Food & Nutrition

Alternative Christmas treats guide – because some people don’t like pigs in blankets

Looking for something a little more exciting than turkey and Brussels sprouts this Christmas? We've rounded up our favourite alternatives that are sure to impress your guests, let's get into it:

Naked Dough - best for a cookie dough Christmas

If you're looking for a treat that everyone will love and have fun with, Cookie Dough from Naked Dough is the ultimate choice. Not only is their cookie dough range delicious and available in more than 10 different flavours, but it's also egg-free and includes vegan options. This would be a great fun treat to whip out on Boxing Day. There is even a DIY kit if you fancy making your own cookie dough!

You can explore the full range from Naked Dough (including bundles & gift vouchers) here -


Samurai Shot - Best for a non-alcoholic nip

If you're anything like us, you've probably spent most of lockdown drinking a little bit more than you usually would. So if you want a dry Christmas, you need a delicious option - Samurai Shots are a perfect choice. Their range of non-alcoholic shots are made from premium quality tea leaves and herbs which have been brewed for over 12 hours. You can choose from flavours such as Bitter Green and Masala Spicy, so there is something for everyone.

Explore the full range here -

Samurai Shot Ginger Head Healthy Energy Drink

Quirky Coffee Co - Best for a Boxing Day boost

After a long day of eating and unwrapping gifts on Christmas Day, the following day can often be a bit slow. Get everyone going again on Boxing Day with this delicious Christmas Blend coffee from Quirky Coffee Co. You'll pick up notes of red berries with a dark chocolate finish, so it'll definitely keep the Christmas vibe going. We also love that it's organic.

Get yourself a packet and explore the rest of their range here -


Cartografie Chocolate - Best for a sweet treat

If you're not a fan of Christmas pudding but you still want a sweet treat, then Cartografie Chocolate is an excellent luxury alternative. Their chocolate is handcrafted and the ingredients they use are sourced directly from farmers. Their range includes a variety of collections as well as hot chocolate blends, which would be perfect for warming up in the evenings.

Explore their full range here (and take a look at their festive gifting range too!) -


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