CRANBERRY SAUCE, PIGS IN BLANKETS
WINNER Waitrose & Partners Chilled Cranberry Sauce £2.19 for 300g A tangy and sweet sauce with plump, juicy deep-red whole cranberries. It’s jammy, with a Christmas spiciness from cinnamon and cloves. The sharp cranberries burst in the mouth, and their sweetness is balanced with a hint of citrus. SCORE 84/100
RUNNER-UP Aldi Specially Selected Cranberry & Port Sauce 99p for 230g Glossy, ruby cranberries in a sticky sauce. It has a good balance of sweetness and tartness with great depth of flavour, but testers wished for a chunkier consistency. SCORE 78/100 BEST OF THE REST Asda Extra Special Cranberry Sauce with Port £1 for 230g With whole cranberries, this smooth sauce is sweet and well-balanced with a delicate spiced taste from the cinnamon. The cranberries are mouthpuckeringly sharp when you bite into them, so would be good with fattier meats. SCORE 77/100
✶ You can also use your cranberry sauce as a sweet, tangy marinade for a smoked gammon joint.
✶ Combine with sliced, gooey Brie and some crushed walnuts for a toasted sandwich filling.