Best shop bought Christmas Pudding

TRIED & TESTED CHRISTMAS PUDDINGS 2016

If you’re looking for the best Christmas pudding, the experts at the Good Housekeeping Institute have done the hard work for you. Here are their top Christmas puddings for 2016.

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WINNER: MARKS & SPENCER

THE COLLECTION BELGIAN CHOCOLATE AND ORANGE STAR CHRISTMAS PUDDING

A traditional Christmas pudding with a twist, we were spellbound by the chocolate and citrus swirled through this sponge. The gold finish is suitably decadent for your festive celebrations.

£12 for 907g

RUNNER UP: ICELAND

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LUXURY 12 MONTH MATURED CHRISTMAS PUDDING

A very moreish pudding packed with plump fruit and beautiful spice. It’s also wonderfully boozy!

 £6 for 454g

BEST OF THE REST

morrisons-jewel-topped-christmas-puddingMORRISONS
JEWEL TOPPED CHRISTMAS PUDDING

We were impressed by the appearance of this pudding, and enjoyed the soft, fruity flavours with just a hint of alcohol.

£4 for 454g

marks-spencer-8-month-matured-christmas-puddingMARKS & SPENCER
8 MONTH MATURED CHRISTMAS PUDDING

This pudding has the classic Christmas look and aroma down to a tee. Contains plenty of fruit and a good amount of booze!

£12 for 800g

morrisons-best-port-and-orange-christmas-puddingMORRISONS
THE BEST PORT & ORANGE CHRISTMAS PUDDING

With a dusting of gold and orange slice adornment, this Christmas pudding looks great and has a sweet, citrusy flavor.

£7 for 800g

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DECADENT CHRISTMAS PUDDING

If you’re looking for a traditional, sweet pudding with a strong kick of alcohol then look no further than this Harrods creation, available in a range of sizes.

£18.95 for 907g

 

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LUXURY GOLDEN CHRISTMAS STAR PUDDING

Add the wow factor to your Christmas table with this moist, light pudding. Some of our testers would prefer a more punchy flavour.

£5 for 800g

 

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CHRISTMAS REMY MARTIN 12 MONTH MATURED CHRISTMAS PUDDING

This traditional Christmas pudding has a good balance of fruit and nuts, although we found it slightly lacking in depth of flavour.

£7.50 for 454g

Expert tips

  • Don’t waste time steaming your pud for hours – stick it in the microwave for a few minutes and the results will be just as good. This frees up your hob for other Christmas essentials too.
  • For a flaming pud warm the brandy slightly before pouring it over the pudding so that it will definitely ignite when you put a flame to it.