Sainsbury’s joins some of its peers in identifying culinary nostalgia as a key trend for Christmas 2022.

That’s why its Taste the Difference range is chock-full of products that might not have looked out of place at a late last century dinner party. Take the Prawn Mocktail, truly reminiscent of the original recipe but with a spicy tomato jelly to cement its innovation in 2022.

Salmon canapes, traditional roasting joints and gingerbread also join the lineup to make for a timeless festive season.

Check out the range below:

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Sticky Teriyaki Chicken Skewers

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8 British chicken thigh skewers marinaded in aromatic ginger, garlic and five spice. Each piece is coated in a sweet and sticky teriyaki style glaze. Available 7 December. 


Croquette Monsieur Bites

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10 pork and shredded ham croquettes filled with molten cheese sauce, made with Gruyère, Parmesan and a splash of dry white wine, covered in a crisp crunchy breadcrumb. Available 7 December. 


Mini Pulled Beef Yorkshires

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6 mini Yorkshire puddings with a ”rich” pulled British beef in a red wine gravy, smothered in a portobello and porcini mushroom melt. Available 7 December.



King Prawn Mocktails

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A twist on the 80s dinner party favourite prawn cocktail, this time made with a layer of modern spiced tomato jelly, topped with a creamy Marie Rose sauce and king prawns, finished with tomato powder. 2 pack, available 14 December. 


Beetroot & Orange Smoked Salmon

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Lightly smoked salmon cured in a blend of beetroot, balsamic vinegar, orange juice and zest with a hint of spice for a subtly sweet and sharp flavour. Available 1 December.



Free Range Bronze Turkey Crown with Pork, Caramelised Shallot & Pancetta Stuffing with Jus Glaze 

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Free-range bronze turkey crown hand prepared with a festive mulled spice rub, smoked streaky bacon and a Christmas tree shaped thyme butter. Stuffed with British pork, caramelised shallot, leek and pancetta stuffing and finished with a turkey gravy glaze for added decadence. Available 18 December, 2.5-3kg serves 8-12. 


30-day aged Beef Roasting Joint 

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British beef dry aged on the bone for 14 days for a fuller flavour and matured for a further 16 days for tenderness and succulence. Available now, 1kg-1.24kg serves 4-6.


Mulled Cider Glazed Gammon Joint

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Glazed gammon hand and dry cured for a deep flavour. The joint is accompanied with a sweet cinnamon, clove and nutmeg cider glaze. Available now, serves 10.


Scottish Salmon Side

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Scottish salmon joint in spiced orange and honey sticky glaze garnished with fresh orange slices. Available 19 December.



No Turkey Crown

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A ready-to-roast plant-based turkey-style crown finished with smoky vegan rashers, sage and onion stuffing and a zesty sage, thyme and onion melt. Hand made using soya protein and infused with natural flavours. Available 7 December.


Plant Pioneers Shroompups in Blankets



10 seasoned mini mushroom sausages wrapped in smoked paprika coated vegan rashers. Available 7 December. 



Blondie Gingerbread Pies

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Gingerbread pastries with smooth spiced caramel, layered with white chocolate chips and an almond blondie. Finished with a little gingerbread man. Available now. 


Cherry & Almond Panettone

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Panettone with juicy candied cherries, finished with soft hazelnut frosting. Complete with sugar nibs and whole almonds. Available now.


Festive Belgian Chocolate & Salted Caramel Wreath

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Choux wreath centrepiece piped with salted caramel cream, topped with salted caramel sauce and Belgian chocolate, hand finished with edible chocolate pinecones and creamy Belgian white chocolate shavings. Available 20 December.


Caramelised Biscuit Pudding

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The star of the Sainsbury’s Christmas advert this year. With juicy vine fruits and laced with a hint of brandy. A generous drizzle of spiced caramel sauce and a dusting of caramelised biscuit crumbs. Available now.


On the Go

Vegan Boxing Day Wrap



A wrap filled with a crushed vegetable patty, carrot and parsnips, topped with curried mayonnaise and crunchy vegetables. Available now.


Plant Pioneers No Pigs Under Blankets Sandwich

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Plant-based bacon and sausage sandwich, complete with vegan bacon-naise and crispy onions. Available now.


Festive Hot Smoked Salmon Sandwich



Rye bread is topped with hot smoked salmon, lemon crème fraiche with dill and capers. Available now.


The Ultimate Christmas Dinner Feast



Smoked shredded turkey, ham burnt ends, chunky caramelised parsnip and carrot, miso marinated cranberries topped with bucks fizz chutney in a rich gravy roll. Available now.