Looking for the best Christmas pudding to serve to guests this Christmas? Read on to find the results of our best ever luxury Christmas pudding taste test.
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How the best Christmas pudding taste test worked
Five members of the olive team conducted a blind taste test to find the most flavoursome luxury original Christmas puddingtasted six original Christmas puddings from luxury stores, bakeries and brands including Liberty and Hobbs House. The group choose 1st and 2nd place winners with the rest coming in as overall worthy runners up.
The results for the best luxury Christmas pudding taste test
Winner: Harvey Nichols Christmas pudding
About the Christmas pudding: The Harvey Nichols traditional Christmas pudding is an inexpensive high quality Christmas pudding the whole family will love. It’s moist and moreish and packed with plenty of fruit, sultanas, cider and much more.
Comments: This winning Christmas pudding was rich in flavour, had a nice mix of fruit and whole nuts with a dense and sticky texture, and had the ideal amount of booze.
Second place: The Liberty London Felix and Isabelle Traditional Christmas Pudding
About the Christmas pudding: This luxury Christmas pudding is handmade in Devon by Georgie Porgie’s Puddings using their secret recipe, and comes wrapped in traditional Liberty London print.
Comments: The judges thought this Christmas pudding was slightly less like a traditional Christmas pudding, it was super boozy, cake-like and juicy in flavour. This Christmas pudding had strong spice flavours and was light to taste.
Price: £19.95/907g, libertylondon.com
Other luxury Christmas puddings that we tried
Price: £20.00/900g, daylesford.com
Price: £16.95 (medium)/550g, figgys.co.uk
Hobbs House Christmas pudding
Burtree Deluxe Christmas pudding
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