We usually make our Christmas Puddings each year. This is not because I think that everything has to be home made or that my Christmas Puddings are anything special but I just don’t think that bought puddings taste as good.
Most bought puddings are stodgy and have nuts in them that you could crack your teeth on. At least this is what I thought until I had a chance to review Figgy’s Christmas Pudding last weekend. Figgy’s Christmas Puddings are handmade in small batches. They use ten-year-old Somerset Cider Brandy and award-winning port stout, presented in a ceramic pudding bowl. The bowl is wrapped in a cotton pudding cloth, allowing the pudding to breathe and the flavours to mature in the traditional way.
There is lovely taste of the rich cider brandy and port stout but this does not overshadow the wonderful fruit taste from the Californian raisins, sultanas and brambly apples. Instead of large nuts to crack your teeth there are ground almonds to give a wonderful texture and flavour.
The cloth wrapped pudding is tied with ribbon and label making it the perfect gift, especially if you are going to friends or family for Christmas.
The outer packaging is well designed, secure and keeps the pudding from getting damaged in the postage. I love it when a producer has thought of everything!!
I can honestly say if I hadn’t already made my puddings for this year I would be buying their largest size pudding for Christmas Day and I am certain all the family would be delighted with it. In fact I was so impressed I’m going to add this to my December time saving tips for people who haven’t made their own Christmas Puddings.
Figgy’s have a lovely website where you can order their Christmas puddings either for yourself or they can include a gift card if you want to send them as a Christmas present to someone else. At the time of writing their prices range from £10 for their smallest pudding to £20 plus p&p for their largest which in my opinion for a product of this quality is really good value for money.