A slice of deliciously light clootie dumpling will transport you back to the days when your granny steamed a dumpling over the fire. Remember how the whole house was filled with an lemony orange fug? Our award-winning Tilquihillie clootie dumpling is a must for Christmas.
Lorne or Square Sausage
If there is a better way to start the day than a roll n sausage, we’ve yet to find it. Or you could treat yourself to the full Scottish breakfast on Christmas Day. After all, it’s a busy time.
Once rumoured to be flavoured by Falkirk’s iron girders, this bright orange pop has an extra special place in Scottish hearts. When McDonald’s opened here, people picketed the restaurants for not selling Irn-Bru. And of course, you can buy Irn Bru here too.
Ignore the traditional humbugs and much on a Tunnock’s teacake while watching the Queen’s Speech. A Tunnock’s Tea Cake is unique: Marks & Spencer makes a version but it’s not the same at all, not least because there is beef gelatin in the mallow whereas Tunnock’s uses only sugar, glucose syrup and reconstituted egg white; and its products don’t appear under other labels – the sole exception is a relatively small number of Tea Cakes made for a Newcastle firm, which appear as Rington’s Mallows. Get your unique Tunnock’s teacakes here.
Shortbread is a biscuit ‘shortened’ by glorious butter. The texture of the biscuit is crisp and snappable- hence ‘short’. History suggests Scottish bakers used the name “shortbread” to escape the government’s tax on biscuits. Whether true or not, this “bread” is great with a cuppa. Try shortbread here.
Scottish food hampers really do make a great Christmas present for your favourite Scots living in the UK, Europe and further away overseas. We hand pack every hamper to order so we can fill it with all your favourites.
Add a personal message and within minutes you’ve created a really thoughtful and tasty Christmas gift.