Lidl NI shoppers get their fill of festive treats as retailer reveals top-selling Christmas food
With just four sleeps to go, Lidl Northern Ireland has revealed what’s topping supermarket shopping lists this Christmas as till receipts across the region reveal that we’re a sweet-toothed nation with traditional taste – and officially Brussels sprout lovers.
Claiming the number one spot in the foodie Christmas chart this year is Christmas pudding, with more Lidl Deluxe Christmas puds sold in 2023 than ever before, including the retailer’s popular Dundalgan Whiskey Christmas Pudding (£6.99) and Cherry & Pecan Christmas Pudding (£5.99). Fermanagh consumes the most premium non-iced Christmas cake per customer whilst County Down takes top spot for the most Christmas puddings consumed per customer.
Shoppers are also getting their fill of Lidl’s Deluxe range of mince pies including Lidl’s new Deluxe Premium Irish Whiskey and Pecan Mince Pies (£4.79). More than 300,000 mince pies have already been sold at Lidl Northern Ireland this festive season.
Love them or loathe them, there’s no denying that Northern Ireland can’t get enough of Lidl’s Irish Brussels Sprouts 500g (promotional price £0.19 until 27 December). A staple on the Christmas dinner plate, the divisive veg accompaniment is loved throughout the country – but Derry-Londonderry comes out on top as the biggest sprout fans per customer in the country. Nationally, shoppers have already snapped up over 6,000kg of sprouts this Christmas – the equivalent weight of sixty reindeers!
Not to be outshone on the dinner plate, Lidl Northern Ireland’s award-winning range of turkeys at unbeatable value will arrive in stores from 20th December, starting from £8.99 for its Fresh Northern Irish Whole Turkey. The retailer’s Boned and Rolled Turkey Joint (£15.99) and accompanying hams including the Unsmoked Centre Cut Ham Fillet with Mulled Wine Glaze & Crumb (£14.99) and the Deluxe Outdoor Reared Dry Cured Ham (£24.99) are available in-store now.
For the extra wow factor on your dinner table this Christmas, Lidl’s Deluxe Angus 3 Rib Roasting Joint (£22.99 per kg) is one of only 17 Irish products to pick up a 3-star Great Taste Award this year. Don’t forget to bag Lidl’s pre-prepared Deluxe Buttery Roast Potatoes (£3.99) and traditional Deluxe Cranberry Sauce (£1.69) while you’re there.
For kids and sweet-toothed adults alike, tastes differ across the region. Lidl’s Chocolate Lollies (2 for £2) are going down a treat in Antrim whilst Armagh loves Lidl’s Filled Gingerbread Hearts (£1.79), Down is all about Lidl’s Milk Chocolate Santa (from £1.49) whilst Derry-Londonderry can’t get enough of Lidl’s Candy Canes (£0.99).
The traditional stocking filler of a bag of Lidl Chocolate Gold Coins (£1.99) will feature at many fireplaces this Christmas and no more so than in Down, with the county eating the most chocolate gold coins per customer out of everyone in Northern Ireland, but they’re clearly loved region wide. In fact, if the amount of Lidl Chocolate Gold Coins sold to date were real money, it would amount to over £30,000!
For the big kid’s stockings, the retailer has a special premium chocolate range in-store, which includes Deluxe Irish Cream Liqueur Truffles (£3.49), and a milk, white and dark Deluxe Chocolate Selection (£5.99) as well as Lidl Northern Ireland’s Deluxe Luxury Irish Chocolate Collection (£8.99) or the Deluxe Belgium Chocolate Collection (£8.99), which make for great gifts.
Festive partygoers are already getting into the spirt of Christmas with Lidl Northern Ireland’s range of Mulled Wines (from £6.99), with almost 10,000 bottles already popped open, the majority in County Armagh. To toast the season, Lidl Northern Ireland has also launched its new Champagne Premier Cru (£29.99) whilst customer favourite Prosecco Spumante (£11.99) and the Moscato d’Asti (£7.99) are sure to be flowing in many households on Christmas day.
Northern Irish people are also saying ‘cheese, please’ this Christmas, with the most popular fromage this year regionally being Blended Cheese Truckles (£2.29), Parmigiano Reggiano (£2.49) and Soft Cheese with Walnut (£2.09).
If you’re looking to impress with a cheeseboard of dreams, Lidl Northern Ireland’s Tipperary Brie (£2.49), Cashel Blue Cheese (£2.99), as well as Deluxe Vintage White Cheddar (£2.99) never disappoint. Pair up with Lidl’s Irish Deluxe Crackers (promotional price £1.99 until 27 December), available in smoked chilli and sesame seed or wheatmeal sourdough flavours, for a cracking end to the meal.
From Christmas dinner essentials and Deluxe delicacies to sweet treats and savory bites, Lidl Northern Ireland’s Christmas range will impress guests for less this festive season as the market leading discount retailer promises quality products at affordable prices.
The full Lidl Deluxe Christmas range is available in all 41 stores across Northern Ireland with additional items being added on a weekly basis. Keep an eye on the in-store leaflet to keep up to date with the latest instore promotions visit www.lidl-ni.co.uk