Christmas Categories


Christmas products are always a treat for the senses and we continue to see producers, suppliers and retailers develop and expand their Christmas offerings.  

Category definitions have been provided to help you select the right place for your product to be entered. Please note that categories have been grouped by relevance and not A-Z, your category may appear further down the page.

Enter by Friday 2 July. 

Christmas - Biscuits and Crackers

All biscuits and crackers, sweet or savoury e.g. crackers for cheese, breadsticks, festive flavoured cookies, florentines. For Free From Biscuits, see 'Christmas Free From'

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Christmas - Crisps, Nuts and Snacks

Any crisps, nuts or snacks marketed specifically for the festive period e.g. pigs in blankets flavour crisps, chocolate covered almonds

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Christmas - Canapés and Party Food

Savoury bite sized party nibbles that are ready to serve, cooked from chilled or frozen e.g. sausage rolls, blinis, dim sum, sliders. For sweet items, see 'Mini Desserts'

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Christmas - Cheese

Includes cheese products such as individual Christmas style cheeses, cheeses to be baked, or products such as cheese with tear-and-share bread and whole cheeseboards

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Christmas - Chocolate

Chocolate of a premium nature sold specifically as a Christmas offering e.g. chocolate bars, boxes, sharing bags. For fun, novelty or lower tier items, see 'Novelty'

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Christmas - Confectionery

Confectionery of a premium nature sold specifically as a Christmas offering e.g. nougat, premium marshmallows. For fun, novelty or lower tier items, see 'Novelty'

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Christmas - Novelty

Christmas themed novelty items predominantly aimed at children e.g. fun chocolates, sweets, ice cream, biscuits and cakes

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Christmas - Gifted Items/Gift Selections

All food and drink gift items including ‘build your own’ gingerbread houses; hot chocolate sets; gifting chocolate, hampers (can include alcoholic items when accompanied by food)

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Christmas - Food to Go

Food to Go items limited to Christmas e.g. turkey & brie sandwiches, festive vegan wraps, festive meal deal side

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Christmas - Chutneys, Gravy and Sauces

Any product created specifically for Christmas, either ambient or chilled e.g. bread sauce, cranberry sauce, gravy and gravy granules, jams, chutneys, sweet sauces, goose fat

For Vegan products, see Vegan Gravy, Sauces and Cream

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Christmas - Dairy

Any seasonal dairy product used at Christmas e.g. brandy butter, spiced double cream. Excludes cheese

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Christmas - Deli

Products that are sold on the delicatessen shelves or counter specifically for Christmas e.g. paté, charcuterie, olives

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Christmas - Desserts and Puddings

Any sweet pudding or dessert, including ice cream, whether they be ambient, chilled or frozen

Christmas -Free From

For vegan and vegetarian canapes and party food please enter the Christmas - Canapes and Party Food category above.

Christmas - Meat

Includes all Christmas meat items e.g. whole turkeys, joints and wellingtons

Christmas - Pigs in Blankets

Any pig in blankets, regardless of size, additional flavourings

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Christmas - Fish Smoked Salmon

Any smoked salmon e.g. oak smoked, gin infused etc

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Christmas - Fish Centrepieces

A fish product aimed to be an alternative to turkey to take centre stage on the table e.g. side of salmon, monkfish

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Christmas - Meat and Fish Starters

Any meat or fish item aimed as a starter e.g. fish gratin, duck rillettes. For smoked salmon see 'Christmas - Fish Smoked Salmon' category, and for Paté see 'Christmas - Deli' category

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Christmas - Seasonal Sides - Stuffing

Stuffing to add to a traditional Christmas dinner, of any flavour or variety. For gluten free stuffing, see 'Christmas - Free From Mains and Sides'

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Christmas - Seasonal Sides - Vegetables including Potatoes

Vegetables to add to a traditional Christmas dinner, of any flavour or variety e.g. roast potatoes, red cabbage, brussels sprouts

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Christmas - Seasonal Sides - Yorkshire Puddings

Yorkshire Puddings to add to a traditional Christmas dinner

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Christmas - Vegan Starters

Products specifically created and marketed as alternatives to meat or dairy-containing products and served as a starter (can be individual or sharing)

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Christmas - Vegan Main Course

Products specifically created and marketed as alternatives to meat or dairy-containing products and served as the main element to a main course (can be individual or sharing)

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Christmas - Vegan Desserts

Any vegan sweet items e.g. cakes, mousse pots, desserts (can be individual or sharing)

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Christmas - Vegan Gravy, Sauces and Cream

Vegan accompaniments either ambient or chilled e.g. vegan brandy cream, bread sauce, gravy and gravy granules, sweet sauces.

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Christmas - Vegetarian Starters

Products specifically created and marketed as alternatives to meat-containing products and served as a starter (can be individual or sharing)

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Christmas - Vegetarian Main Course

Products specifically created and marketed as alternatives to meat-containing products and served as the main element to a main course (can be individual or sharing)

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