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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