Award-winning Christmas food

From a turkey that's been crowned the best bird of them all to the chocolate dessert that's won the top sweet spot, discover the M&S festive food that's won awards and accolades this year

The fabulous festive starter

Smoked salmon is a festive essential, and this year, our Scottish Lochmuir™ Spey Bay Sweetcure smoked salmon was Taste Approved by the Good Housekeeping Institute, meaning it's been given the seal of approval by their rigorous testers. Twice-smoked, then cured with muscavado sugar and finished with a savoury dulse seaweed dressing, it's heaven on rye bread with a glass of fizz come Christmas day.

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Calling all chocoholics: these decadent puddings are guaranteed to impress your guests

Belgian Chocolate and Cherry Dessert

This decadent dessert, with its layers of chocolate mousse and hidden cherry centre, got the top spot for dessert in the BBC Good Food Christmas Taste Awards. They said it, "has a great texture with rich silky mousse, bitter chocolate and cherries and a hint of booze. It’s also a practical shape to slice and serve"

The Collection Santa’s Rooftop Chocolate & Caramel Yule Log

Our irresistible chocolate yule log in a magical rooftop design was named by Good Housekeeping Institute as Taste Approved in this year's Christmas taste tests. Chocolate sponge filled with caramel ganache and decorated with shimmering frosting, it's a showstopping centrepiece for your Christmas celebration.

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