Blogmas Day 16: Weird Food and Drink You Get at Christmas Time

It’s part of the Christmas traditions to eat and drink as much as possible over the festive period, right? Maybe that’s a tradition of my own, but it’s a great one. That is until January hits and you have to start being relatively healthy again. For some reason, Christmas food and drink has some very weird sounding names that tend to put people off trying them. Here’s a list I’ve put together…

Eggnog

Ah, good old eggnog. Weird by name but definitely not by taste. I love eggnog as I’m sure many others do. In the UK, it isn’t really a big thing. Starbucks introduced their Eggnog Lattes to us a few years back and it’s been one of my favourite festive drinks since. When I first attempted my own homemade alcohol-free eggnog last year, it just tasted like a milkshake of some sort and I’m more than ok with that.

Homemade Eggnog

Mince pies

Another of my festive favourite foods but one that people are very confused by. So many people think the mince inside the pie is actually meat. It’s not. It’s far from it. A traditional mince pie is made with a mixture of dried fruits, ground almonds and spices, sugar and fat. While that may not sound the most appealing, I recommend you try a mince pie, at least once. I swear I live off them throughout November and December.

Roasted chestnuts

We’ve heard of roasted chestnuts so many times over the years in The Christmas Song, but who is actually eating these? I don’t think I’ve ever had a roasted chestnut, mostly because I don’t think I’ve come across them before. I’m starting to think they may be a myth… I did have a roasted chestnut latte once from Caffe Nero which was pretty tasty I must say. Let me know if you’ve tried roasted chestnuts as I’m really intrigued.

Mulled wine

I have to confess, I’m not the biggest mulled wine lover. It’s hot wine?! I do love a glass or two of red, white and rose, but I just can’t get on board with mulled wine and will only drink it purely for the fact it’s festive. If I’m lucky enough to go to any European Christmas Markets I will give it another try in hope that it tastes better there. I have seen mulled cider popping up a lot more this year which I’m yet to try. Let me know which you think is better.

Pigs in blankets

Christmas wouldn’t be the same without these little gems. I love pigs in blankets. Little sausages wrapped in delicious crispy bacon. What’s not to love? Although the name is slightly weird, I don’t quite think sausage wrapped in bacon would have the same affect. I could happily eat a plate full of these.

Sprouts

The one vegetable that so many people dislike. There’s usually one person (me) sat around the table on Christmas Day who manages to eat several of these much to the horror of others. I personally enjoy them as they taste similar to a cabbage.

What do you think of the food and drinks I mentioned in the post?

3 thoughts on “Blogmas Day 16: Weird Food and Drink You Get at Christmas Time

  1. Nice list. To this day, I have still never tried eggnog. I feel like I wouldn’t like it, but I should try some at some point just to see.

    Here where I live (in the U.S.), pigs in a blanket is something a little different and is not considered a Christmas food item. Here, pigs in a blanket are hot dogs that are wrapped inside of a crescent roll. They are delicious! I have to say the UK pigs in blankets with the wrapped bacon sound amazing too, and I would love to try them.

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    1. Eggnog as we have it in the UK is nothing like the US version. I prefer the US one. I’d say have a little taste, just so you know for sure if you do or don’t like it 🙂

      Ah ok, your version of a pig in blanket sounds a little like our sausage roll haha. It’s interesting to hear the different variations people have.

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