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NEWCASTLE’S PUDDING LADY CHRISTMAS CAKE 500gm, $28
It’s got a good appearance and it smells good. It’s pretty dense with fruit and it could be boozier. JS 3
Great colour; it looks slow cooked. Quite complex but it could be boozier. CT 4
Looks good - nice and moist. It smelled good but it's a little sweet after a while. LF 4

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Christmas pudding taste test

With so many presents to wrap, hams to glaze and relatives to placate we too can get a little overwhelmed at Christmas. Alleviate some of the stress by sneaking a few store bought treats in after the feast, people will be so full, they won't even notice the wrapping marks. Give store-bought items an at home touch by serving with a good quality ice cream or even some home-made custard or brandy sauce.

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