What’s New plus… Five of the Best supermarket winter treats

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Peanut butter bonanza

A new brand of peanut butter settling itself somewhere between hardcore healthy stuff and decadent old-style sugar-loaded brands – Bonanza Peanut Butter contains oleic peanuts (high in good fats, protein and fibre) and a pinch of salt. It’s free from palm oil, sweeteners and added sugar

Bonanza Peanut Butter, crunchy or smooth, £4/350g from bonanza.co.uk

Voices at the Table

The tenth edition of this food and drink related event features readings by Matthew Fort, Elisabeth Luard, Jackson Boxer and Nikita Gill and sustenance courtesy of hosts Fortnum & Mason

Voices at the Table, 7 Nov at Fortnum and Mason, Piccadilly London W1. Tickets go on sale 18 Oct, £15 standing, £25 seated. Visit atthetable.co.uk/event/voices-at-the-table-no10

Market Halls

After what seems like decades of building mayhem, Victoria Station is beginning to re-emerge from the rubble. Chief amongst its new attractions is Market Halls in Terminus Place which now houses 12 traders providing food for visitors, commuters and residents. Names include BaoziInn, Monty’s Deli,  Koya Ko by Koya, Gopal’s Corner by Roti King, Super Tacos from Breddos, Nonna Tonda from Fat Tony’s and bunshop from The Marksman markethalls.co.uk

Market Halls, Terminus Place Victoria London SW1, opens in November. Visit markethalls.co.uk

Five of the Best supermarket winter treats


Lidl Deluxe Luxury Stollen with Jamaican Rum (£3.99)
A soft panettone-like dough, marzipan, flavours of  almonds  and loads of fruit.

Watch out for: Booths 12 Festive Stollen Bites (£3.25); ASDA Extra Special Chocolate, Hazelnut & Amaretto stollen loaf (£5.50)


Aldi Specially Selected Exquisite Panettone (£6.99/800g)
Butter and vanilla notes, light dough, satisfyingly moist

Watch out for: Morrisons The Best Chocolate Orange and Brandy Panettone (£8)

Posh Pudding

Marks & Spencer Belgian Chocolate & Cherry Dessert (£20/1kg)
Rich bitter chocolate mousse, cherries and a pleasant alcoholic hit. Can be easily sliced for a fancy pre-celebration dinner.

Watch out for: Iceland Luxury Black Forest Layered Pavlova (£6)

Something sweet with your coffee

Aldi  Snowflake Tiffin in Honeycomb & Orange (£3.29)
Mouth-sized chunks of  chocolate, chewy mallow and crunchy biscuit

Watch out for:  Whole Foods Market Pajarero fig and almond cake made in Valencia by Paiarrop (£22.90/1kg); M&S nine Mini Cheesecakes (£5)

Nuts all day

Whole Foods Market Marcona almonds £4.49/100g

Delicious, flat oval-shaped, buttery almonds from Catalonia in three flavours, Salted, Caramelised and Paprika

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