The tastiest new supermarket Christmas treats to feed your guests this year

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

If you were looking to glam up your Christmas this year, Woolworths is aiming to inspire with the release of its new Gold range.

A Christmas table filled with Woolworths new Christmas range.
Woolworths Christmas range is all about decadence and gold dusted goodies. Source: Woolworths

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.

Some of the items include Gold Fruit Mince Crumble Tarts, $6, and Candy Cane Flavoured Popcorn, $5.

Fruit mince tart range from Woolworths
The Gold Fruit Mince Crumble Tarts are a new take on the traditional Fruit Mince Pies at Woolworths for Christmas. Source: Woolworths

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.

The gold dusted Ruby Chocolate Cheesecake from Woolworths.
Woolworth Gold range includes a Ruby Chocolate Cheesecake. Source: Woolworths

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.

A plant-based vegan roast from Coles for Christmas.
The plant-based Christmas roast with a side of sweet chutney from Coles for vegans. Source: Coles

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.

The Adalgisa Panettone range for Coles for Christmas.
The Adalgisa Panettone range from Coles is made in Milan and starts from $4. Source: Coles

The 900g Classic Panettone, $25, or the 100g Mini Classic Panettone, $4, are also suitable gifts.

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.

ALDI's Christmas range for 2019
This year ALDI want you to experience a gourmet Christmas without any fuss. Source: ALDI

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.

ALDI's Gourmet Nougat range and Monsigny Premier Cru Champagne for Christmas
The Gourmet Nougat range from ALDI is aiming to satisfy those with a sweet tooth, while Monsigny Premier Cru Champagne (right) is bubbles on a budget. Source: ALDI

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

Gingerbread houses from Coles, Woolworths and ALDI
Coles Gingerbread Beach House (left) ALDI Pre-Built Gingerbread House Kit (middle) and Woolworths 3D Gummy Block House (right).Source: Coles, ALDI Woolworths

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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