Aldi's budget £7.99 Christmas pudding is voted the best tasting

Katie Jones
Photo credit: Aldi

From Country Living UK

Here's more proof you don't need to spend a fortune to get the best when it comes to festive food and drink.

For the second year, Aldi's Christmas pudding has topped Good Housekeeping's annual taste test.

The Specially Selected Golden Topped Christmas Pudding beat 32 other products to the title, including puddings from Marks & Spencer and Selfridges.

This year's judging panel praised the aroma of the Aldi product, saying the alcohol flavour was nicely balanced with the orange marmalade, nuts and fruit. Priced at just £7.99 for 907g, Aldi's was also one of the cheapest puddings among those tested.

There were four runners-up in this category, with Aldi's slightly more expensive Specially Selected Exquisite Vintage Christmas pudding (£9.99 for 907g) commended for its moist but crunchy texture.

The Best Pedro Ximenez Sherry & Pear Christmas pudding from Morrisons (£8 for 800g) was also ranked highly, along with the Marks and Spencer Collection 12 Month Matured Vintage Christmas pudding (£14 for 800g) and the Selfridges Selection Traditional Christmas pudding (£11.99 for 450g).

Winner:

Aldi Specially Selected Golden Topped Christmas Pudding (80/100), £7.99

Runners up:

Aldi Specially Selected Exquisite Vintage Christmas Pudding (78/100), £9.99

Marks & Spencer Collection 12 Month Matured Vintage Christmas Pudding (78/100), £14

Morrisons The Best Pedro Ximénez Sherry and Pear Christmas Pudding (78/100), £8

Selfridges Selection Traditional Christmas Pudding (77/100), £11.99

Aldi's Christmas pudding was one of 316 items tested across 16 categories this year, including pigs in blankets, vegetarian alternatives and vintage port. Other categories in this year's taste test included champagne (under £40), Prosecco (under £15), smoked salmon, frozen turkeys, stuffing, cranberry sauce, brandy butter, stilton, port, mince pies, mulled wine and Christmas cake.

New categories included vegetarian alternatives, vegetarian stuffing and pigs in blankets.

From Good Housekeeping.

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