We’ve scoured the shelves high and low to bring you our top seven edible decorations this yuletide. From festive centrepieces to luxury hanging tree decorations, have a browse of all that glitters below.
1. Bryn The Christmas Bauble
How cute is this little guy? Brynn the Welsh dragon is coated in a fine milk chocolate and sits in his very own snow globe. This edible bauble has been created by independent Welsh chocolatiers Wickedly Welsh. The family-run business sources all its ingredients as locally as possible and all their packaging is compostable or recyclable. The baby dragon has been crafted from smooth white chocolate, encased in a festive, smooth milk chocolate half shell and finished off with his own personal sugar snow flurry. Give the chocolate bauble a gentle shake and watch the snow fall.
2. Niederegger Christmas Stars
One for the marzipan fans - this traditional looking edible Christmas tree decoration comes from German confectioners Niederegger. A colourful Santa bauble gives way to marzipan dark chocolate stars inside with a gold ribbon attached to hang from your tree. So quaint they make us want to warm some mulled wine and put Michael Bublé on repeat already!
3. Smith & Sinclair Naughty Or Nice Baubles
If you like your aperitifs, try these gorgeous edible cocktail sweets from Smith & Sinclair, which can be hung from your tree branches. Specialising in alcoholic gummies, these guys have perfected the art of booze-infused confectionery. Open the box to find two packs of fruity cocktail gummies inside, picked at random; expect Pina Colada, Raspberry Collins, Gin & Tonic and more.
4. World of Zing Christmas Baubles – EDITOR’S PICK
Something of a veteran in the bottled cocktail world Pritesh Mody launched World of Zing back in 2014. All his bottled cocktails are created from a dedicated mixology lab in South London. These days you can find his top of the range ready-made serves everywhere from the mini bars at the The Langham Hotel to Curzon Cinemas. We LOVE these hang on your tree cocktail minis, which come in a pack of four festive flavours featuring Mince Pie Rumhattan, Winter Spiced Margarita, Rhubarb Cosmopolitan and Pornstar Martini Martini.
5. Willies Cacao Pod
This luxurious gold cacao pod tree decoration will add a touch of bling to your Christmas tree. The large golden shell is filled with artisan chocolate sea salt caramel pearls and is ready to be strung. Willies Cacao use single estate cacao and 100% natural ingredients sourced direct from their farm in Venezuela. This is a top-notch tree accessory worthy of the most glamorous of front rooms.
6. The Biscuiteers Christmas Decorations Luxe Biscuit Tin
The Biscuteers deliver nationwide direct to your home so if you’re looking to hang something beautiful and baked on your tree this year, get your orders in. Their Christmas Decorations Luxe Biscuit Tin contains 12 intricately hand decorated gingerbread decorations with gold ribbons ready for stringing up on your tree. The set comes in a colourful keepsake tin too. If you’re after even more baked Christmas inspo, they have two popular Icing Cafés in Notting Hill and Northcote Road in London where you can browse their gifts and learn how to ice your own creations from the pros.
7. Tesco Free From Caramel Flavour Choc Smash Bauble
This one is a bit of a play on the bauble theme, but we love this as a centrepiece for your festive spread. The hollow caramel chocolate bauble is filled with white and milk chocolate buttons. Get the kids to smash it open for some Christmas dinner table fanfare. We liked the vague resemblance to the Louis Vuitton pattern on the bauble too!
Price: £4 and serves 4 people.
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Chatting Food Features Editor Jo Aspin
Half American / half (born and bred) Londoner, Jo Aspin is a food writer and established freelance food, drink and lifestyle PR. When she’s not eating her way around London, she’s planning her next trip abroad.