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The wait is finally over…

M&S Food reveals the full Christmas collection for 2020!

(psst… we think it is the most delicious yet!)

Finally an announcement to get excited about, we are revealing our INCREDIBLE Christmas collection for 2020, which includes over 1000 newly developed products of outstanding quality, leading innovation and surprising value – and we think it is the most delicious selection yet!

Christmas celebrations may be looking a little different this year, but one thing is for certain, shoppers are looking forward to it more than ever as they look to bid farewell to a really challenging year! Virtual and more intimate ‘mini-mas’ celebrations are likely to become the norm, as friends and families celebrate with numerous events throughout the festive season (see our Christmas Trends Report for more), and this year’s collection will help you do just that!

April Preston, Director of Product Development said: “This year, customers have been telling us they want to embrace the spirit of Christmas more than ever. We won’t want to confine Christmas to one day, we’ll be looking to extend the festive season and turn it into a series of moments, celebrating with loved ones in whatever way we can.  Christmas isn’t a time our customers want to hold back, and food will continue to play a central part in their celebrations. Some of the festivities may look a bit different, some might even be virtual, but they will be more special than ever as we treat, thank, celebrate and unite with friends and family.” 

Explore the full festive range online tomorrow (1st October), including 14 exclusive online Christmas Food to Order products like the Star-Studded Sausage Roll Garland Stack (£12) – a three-tier tower of moreish sausage rolls that will have you keep diving back for more. 

But if you just can’t wait until tomorrow (and who could blame you?) here are just some of the highlights from this year’s collection…

What is new in the world of party food? 

M&S party food is iconic! No celebration is complete without tucking into a bitesize chunk of M&S loveliness, and even if celebrations are a little different, we’ll still want to eat party food.  This year we have added 14 new lines to the range including more vegetarian and vegan lines than ever before.  Look out for this year’s must haves the Battered Mini Sausages ‘chip shop style’, Chicken Doughnut Dippers (you read that right!) and Plant Kitchen Mini No Chicken Kievs.  What’s great about this year’s collection, not only does each canape cook at the same temperature with little to no prep, they are also suitable for freezing – meaning those looking to get ahead with their prep this Christmas can.

Battered Mini Sausages ‘chip shop style’ with curry dip

£5, 290g

IN STORE FROM 21 OCT

A perfect taste of the “chippy” in bitesize form, complete with curry sauce for dipping. Tuck in…

Chicken Doughnut

Dippers

£5, 330g

IN STORE FROM 21 OCT

Dough-nut adjust your screen… you’ve read that right! These jumbo battered British chicken breast “rings” come in their very own doughnut box with BBQ

sauce and waffle crumbs

for dipping.

Frozen Plant Kitchen mini no

chicken Kievs

£5, 360g

IN STORE NOW

In January we unveiled our first ever vegan Kiev, 40 years after launching the chicken Kiev in the UK. This Christmas, we’re launching frozen bitesize versions of the soya-based Kievs.

Hot cheese? Yes please!

Our hot and gooey Christmas cheese is renowned across the UK.  Wondering how we are going to ‘beat our best’ and bring something even more exciting to the dinner table?  Well, this year we have gone and done it again with the introduction of this year’s smouldering must have… The Molten Mountain Cheesebake!  A cheese-lover’s dream, this fondue pot of Gruyère, Comté and Emmental is topped with bacon lardons, roasted onion and Raclette cheese, and is ready to pop straight into the oven.  Costing just £7 for a 6 person serving, how could you possibly say no!

Now that’s the Perfect Turkey!

We’ve declared this Christmas is all about JONSO (joy of not stressing out) and our new Collection Perfect Turkey Crown helps you do just that. Needing next to no attention for the perfect, succulent meat every time, we have done all the hard-work meaning you can simply pop in the oven for the specified time, and cook-up the most delicious, fuss-free meat ever.  Costing £50 and serving 6-8, this free range bird is great value coming pre-basted, pre-stuffed with a pork and cranberry stuffing, pre-wrapped with a flavoursome cured smoked bacon for ultimate succulence and we have even infused a nutty butter under the skin to keep meat super moist, and skin super crispy. For those with leftovers after the big day, we’ll have tonnes of brilliant recipe inspiration online and in-store too!

Perfect Turkey Crown

£50, serves 6-8

IN STORE FROM 19th DEC

Cracking pair of legs!

Slow-cooked Turkey Legs

£12, 1.7kg, serves 4

IN STORE FROM 2 DEC

To make sure there’s no wastage from our crowns, we’ve specially prepared these delicious slow-cooked turkey legs, complete with rich turkey gravy. Perfect for anyone who prefers darker meat – this so succulent, it falls off the bone.

I’ve only got pies for you!!

The picture speaks for itself! YUM!! Who wouldn’t want to tuck into this fabulous and indulgent veggie masterpiece? A Christmas treat for anyone. Mushrooms and roast parsnips in a creamy, cheesy sauce, encased in flaky pastry shaped like a mushroom.  Stunning, delicious, sign me up!

Mushroom & Camembert Pie

£18, 975g serves 4

IN STORE 18 DEC

 

That’s not all, we have added EVEN MORE VEGAN OPTIONS this year including Plant Kitchen Festive Wreath, Plant Kitchen No Pigs in Duvets and Chocolate Tortes that you’d never know were vegan! More details on p.9 of our press pack.

Sweet dreams really are made of these…

This year’s dessert collection is more impressive than ever and perfect for every occasion, including rounding off the main event. Check out our ooziest, chocolatiest treats, which are guaranteed crowd-pleasers, and we have also gone for gold this festive season with our showstopping golden balls profiterole stack and theatrical gold bullion bar.

Golden Balls

£12, 640g serves 8

IN STORE FROM 20 DEC

Profiteroles with a difference! Go for gold this Christmas with our dazzling stack of delicate choux pastry puffs filled with whipped cream, layered with rich salted caramel sauce and decorated with gold malt balls and gold shimmer.

Giant Gold Bullion Bar

£20, 750g serves 6

IN STORE FROM 18 DEC

Bringing back a customer favourite – this time super-sized to add a touch of theatre to the table. A light caramel mousse, layered with chocolate ganache, crunchy chocolate shortbread pieces and salted caramel sauce, encased in a milk chocolate shell.

Simply shatter and share!

But that’s not all!

Some of our other festive favourites include a velvety Salted Caramel Brownie Liqueur, out-of-this-world Chocolate Orange Christmas Pudding, a Triple Chocolate Panettone of dreams and everybody’s favourite – a Festive Colin the Caterpillar Cake giving a new take on the Christmas Yule Log!

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