Asda’s message is that there should be something for everyone at the Christmas table. The retailer has gone all-out to make more of its recipes gluten and dairy-free and it has introduced a wealth of new plant-based options for consumers with vegan lifestyles. It has also updated Christmas classics with modern twists and new flavours, here’s our pick of the range

Asda has not yet set RSPs for the Christmas range 

Asda heather honey smoked salmon

Extra Special Heather Honey and Black Pepper Smoked Salmon

Farmed and cured in Scotland, this salmon is smoked in a brick kiln over Applewood chips for 15 hours and hung using traditional methods for a drier, less oily mouthfeel. It’s then finished with Scottish heather honey and garnished with black pepper which creates “an irresistible fusion of smoky and sweet flavours” according to Asda. 

Asda Sour Cherry Gammon

Butcher’s Selection Gammon Joint with a Sour Cherry Glaze 

Inspired by the growing Christmas trend for Black Forest flavours, this gammon joint is cured in a “unique brine” for succulence and finished with a high-shine, sticky sour cherry glaze. 

Asda Ultimate Pig in a Blanket

Extra Special Ultimate Pig in a Blanket

Coming in at a foot long, this impressive British Red Tractor pork sausage wrapped with dry cured, oak smoked streaky bacon will serve up to ten people at the Christmas dinner table. The sausage is gluten-free and flavoured with ginger, nutmeg and pimento. 

Asda cheeseboard

Cabra Al Vino

Made with goat’s milk, this mild cheese is soaked in and injected with red wine which gives it a deep burgundy colour and smooth texture. The cheese is pictured above (far right) alongside the new Triple Crème Blue (top left). 

Asda Gingerbread Gin

Extra Special Gingerbread Gin Liqueur 

This glittery liqueur combines Asda’s own-label Extra Special Triple Distilled Premium Gin with gingerbread flavouring. The retailer recommends this 20% abv liqueur is served on its own for sipping or topped up with bubbly.

Asda dim sum party food

Chicken Laksa Roses 

Inspired by growing demand for Asian-fusion flavours, these pre-dinner canapés are wrapped in vibrantly coloured pastry shaped into a rose and filled with chicken in a rich lemongrass and coconut curry sauce. The roses are pictured above (left) alongside the fried chicken dim sum collection in red, yellow and green curry sauce variants.

Asda vegan chocolate dessert pots

Vegan Chocolate Caramel Pots 

One of several vegan launches for Christmas, these individual desserts are filled with chocolate ganache and salted caramel sauce which Asda believes will satisfy even non-vegans for dessert. The plant-based pots are topped with iridescent glitter and golden date pieces.