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There have been loads of new products on the market to cash in on the Royal wedding! I’ve been trying to keep up with them but it’s a fair struggle to list them all. Here are the ones I’ve managed to track down, listed by supermarket/seller. If you spot anything, comment below and I’ll include it!
Heston Blumenthal’s Royal Wedding Trifle, £13.99
Saffron-infused cream, strawberry compote, meringue, and crumbled Amaretti biscuits soaked in Marc de Champagne, topped with rose petals, caramel almonds and dried strawberries.
Gingerbread Royal Wedding bride and grooms, 99p each
Cute little gingerbread couples – the groom even comes with a cool Union Jack waistcoat!
Pieminster The Royal Pear pie, £2.25
Poached pears, rum and chocolate – yum!
MARKS AND SPENCERS
Royal Wedding Celebration Collection, £65 for 12 bottles
This huge case contains two bottles of Brut Cava Prestige, two of Bellante Sparking Rose, two Pinot Grigio 2010, two of Vouvray Domaine de la Pouvraie 2009, two classic Claret 2009 and two Nebbiolo d’Alba 2006. Now that’s a party…
Pieminster Kate and Wills Pie, £3.25
What could be more romantic than a pie? Beef, wine, bacon, pearl onions, mushrooms and brandy make this a bit of a treat – although I can’t really see it being served at a party!
Wedding Cake Icecream, £3.39
If you like wedding cake, but you don’t want to go to all the bother of going to a wedding to eat it, compromise with this wedding cake icecream, which features a spiced fruit flavour, along with almond ripple, royal icing drops and sponge pieces.
Kiss Me Kate beer, price TBC
Brewed by Castle Rock in Nottingham, this beer is sold in 500ml bottles.
Royal Wedding Sandwich Platter, £6.00
Five sandwiches: chicken and stuffing, ham, cheese and pickle, tuna and cucumber, prawn mayo and cheese and onion. Available from 11th April – 3rd July.
Royal Windsor Red Cheese, £9.99/kg
Cheddar with port and brandy, layered with blue stilton. Made by Long Clawson dairy. Available from 11th April – 8th May.
Prince William Royal Wedding Cuvee, £19.99 for 75cl
A special French champage specially developed to celebrate the Royal wedding
FOREMAN AND FIELD
Poire William Truffles, £5.95 for four
Developed especially for the Royal wedding, these are white chocolate truffles infused with poire william spirit.
Royal Wedding Hamper, £120.11
A hamper for six, this contains Royal Fillet of London Cure Smoked Salmon, Palace Earl Grey Tea, a homemade Victoria Sandwich cake with Royal blueberry, Mrs Kings’ Pork Pie, Alderton ham, Colston Bassett Stilton and a sensational sparkling wine from Sussex.
FORTNUM & MASON
Royal Wedding Tea, £7.50 per tin
This tin contains 125g of a special blend of large leaf Assam tippy golden flowery orange pekoe 1 and Eastern Kenya orange pekoe leaf tea. Assam is a traditional component of Fortum’s royal tea blends, and the Kenyan leaf is a nod to the country where the happy couple were engaged. What a thoughtful choice!
Royal Wedding Marc de Champagne Truffles, £8.00 for three
Presented in a beautiful white box, these truffles are certainly indulgent given the price!
Royal Wedding Praline Hearts and Crowns, £10.00
With milk and dark chocolate, these novelty shapes are perfect for a leisurelywedding watch – when served with a cup of tea!
Royal Wedding Rose Petal Jelly, £12.95 for 340g
Made with rose petals from Oxfordshire, which are supposedly picked at night when they are at their most fragrant, this jelly is housed in a limited edition jar studded with Swarovski crystals.
Royal Wedding Shortbread, £13.95 for 400g tin
Formed into traditional petticoat tail shapes, these crumbly biscuits are a great way to celebrate the wedding whilst keeping a long-term memento in the cupboard!
Royal Wedding Marc Demarquette Chocolate Heart, £25.00 for 100g
Some extraordinarily nice sounding flavours lurk in this beautifully designed box – all of them handmade in England. The flavours include Devon strawberry caramel, Kentish cobnut, Cornish sea salt caramel, and English rose.
Union Jack Box, £14.99 for 200g
A selection of various flavours designed to celebrate the Royal wedding: pink Marc de Champagne, sea salt caramel, orange and lemon, praline and passion fruit.
Great British Pudding Bars, £2.49 each
Not specifically Royal wedding related, but I had to include these because I thought it was such a cool idea! The 100g bars come in three traditionally British pudding flavours, Apple Crumble (Venezuelan Milk Chocolate with Apple and Biscuit), Spotted Dick (Venezuelan Milk Chocolate with Raisins and Hazelnuts) and Eton Mess (Ecuadorian Dark Chocolate swirled with Creamy White Chocolate with Strawberry & Meringue).
Twinings Royal Wedding White Earl Grey, £5.00 per caddy
In a commemorative tin, this light Earl grey tea blend has the flavour of rose petals to give it that floral, romantic touch.
Walkers Royal Wedding Shortbread, £10.00 per tin
Plastered with a photo of the happy couple of the day of their engagement announcement, this tin contains 450g of shortbread, and is limited edition.
McVities Royal Wedding Tin, £5.00
A selection of classic McVities biscuits, with another engagement photo on the front.
Country Life Great British Butter (price varies)
A pat of British butter, swathed in the Union Jack and available at all good supermarkets for the month of April.