It’s no secret that we are big fans of Bettys and our adoration reaches its peak at Christmas time – thanks to the fabulous window dressing and the extra large helping of festive goodies and gifts. As we’ve just compiled our present shopping lists, which will, of course, include some Bettys treats for our loved ones, we thought we would share our top five Christmas gifts from Bettys:
The Taste of Yorkshire gift box is £30. It includes a Yorkshire Tea fruit cake, Yorkshire gingerbread, Yorkshire shortbread, a bottle of Timothy Taylors Landlord beer and a milk chocolate guinea.
The Enchanted Forest gift box is £40. One of the main reasons we love it is because the box is illustrated by one of our favourite artists, Emily Sutton. It contains Sophie the Squirrel, who is handmade from rich Swiss Grand Cru milk chocolate. Sophie also brings with her a supply of our delicious chocolate fir cones – a traditional Swiss festive favourite, apparently. There’s a nostalgic Christmas bauble filled with dark chocolate coated orange and lemon fruit jellies, a box of chocolate Christmas characters and some chocolate liqueur stars made from milk and white Swiss chocolate filled with cointreau and brandy ganache.
Box of four Christmas fondant fancies, £7.40. A delicious and inexpensive gift, which could be teamed with some Bettys tea or coffee …or both.
Our favourite little Christmas character – Harry the Hedgehog, £15. He looks too cute to eat. Well, almost.
Soft iced star Christmas cake in a tin, £40. For those who haven’t baked or bought their own and a gift that will keep on giving as Christmas cake lasts for ages. It’s made to a Bettys recipe and is packed with natural glacé cherries and vine fruits soaked in sherry. Covered perfectly with soft sugar icing, it has an intricate stencilled star design applied in gold, green and burgundy Royal icing and is hand-piped white Royal icing. Goes perfectly with Yorkshire Tea.