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Coles makes entertaining easy this Christmas

From prosciutto wrapped saddle of lamb, Tasmanian stuffed salmon roast and a rum spiced pudding, Coles is lighting up the festive table with hundreds of new and improved products.

Award-winning chef Luke Mangan showcases the Coles Christmas range at the media launch on 14 October, 2020 in Sydney. (Photo by Hanna Lassen/Getty Images for Coles)

With one million more Australians expected to spend Christmas at home this year, according to a Credit Suisse report on Australian Retail Sector 5 October 2020, Coles is helping to lower the cost of easy entertaining this Christmas by launching more than 275 new or improved products and rewarding customers with stainless-steel MasterChef knives in its latest campaign.

Coles Christmas range focuses on making life easier for Australians by offering “the best” locally sourced fresh meal solutions and gourmet desserts, as well as helping customers collect their own MasterChef knives.

From 4 November, Coles customers will earn a ‘MasterChef knife credit’ by scanning their flybuys card every time they spend $20 or more in one transaction at Coles supermarkets and Coles Online.

The MasterChef Knives exclusive to Coles. (Photo by Hanna Lassen/Getty Images for Coles)

The exclusive MasterChef Knives collection features six premium, chef-quality knives, individually designed with ergonomic handles for comfort and a more professional cutting experience.

“Coles will be the first supermarket in the world to offer the new MasterChef Knife range in stores.”

Coles Chief Executive Officer Steven Cain said after a tough 2020 for many Australians, the Christmas and summer entertaining season will be an important time to share with family and friends.

“Our team of product developers, development chefs, suppliers, farmers, supply chain and team members have been working hard all year to ensure we can sustainably feed all Australians and help them have a happier and healthier Christmas,” Mr Cain said.

Coles ambassador, Courtney Roulston, showcases the Coles Christmas range. (Photo by Hanna Lassen/Getty Images for Coles)

“We know Christmas will be like no other this year – Australians will be hoping for a very special time and we want to help make this as easy and affordable as possible for them. We’re continuing to lower the cost of entertaining with our new range and providing customers with even more value every time they shop at Coles with our latest campaign to help top up their kitchen with excellent quality knives and make cooking preparation even easier this year.”

Coles new and easy to prepare selection of Australian sourced roasts include the Coles Prosciutto Wrapped Saddle of Lamb, a Cracking Pork Loin with Festive Stuffing, a Butterflied Truffle Chicken, a Christmas Turkey Cushion and a Stuffed Salmon Roast – all created by Coles’ own development chefs in the Coles kitchens.

Food display. (Photo by Hanna Lassen/Getty Images for Coles)

Two premium quality desserts set to bring the Christmas spirit to the table, are the Coles Finest Chocolate and Hazelnut Mousse and the Coles Finest Passionfruit and White Chocolate Mousse.

Coles Ambassador Courtney Roulston and award-winning chef Luke Mangan showcased the new range in Sydney on 14 October, including a Coles Finest Spiced Rum Pudding, ideal for serving with a flaming rum glaze to bring an Aussie twist on a longstanding Yuletide tradition.

“This rum spiced pudding is a showstopper and is set to be one of the most talked about Christmas desserts because not only does it have that wow factor, it tastes delicious too. It’s packed with vine fruits, diced pineapple, cider and rum and finished with a whole candied pineapple slice,” Courtney said.

Liquorland, First Choice Liquor Market and Vintage Cellars have tailored their Christmas ranges to customers who are increasingly supporting local breweries, wineries and distilleries and choosing low alcohol beverages.

Food display. (Photo by Hanna Lassen/Getty Images for Coles)

“The newest member of the award-winning Victorian Tinnies range, Tinnies Ultra Low Alcohol Hoppy Ale is expected to be a big hit for summer, having recently been named best low alcohol Pale Ale in Australia at the World Beer Awards in the UK,” Coles said.

“The Hoppy Ale has a flavour profile that features a big, malty backbone, with a generous and balanced bitterness that makes it feel and taste like drinking a regular strength beer.

Also new to this year’s range is Pure Origin Tasmanian Vodka, a premium quality spirit made with the naturally clean and pure waters of the island state.”

The Retail World team, Lorna Gloria, Sonia Bonner and Heather McWhirter, got to preview and sample the Coles Christmas range hosted by Courtney Roulston and Luke Mangan.

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