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Choose your Festive Feast

A sketch of two Christmas crackers

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Close up of sloes on a branch with a bowl of sloes in the background
A sketch of a pair of wellington boots

The Spirit of Christmas

Although at first sight, they look a bit like blueberries, sloe (the fruit of the prickly blackthorn shrub) has many features that make it an unpromising fruit. Sloes are bitter, thick-skinned and more stone than flesh. With these off-putting characteristics you wouldn't want to eat them like a normal fruit, but when doused with alcohol and left to release their unique flavour, they really come into their own!