Food Drink Devon reveals top picks for Christmas

A box of Andrew King Chocolates

Whether you're searching for foodie gifts for family and friends or treating yourself this festive season, you need to look no further. Food Drink Devon has selected the best food and drink in the county from their recent 2023 Awards. All given the seal of approval by the esteemed panel of judges, these products were all recipients of a Platinum Award, achieving a faultless score of 100%.

If you love nuts, Andrew King Chocolates - Signature Nine Nut Selection is the box of treats for you filled with delicate, crispy chocolate encompassing flavours including roasted pistachio and raspberry jelly, hazelnut praline with a whole roasted hazelnut and caramelised almond flavoured with a banoffee ganache. It was awarded 'New Food Product of the Year', £13,50, https://www.andrewkingchocolates.com

Luscombe - Passionate Ginger Beer was named Food Drink Devon's 'Drink Product of the Year'. It's crafted using only the finest organic Peruvian fresh root ginger, milled on-site at Luscombe's farm, so it better retains the heat. Blended with organic Sicilian lemons, carbonated Dartmoor spring water and organic passion fruit juice, it is perfect for those looking for something a little different. Available from https://luscombe.co.uk priced at £26.50 for a box of 12x27cl.

The recipient of Food Drink Devon's 'New Drink Product of the Year', PerryOte is a special drink made from Perry pears and aged in a former Tequila barrel. The cask influence is subtle, lengthening the drink and toning down the bright citrus and body of the perry. Available from http://rullorchard.co.uk it's priced at £15.00 for 700ml, 8.5% ABV.

Aune Valley Meat is a traditional family-run business offering versatile steaks with full flavour, their rib-eye steak is cut from the eye of the fore rib and carries more fat, which provides amazing flavour. Priced at £35.12 per kg, it's available in Aune Valley Meat's Loddiswell and Modbury shops and online from https://www.aunevalleymeat.co.uk

Ben's Farm Shop - free range port cured ham is Ben's Farm Shop's take on jamón serrano. They cure their free-range pork legs at their butchery in Staverton and then soak them in port before dry ageing for three months. Priced at £3.80, per 100g, it's available to purchase from the Staverton, Totnes, Exeter and Yealmpton shops and on the online Christmas shop, https://bensfarmshop.co.uk 

To read more, visit https://fooddrinkdevon.co.uk/news

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