- Best food and wine to buy from ASDA
- How do I order ASDA home delivery?
- ASDA opening hours 2022
- How we test Asda food and drink
- Canapés and starters
- ASDA Extra Special Smoked Salmon Blini Kit with Truffle and Dill Cream Cheese
- ASDA Extra Special Mini Beef Wellingtons
- ASDA Mini Praline Tarts
- ASDA Extra Special Ultimate Prawn Cocktail with Campfire Charred Tomato Marie Rose Sauce
- ASDA Extra Special Blackthorn Dry-Cured Smoked Salmon
- ASDA Extra Special Banditti Dark Rum & Charred Citrus Scottish Smoked Salmon
- The main event
- ASDA Extra Special Free Range Corn-Fed Norfolk Bronze Turkey Crown with Pork, Sage & Caramelised Onion Stuffing and Bacon
- ASDA Extra Special Medium Free Range & Corn-Fed Whole Turkey
- ASDA Extra Special Tomahawk Wellington
- Served with
- ASDA Extra Special Pigs in Blankets
- ASDA Maple Pigs in Blankets
- ASDA Extra Special Maris Piper Beef Dripping
- ASDA Extra Special Cranberry Sauce with Ruby Port
- Desserts and sweet treats
- ASDA Extra Special 9 Month Matured Luxury Christmas Pudding
- ASDA Extra Special Brandy-Soaked Fully Iced Fruit Cake
- ASDA Extra Special Millionaire’s Edible Bowl
- ASDA Extra Special Classic Panettone
- ASDA Extra Special Extra Indulgent Mince Pies
- ASDA Extra Special 6 Luxury Spiced Rum Mince Pies
- ASDA Free From Mince Pies
- To drink
- ASDA Extra Special Louis Bernard Champagne Vintage Brut
- ASDA Extra Special Port Late Bottled Vintage
- ASDA Extra Special Mulled Wine
- ASDA Extra Special Chocolate Orange Flavour Cream Liqueur
The Good Housekeeping Institute conducts hundreds of taste tests every year to ensure you always buy with confidence. To make shopping a little easier, we’ve collated all of our top-scoring Christmas products from ASDA onto one page, so you can select your slot, add to basket, and wait for your GHI-approved feast to arrive!
Best food and wine to buy from ASDA
How do I order ASDA home delivery?
ASDA doesn’t operate a minimum spend but charges £3 as a minimum basket charge if the value of your order comes to less than £40 for delivery, or less than £25 for click & collect orders. Charges are shown on the time slots when you go to book a delivery, and range from £1 to £4.50.
ASDA opening hours 2022
If you can’t get a home delivery slot, click and collect is available seven days a week. Some stores are open 24-hours a day, but for those that aren’t, opening times are typically 6am or 7am until 11pm or 12am. To find your nearest store and its opening hours, simply use ASDA’s store locator tool.
How we test Asda food and drink
Our expert and consumer panels tested hundreds of essential Christmas products for the big day, from pigs in blankets to party food. We’ve collated all of the GHI-approved ASDA products in one place, so you can add the lot to your basket. How’s that for convenience?
Canapés and starters
ASDA Extra Special Smoked Salmon Blini Kit with Truffle and Dill Cream Cheese
This DIY kit makes creating the party classic blini a doddle. The mini pancakes are light and fluffy, and the truffle-infused cream cheese is every bit as rich and luxurious as you’d hope. ASDA’s robust smoked salmon was described as “excellent quality”, and all in all testers felt this kit was great value.
ASDA Extra Special Mini Beef Wellingtons
Drinks party planned? These bitesize wellingtons contain a filling similar to pulled beef, which makes eating them one handed, that bit easier. The middle reminded testers of a well-seasoned ragu, paired with sharp mature cheddar, encased within perfectly crisp, buttery pastry.
ASDA Mini Praline Tarts
Round off your evening with these decadent, sweet cups, filled with hazelnut praline. Testers loved the fudgy filling and thought the pastry had the perfect snap.
ASDA Extra Special Ultimate Prawn Cocktail with Campfire Charred Tomato Marie Rose Sauce
Taking inspiration from campfire smoke, ASDA has elevated the humble prawn cocktail to something extra special. Presented in ready-to-serve plastic pots, it won the panel over with its generous combination of king prawns, and perfectly balanced smoked paprika sauce.
ASDA Extra Special Blackthorn Dry-Cured Smoked Salmon
Smoked in a traditional brick kiln using Scottish heather, alder and sweetgale, ASDA’s meaty salmon has campfire smoke in each bite. It’s cured using Blackthorn salt — a sustainable product made from Scottish seawater.
ASDA Extra Special Banditti Dark Rum & Charred Citrus Scottish Smoked Salmon
Banditti dark rum is made using freshly pressed sugar cane, so it brings a sweet element to this flavoured fish. However, that combined with charred citrus, made for a well-balanced bite, allowing the natural salmon flavour to shine.
The main event
ASDA Extra Special Free Range Corn-Fed Norfolk Bronze Turkey Crown with Pork, Sage & Caramelised Onion Stuffing and Bacon
Serving 6-8 people, the panel found this well-priced crown plump and well-browned. From the herby stuffing to the thick sweet and salty streaky bacon, they loved the combination of flavours. As one tester put it, “this was a delicious crown, with all the elements you’d want from a Christmas turkey”.
ASDA Extra Special Medium Free Range & Corn-Fed Whole Turkey
Feeding a few more? ASDA’s medium whole turkey serves 6-10 people, and testers found it had a balanced flavour. Although slightly drier than the crown (above), the leg meat was lovely and moist, as well as being easy to carve.
ASDA Extra Special Tomahawk Wellington
The tomahawk is essentially a ribeye beef steak specifically cut with the rib bone left intact for table theatre. ASDA has made this main extra indulgent, by covering it with emmental, brie and manchego cheese, truffle oil, spinach and mushroom. It’s infused with a red wine jus and wrapped in crisp, flakey pastry. All those extras mean it’s not the easiest to carve, however the panel described it as a spectacular centrepiece.
ASDA Extra Special Pigs in Blankets
These classic chipolatas are generously wrapped in crispy bacon for a special flavour boost. Rich and smokey, they’ll make a great addition to the festive feast.
ASDA Maple Pigs in Blankets
Small but perfectly formed, our runner-up flavoured PIB is gently sweetened with maple syrup. Testers felt the salty bacon and a hint of black pepper added a welcome balance to each bite.
ASDA Extra Special Maris Piper Beef Dripping
These spuds crisped up perfectly, and had a deep, meaty and salty flavour that all enjoyed. A perfect accompaniment to your main meal, whether that’s turkey or beef.
ASDA Extra Special Cranberry Sauce with Ruby Port
Our expert team selected this cranberry sauce as the condiment to serve with this year’s Christmas turkey. Zingy and tart, it’s got a great texture and looks like it’s been freshly made — so you could easily pass this off as your own.
Desserts and sweet treats
ASDA Extra Special 9 Month Matured Luxury Christmas Pudding
With its pleasant combination of festive spice and sweet vine fruit, this GHI-approved Christmas pud is ultra traditional. Pops of candied orange peel add interest to the doughy texture.
ASDA Extra Special Brandy-Soaked Fully Iced Fruit Cake
Don’t be misled by the mild aroma, ASDA’s budget-friendly cake is more complex than it lets on. There’s a pleasant hint of orange oil that lifts the otherwise traditional ingredients, and when cut, the dense and fudgy bake held its shape well.
ASDA Extra Special Millionaire’s Edible Bowl
Proving you needn’t spend a fortune for a festive feast to remember, ASDA’s inexpensive, yet striking centrepiece is completely edible (yes, even the spoons!). With contrasting layers of crunchy chocolate, digestive biscuit and mousse, the sweet caramel flavour is sure to appeal to the whole family.
ASDA Extra Special Classic Panettone
As classic as they come, traditionalists need look no further. We were impressed to see vine fruit and citrus peel evenly scattered throughout the light, bubbly dough. And with a rich and buttery fragrance, chewy crust and refreshing citrus taste, we can see how it scored so highly.
ASDA Extra Special Extra Indulgent Mince Pies
Although these golden bakes weren’t the most aromatic, the sweet mincemeat had a deep, treacle note, which provided a richer flavour. Topped with a star, the thick pastry was crumbly and satisfying.
ASDA Extra Special 6 Luxury Spiced Rum Mince Pies
There’s no chance of missing the twist in these boozy bakes, thanks to a generous glug of rum. The panel enjoyed the sweet pastry and rich mincemeat, and can confirm the pies held together well when tucking in.
ASDA Free From Mince Pies
For those following a gluten-free diet, these pretty star-embossed pies should do the trick. The pastry is thick and crumbly, while the juicy currants and crunchy nuts are sweet and spicy.
ASDA Extra Special Louis Bernard Champagne Vintage Brut
This vintage champagne has spent at least five years maturing, and while it might not be the most complex, testers enjoyed the powerful aroma, citrus-forward profile, touch of toast, and delicate bubbles.
ASDA Extra Special Port Late Bottled Vintage
Full of deep, dark berry notes, this LBV port would be ideal in a cocktail or add a splash to your gravy.
ASDA Extra Special Mulled Wine
Ultra-traditional, ASDA’s classic mulled wine recipe has a fragrant orange note, alongside classic spices such as clove and cinnamon. Although some found it a touch too sweet, overall, it was well-balanced and moreish.
ASDA Extra Special Chocolate Orange Flavour Cream Liqueur
Reminiscent of a Jaffa Cake, ASDA’s sweet chocolate orange liqueur is a fun option for those on a budget. Super festive and perfect for Christmas, while not overly complex, at this price, we think it’s a steal.