There were two types of mince pies - the 'traditional' pastry topped ones and also a packet of iced pies. Sous Chef J likes the look of the iced mince pies the best as he's "not keen on too much pastry".
The box of goodies also contained a panettone style loaf cake. It was a softer cake than we were expecting, but there was a good distribution of fruit and was a tasty treat.
Also included were two packs of cake slices - both contain 5 slices - one has Iced rich fruit cake and the other Mini chocolate logs. The Iced fruit cake slices seem to
have a good proportion of cake to icing. Looking at the Mini chocolate logs, they're more of an iced slice than a log shape but Sous Chef J thinks that won't stop him eating them. All!
The Freefrom Santa Choc bar is Gluten, Wheat and dairy free and would make a great stocking filler. Also, the choc selection net, which contains a santa choc bar, choc'n'crispie bar, choc bar, choc buttons and choc discs, looks like a treat that will fill a space in a Christmas stocking nicely.
Whilst it's been nice to get a pre-Seasonal goodie box, we'll be 'monitoring' the goods on sale in store as "reliability of availability" is something we harp on about a lot. It's great to know Gluten Free Christmas food items exist but is doubly frustrating when you can't get hold of them.
Disclosure - Sainsbury's sent us a selection of FreeFrom items without charge but we have not been paid for this post.