A Very Festive Iceland Christmas

A Very Festive Iceland Christmas

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First things first Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a turkey now would it! You might be wondering why and even how this one is so glam. Well it completely has everything to do with a special trip to the Welsh boarder and a very festive Iceland Christmas.

Of course I’m not referring to that freezing and mysterious country just off the coast of Greenland, but rather our very own and very British Iceland Foods! I was whisked away on my first ever trip so close to Wales that I’m still not actually sure if I have been to Wales or not but hey ho, I was never that good at Geography in school. Deeside is where Iceland HQ is based, about 30 mins from Chester. I was lucky enough to get an inside peek at their brainstorming product development kitchen and a very intimate cooking demonstration by the main Chef behind everything Iceland, Neil Nugent.

We started off with the main attraction of course, which was this beautiful and I must say delicious Luxury Gilded Turkey With a Mustard & Honey Glaze. If you’re looking for something a bit special to dazzle the in laws with this Christmas, then you can easily make your own. Just pick up a couple of sheets of edible gold leaf transfer, easy peasy! The Turkeys at Iceland are great quality and as fresh as can be. All food at Iceland is frozen with a new inside out magnetic technology, which keeps the structure and texture of the food in tact. Not a soggy, tasteless nightmare in sight!

You’ll be pleased to know that there is more on offer at Iceland than frozen Turkey. The new range of Luxury Christmas Party Food is simply mouthwatering. The best part for me is the seafood selection. I’m a huge lover of all things prawn and lobster, can’t get enough of it! There’s also some great finger food as well as all the trimmings to go with your masterpiece of a Turkey.

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Let’s not forget the second most important thing when it comes to Christmas dinner….one’s favourite tipple. In this case I think mine is now a mice pie martini! Not my usual drink of choice but after my semi Welsh adventure there is nothing that compares. I have to say I’ve only become a lover of mince pies within the last two years. It was one of my childhood food phobias that I have clearly gotten well over. You can definitely say that I thoroughly enjoyed tasting Iceland’s take on Luxury Mince Pies.

The Iceland Christmas Deserts range is a well kept secret that I’m about to let out of the bag at full speed. Iceland has come top of the range in the Luxury Christmas Deserts category, beating all of the high street and supermarket retailers. Even better, is that the prices at Iceland mean that you can eat Christmas treats until your heart is content this year.

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I managed to eat at least a one slice of everything from the Luxury Christmas Deserts selection at Iceland. The art and construction that goes in to these deserts is just amazing. It was fascinating to hear the inspiration behind some of these Christmas deserts. You can really see that the Chefs behind these delicious creations are world class. Iceland have everything from Mini Creme Brûlées to Melting Chocolate Snowflakes on offer. My all time favourite has to be the Luxury Raspberry & Pistachio Pavlova available at just £6. It’s such a light and refreshing desert.

I know where I will be doing my Christmas food shopping this year and I’m super happy that I’ll be saving a bundle in the process. It’s so great to have choice available and even better when you come across such a great little find just around the corner!

Wishing you all a great Christmas and a happy new year. I hope you all have a wonderful time celebrating with tons of family and friends and that you get everything you’ve been wishing for 🙂

Let me know your thoughts on the luxury Iceland Christmas food selection below. It would be great to know if you switch to Iceland too this Christmas!

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  1. Janet Coon
    December 9, 2017 / 6:49 pm

    Those all look delicious and I’m looking for desserts for the holidays. Chocolate is always a hit with our guest and you’ve given me some great ideas!

  2. Roger Willis
    December 9, 2017 / 7:06 pm

    Iceland is such a beautiful country. It looks so festive there, in a rustic kind of way, passed from generation to generation. The food looks quite wonderful. Looks like you loved your experience!

  3. December 9, 2017 / 8:51 pm

    I love that golden turkey! How cool. I didn’t know you could find sheets of edible gold. I need this.

  4. December 9, 2017 / 11:28 pm

    The turkey – amazing and those Luxury desserts – I MUST get my hands on these! I love learning about holidays in other places. Thank you this was so cool!

  5. December 10, 2017 / 1:54 am

    Love the table setting and all the food looks so delicious! Love how you are celebrating Christmas there.

  6. Vicky
    December 10, 2017 / 7:47 am

    Definitely need to try some of these out. Also a golden turkey is an amazing idea!

  7. Tomi_C
    December 10, 2017 / 10:06 am

    Those desserts look delicious! Did I see macarons on that dessert table? Those are my favorite. That chocolate and orange croux garland dessert would be a delicious addition to our Christmas dinner.

  8. tim
    December 10, 2017 / 12:07 pm

    At first I thought you were referring to the country not a marketplace/restaurant. From your pictures this looks like a great place to go for a meal especially the deserts!

  9. December 10, 2017 / 1:48 pm

    Wow those are awesome food. Iceland is so much things to offer. Great place. Great presentation of their food.

  10. December 10, 2017 / 4:26 pm

    We unfortunately don’t have one close by or one that does delivery but the food really does look delicious.

  11. J-Man and MillerBug
    December 10, 2017 / 9:02 pm

    I have never heard of gold leaf on a turkey before but it is something I would love to try! So glam!

  12. December 10, 2017 / 10:10 pm

    Oooh I haven’t been to Iceland since my student days – going to pop in next week and have a look! It’s always handy to have some bits in the freezer for those last-minute get togethers!

  13. December 10, 2017 / 11:19 pm

    Iceland is on my bucket list. I just love all the desserts you showcased. wow

  14. December 10, 2017 / 11:49 pm

    Oooh, those desserts are making me hungry. I would love to visit Iceland one day. I hear that it’s such a beautiful destination.

  15. December 11, 2017 / 12:18 am

    I wouldn’t even know where to begin! All those desserts look amazing, the macarons and the snowflake and the Pavlova. Sounds like you had an amazing time between the food and the sights.

  16. December 11, 2017 / 4:28 am

    The desserts look amazing!! I love Iceland! I would love to go again.

  17. December 11, 2017 / 7:28 am

    What a fantastic spread! I’m really liking that gilded turkey idea!

  18. strangedaze
    December 11, 2017 / 9:12 am

    I love your natural table settings and all the food looks delicious. I particularly love all those desserts!

  19. David E
    December 11, 2017 / 9:16 am

    It does look like a great spread of food. Although I am not sure what I would think about the turkey. i am really picky about my turkey.The desserts look delicious though.

  20. December 11, 2017 / 9:44 am

    The deserts this year look amazing, the melting snowflake especially x

  21. Alexandra Donnelly
    December 11, 2017 / 11:01 am

    Oh my goodness the choux garland looks declious! Getting me so excited for Christmas food!

  22. Clairejustineo
    December 11, 2017 / 12:19 pm

    Oh wow, what stunning photos. Everything looks amazing. I wish I could tuck into this right now 🙂 I love Christmas party food.

  23. December 11, 2017 / 5:27 pm

    Omg my mouth is watering ! It all looks so delicious ! Can’t wait for the Christmas dinner ,best part of the whole thing eh?!

  24. Battlemum
    December 11, 2017 / 6:55 pm

    I too am a recent convert to mince pies and will be sering if our local English shop has them in. And those desserts look amazing. I’d have had to have a bite of each one too!

  25. December 11, 2017 / 7:26 pm

    I have always loved Iceland for their festive foods, it’s normally where we get most if our food at Christmas. All the food just looks amazing! Can’t wait to do our festive food shop now.

    Jordanne || Thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.uk

  26. Mary Fitzgerald Edwards
    December 11, 2017 / 8:18 pm

    I want to try one of everything please. Especially the desserts! I have not heard of ICELAND groceries before.

  27. December 12, 2017 / 11:14 am

    Loving the food here. Christmas won’t be Christmas without good food for sure.

  28. Alli Smith
    December 12, 2017 / 11:42 am

    The desserts look amazing and I want to try them all! The cooking demonstration sounds like fun and all the food looks delicious.

  29. Tomi_C
    December 12, 2017 / 2:14 pm

    My great grandmother used to make mince pies during the holidays. I miss her baking. I haven’t had a mince pie in ages. These look so delicious.

  30. December 12, 2017 / 6:11 pm

    I love all the dessert options! They look so delicious and makes me want to try everything especially the mince pies.

  31. December 13, 2017 / 1:59 am

    Oh my! Can I just say all these look absolutely amazing?? I never had mince pie before, but this recipe makes me want to try it!

  32. December 19, 2017 / 12:46 pm

    Oh wow! What a spread! I think I need to head to Iceland for Christmas next year. Time to make an Icelandic friend! LOL

  33. December 19, 2017 / 2:46 pm

    Iceland is somewhere my husband wants to visit BADLY! I definitely am not opposed to visit either, as I do love to experience new places and cultures! Looks like a delicious place to spend the holidays too!

  34. Suzy Mccullough
    December 19, 2017 / 9:15 pm

    The turkey looks like it’s coated in gold 🙂 The eclairs look amazing. So festive too. The mince pies look home made

  35. December 19, 2017 / 11:44 pm

    Oh that chocolate orange pud looks good! Looks like I’ll have to pop to Iceland to pick that up!

  36. jennifuchs
    December 20, 2017 / 12:37 am

    Some of those options look fab! Will have to check out if there is an Iceland near us.

  37. Leah Kanaan
    December 20, 2017 / 2:43 am

    The desserts look absolutely amazing! Those eclairs…Mmmm!!

  38. December 20, 2017 / 8:23 am

    What a beautiful meal! I would love to visit Iceland one day! What an awesome experience!!

  39. Sonia Cave
    December 20, 2017 / 9:43 am

    Oh I miss Iceland at this time of year. I used to go totally over board on all their lovely festive food for new years eve as a treat for us all and get us in the party mood

  40. December 20, 2017 / 12:22 pm

    My Christmas food delivery is coming tomorrow and I can’t wait! The food here looks very yummy.

  41. saralafountain
    December 20, 2017 / 12:46 pm

    These desserts look SO amazing! I need to plan a trip to Iceland to try some of these.

  42. John Milnes
    December 20, 2017 / 2:55 pm

    I was so trying not be hungry just reading this post. man. wow. Iceland have always had great food. Looks like they have totally upped their game for Christmas food. Great post. Thanks for sharing.

    John M

  43. December 20, 2017 / 2:57 pm

    These treats look so fun and festive. I would love to experience Christmas through another culture!

  44. chubskulit
    December 20, 2017 / 3:22 pm

    Those macaroons looks great. I hope I can visit Iceland someday, it’s one of my dreams.

  45. December 20, 2017 / 4:44 pm

    The melting snowflake looks gorgeous and I have been toying with buying it this year x

  46. Christy Garrett
    December 20, 2017 / 7:08 pm

    I typically don’t have turkey for Christmas. I haven’t even thought about it since it has been a long time since Icooked a turkey.

    I have always wanted to try the macaroons. They always look beautiful.

  47. WhispersInspire
    December 20, 2017 / 7:08 pm

    Those desserts look so yummy! I’m a sucker for macarons! Love to go to Iceland one day!

  48. December 20, 2017 / 9:00 pm

    One of my favorite things about Christmas is the dessert! And those look amazing!! I’m a sucker for Iceland as well… Oh dear I best do a shop!! Haha!

  49. Shannon Graham
    December 20, 2017 / 9:33 pm

    Wow, I want to go enjoy Christmas in Iceland! It looks so enjoyable!

  50. Cyn Gagen
    December 20, 2017 / 10:00 pm

    All sounds so yummy! And those macarons – I’m crazy for macarons. Wish I could find frozen ones here.

  51. Rose Ann Sales
    December 21, 2017 / 12:00 am

    These are looks really delicious and perfect for Christmas! I would love to go there soon.

  52. Lisa Marie Heath
    December 21, 2017 / 12:42 am

    Everything looks so fancy… almost too good to eat! This all looks incredible and I really want those Macarons!

  53. Kate Klaus Kelly
    December 21, 2017 / 1:08 am

    Wow everything looks amazing. Perfect for Christmas!

  54. Rosy Achle
    March 2, 2018 / 8:56 pm

    looks like delicious and i think tasty too

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