Yummy Food You Will Find In Brits’ Homes This Christmas

It really is the most wonderful time of the year and for many, it is the one time of year where you can eat as much as you like. Every household will be full of yummy treats this festive season and it isn’t uncommon for this to be one of the highlights of Christmas time. 

‘Eat, drink and be merry’ is the saying that lots of households abide by at this time of year and you can guarantee that cupboards will be bursting with yummy British food. If you are putting together your Christmas shopping list and are looking for some inspiration, then British Essentials have put together a list of must-have items. Make sure you don’t miss any of your favourites and keep reading today. 


You know it’s nearly Christmas when you see the big tubs of chocolates in the supermarkets. They are the sort of thing that you purchase a few weeks before the big day and end up tucking into because you simply can’t resist. Just don’t be the person to put the wrappers back into the tin this Christmas. 


When you fancy a savoury snack you can guarantee that there will be a tub of peanuts somewhere in the house at Christmas time. Whether you have a tub of salted or a tub of dry roasted, or even both, you can trust that they will get passed around and polished off on Christmas day. 


This is the time of year where you will find a huge range of gingerbread in the shops and of course, gingerbread houses too. Even though gingerbread houses originated from Germany it is now a tradition loved by Brits too. These houses get decorated with a variety of sweets and icing, they are great to make with your children on the lead up to the big day. 

Cheese and crackers 

Lots of people will say that this is a must-have around Christmas. Any excuse to get the cheese and crackers out will be taken up. You will usually find a wide selection of cheese in the fridge along with different chutneys and some even have pickled onions too. You can’t beat a good cheese board at Christmas, or any time of year really. 


The crisps that everyone think of at Christmas time and you can expect to see on a buffet table or scattered around the living room on Christmas day are Pringles. Keep an eye out in shops for special Christmas flavours of Pringles too. Stock up because we can guarantee that everyone will want a stack. 

Fruit jellies 

To counterbalance the amount of chocolate that is eaten throughout the festive period, you can expect someone to bring out a packet of fruit jellies. They are usually a classic gift for grandparents too and lots of people remember having them when they were children themselves. 

Mince pies 

It isn’t Christmas until you have had a mince pie. These sweet pies are filled to the brim with a mixture of dried fruits and spices, they are the definition of Christmas food. Many people will make their own on the lead up to Christmas but if you’d prefer to buy them then you can guarantee to find them in any British food shop you visit. 

Stocking up for Christmas 

Make sure that you add all of these yummy must-haves to your shopping list and stock up in time for Christmas, or before if you want to enjoy them throughout the lead up too. These staple products that are, recognisable, nostalgic and quite frankly able to make or break your Christmas so, don’t forget them. 

Don’t worry if you’re abroad for Christmas this year, you can still get all of your British food supplies wherever you are in the world with the help of British Essentials. You can order food online from the UK quickly and easily via their website. You can trust that they will have all of your favourite British snacks online so you can get everything you need all from one place. Enjoy your traditional Christmas food wherever you are this year. 

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