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Morrisons’ £10 prosecco named top fizz in Good Housekeeping’s blind taste test of Christmas food and drink


HERE’S all the winners and runners up in the Good Housekeeping Christmas blind taste test 2019.

FROZEN TURKEYS AND CROWNS 

Winner: M&S Turkey Breast Crown with Pork, Sage, and Onion Stuffing, £14.40 for 1.2kg, (84/100)

Joint runners-up: ASDA Stuffed Turkey Crown Roast in Bag, £13.00 for 1.75kg, (79/100)

Lidl Free Range Bronze Turkey Crown with Pork, Chestnut, Onion and Thyme Stuffing and Dry Cured Oak Smoked Bacon Lattice, £16.99 for 1.5 – 2.5kg, (79/100)

CHRISTMAS HAMS

Joint winners: Tesco Crackling Gammon Joint with Maple and Bourbon Glaze, £16.00 for 2.8kg, (84/100)

Aldi British Smoked Strung Gammon Joint, £5.49 per kg, (84/100)

Joint runners-up: Ocado The Jolly Hog Treacle Cure Gammon Joint, £14.00 for 1.4kg, (83/100)

Waitrose & Partners Honey Cured Gammon with a Plum and Ginger Glaze, £11.99 per kg, (83/100)

MEAT STUFFING 

Joint winners: Tesco Finest Stuffing Wreath with Pigs in Blankets and Cranberry Compote,’ £4 for 534g, (80/100)

Asda ‘Extra Special Pigs in Blankets on Festive Feast,’ £5 for 694g, (80/100)

Runner-up: Donald Russell Festive Fruity Stuffing, £14 for 450g, (76/100)

PIGS IN BLANKETS

Winner: Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference 6 British Outdoor Bred Pork Chipolatas wrapped in Bacon, £3 for 260g, (83/100)

Runner-up: Jolly Hog Gluten-Free Pigs in Blankets, £4 for 240g, (78/100)

TRADITIONAL SMOKED SALMON

Winner: The Fish Society Fishrjumpin’ Smoked Salmon, £8.90 for 200g, (78/100)

Runner-up: Co-op Irresistible Beech Oak Smoked Salmon £4 for 100g, (77/100)

FLAVOURED SMOKED SALMON

Winner: Lidl Scottish Gravadlax, £3.49 for 100g + 30g sauce, (86/100)

Runner-up: Waitrose & Partners Citrus Cured Smoked Scottish Salmon, £6.99 for 100g, (83/100)

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VEGGIE MAINS

Joint winners: COOK Portobello Mushroom Wellington, £10 for 360g, (82/100)

Tesco Finest Butternut Squash, Mushroom & Chestnut Wreath, £2.50 for 260g, (82/100)

Vegan Winner: Asda Vegan Festive Wellington £3 for 500g, (77/100)

Best of the Rest: Booths Pearl Barley & Vegetable Risotto, £6 for 400g, (81/100)

Aldi Spinach, Leek and Cheddar Lattices topped with Flax Seeds, £1.49 for 300g, (79/100)

Waitrose & Partners Vegetarian Mushroom, Cavolo Nero and Mascarpone Parcels, £6.99 for 300g, (78/100)
ROAST POTATOES

Winner: McCain Roasts, sold through Ocado, £3.10 for 1.4kg

Runner-up: Asda Extra Special Wagyu Beef Dripping King Edward Roast Potatoes, £1.50 for 400g, (81/100)

MINCE PIES

Winner: Baking Agent Mini Bake at Home Mince Pies, £3.79 for 12 sold through Ocado, (90/100)

Runner-up: Costa Coffee’s All Butter Mince Pies, £2.10 each, (82/100)

GLUTEN-FREE MINCE PIES

Joint winners: Costa Coffee’s Mincemeat Tart, £2.10 each, (79/100)

Tesco Free From Deep Filled Mince Pies, £1.50 for 4, (79/100)

Runner-up: Aldi Gluten Free Mince Pies, £1.35 for 4, (78/100)

MINCE PIES WITH A TWIST

Winner: EAT Mince Pies, £1.50 each, (82/100)

Runner-up: Co-op Irresistible Winter Eve’s Pudding Tart, £2 for 4, (75/100)

CHRISTMAS PUDDINGS

Joint winners: Iceland Luxury 12 Month Matured Christmas Pudding,’ £4 for 400g, (79/100)

Lidl 24 Month Matured Christmas Pudding,’ £11.99 for 907g, (79/100)

Joint runners-up: Harvey Nichols Classic Christmas Pudding, £6.50 for 454g, (77/100)

Booths 18 Month Matured Brandy, Port & Walnut Christmas Pudding, £11.95 for 908g, (77/100)

CHRISTMAS PUDDINGS WITH A TWIST

Winner: Aldi Specially Selected Morello Cherry Christmas Pudding, £6.99 for 800g, (81/100)

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Joint runners-up: Morrisons The Best Pannetone Crumb Pudding, £8 for 800g, (79/100)

Tesco Finest 9 Month Matured Hidden Clementine Christmas pudding with COURVOISIER® VS Cognac, £5.00 for 400g, (79/100)

CHRISTMAS CAKE

Winner: Waitrose 1 Richly Fruited Christmas Cake, £16 for 1.3kg, (82/100)

Runner-up: Iceland Luxury Christmas Cake, £8 for 1kg, (76/100)

YULE LOG

Winner: PAUL Chocolate Praline Yule Log, £35.95, for 805g, (83/100)

Runner-up: Lidl Deluxe Luxury Hand Finished Festive Yule Log, £2.99for 463g, (79/100)

DESSERT CENTREPIECE

Winner: M&S Sticky Toffee Pudding Trifle, £12 for 1kg, (86/100)

Runner-up: Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Triple Chocolate Puddings, £12 for 6 mini puddings, (85/100)

STILTON

Winner: Lidl Deluxe Mature Blue Stilton, £2.99 for 220g (86/100)

Runner-up: M&S Cropwell Bishop Blue Stilton, £8 for 500g (84/100)

CHAMPAGNE, £45 AND UNDER

Winner: Champagne Bollinger Special Cuvee, £45.00 for 75cl sold through Waitrose and Berry Bros & Rudd. (83/100)

Joint runners-up: Herbert Beaufort Grand Cru Champagne, £35 for 75cl, M&S (79/100)

Champagne Ayala Brut Majeur Non-Vintage, £32 for 75cl, Waitrose, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols (79/100)

PROSECCO, £16 AND UNDER

Winner: Morrisons The Best Prosecco DOCG Conegliano Valdobbladene Prosecco Superiore, £10 for 75cl, (89/100)

Runner-up: Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore, £16 for 75cl, Harvey Nichols, (83/100)

MULLED WINE

Winner: Morrisons Mulled Wine, £3.75 for 75cl, (88/100)

Runner-up: Sainsburys Taste the Difference Mulled Wine, £6 for 75cl, (85/100)





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