Hosting this Christmas? Then you’ll want to keep family from near and far, as well as friends, well fed and watered once they cross your threshold. But how to be sure what you serve up is going to get the thumbs-up from those around the table? Our guide to the best food and drink from the high street favourites, of course.
Asda is one of the top places to shop for all your festive fare – and it’s seen plenty of wins in Christmas taste testing this year, too. What should you add to your trolley? Find it right here.
Asda Christmas dinner best buys
This bird will look and taste the part at your Christmas dinner. Asda extra special free range Norfolk bronze turkey took the winning slot in BBC Good Food’s taste testing with the experts praising its ‘moist, juicy and full-flavoured meat’, which is precisely what you want, isn’t it?
If you’re after a breast joint rather than a whole bird, Asda extra special British turkey parcelis worth your attention. It has a luxurious pork, porcini and truffle stuffing and is finished with maple-cured bacon. It also claimed the runner-up spot in the BBC Good Food turkey centrepiece slot.
And talking of centrepieces here’s one for vegan diners worthy of the name. Asda extra special vegan wellington can take a starring role in a Christmas tablesetting. It’s made to serve three and the seasoned soya, mushroom and caramelised onion filling in puff pastry comes with rich red wine gravy.
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