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Whether you have it for your Christmas Day breakfast, starter, or just love a bit of smoked salmon, you have to try our new Extra Special Bucks Fizz Smoked Salmon this Christmas!

Extra Special Bucks Fizz Smoked Salmon

We’ve been working with the Edinburgh Salmon Company for ten years, and they were delighted when we asked them to produce a special recipe just for us.

Production Manager Darren Francis said: "We’ve sourced premium-quality salmon from the west coast and islands of Scotland. The fish is then expertly cured at the company’s base in the Scottish Highlands, using a sea salt and demerara sugar recipe, before being cold-smoked over oak and beechwood chips.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 05 December 2014
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How good does our new Extra Special Mulled Port, Cherry and Orange Christmas pudding look?

Extra Special Mulled Port, Cherry and Orange Christmas pudding

We’ve been working with Derbyshire-based company Matthew Walker for over 25 years. They’ve been creating delicious Christmas puddings since 1899 – and they have the coveted title of the world’s oldest pudding maker.

This year’s Extra Special luxury Christmas puddings have been matured for six months to allow time for the spices, sherry and Cognac to infuse. Each pudding is bursting with glazed oranges, cherries and nuts, as well as a splash of mulled port. And this spectacular dessert is hand-decorated with plump whole red and black cherries, and orange stars – it also comes with a sprinkle of glittering edible gold stars so you can add the finishing touches yourself!

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Posted in News & Blogs on 05 December 2014
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Thanks to all our Facebook fans who suggested festive names for our mixed packs of red and green sprouts. We had loads of great ideas – but the produce team settled on Red and Green Bauble Brussels.

Sprouts

Our sprouts come from Staples Vegetables in Lincolnshire – they’ve been growing sprouts for Asda for over seven years. In 2010 we launched a red variety of Brussels sprouts named the ‘Brussleberry’ alongside the traditional green variety.

The red sprouts have a milder flavour and have become really popular – they’ve grown 300 tonnes for us this Christmas! Farmer, George Read of Staples Vegetables, said: “These red Brusselberry sprouts are sweeter than your average sprout and are all carefully hand selected by our farmers in Lincolnshire.”

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Posted in News & Blogs on 05 December 2014
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Asda Toy Spectacular

Last minute toy shopping at Christmas for friends and relatives can be a stressful thing – which is why we’re making it easier than ever with our Toy Spectacular!

We’ve got loads of exciting toys at great prices – from Barbie’s Secret Door Princess Castle Play Set for £45 to a Thomas & Friends 5-in-1 Track Builder Set for just £25 – only in stores now!

You can even get a Zoomer Best Friend Bentley – an electronic puppy that performs tricks – for just £42.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 05 December 2014
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We’ve got a fantastic range of Extra Special cheese this Christmas – from extra mature cheddar, to creamy stilton and French brie! Check out our wide selection in store or online now at Asda.com.

Cheese

Tell us what will be on your cheeseboard this Christmas for a chance to win £50 so you can give it a try! Simply fill in the form below to enter. See full terms and conditions – ends 12th December 2014.

Posted in News & Blogs on 05 December 2014