Christmas is renowned as a time for eating, drinking and being merry. A time for socialising with friends and family (often over a meal or drinks) and really celebrating the festive period with some good, old-fashioned gluttony.
With a report in The Telegraph suggesting that the average British family will spend £800 on Christmas – the vast majority of that going towards food and drink – it is certainly a profitable time of year for those in the food and catering industry. This year Premier Foods has launched its ultimate Christmas party food range with everything you’ll need for entertaining your family and friends this year. But what foods should you put on your Christmas shopping list this year?
Unsurprisingly, many of the items that appear within the range include timeless Christmas favourites such as pigs in blankets, Yorkshire puddings and turkey. Christmas is, above all else, a tradition that comes with its own set of customs. No Christmas dinner would be complete without these traditional food items on your menu – whether that’s at home or in a food establishment. With a whopping 77% of consumers saying that they still favour a traditional turkey dinner as part of their Christmas celebrations, this is clearly a staple requirement in any Christmas food range.
Canapes are a great addition to any party. Easy to prepare and entirely enticing to consumers, canapes can be varied to suit all tastes. The Premier Foods range includes several canapes – some traditional, some with a festive twist. In any case, they will act as an appetizer, an ice breaker and the perfect way to wet the appetite of your guests ready for the main event.
With 26% of consumers saying that they are interested in a more varied choice, it’s important that food firms adapt their catering supplies (247cateringsupplies.co.uk) to meet the demand of those who enjoy their festive favourites but want a little more variety. Premier Foods are filling this gap with a number of party favourites that combine the old with the new – such as Christmas pudding flavoured truffles.
Premier Foods also offer a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages for those who want to get into the Christmas spirit and those who are happy to stay teetotal.