Christmas is a time for indulgence and this year the supermarket giants Woolworths, Coles and ALDI are spoiling us for choice with decadent gold covered desserts, international treats inspired from traditional recipes, platters overflowing with gourmet snacks and something for everyone with plant-based options.
Woolworths introduce Gold range to make Christmas shine
There are 60 new festive products and 18 of them are sprinkled in edible gold dust to make a statement on your Christmas table this year.
The new Gold Boneless Mountain Ash Smoked Ham Roast Kit, $22/kg has done the hard work for you.
For dessert you can tempt guests with a twist on a traditional favourite, the Gold Mocha Espresso Martini Flavoured Pudding, $12, a sponge pudding with an espresso martini style sauce topped with gold dust.
The Gold Ruby Chocolate Cheesecake, $20, is a cheesecake made with ruby Belgian white chocolate, sprinkled with raspberries, ruby pearls and finished with a silver lustre.
International take on tradition at Coles
From premium cheeses to vegan roasts, nothing is boring at Coles this holiday season with inspiration flown in from all corners of the world.
In a first for Coles, they have released a crackling ham on the bone, made from 100% Aussie grown pork, Coles Own Brand Easy Carve Semi Boneless Crackling Ham, $20/kg took out a prize in the 2019 products of the Year Awards.
To make sure nobody misses out on a classic Christmas dinner, the Plant-Based Christmas Roast with Sweet Chutney, $15, is a twist on the traditional turkey dish. It is lightly seasoned with mixed herbs and onion, the apple, tomato and rosemary chutney.
Indulgent desserts include French and Italian imported products. The Adalgisa Panettone range is made in Milan and baked using a traditional family recipe where they are cooled slowly hanging upside down for eight hours.
Cheese lovers will be able to enjoy some specialty French cheese with Double Cream Brie, $7 per 100g, ripened for three weeks and made using the ultra-filtration method making the cheese smooth and creamy.
For those who prefer a more intense flavour, the Cave Aged Roquefort, $9.30 per 100g is matured in caves surrounding the village of Roquefort-sur-Soulzon and the perfect way to impress any cheese lover.
Convenient fine dining with ALDI
Delicacies and gourmet snacks are on the menu at ALDI where they are aiming to provide the wow factor without the fuss or blowing your budget.
If you are looking to add a touch of seafood to your appetisers, ALDI has you covered with Gin Cured Smoked Salmon, $5.99, the responsibly sourced salmon comes trimmed, cured and sprinkled with lime zest and sugar, ready to serve.
A refreshing flute of bubbly is always welcome for a festive toast, you can say ‘cheers’ to Christmas with ALDI’s Monsigny premier Cru Champagne, $29.99 designed to add notes of elegant honey, brioche and a fresh fruit palate.
For those with a sweet tooth ALDI’s Gourmet Nougat has the look of a white Christmas and is available in three ‘melt-in-your-mouth flavours, Cranberry, Pistachio & Cherry; Almond & Pistachio or Hazelnut, $4.99.
Gingerbread houses reinvented
To make sure every Christmas table includes a hint of fun, all the supermarket giants have a new take on the traditional gingerbread house.
Coles Gingerbread Beach House, $12, pays tribute to a surfing Santa with a mini surfboard and board short wearing gingerbread character.
While Woolies is getting wobbly, renovating the classic edible decoration for 2019 with the 3D Gummy Block House, $5.
And for those who are after a no fuss option, ALDI Pre-Built Gingerbread House, $9.99 is ready to serve.
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