I’ve been trying out some food and drink items from the Coop in the run up to Christmas. Last week I had my first mince pies of the season and they went down very well with everyone here. The Coop have a great range of both food and drink and there are some special Christmas items available that I’m sure will go down well with guests and visitors over the festive season.
Hand Cooked Pigs in Blankets Crisps sound like the perfect snack to serve up at a Christmas drinks party. Their meaty flavour is just the thing on a cold evening when you want to shut out the weather and hunker down with friends and family. Another fun snack are these Sour Cream Christmas Tree Tortilla Chips – I love their quirky Christmas tree shapes and they are very moreish to eat too. These are just my own picks from the range, which also includes tempting offerings like Irresistible Roast Potato Crisps and Irresistible Salted Caramel Pretzel Stars.
The Coop have a fine range of beers, wines and spirits available to cover all your Christmas drink needs. I’m a real ale fan, so I was very pleased to be able to buy a bottle of one of my favourite beers: Timothy Taylor’s Landlord. There’s plenty more in the range too, so I’ve bought a few different beers to try out in the hope of finding a new favourite including this Butcombe Original Beer.
I was particularly impressed by the selection of gins available in store. There’s a huge variety of carefully chosen brands and flavours from gin makers such as Boodles, Sipsmith and Whitley Neil. Flavours range from classics like London Dry Gin and Pink Gin, to Rhubarb and Ginger, Seville Orange, Pink Strawberry and Oriental Spiced. There really is something there for everyone.