From international influences to a full vegan feast with all the trimmings, Waitrose has pushed the boat out to create an all-encompassing Christmas offer this year. Here is our pick of its standout products.

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Waitrose Chorizo Paella Pastry Shelll Canapes

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Chorizo Paella Pastry Shells

Waitrose is featuring a range of international flavours in its party food offering this Christmas, from Morrocan Mushroom & Chickpea Pittas (rsp: £6) to a selection of Asian-inspired steamed buns (rsp: £6). Carrying on the theme, the retailer is offering a taste of Spain with its chorizo paella canapés (rsp: £6), complete with crunchy mussel-shaped pastry shells.


Waitrose Partridge In A Pear Tree Canapes

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Partridge in a Pear Tree

There are also some more traditional vol-au-vents, such as these Waitrose 1 puff pastry bites (rsp: £7) filled with minced partridge, pork sausagemeat and a sweet pear chutney.


Waitrose pork and Pancetta Christmas Cracker

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Pork & Pancetta Christmas Cracker

Also part of the Waitrose 1 range is the retailer’s festive take on a sausage roll (rsp: £10/450g). Serving 10 people, the puff pastry cracker is filled with British outdoor-bred pork, smoky pancetta, cranberries and sage & onion stuffing.


Waitrose Honey Cured Gammon with Plum Ginger Glaze

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Honey Cured Gammon with Plum & Spiced Ginger Glaze

Staying true to Waitrose’s signature flavour profile for this year – plum, spiced ginger & honey – this sweet and fruity gammon (rsp: £12.99 per kg/1.35kg) serves seven to eight people.


Waitrose Partners Vegan Root-En-Croute

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Vegan Root en Croute

Part of an extensive vegan offering this festive season – including centrepieces, side dishes and desserts – Waitrose’s Root en Croute (£5.99/350g) is a crisp puff pastry lattice parcel filled with roasted carrots, seasoned with smoky paprika and dill and finished with a creamy spinach sauce.


Waitrose Vegan Festive Wreath

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Vegan Festive Ring

This meat-free centrepiece (£5.99/410g) combines two types of vegan sausage – apple & cranberry and mushroom & leek, which are also sold separately – with a fruity stuffing and crunchy parsley crumb.


Waitrose Giant Jaffa Cake Dessert

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The Giant Jaffa Cake Dessert

For consumers who love the classic combination of chocolate and orange, this light, opera-style gateau (rsp: £13/650g) features layers of airy chocolate and clementine mousse, chocolate cake, tangy clementine jelly and a sprinkling of orange candy crush.


Waitrose Chocolate Caramel Vanilla Choux Wreath

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Chocolate, Caramel & Vanilla Choux Wreath

The retailer is following on from the success of wreath desserts last year with this decadent choux pastry garland (£13/695g). It features a filling of vanilla cream and is topped with Swiss chocolate fondant, white chocolate curls and salted caramel sauce.


Waitrose Heston Fig Port Cheesecake

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Heston from Waitrose Fig & Port Cheese Cake

Master of the surprise dessert (remember the hidden orange Christmas pudding?), Heston’s hero product for this year’s Waitrose range isn’t exactly what it seems. It may look like a wheel of ash-covered cheese, but this is really a soured cream cheesecake with a hidden centre of fig and port compote (£12/700g). Even the ’cheeseboard’ base is made of lemon shortbread.


Waitrose Heston Pistachio Stollen Loaf

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Heston from Waitrose Pistachio Stollen Loaf

Another addition to the Heston range is this take on the traditional Christmas cake. The buttery brioche stollen (rsp: £7) is filled with lashings of pistachio marzipan and topped with apricot jam, sweetened cherries, pistachio and almond flakes.



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