Christmas puddings

  Quickbeam 09:39 02 Dec 2009

Has the price of walnuts gone through the roof this year?

I ask as I notice that all of the Morrisons puddings have no walnuts in them this year, and to me the most distinctive flavour of a good Christmas pudding is from the walnuts.

No need to panic though, the Co-op do a fully matured one to my taste.

  Hercule Marple 10:04 02 Dec 2009

Hmmm, i used to love chomping my way through a good christmas pudding. Now I'm too aware of the massive amout of sugar they put in them. A typical one is between 45 and 55% sugar. Too much rot! I'll stick with me usual 30% sugar M & S spotted dicks.

  donki 10:06 02 Dec 2009

I haven't noticed a price change in any nuts (I love them) in a good few months. Talking of puddings I made a lovely sticky toffee pudding at the weekend. It had walnuts, sultanas, chopped dates, raisens and a little added mixed spice. Went down a treat and gives it a christmasy feeling, just an idea.

  mr simon 10:12 02 Dec 2009

No walnuts and they are better because of it. My local corner shop has some good ones on offer too.

And I'm sure I saw some discounted tinned tomatoes lurking in the corner.

  jack 10:20 02 Dec 2009

Even LIDL and ALDI which is best?
I would not know - because I make ours- then I can have the ingredients I want inthem
Made esarly November - No steaming for hours simply 8 minutes in a 1000 watt microwave - and left to mature then half an hours steam on the day.


  abbott8 10:35 02 Dec 2009

saw Delia Smiths Christmas program on the TV last night, just watching made me drool, unfortunately I couldn't hear it over the the sound of my arteries creaking just at the sight of such rich food. As for my stomach ulcer, well thats a whole other story.

  Kevscar1 11:16 02 Dec 2009

Going to have a change this year. Profiterols with cofffee ice cream and baileys poured over the top.

  donki 12:24 02 Dec 2009

I get my nuts in my local greengrocer and he sells in weights, I must ask him if prices have become alot higher. It might be a case of me just handing out the cash and not realising.

  Toneman 18:42 02 Dec 2009

For those who watched Delia, brought back memories here of the house full of steam when boiling them for up to 8 hours in the old wash boiler. Now much easier to buy...

  Toneman 18:47 02 Dec 2009


  cruiser2 18:57 02 Dec 2009

Any one remember when there were silver sixpences in the home made Christmas puddings?

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