Give the gift of delightful flavours this Christmas Written by Fionna, December 6th, 2017 As the Festive season fast approaches, remember: it wouldn’t be Christmas without the nuts. December is here and, as ever, it seems to have arrived quite stealthily. In Mr Filbert’s kitchen we are busily marinating, seasoning, roasting, bagging and dispatching our snacks to bars, shops and restaurants around the country and abroad, as social events and gift shopping ramp up for the festive season. Christmas is a time for giving, sharing and being with loved ones, and food plays an important part in all of these festive activities. With this in mind, a while back, when things were a little calmer, we got together to concoct some new nut recipes especially for Christmas. Nuts and Christmas go hand-in-hand, so we were keen to create recipes which not only have the delicious flavours of the festive season, but which are also perfect accompaniments for drinks and feasts during this sociable time. We like to think of our nuts, seeds and olives being enjoyed with a glass of wine among friends, with a mellow ale by the fire on a quiet and cosy night in, or as a gift from one food lover to another. Our most decadent recipe has to be the Florentine Nut Mix. Roasted mixed nuts with orange, cranberries and candied peel mixed with yoghurt-coated and dark-chocolate-coated raisins delicately bringing together the indulgent flavours of Christmas treats. Packaged in a smart Mr Filbert’s gift tin, the Florentine Nut Mix is ready to give as a gift to anyone who appreciates artisan snacks with a sweet twist. on the sweeter side. We all love to receive a bundle of treats at Christmas, so with this in mind, we have also created two gift boxes, packed with some of our favourite Mr Filbert’s snacks. Marinated olives, delicately toasted seeds and perfectly crunchy nuts tumbled in all-natural spice ingredients: our small and large Christmas Gift boxes contain a perfect combination of snacks to share with friends. Included in both of these delicious gift packages is our limited-edition Christmas recipe nut snack: Sage and Onion Peanuts and Hazels. This is a robust snack for cold winter nights, with nuts lovingly roasted, then tumbled in the tastes of hearty Christmas feasts. In our large Christmas Gift Box, we have also tucked in a bag of our Cranberry and Orange Mixed Nuts, which celebrate the sweeter flavours of Christmas. We pack our snacks carefully into smart, wood-effect boxes, tied with a cheery red Filbert’s ribbon, ready to give straight to the lucky recipient. Sound tempting? Take a look at what’s in our gift boxes and our Florentine Gift Tin in our online shop. Last orders for Christmas are 19 December, so there’s still time to give someone the gift of good food.