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win! frank foods & me pudding hamper

November 30, 2014

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Tis the season of endless catalogues clogging up your letter box, oddly shaped beetles that insist on carking it at your doorstep and a million and one people In Your Way as you try to sort that last minute list out.

Or, so it might seem to some. (Not me, I’m all about the sparkly silver baubles and carols from November).

Koji and I have somehow been roped into organising the big meal for both our families this year on two consecutive days in locations an hour or so apart from each other. I’m not complaining – the more people that get to eat a roast porchetta in celebration the better – but I have found it much easier if at least one course is already taken care of.

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Enter the pud.

The Nutty Gran’s Christmas Pudding by Frank Food & Me, to be exact, in regular and gluten free varieties, both of which were gifted to me on behalf of the “Where Your Heart Is” campaign* being run by Australia Post in conjunction with two fantastic online stores, Farmhouse Direct and Good Spender.

Farmhouse Direct is an initiative developed by Australia Post to help connect Australian Farmers and local producers with the rest of the country by offering an online space for them to sell their wares on . I like to think about it as a local farmers’ market, but with shipping. The best thing? Just like a local farmers’ market, you’re ordering directly from the producer (with no middle man taking a hefty cut) who will personally mail your order to you.

Good Spender is another fantastic initiative by partners Australia Post and Social Traders. All of the products on offer at Good Spender are sold by social enterprises, who use the profit from the sales to benefit their local communities. Causes supported include food security, homelessness and fair trade – and you can shop by the cause supported by each product, or by the products themselves.

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Good conscience aside, these puddings are really very tasty – full of fruit and nut, moist and flavoursome. It’s no wonder they were awarded Melbourne’s Best Pudding by the Age last year. I reheated mine by punching a couple of holes in the vacuum bag and microwaving them for three or four minutes, but you could just as easily simmer them in their pouches like you would a cloth wrapped pudding.

Best of all, both puds come wrapped in a festive tea towel that you’ll be able to use long after the puddings have been reduced to crumbs in a sea of brandied custard.

And (lucky me, lucky you!) I’ve got two hampers to give away! Each hamper contains one 400g Nutty Gran’s Christmas Pudding and one 400g Gluten Free Christmas Pudding from Frank Food & Me.

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To win, either [ this competition is now closed ]:

1. leave a comment below telling me where you’ll be eating your Christmas Pudding if you win; or

2. follow @onebitemore on instagram and leave a comment there telling me who you’d like to be sharing your Christmas Pudding with this year.

The owners of the best comment here and the best comment on instagram (as judged by how much they tickle my fancies and / or warm my cockles) will each win a prize pack.

This competition starts now(!) and runs until midnight on Sunday 7 December 2014 (Eastern Daylight Savings Time) with winners announced right here and on instagram the next day. (If winners don’t pipe up by Wednesday 9 December 2014, we’ll choose new ones). Prizes deliverable to Australian addresses only.

You can enter as many times as you like – I’m really looking forward to hearing everyone’s holiday plans.

Good luck!

*onebitemore received product to review and give away on behalf of the Where Your Heart Is campaign


  • #1
    November 30th, 2014

    I’ll be eating christmas pudding at home- surrounding by the family who are coming over for lunch to our place:)

  • #2
    November 30th, 2014

    I’ll be eating my Christmas pudding with my family if I win. I’ll be sharing it with my mum, who just loves Chrissie pud.

  • #3
    November 30th, 2014

    ive never had christmas pudding before (i know right?!?) so this year i’m gonna roast a turkey ( hopefully no Mr Bean incidents!) and Ham so this christmas pudding may be a good finish to a leisurely long christmas lunch!

  • #4
    laura powers
    December 1st, 2014

    We are off to my parents this Christmas to indulge in my mums awesome cooking, taking our little 1 year old and my ‘bump’ so hopefully that means I get an extra piece of Pud.

  • #5
    Louise L
    December 2nd, 2014

    I will be eating my pudding alone locked in my room so I don’t have to share with anyone

  • #6
    Mikaela C
    December 2nd, 2014

    For Christmas lunch at my house with my extended family!

  • #7
    Narelle Rock
    December 2nd, 2014

    I will be sharing my Christmas Pudding with my Gran, this will be the first in 14yrs that we have spent Christmas Day together, can’t wait to see her smiles when she watches the great-grandkids open their pressies.

  • #8
    sharron S
    December 2nd, 2014

    unfortunately will be muching away on my own with memories usually visit gran in nursing home and share a pudding she left us this year

  • #9
    Antonietta
    December 2nd, 2014

    I’d eat the pudding in bed on Christmas Eve, after the kids have gone to bed and Santa has paid a visit, I might or might not share it with him…..yum.

  • #10
    Sharon Markwell
    December 2nd, 2014

    I will hide in my cupboard so my greedy husband cannot find me as he will devour the lot. I will be Miss Piggy.

  • #11
    sue petrie
    December 2nd, 2014

    will be eating it at the beach with family after the bar-b -cue

  • #12
    Cynthia
    December 2nd, 2014

    I’ll be eating my pudding hiding behind the pantry door, because if my Dad sees there’s pudding he’ll eat it all before we get a look in!

  • #13
    sharron smith
    December 3rd, 2014

    i am with Matt Damon on private boat sailing Whitsundays anchored off White Haven Beach enjoying our pudding OH NO i was dreaming

  • #14
    Kylie d.
    December 3rd, 2014

    I’ll be eating pudding at my parent’s house, it will be stinking hot, the kids will be running around madly and itching to start a water fight. Watch out guys, this year I’m bringing a Super Soaker.

  • #15
    billy
    December 3rd, 2014

    Lunch with in-laws,when I have my Chrissy pudding I’ll be thinking of my nan who loved this time of year

  • #16
    sharron S
    December 4th, 2014

    would love to be at anchor in Whitsundays but by the Bay at Morton with grandson for first time in years is priceless

  • #17
    Caroline Kelly
    December 4th, 2014

    Christmas pudding is a family tradition and will be shared at a relaxed picnic lunch at Aldinga Beach Aquatic Reserve this year.

  • #18
    Carl Dunning
    December 4th, 2014

    I will be eating it in my work van as I usually get emergency call out jobs on Christmas day but that’s fine as I make a Christmas hamper for myself to keep the spirits high!

  • #19
    sharron S
    December 5th, 2014

    on a rainbow overlooking the world enjoying everyone’s joy and happiness if only for a day

  • #20
    Vicki Fraser
    December 5th, 2014

    I’d share with Santa because such a giving and caring person deserves this beautiful treat ……….lucky you hubby!

  • #21
    christine slater
    December 6th, 2014

    eating at home with the love of my life ..he will be delighted as I cant cook

  • #22
    sharron S
    December 6th, 2014

    would love to share my pudding just 1 more time with couple friends we lost this year yep just once more

  • #23
    Belinda
    December 6th, 2014

    I’ll be sharing mine with my 1yr old daughter who loves all things fruit and pudding-y.
    I’ll have to have some first though because there may not be any left once she gets her mitts on it

  • #24
    Laura Scriven
    December 6th, 2014

    With the whole clan,
    Of a traditional day I’m a fan!
    Grans, Pops and Cousins around,
    And all the food that surrounds.

  • #25
    Win
    December 7th, 2014

    Christmas Pudding outside, in covered part of back yard, seated at four trestle tables, end to end, with Hubby, 14 grandchildren and all their parents.

  • #26
    Tania Foster
    December 7th, 2014

    My mum waits all year to eat this delicious treat. After a scrumptious lunch I’d love to see her eyes grow wide with anticipation as I serve up this delightful pudding.

  • #27
    sharron S
    December 7th, 2014

    visiting dear friend in hospital will take her a tasty yummy Frank Food & Me pudding we will laugh and share

  • #28
    Christine
    December 7th, 2014

    On the couch on boxing day while watching the illegally downloaded Downton Abbey Christmas Special from the UK. :p

  • #29
    Katrina Bradfield
    December 7th, 2014

    In a quiet corner of the house, by myself so I don’t have to share!

  • #30
    Jenny
    December 7th, 2014

    As a boxing day snack. There’s way too much to eat on Christmas Day, we usually barely touch the Christmas pudding. Everyone disappears to the movies on Boxing day leaving me with all the yummy leftovers. Yay!

  • #31
    Courtney B
    December 7th, 2014

    Since gluten free is included I’d share with my dad. He loves pudding but gets a bit tooty if he eats the regular one…

  • #32
    melissa
    December 7th, 2014

    I’ll be sharing it with mum and grandma….tradition!!!!

  • #33
    Vija
    December 7th, 2014

    I will look like a pudding after eating my favourite dessert of all time, plum pudding. But its only once a year. Home is the perfect place to indulge and savour the delight. No rush.

Shez