WE reveal the winners of BBC Good Food’s blind Christmas taste test:

Best Christmas pudding

WINNER – Deluxe 24-month matured Christmas pudding (907g), £11.99, Lidl

Highly commended – Finest nine-month matured mulled wine Christmas pudding (400g), £5, Tesco

Best gluten-free Christmas pudding

WINNER – Free From Christmas pudding (454g), £3.75, Tesco

Best stollen

WINNER – Heston from Waitrose pistachio stollen loaf, £8, Waitrose & Partners
Highly commended – Chocolate and Amaretto Stollen Loaf, Asda

Best smoked salmon

WINNER – Co-op Irresistible beech & oak smoked salmon (100g), £4, Co-op

Highly commended – Deluxe beetroot and gold smoked salmon (100g), Lidl

Highly commended – Taste the Difference Hebridean smoked salmon (100g), £4.35, Sainsbury’s

Best stuffing

WINNER – Extra Special pigs in blankets on a festive feast (694g), £5, Asda

Best vegan main 

WINNER – Specially Selected Christmas wreath (550g), £3.99, Aldi

Highly commended – Plant Kitchen Christmas joint (serves four), £12, M&S

Highly commended – Finest butternut squash, mushroom & chestnut wreath (400g), £4.50, Tesco

Best vegetarian main

WINNER – The Best layered vegetable tart (500g), £4, Morrisons

Highly commended – Vegetarian mushroom, cavolo nero and mascarpone parcels (serves four), £16.99, Waitrose & Partners

Highly commended – Ricotta stacks (380g), £7, M&S

Best vegan dessert

WINNER – Vegan chocolate & cherry dessert (585g), £10, M&S

Best Christmas cake

WINNER – Waitrose & Partners No 1 richly fruited Christmas cake (1.3kg), £16, Waitrose & Partners

Best gammon

WINNER – Deluxe gammon with a spiced rum glaze and a pineapple topping (1.4kg), £11.99, Lidl

Highly commended – Specially Selected Wiltshire crackling bone-in gammon joint (2.25kg), £14.99, Aldi

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Best mince pies

WINNER – The Best all-butter deep-filled mince pies (pack of six), £2, Morrisons

Highly commended – Taste the Difference all butter mince pies (325g), £2, Sainsbury’s

Best gluten-free mince pies

WINNER – M&S made without gluten mince pies (pack of four), £2.50, M&S

Highly commended – Free from mince pies (pack of 4), £1.80, Morrisons

Best pigs in blankets

WINNER – Taste the Difference British pork chipolatas wrapped in bacon (pack of six, 260g), £3.50, Sainsbury’s

Highly commended – Deluxe yard-long pig in blanket (400g), £3.99, Lidl

Highly commended – Specially Selected three little pigs (288G), £2.99, Aldi

Best gravy

WINNER – Taste the Difference Christmas gravy for chicken & turkey (450g), £3.15, Sainsbury’s

Highly commended – Perfect turkey gravy (500g), £4, M&S

Best cranberry sauce

WINNER – Extra Special cranberry sauce with port, £1.39, Asda

Highly commended – Specially Selected cranberry & orange sauce with ruby port (230g), 99p, Aldi

Best alternative meat centrepiece

WINNER – Specially Selected beef rib joint with salt & pepper seasoning (1.1-2.7kg), £12.99 per kg, Aldi

Highly commended – Finest Aberdeen angus dry-aged sirloin wing rib (1.5-2.5kg), £35, Tesco

Best traditional centrepiece dessert

WINNER – Heston from Waitrose ‘The Fig & Port Cheese Cake’ (675g), £12, Waitrose & Partners

Highly commended – Taste the Difference Sicilian lemon & passion fruit buche (672g), £10, Sainsbury’s

Highly commended – Sticky toffee trifle (1kg), £12, M&S

Best chocolate centrepiece dessert

WINNER – Waitrose & Partners the giant Jaffa cake dessert (650g), £13, Waitrose & Partners

Highly commended – Taste the Difference white chocolate & raspberry snow dome (970g), £12, Sainsbury’s

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Best vegan canapés

WINNER – No bull burger sliders (275g), £4, Iceland

Best vegetarian canapés

WINNER – Vegetable gyoza with soy & chilli dip, £2, Asda

Highly commended – 10 porcini & truffle crumpets (195g), £7, M&S

Highly commended – Vegan mini beet wellingtons (pack of nine, 232g), £7, Waitrose & Partners

Best savoury canapés (meat or fish)

WINNER – Pulled ham & rarebit crumpets (pack of 10, 236g), £7, M&S

Best sweet canapés

WINNER – Co-op Irresistible Belgian chocolate cups (214g), £3.50, Co-op

Best yule log  

WINNER – M&S woodland yule log (940g), £15, M&S

Highly commended – Taste the Difference clementine & chocolate yule log (700g), £8, Sainsbury’s

Best panettone

WINNER – The Best classic panettone (750g), £8, Morrisons



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