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The Christmas taste test challenge: the chef v the critic

Ravinder Bhogal and Jay Rayner eat their way through the supermarkets’ mince pies, cheese, chocolates and more. Whose verdict do you trust? Taste the Difference Buck’s Fizz Marmalade340g, £1.60, sainsburys.co.ukRavinder My late dad was fond of marmalade – like gammon and pineapple it was a relic of his student years in England. I can almost see him scraping out the remnants of this jar onto his toast now – a dense set with chunks of peel, a cheeky whiff of booze and as bittersweet as my memories of him. ★★★★Jay Buck’s fizz is champagne with orange juice. As a traditional marmalade is made with oranges, to justify the product name it would have to offer a boozy kick. There is none. ★★ Continue reading…