As we are in December, what better month to highlight the amazing food and drink produce that has recently launched, or is about to launch.

It’s the time of over indulgence, but that doesn’t have to mean eating and drinking all bad things in December. There is so much to enjoy from locally produced frozen meals to super-healthy mushroom matcha. Outstanding ice creams and barista-style syrups to limited edition sausages also feature in this round-up.

Food This December

Strong Roots, Good Made Easy Meals, £3.50 each from Ocado

Strong Roots, the pioneers in plant-based frozen food, have done it again! Setting out the next step in their mission to make tasty, plant-based food for busy people, they have launched five bold, veggie-packed meals. Strong Roots meals currently at Ocado include; Creamy Mac, and Thai Green Veg Curry, Veggie Masala, White Bean & Lentil Stew, and Mediterranean Orzo Bake. Plus, soon to launch at Sainsbury’s in January will be the Thai Green Veg Curry and the Veggie Masala, so keep your eyes peeled.

Boursin, Truffle Flavoured, £2.95 (150g) from Tesco

New limited-edition Boursin Truffle Flavoured! A delicious puck combining the classic, creamy and crumbly texture of Boursin cheese infused with a truffle flavour. This adds depth and richness to the classic Boursin, elevating homemade recipes to a whole new level.

Truffle Flavoured Boursin

Nairn’s X Marmite, Marmite & Cheese Oatcakes, £1.95 (200g) from Waitrose

Nairn’s best-selling Cheese Oatcakes are a firm family favourite for a reason and have now been taken to new levels with an added dose of Marmite’s iconic flavour for the ultimate savoury taste sensation. Made with real cheese, wholegrain oats, a dollop of Marmite, and very little else.

Häagen-Dazs, Caramel Biscuit & Cream with Biscoff®, £5.40 (460ml) from Tesco & other major retailers

The collaboration we’ve all been waiting for, Häagen-Dazs Caramel, Biscuit & Cream crafted with Biscoff® is a match made in biscuity heaven. The mouth-watering flavour offers a delightful combination of Belgium caramelised biscuit, delicately paired with deliciously rich and sleek caramel ice cream, full of flavour and texture.

Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream with Biscoff

MAXI Babybel, £3.25 (200g), from Asda

After a long-anticipated arrival, the NEW Maxi Babybel has arrived. This 200g version of the nation’s favourite cheese snack, has just rolled out in the UK and unveiled as a limited edition!

HECK, Limited Edition Pork, Wensleydale & Cranberry Cocktail Sausages, £3 from Tesco

Three favourite Christmas flavours into one deliciously festive cocktail sausage bite. Pork, Wensleydale and Cranberry flavours, with 20 mini sausages in the pack. The limited-edition packs ae only available until 2nd January, so get yours now!

Graham’s Family Dairy, Protein Pots

Brand new launch of confectionery flavoured Protein Yogurt Pots from Graham’s Family Dairy in Scotland. New flavours include; Lemon Cheesecake, Chocolate Caramel, and Stracciatella. Each pot is sweetener free, has 22 grams of protein per pot, and relys on all-natural goodness. Currently available in Scotland only.

Drinks This December

Belvoir, Fruit Cordials £4 each, and Delicious Light Cans £4.75 (x 4) from Waitrose

If you’re looking for a deliciously healthy kickstart to the new year that’s naturally low in sugar and calories, and contains absolutely nothing artificial, fill up on Belvoir Farm’s two new fruit-packed thirst quenchers: Delicious & Light reduced sugar, low-calorie cans and the UK’s first No Added Sugar Pure Fruit Cordials. The light cans include; Raspberry Lemonade, Mango & Peach, and Elderflower Lemonade. Belvoir’s no added sugar cordials include; Sicilian Lemon & Lime, Exotic Mango & Passionfruit, and Elderflower & Apple.

BZZD, Energy Drinks, £15 (24 x 150ml cans), from Amazon

BZZD Energy Tonic Water is expertly crafted to lift spirits. BZZD Energy is the ultimate guilt free pick me up as it boasts more caffeine per 100ml that the UK’s leading energy brand, while being only 18kcals per can. What’s more, BZZD Energy is powered by nature, with caffeine extracted from 100% natural plant sources to give the ultimate all-natural, uplifting buzz. Can be used as a mixer or enjoyed on its own.

Tate & Lyle, Barista Syrups, £2.79 each from Morrisons

Create barista-style drinks at home with the new Tate & Lyle syrups, including Caramel, Vanilla, and Hazelnut flavours. Al made from pure cane sugar.

DIRTEA, Mushroom Match Super Blend, £53.99 per month

DIRTEA’s Mushroom Matcha is made using the world’s finest functional mushrooms sourced from the fruiting body which contains the highest concentration of active ingredients, including beta-glucans, triterpenes, and other active compounds.

Citizen Spritz, Non-alcoholic Spritz Mixers, £20 (500ml)

Crafted for special moments, these spritz mixes allow you to effortlessly create drinks similar to pornstar martinis or mojitos in an instant. Plus, as each bottle offers 20 servings, drinks can be made in bigger quantities which is perfect for hosting. All you have to do is add 175ml of soda or sparkling water to 25ml of Citizen Spritz and voila! The range includes 4 flavours including; Bitter Orange, Cool Lime, Pink Grapefruit, and Passionfruit.

Citizen Spritz

December’s Delicious Food & Drink Round-Up – Words by Rachel McAlley

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A veteran in global travel, Rachel also loves to explore hidden gems on home turf. She’s a writing connoisseur of Britain’s best hotels, luxury beauty products, and UK food and drink launches.

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