Get it first: Christmas Best Buys November 2015

Get ahead of the crowds this Christmas

  • Celebrate the brands that topped our tests
  • An 85% scoring Best Buy Champagne for just £17
  • Tuck in to six luxury mince pies from just £1.49
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Best Buys for Christmas

We've found five new Best Buys for Christmas to accompany any festive feast -  you can get them first.

The Co-operative Les Pionniers NV Champagne
£17.00

With an impressive score of 85%, this Champagne topped our list of Best Buys. Not only is it £8 cheaper than its nearest rival, it's also refreshing and well-balanced, and offers a rich and complex flavour. Grab one from your local Co-operative for a fine Champagne that won't break the bank.

Waitrose La Gioiosa Prosecco DOCG Superiore
£13.50

If you're after a Prosecco then you're in luck, because this Best Buy really impressed in our tests. This Waitrose own-brand bubbly is sweet and perfumed, with a soft and subtle fragant apple scent.

Lidl Snowy Lodge Luxury Mince Pies
£1.49 for six

It's not Christmas without mince pies, and we've found some that are great if you're on a budget. Our experts liked the mincemeat's nutty texture and citrus notes. And at just £1.49 for six, there's more than enough to leave one by the fireplace for a certain hungry guest.

We Love Cake Mince Pies from Iceland
£1.79 for four

These mince pies are our cheapest Best Buy gluten-free option and come in at less than £2 for four. They're also dairy-free, with an overall Which? score of 73%.

Aldi Camoli Moscato NV
£4.99

A sparkling muscat wine is the perfect accompaniment to Christmas pudding or mince pies - it's a refreshing, fruity, frothy antidote to all that heavy food. We found Aldi's to be the perfect partner - a 77% score is one you can raise a glass to.

Don’t miss

The full results are on their way - see our updated food and drink Best Buys on 18 November to find out exactly why these Christmas treats were a real gift for our testing team.

 

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