With Christmas well and truly on it’s way we wanted to share some of our favourite Cornish food and drink products in this Cornish Christmas Foodie Gift Guide to encourage you all to shop local and try something new this Christmas. Keep reading until the end to find out how to be in with a chance of winning all of the products featured in this gift guide…

Limited Edition Newlyn Coombe Damson Gin and Caspyn Dry Gin by Pocket Full of Stone’s Distillery

Pocketful of Stones is a small craft distillery in Long Rock just outside of Penzance. They’re making a big name for themselves in the craft spirit community and it’s easy to see why…

St Ives Penzance - Cornish Christmas Foodie Gift Guide - Caspyn GinThis classic dry gin is packed with botanicals such as; hibiscus flowers, lemon and orange peel, lemon grass, lemon verbena and Japanese tea and finishes with a sherbety hit from the gorse and orris. Our favourite way to serve Caspyn gin is will orange peel and a good quality tonic. You simply cannot go wrong with gifting this to any of your gin loving friends.

St Ives Penzance - Cornish Christmas Foodie Gift Guide - Caspyn's Damson GinThis limited edition Damson Gin, is made from damsons foraged from Newlyn Coombe and is spiced with star anise, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and orange. At 25% this gin is delicious drunk neat and can also be mixed with mulled cider for a festive treat! They’ve only made 200 bottles of this incredible gin so if you see it grab it, because it will sell out fast. You’ll spot them at plenty of Christmas markets in and around Cornwall as well as local shops such as Polgoon and Make Industries in Penzance. This bottle looks a little different to the ones you’ll see in the shops as it was the first to be bottled up!

Polgoon’s Mulled Wine & Cider

Polgoon produces beautiful artisan ciders, wines and juices on their family-run vineyard and orchard, just outside of Penzance…

St Ives Penzance - Cornish Christmas Foodie Gift Guide - Polgoon Mulled CiderPolgoon Mulled Cider features Polgoon’s delicious Cornish cider, mulled with fruits and aromatic spices. Simply heat gently over a pan and add a little sugar to taste.

St Ives Penzance - Cornish Christmas Foodie Gift Guide - Polgoon Mulled WinePolgoon Mulled Wine features Polgoon’s own wonderful wine, mulled with fruits and aromatic spices. Again, all you need to do is gently heat this over a pan and add sugar to taste. Polgoon’s Mulled Ciders and Mulled Wines are perfect to keep in the cupboard for last minute Christmas hosting, bringing with you to parties or dinners, or as a stocking filling for those who love a winter warmer.

Sarah and Finn’s Mild Chilli Relish, Hot Chilli Relish and Cider Apple Relish

Sarah & Finn’s is an artisan producer of ‘Taste of the West’ award-winning relishes made in Gwynver, on the North Coast of Cornwall. The range comprises five handmade relishes, using locally sourced ingredients that are vegan friendly and made without nuts…

St Ives Penzance - Cornish Christmas Foodie Gift Guide - Sarah and Finn's RelishThe Cider Apple Relish is made using local cider apples and has the perfect balance of sweetness and acidity. It’s is seasoned with Cornish Sea Salt and has a warming hint of mixed spice. It goes perfectly with Sunday roast pork and is a great accompaniment to cheese. The Mild Chilli relish perfectly balances sweetness and acidity and is great for those who enjoy spice without the heat. It works well with a variety of meat dishes including lamb, beef and chicken, and tastes great with burgers too. The Hot Chilli relish balances of sweetness and acidity with the comforting warmth of chilli and zing of ginger. It perfectly compliments a variety of rich meat dishes including lamb, beef & chicken. This relish is perfect for those for like a bit of a kick! Sarah and Finn’s Relish would make an ideal stocking filler for friends and family, and an excellent addition to your Christmas roast or cheese boards.

Olfactory Nkora Coffee

St Ives Penzance - Cornish Christmas Foodie Gift Guide - Olfactory CoffeeOlfactory Coffee Roasters are based in Penryn, just outside of Falmouth and are the leading speciality coffee roastery based in Cornwall. They source all their coffee responsibly with focus on sustainability, quality and taste. Nkora is a Rwandan coffee with a hint of stone fruit, sweet orange and cloves. All of their coffees are available as whole beans or ground for espresso, filter and french press and all come beautiful packaged,  an ideal gift for the coffee connoisseur.

Made At Home Pink Lemonade Cordial and Mulling Syrup

Produced in the fishing village of Newlyn, Made At Home specialise in truly homemade traditional drinks. They do not use any chemicals or stabilisers, just honest, freshly hand squeezed and pureed fruit…

St Ives Penzance - Cornish Christmas Foodie Gift Guide - Made at Home CordialsMade At Home’s Pink Lemonade Cordial consists of freshly squeezed lemons, freshly pureed raspberries and sugar. It makes a refreshing and beautiful drink with still or sparkling water, but also is great added to gin or Prosecco. Their Mulling Syrup is produced using freshly squeezed oranges, freshly ground whole spices and brown sugar. Mix one part mulling syrup to ten parts of either red wine or cider, orange or apple juice. Follow their mulled cider recipe and add a shot of Damson Gin from Pocket Full of Stones and you have a Christmas party in a drink!

Copperpot Originals Butter Fudge, Caramel and Sea Salt Butter Fudge and Milk Chocolate Coated Honeycomb

St Ives Penzance - Cornish Christmas Foodie Gift Guide - Copperpot FudgeBased the popular seaside town St Ives, Copperpot Originals has been serving up sweet treats since 1978, when Ken and Doreen Brian opened their first fudge shop. All of their butter fudge recipes have a wonderfully crumbly texture. The hint of salt in the caramel and sea salt butter fudge balancing out the sweetness beautifully and their milk chocolate coated honeycomb is crunchy and delicious. They do a wonderful selection of gifts at Christmas time, ideal for that sweet toothed friend.

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