Best Christmas Hampers 2012
Best Christmas Hampers 2012
What better way to show your love this Christmas than a bit of soul food? Here are our picks of 2012’s best Christmas gift foodie hampers …
BEST WORLD FOOD:
A lovely eastern-leaning hamper from the East India Company offers a world of tastes including the very best teas, Mocha Coffee, a selection of fine chocolate, fruits and nuts, a wonderful collection of condiments including Mrs Clements English Mustard and Mango Chutney, the luxurious Strawberry & Pepper Jam and a selection of both sweet and savoury biscuits, with tantalising flavour combinations such as Caramel and Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn.
£150 from theeastindiacompanyfinefood.com
Lakeland are experts at providing quality hampers at a good price and this Buttermere hamper is a celebration of all things Cumbrian. It showcases some of the finest fare from all across the county and presents them in a beautiful wicker hamper that’s just perfect for giving. Contents include Hawkshead Damson & Port Jam, Cumbrian Delights Cumbrian Hot Spot, Claire’s Damson & Apple Chutney, Cartmel Sticky Toffee Chocolates, Lakeland After Dinner Mints, Romney Kendal Mint Cake Tin, Romney Handmade Fudge, Cumbrian Delights Sticky Toffee Sauce, Lakeland Liqueur Truffles and Hawkshead Shortbread Cookies.
£49.99 from lakeland.co.uk
Flavrbox is a new online food store on a mission to revolutionise the way we buy and eat food by championing the very best food from independent British producers and delivering it direct to your door. Through a subscription each month you receive a surprise box containing 5-6 hand-picked products along with a set of notes explaining the stories behind the products and some serving suggestions. Not just about treats and snacking, this is one for the real foodie fans out there.
A number of Flavrbox subscriptions are available.
All the taste – none of the waste. This hamper from Tan Rosie is a spice lovers’ delight whilst also working for those on a budget – or with smaller appetites! The aubergine and mushroom pate makes a perfect addition to any Christmas buffet, whilst the fiery chilli fudge is great for people who like their sweet treats to pack a punch! The hamper includes: Tan Rosie’s Jerk Rub, Caribbean Rub, Caribbean Style Curry Powder, Tan Rosie’s Garlic & Pepper Sauce (hot), Sweet Tamarind Sauce (mild), Fiery Chilli Fudge (hot), Tan Rosie’s Vanilla Fudge, Aubergine & Mushroom Pate (mild).
£25 from www.tanrosie.com
The Garlic Farm’s alternative hamper is a delight for lovers of the pungent white bulb – and a must-miss for all vampires. Horseradish Mustard with Garlic
Garlic Mayonnaise, Cheeky Monkey Chutney, Vampire Relish, a Garlic Peeler, Garlic Twist, an apron, a cookbook and 3 Gourmet Garlic Bulbs all make it into the pack, along with… wait for it… Garlic Beer! The jury is still out on that one, but surely this is a must for the garlic lover in the family.
£50 from thegarlicfarm.co.uk