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Discover your M&S Christmas favourites


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Our celebrity tasters are back with a special festive guest

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Our tasters get into the seasonal spirit

It’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it... the M&S Food tasters, Amanda Holden, Emma Willis, Rochelle Humes and Paddy McGuinness, are back for a special Christmas episode of What's New at M&S Food, and they're joined by a special guest: Keith Lemon! 

Episode four: Delicious Christmas dishes

Emma, Paddy, Amanda and Rochelle were back in the M&S tasting kitchen for a special festive feast this month, trying some of the exciting new additions to our Christmas food range. From oozy cheeses to a showstopping beef centrepiece and decadent desserts, this year's festive food promises to make your Christmas taste truly magical. No wonder our foodies and their special guest Keith had a hard time picking their favourite. Taste the range for yourself in store and don’t forget to join the conversation on social media using #MyMarksFave.

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Emma Willis, Paddy McGuinness, Amanda Holden and Rochelle Humes

Meet the panel

Rochelle Humes

Rochelle Humes

Rochelle thought our baking camembert with a sweet chilli glaze was," incredible... perfect to snuggle up and watch Love Actually with"

Paddy McGuinness

Paddy McGuinness

For Paddy, our British sirloin of beef was impossible to beat. "It's unbelievable," he says. "There'll be none of them left on the shelf"

Amanda Holden

Amanda Holden

Our baked ricotta stacks were Amanda's dream veggie main. "They've got crunchy bits, soft bits and drizzly bits... to die for!"

Emma Willis

Emma Willis

Our Belgian chocolate and cherry dessert was Emma's festive favourite. "It's the perfect alternative to a Christmas yule log," she says

Keith Lemon poses in the M&S Food tasting kitchen with Santa hat profiteroles

Keith Lemon

Special guest Keith surprised our panel of four foodie tasters this month to join in the festivities and help them taste their way through the latest additions to our Christmas food range. And let's just say, he definitely brought the Christmas cheer! He couldn't get enough of our Belgian chocolate mirror glaze cake. "What a joy," he says, "I don't normally like hazelnuts, but it's a lovely chocolatey treat." Watch the video to see more of Keith's antics.

Discover this month’s favourites

Baking camembert with a sweet chilli glaze on a board with sourdough

Simply pop our creamy baking camembert in the oven then pour over the fiery sweet chilli glaze: cheese heaven


British sirloin of beef with truffle and porcini on a platter with gravy

If you fancy an alternative to turkey, our British sirloin of beef with truffle and porcini stuffing is a centrepiece befitting of your big-day lunch


Baked ricotta stacks with mushrooms, leeks and kale on a board

Our award-winning baked ricotta stacks with mushrooms, leeks and kale will please veggies and meat-eaters alike


Belgian chocolate and cherry dessert with holly decorations and a hidden cherry centre

Wow guests with our Belgian chocolate and cherry dessert, which combines layers of rich chocolate mousse with a hidden cherry centre


Find your new favourite

Our in-house experts pick their favourite dishes from our new party food range

Plate of salmon blinis

Salmon blinis

Planning a festive get-together? No one will be able to resist these delicate sourdough blinis topped with cream cheese and our oak-smoked Scottish Lochmuir salmon

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Delacourt champagne with glasses, tea lights and a bowl of olives

Delacourt champagne

Rich and toasty with notes of brioche and peach, our house champagne is the ultimate party-ready fizz to pop during your Christmas and New Year celebrations

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Strawberry and cream meringues in a bowl with glasses of champagne and fresh strawberries

Mini strawberry cream meringues

Impress your guests with these cute candy-striped meringue kisses, sandwiched together with a fruity strawberry mousse, available from our Food to Order service 

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