Sainsbury's Christmas range is here with the cutest cake ever
Pigs in blanket, prawn roses and pork pie are also available
This year doesn't feel like it's got twelve months in it. Five minutes ago we were celebrating NYE (why were we even celebrating!?), two minutes later it was summer and now summer is basically over and Christmas is upon us. Blink once and it's Christmas eve. Blink twice and it's 2021.
The good news is it at least looks like we're going to be celebrating Christmas in style because most supermarket chains have already unveiled their festive range and they're all spectacular. Sainsbury's, for example, gave us some pretty interesting options including this super-extra-cute yule dog cake, priced at £8, inspired by the legendary Colin the Caterpillar from M&S. It's essentially a moist chocolate sponge coated in milk chocolate and rolled in chocolate-flavoured buttercream. In order to make it even more Chrystmassy, it also features edible white, red and green sprinkles and candy canes.
If that's not your cake, you can always opt for the dairy-free, star-shaped dessert. The Plant Pioneers Chocolate Salted Caramel Star is made with Belgian dark chocolate and salted caramel sauce and, just like the yule cake, it costs £8.
All these products are going to be available from November 4 across the UK and apart from the sweet treats we just saw, there are also plenty of meat-based, seafood or vegan alternatives. The 'Taste the Difference Layered Pork, Chicken and Stuffing Pie - a long name, I'll give you that - is perfect if you're looking to impress your family or guests and it looks fantastic. It's a pie, as the convoluted name suggests, made with both chicken and pork and topped with port-glazed cranberries. All yours for £12.50 .
Traditional dishes like pigs in blanket are also available including the Taste the Difference Pigs in Blanket Stuffing Wreath, made with pork, sage and onion stuffing, featuring six pigs in blankets and cranberries. It looks good, almost certainly tastes good, it comes with a long and complicated name. All yours for £10. What's not to like?
The cake is great, the pork pie looks delicious but this year's 'best in show' award definitely goes to extremely stylish, and potentially very moreish, Prawn Roses. Rose-shaped pastries filled with a blend of king prawns, Penang curry spices and coconut. And they only cost £8.
This Christmas is certainly going to feel a lot different, and it'll also serve as a much needed curtain call for this weird and tiring year, no one knows what's going to happen - if there's one thing that 2020 has taught us is that plans go awry all the time - but hey, we can at least eat a super cake cake, so it's not all bad.