Nelson's is cutting a slice of the luxury Christmas foods market with the launch of a premium mincemeat and Christmas pudding under the Mrs Beeton's brand. The range is based on recipes from Mrs Beeton's 19th century Book of Household Management. Two sizes of Christmas pudding are available in pyramid style packaging to aid stacking (rsp £4.99 1lb, £7.99 2lb). The mincemeat is made with vine fruits, citrus peel, brandy and spices (rsp £1.39). Priti Patel, product manager of Nelson's, said: "The market for luxury Christmas products grew considerably last year and we are hoping to capitalise on this favourable growth by offering premier products at everyday prices." The Mrs Beeton's brand is owned by Samworth Brothers. Nelson's is one of its sub-licensees. {{P&P }}