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Our blind veterans review Christmas cake

Published on 12 Dec 2022

Finding out where to get the best Christmas dessert staple isn't always a piece of cake.

But that's why we have a judging panel of dedicated blind veterans who are willing to do the leg work for you once again. Over the last two years, our judges have crowned the best Christmas pudding, hot cross bun and mince pie.

This year, our veterans have unveiled where to buy the best Christmas cake, rating samples from eight supermarkets: Aldi, ASDA, Lidl, M&S, Morrisons, Sainsbury's, Tesco and Waitrose.

Meet some of our judges

Blind veteran Ken wearing a red hat and eating Christmas cake
Blind veteran Ken
Blind veteran Jack with partner Ellen both wearing red hats while eating Christmas cake
Blind veteran Jack with partner Ellen

Our judges rated the Christmas cake out of five by assessing the following criteria:

  • Fruit
  • Icing
  • Taste
  • Texture
  • Value for money

The results

1st place and our winner

Aldi Holly Lane Top Iced Christmas Cake 907g (£4.99) with 28 points.

Ken said "icing is preferable" when having Christmas cake and Aldi delivered just that and more. Cost-of-living crisis or not, you can always rely on Aldi.

See for yourself
A gold medal with '1' on it with text 'Aldi'
1st place Aldi

2nd place

M&S Fully Iced Christmas Cake 900g (£10) with 25 points.

When it costs twice as much as the cake from Aldi, you are not wrong to expect it to taste twice as good. It just didn't live up to the expectation but still received decent ratings. If you don't have an Aldi near you, your local M&S is the next best thing.

A silver medal with '2' on it with text 'M&S'
2nd place M&S

Runners up

Val said that the lower rated cakes had 'too much fruit and not enough cake' and were 'too rich'.

  • Waitrose with 23.5 points
  • ASDA with 22.5 points
  • Tesco with 22 points
  • Sainsbury's with 21 points
  • Morrisons with 19.5 points
  • Lidl with 19 points
Supermarkets, take note... More icing and less fruit!

Win, Ken and Jack are just a few of many blind veterans who we support, offering a lifeline when they need it most - especially at Christmas. Please give today to remind them that they are not alone.

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