TO FILL A HAM­PER

Olive - - Gift Guide -

SMOKED BLACK PUD­DING

The Great Taste Awards supreme cham­pion, this smoked black pud­ding from butcher Hugh McGuire has a rich, del­i­cate, crumbly tex­ture. £2.75 per 100g, sel­fridges.com

CINCO JOTAS ACORN-FED IBÉRICO HAM

Rich acorn-fed jamón with an in­tense flavour. Warn­ing – there will be fights over the last silky slither. £24/70g, cin­co­jo­tas.co.uk

CHERRY MO­LASSES

A re­duc­tion of 100% Turk­ish sour cherry juice, this sweet and sharp syrup would be great as a base for cocktails or as a glaze for duck or lamb. £8.92/250g, ara­bi­cafoodand­spice.com

VENCHI WHITE CHOCO­LATE SPREAD

Kin­der Bueno meets Fer­rero Rocher. This ad­dic­tive spread can be put into cakes or eaten straight from the jar. One of the best prod­ucts we’ve tasted. Ever. £7.50/300g, mark­sand­spencer.com

BAK­ERY SOUR­DOUGH BITES

GAIL’s grown-up ver­sion of crispy cakes made with choco­late sour­dough for ex­tra crunch. £8.75/80g, gails­bread.co.uk

PASTA DI ALDO TAGLIATELLE WITH LEMON

Zesty lemon pasta kneaded by hand in Italy be­fore be­ing hung to air-dry. Works bril­liantly with smoked salmon scraps and a dash of cream. £4.95/250g, souschef.co.uk

POMMERY FIRE­MAN’S MUS­TARD

Clas­sic, creamy-smooth French Pommery mus­tard with a proper fiery kick. This would be great on Box­ing Day with a thick slab of roast ham. £6.50/250g, souschef.co.uk

MINI LAND COL­LEC­TION

A se­lec­tion of milk and dark choco­lates stylishly pack­aged. Eat a cube and feel it melt on your tongue. £12.50/6 x 25g bar, land­choco­late.com

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