Inclusivity was the overarching theme of this year’s Tesco preview, with a host of new additions catering for those with allergies or following vegetarian or vegan diets, as well as products that simply provided for an array of tastes, such as its double stuffed turkey breast with both sweet and savoury stuffing.

Here are 10 of its new festive products that caught our eye. 

TESCO STICKY CHILLY CAULIFLOWER

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Sticky Chilli Cauliflower 

RSP: £1

One of a large number of new additions to Tesco’s vegan-friendly snack range, this 220g pack of bite-size cauliflower florets coated in a crisp and crunchy batter will only set you back £1. It comes with a separate chilli sauce to pour over and bake in the oven before serving. 

TESCO THAI GREEN CHICKEN BASKETS

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Thai Green Chicken Baskets

RSP: £3

Novelty foods were once again on trend in Tesco’s party snacks range. Alongside mini mushroom burgers and mini barbacoa beef tacos were these Thai Green Chicken Baskets made with filo pastry and sold in a pack of eight.  

TESCO FINEST DRESSED SPRUCE SMOKED SALMON SIDE

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Finest Dressed Spruce Smoked Scottish Salmon Side

RSP: £20

Rather than stick with simply smoking its salmon side over standard wood chips, the Tesco team decided to infuse the entire product with a festive feel this year, opting to use Christmas tree spruce chippings instead. The side is then roasted to bring out the unique flavour and topped with a tangy lemon cream cheese mousse, king prawns and finished with a gold lustre. 

TESCO FINEST BRITISH FR BRONZE DOUBLE STUFFED BONELESS TURKEY BREAST

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Finest Free Range Bronze Double Stuffed Boneless Turkey Breast

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Why have one stuffing when you can have two? That was Tesco’s logic in creating this double stuffed turkey breast. On one side is sweet pork, apple and cranberry stuffing, and on the other savoury pork, sage and onion stuffing. The idea is to satisfy everyone at the Christmas dinner table without the hassle of cooking two birds, a buyer told us. 

TESCO FINEST CARROT AND THYME TARTE TATIN

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Finest Carrot & Thyme Tarte Tatin

RSP: £2.60

Vegan centrepieces were given plenty of attention by the Tesco team this year following the success of its stuffed butternut squash in 2018. The emphasis though was on products that could be served to everyone, either as the main dish or as a side serving, regardless of their diet, buyers told us. That included this Carrot & Thyme Tarte Tatin, which uses hand-layered sweet, sticky carrots and caramelised onions in a puff pastry tart topped with a sherry and rosemary glaze.  

TESCO OLIVE AND ANTIPASTI PLATTER_BRIE AND CRANBERRY GARLAND

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Brie & Cranberry Garland

RSP: £5

Part of its sharing range, this Brie & Cranberry Garland has a sweet and savoury combo of seasonal cranberries and brie, encased in a flaky puff pastry garland and topped with pumpkin seeds. 

TESCO FINEST CREATE YOUR OWN DRUNKEN CHEESE

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Create your own Drunken Cheese 

RSP: £3

A novel approach to the Christmas cheese platter, this product allows shoppers to tailor to their own tastes. The pack comes with a white stilton blended with candied orange peel ready to infuse with an alcohol of your choice. Add 80ml of red wine, port or gin and leave for 24 hours to infuse, the retailer recommends.  

TESCO FINEST CHRISTMAS TREE CHOCOLATE POTS

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Christmas Tree Chocolate Pots

RSP: £8

An innovative take on the Black Forest classic, this pack of four desserts comes complete with individual edible plant pots made of coloured chocolate. Inside is black cherry compote, Belgian chocolate mousse and cookie crumb, decorated with a chocolate Christmas tree, red lustred malt balls and a silver shimmer. 

TESCO FINEST BELGIAN CHOCOLATE AND CLEMENTINE CAKE

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Finest Belgian Chocolate & Clementine Cake

RSP: £12

One of a number of alternative dessert centrepieces on offer at Tesco this year is this Finest Belgian Chocolate & Clementine Cake. Made with alternating layers of light orange and chocolate sponge, sandwiched with a zesty clementine coulis then hand decorated with luxurious chocolate ganache buttercream, and finished with bronze-lustred Belgian chocolate curls and chocolate rice balls. 

TESCO ELF FAIRY CAKE KIT

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Elf Fairy Cake Kit

RSP: £2.75

A fun festive-themed baking kit that guides you through creating these fairy cakes at home – one of several DIY kits on display at Tesco this year. Each pack comes with vanilla flavour cake mix, icing, sugar paste and paper cases for six elf cakes – just add egg, milk and butter

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