Woolworths launches new Gold Christmas collection today

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christmas pudding from Woolworths
Woolworth's Christmas desserts will be in stores from October 13. Photo: Woolworths

There are ten weeks remaining til Santa starts clambering down chimneys, and while it’s still far too early to start decking the halls, you can indulge in a little Christmas cheer at Woolies from today.

The supermarket giant is releasing the first products from its 2021 Gold Christmas dessert range with plum puddings, fruit mince tarts, shortbread and slices hitting shelves across the country.

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This year, Woolworths has added an Aussie twist to some classic favourites including a four pack of individual meringues infused with native lemon myrtle from the Northern Rivers region of NSW.

There’s also a chocolate pudding made with fruits soaked in Hunter Valley shiraz and Aussie dark chocolate, and white chocolate and macadamia tarts made with Murray River salt flakes and Australian honey and macadamias.

lemon myrtle meringues from Woolworths
These lemon myrtle meringues are $6 for a four pack. Photo: Woolworths

With a focus on supporting local suppliers, everything in the range is made in Australia and four of the five products that will be available from today are made from at least 75 percent Australian ingredients.

Later this month, Woolworths will be adding a 20-piece packet of mini desserts to the collection that will inject a little extra elegance to parties without breaking the budget.

For $25 you get five mini lemon meringue tarts, five chocolate ganache and raspberry tarts, five tiny cherry cheesecakes and five white chocolate, honey and macadamia cheesecake slices.

While these are part of the Christmas collection, they aren’t particularly festive, and we imagine they’ll be popular now that gatherings are again permitted in NSW.

mini christmas desserts from Woolworths
These mini desserts come in a 20-piece packet for $25. Photo: Woolworths

An Aussie-made Christmas

With COVID continuing to wreak havoc on global supply chains, Aussies have been warned that there may be shortages of products made internationally ahead of Christmas this year.

Toys, decorations and electronics coming from overseas are among the items we may find difficult to get our hands on in stores, and shipping delays online mean you should plan ahead if there are specific things you don't want to miss out on.

Of course, there are plenty of great Australian made products we can fill our stockings with, but as many brands rely on materials or even just packaging from overseas, the fact that something is made in Australia doesn't mean it won't be affected by the global shipping and supply issues.

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