Inspired by the collection of cute – and, dare we say, delicious – characters found in our Enchanted Forest, we’ve created some extra Christmas treats that are exclusive to the fancy counters in the shops at our six Café Tea Rooms. While their chocolate counterparts make wonderful gifts for the big day itself, these fancies are ideal for serving at parties, teatimes or whenever you want to bring some festive magic to the table.
Nothing says ‘Happy Christmas’ quite like a Bettys hamper. From teatime treats and chocolate delights to the ultimate gourmet adventure – there’s a perfect gift for everyone.
As their success in taste tests year after year shows, we take mince pies seriously here at Bettys, and all of ours are made using a bespoke mincemeat recipe that we perfected four decades ago.
Four years ago, Bettys & Taylors launched an approach to sourcing that would help us to become more sustainable in the face of ever-increasing challenges such as climate change and rural poverty. We've collaborated with suppliers to integrate community and environmental improvements in their work to make a continued difference to the quality of their tea and coffee, and to the lives of the people who grow it.
As an increasingly popular complement to festive plates of mince pies, you might view stollen as something of an indulgence. Possibly even a slightly wicked one. But the rich, fruity spiced bread has fans in surprisingly holy places. Originating in Germany, the oldest record of stollen being enjoyed as a Christmas treat dates back to Italy in 1545, where church dignitaries tucked in at the ecumenical Council of Trent.