Forgive us if it’s only September but, after last year, we’re absolutely gunning for Christmas 2021. According to M&S, we’re not the only ones. Last week alone, there were 500,000 searches for ‘Christmas’ on the M&S website and it’s already sold nearly 1,000 frozen turkeys.
When it comes to Christmas food, M&S is determined to make 2021 its best year yet and its impressive festive line-up looks is guaranteed to light up every festivity. In fact, #lit is a bit of a theme. From the revamped light-up snow globe liqueurs and the first-ever light-up chocolate box to ready-to-drink Marksologist cocktails and golden blond chocolate treats, this Christmas looks set to be all about having a good time and indulging in the delicious.
April Preston, Director of Product Development at M&S says: ‘I can’t wait for customers to see the ultimate collection of gifts we’ve created this year, bursting with that signature M&S magic you know and love! Our iconic light-up snow globe liqueurs have been given a new look and we have introduced a gorgeous spiced sugar plum flavour, along with our first ever rum liqueur – a must try!’
‘And it’s not just the globes that will be illuminated this year, with the world’s first light-up chocolate boxes as well as shortbread and tea tins that shine brightly. The chocolate everyone is talking about, golden blond, can be found in many of our sweet treats including our Magical Mushrooms – I’ll leave you to discover those! And how could we forget ‘The Marksologist’: our new range of premium pre-mixed cocktails that Tom Cruise would be proud of.’
On the M&S Christmas food 2021 shelves:
Spiced Sugar Plum Gin Liqueur, £20
Last year’s sellout favourite comes complete with edible silver snowflakes this time round.
Madagascan Vanilla Spiced Rum Liqueur, £20
Inspired by The Nutcracker ballet, these truly gorgeous bottles are the star of the show.
This collection of six premium, ready-to-drink cocktails include a Margarita, Negroni and Espresso Martini. No cocktail-making experience necessary!
Magic & Sparkle Light-Up Chocolate Box, £20
The first-ever light-up chocolate box contains mini snow-dusted milk, dark, white and golden blond chocolate houses. Open up the lid and watch the stars inside the box twinkle.
Shortbread Light-Up Houses, £20
These light-up biscuit tins come in three different colours, each filled with M&S’ signature all-butter shortbread. And, once you’ve eaten every last crumb, they make great festive ornaments.
Golden Blond Chocolate, from £3
Forget a White Christmas, make this year a golden blond one. Made by slowly caramelising white chocolate over several hours, it features across several of M&S’ sweet treats.
Magic Mushrooms, £5
These hand-decorated Belgian milk and golden blond chocolates are filled with a rich Piedmont hazelnut praline centre and make the perfect festive gift.
Belgian Chocolate Luxury Biscuits, £8
Meet the prettiest biscuit tin you’ll see this year. And what it contains looks good too: beautiful biscuits with hazelnut praline and salted caramel, smothered with indulgent Belgian chocolate.
Christmas Pudding Truffles, £6
Christmas pudding meets chocolate truffle. The best present you can give your tastebuds, especially with that little bit of booze.