and Three bird roast crisps.

Watching a Christmas movie or two always calls out for a snack or two. Tyrrells have a couple of interesting new tastes just for Christmas. A bellini version of their Poshcorn that has a real peachy tang and a suspicion of bubbles redolent of a Bellini cocktail. Add to that their three bird roast crisps (Turducken if you are from the US). Ah, the three-bird roast, a truly show-stopping winter centrepiece. And one worth trying , if only as a snack. So here it is: a duck, in a chicken, in a turkey… in a crisp.

Ahmad herbal teas

Ahmad herbal teas

Next up are a selection of herbal teas from Ahmad Teas. Sometime over the Christmas break my body often calls a Time Out from rich foods and a surfeit of bubbles. When that happens a cup of herbal tea calms, soothes and refreshes without removing the enjoyment of the celebration. My absolute favourite as I write are the Mixed Citrus tea bags, tangy and refreshing but still caffeine free so I can drink one at any time day or night.

Dairy Milk winter bar.

Dairy Milk winter bar.

Christmas often seems to be coated in chocolate, so why not indulge your sweet tooth with a cute bar of chocolate from Cadbury that features white chocolate Christmas trees. Ideal for sharing.

I’d like to thank Waitrose for combining two of my favourite things, gin and olives. A tub of these will be in my fridge at all times over the Christmas break. They do contain a little gin so perhaps best kept for a evening in.


Finally a real treat for us as a family. Sainsburys always stock jars of tuna in olive oil at Christmas time. The taste of this is miles and miles away from the tins we usually purchase to make sandwiches and fill jacket potatoes. Get a jar, make a salade Nicoise, add in a few of those gin olives and use the oil to dress the salad. Indulgent but delicious.


I was sent a sample of the Tyrrells snacks and the Ahmad teas. I was not asked to write a positive review. I was not paid to write this post. I purchased all the other products mentioned in this round up myself. All words and images are my own.


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