Well, I was not disappointed. I left full of cheese and Christmas cheer. I had already eyed up some of their Christmas decorations but the food ranges were new to me and I certainly ate my share...and maybe a few others shares too.
I was most excited about these magical reindeer, I have already bought the little one for our home and I think they're just super cute. I also had already purchased the tree log candle holder back in October and I love it. I have one of Sainsburys red Christmas candles in it and I just can't put my finger on what the scent is but it reminds me of Christmases of my childhood. It's spicy but not the usual cinnamon and apple combo that you usually see around these months.
How cute is the little Robin candle?
On to the food! This year I am hosting Christmas with my family and it'll be the first time in over 30 years that my mum has not cooked Christmas dinner. No pressure then! I'll be making a huge list and a trip to Sainsburys soon to collect everything I need for the main dinner but I have now also been drawn to the wonderful selection of snacks they have available. For NI folk there is also a wide range of local produce to avail of and many of the brands have seasonal ranges. Alistair particularly enjoyed the glittery mince pies! My favourite item (apart from all of the cheese of course) were the Juice Press season juices, They're great for something a little different from the usual Shloer and would be delicious warmed up or mixed with the tipple of your choice! I'm thinkin some spiced rum for me.
They come in 2 seasonal flavours: Apple, Pear, Cranberry and Cinnamon and the second flavour is Apple, Pear, Cranberry and Clove. I loved them and I have to say their plain orange juice is also delicious and not from concentrate.
We also stuffed ourselves silly on some Genesis and Howell House baked goods. Those yellow things? Pineapple tarts. Pineapple! I loved them.
The aforementioned cheese which I probably ate half my weight in. I love cheese.
Please note this post is NOT paid for or sponsored and all views are honest, I was so impressed. Do check out their Christmas range and let me know what you think!