The gift of food and drink always goes down a treat. It’s something that can be shared with friends and family or squirrelled away for a cosy night in with Netflix.
Enter Whittard of Chelsea.
They’re a brand I’ve been loyal to for many years now, 15 I believe. It’s somewhere I always check when I need to buy gifts for my friends and family. The shop in Cambridge is particularly lovely and the staff are always helpful. If you’re looking for a last minute selection of festive foodie treats then you really can’t go wrong with a selection of teas, coffees and luxury hot chocolate from Whittard of Chelsea. They even have the most delicious biscuits and sweet treats.
If you’re also a fan of Whittard then you’ll know their branding is beautiful, especially when it comes to Christmas. They present their festive range in beautiful reusable caddies. Anything consumable and reusable is always a good thing in my books. The gift ideas in today’s post manage to tick both boxes.
Today I’m sharing their Christmas tea, coffee, hot chocolate and festive biscuits with you. I’ll give my thoughts on each one as well as serving suggestions. You can buy everything individually or pick a couple and make a hamper for someone special. You could even add a book and candle in so they can really have a relaxing time over Christmas.
This is the Whittard Christmas Tea. It comes in this beautifully bright and cheerful clip-top caddy which can be re-used to store tea throughout the year.
Although the scent of the tea is delightfully strong it doesn’t have an overpowering flavour once brewed. It has a subtle spice and warming flavour which is perfect to enjoy on a cold evening. I drink mine black but I think this would always work well with a little milk.
When it comes to sweet treats they just get it so right. These are their delicious Christmas Pudding All Butter biscuits which I think are perfect to put into a foodie hamper.
They’re full of flavours like zesty citrus and warming winter spices. The best bit is that they have lots of little pieces of dried fruits within them. Warning! You’ll make your way through these really fast.
Next we have the Christmas Coffee which smells wonderful, as do all of the tins I’m talking about today.
I’ve really enjoyed starting my morning with this festive coffee. It has a lovely smooth taste with a rich hazelnut flavour. It’s not overpowering but translates well into the coffee. I recommend trying the coffee with Innocent hazelnut milk, it’s so good and a less sickly alternative to adding syrup to your coffee.
Here is another beautiful tin of biscuits which as you can imagine are very tasty. Phil loved these ones, he’s a fan of anything with white chocolate in.
These are the Cranberry & White Chocolate Chip All Butter Biscuits. I think they’re a little sweeter than the Christmas Pudding tin but the slight tartness from the cranberries work well to balance this out. They have a truly festive flavour to them.
Luxury Hot Chocolate. The ultimate winter warming treat with a true chocolate flavour.
It’s rich and silky and if you make it with milk instead of water it will be a really decadent evening treat.
If you have an aeroccino it will help to give your hot chocolate that extra lovely thick texture.
So that’s my round-up of foodie favourites from Whittard of Chelsea this Christmas. I think their caddy based food and drinks make the most wonderful gifts. They look good, taste good and the caddies can be reused which is always a bonus.