8 Top Press Picks of Booths Christmas 2018

Written on December 3rd, 2018

Christmas 2018 Press Picks

As with every Christmas, the press review the best food and drink on offer to make your festive season go with a swing, and our Booths brand range is no exception. We’ve collated our top 8 Booths Brand press picks below:

1. Victoria Moore’s (The Daily Telegraph) Best Value Fizz, Booths Rosé Champagne, 75cl £26

One of Victoria Moore from The Daily Telegraph’s ‘Best Value Festive Fizz’ for Christmas wines.

A very pretty and tasty rosé Champagne, made for Booths by Duval Leroy. If you’re a Booths shopper, then note that the Booths Brut Champagne NV at £23 is also very good

2. iNews, Top Ten Best Turkeys for Christmas 2018

Johnson and Swarbrick Whole Corn-Fed Goosnargh Turkey, £12.80/kg

This lovely looking bird comes from Johnson and Swarbrick, who is better known for producing ducks for the culinary elite of the chef world. But it’s now turned that extensive knowledge into the raising of Christmas turkeys fed on a diet of corn and cereal in the Ribble Valley in Lancashire. The breast meat of these turkeys was tender, moist and compact, producing lovely even slices with a delicious sweet flavour. The leg meat was plentiful and though light in colour had a pronounced gamey taste. These turkeys are only available at Booths supermarkets and online.

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3. Olive Magazine Christmas Supermarket Awards 2018, Best Ready-Made Cheeseboard, Silver

Booths Award-Winning Five Piece Cheese Selection, £20

It’s hard to believe this artisan cheeseboard is from a supermarket and not a cheesemonger, with a ripe, creamy blue, fresh goats’ cheese, Montgomery Cheddar, crowd-pleasing Cornish yarg and ripe brie de Meaux.

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4. Olive Magazine Christmas Supermarket Awards 2018, Best Seafood Centrepiece, Silver

Booths Salmon, Prawn & Dill Terrine, 600g £18 Serves 6

We loved the balance of rich cream cheese, dill, juicy salmon and chunks of prawns in this ready-made terrine. Serve with hot toast as a Christmas Day starter or with posh crackers as a boxing day buffet.

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5. Olive Magazine Christmas Supermarket Awards 2018, Best Pigs in Blankets, Silver, 250g £4

Classic pigs in blankets with good porky flavour and a great sausage to bacon ratio.

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6. Good Housekeeping, Best Vegetarian Christmas Dinner Runner Up

Booths Roasted Beetroot, Feta & Pine Nut Tart, £7.50 Serves 2

Well balanced and bursting with flavour from the salty, tangy feta and sweet, earthy beetroot which also make for a great texture combination. The sumptuously crisp, buttery pastry flakes apart perfectly in the mouth while the pine nuts add a nutty crunch.

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7. Good Housekeeping, The Best Stilton To Buy For Christmas, Runner Up

Booths Potted Stilton, £10

Presented in a traditional ceramic pot, this cheese is a creamy pale yellow, and we loved the even blue marbling throughout. The tangy and salty scent was picked up by our testers. We loved the sweet, fruited notes to the flavour and sharpness that develops on the tongue. The well-rounded flavours are complex and matured. Though quite crumbly, it’s also smooth and creamy.

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8. Love Food, Hampers Under £100 Star Buy

Booths The Christmas Afternoon Tea Hamper, £55

You might be full from Christmas dinner but we think there’s always space for afternoon tea. Inside the hamper you’ll find creamy brandy butter, Booths Christmas cake slices, champagne truffles and Booths winter tea among other treats. Needless to say, we’d buy it for The Cake District bag alone.

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