Best M&S Jubilee Foods & Ideas
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Marks & Spencer has launched a limited-edition collection of food, drink, picnic baskets and more to help us celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, which takes place June 2-5, in style.
The retailer has thought of everything, with Corgi cookies, Wensleydale Cheese & Cranberry wreaths and even a Jubilee-inspired Colin the Caterpillar (a limited-edition royal duo called Queen Connie and her Corgi).
We’ve picked out some of our favorites below, so you can either order online now or hit the store and stock up IRL. You might want to hurry as these delicious treats sell out very quickly.
Best M&S Platinum Jubilee Baskets
£30 at M&S
The Platinum Jubilee Treats Tote Bag, £30, has everything you’ll need for a fun day in the sun.
Packaged in a limited edition Jubilee branded tote bag, it contains; a Jubilee All Butter Shortbread tin, Chocolate Collection of Corgis, Jubilee Lollies, Sparkling Light British Strawberry and Elderflower Pressé, Corgi Gingerbread and Jubilee Connie the Caterpillar™ mini rolls.
Platinum Jubilee merchandise, from keepsakes to decorations, is already selling out fast, so you’ll need to hurry.
£100 at M&S
If you’re planning a small party, you might be more comfortable with the Platinum Jubilee Celebration Hamper, a £100 wicker basket overflowing with sweet and bubbly treats. The £50 Limited Edition Platinum Jubilee Cocktail Party Picnic Bag has all our favorite M&S drinks in one can. This perfect party basket is also filled with sweet and savory snacks for the ultimate celebration picnic.
£50 at M&S
Packaged in a limited edition Jubilee branded cooler bag, this cocktail bag is ready to go right away. The cooler bag holds everything from Mojitos to Cosmopolitans, Jubilee-inspired beer, napkins and paper straws.
£20 at M&S
If you’re planning on watching the Jubilee celebrations on TV, this best of the UK selection will be your perfect accompaniment. The £20 afternoon tea selection includes heaps of favorites such as Victoria sponge cake, strawberry and clotted cream sponge roll, Cherry Bakewell pies – even ground coffee and sachets of tea.
Best Platters of Platinum Jubilee Sandwiches
£17.50 at M&S
You can expect all the sandwich classics in this 20-piece platter like free-range egg and watercress; British roast beef and horseradish mayonnaise; shrimp mayonnaise; honey roasted British ham and cheddar; smoked salmon and cream cheese. You can pre-order them to pick them up from May 26.
£15 at M&S
There’s something for everyone in this delicious vegetarian platter. The selection of sandwiches? Egg and watercress as well as that old favorite, cheese and onion, while the wraps are spinach and falafel or the Mexican three bean wrap.
£17.50 at M&S
You will get three varieties – British chicken salad on white rolls topped with poppy seeds, Smoked British ham salad on malted rolls and something for vegetarians – Egg and watercress mayonnaise on white rolls topped with mixed seeds. Delight.
Best Platinum Jubilee Cakes
£12 at M&S
What a dynamic duo! Yes, Colin the Caterpillar has had a makeover and is now Queen Connie and her devoted Corgi. But what hasn’t changed is that you still get two delicious chocolate sponge rolls filled with chocolate buttercream and covered in milk chocolate. And, yes, the wrappers are edible too.
£30 at M&S
This rainbow-colored six-layer sponge is not only Instagram-friendly, but also delicious. With natural dyes, it is filled, covered and decorated with vanilla buttercream. And for added value, the sides are topped with crunchy colored sugar cubes.
FYI: You must allow three days for this to be done before you can pick up in store.
£30 at M&S
You can decorate this delicious sponge (which is filled with vanilla buttercream with berries and miniature British flags, sweets or even edible flowers (which you can buy from some M&S stores) or just leave it minimal like this This is the perfect party.
Best Platinum Jubilee Alcohol Deals
£72 at M&S
At just £8 a bottle, this crisp, dry Prosecco has flavors of red fruits with floral aromas. Customers rave about it: “Delicious – especially well chilled, recommended for anyone who prefers the less sweet dried rose,” said one. While another customer is stocking up: “So good, I’m buying another case 😉 Definitely can recommend it.”
£60 at M&S
It is a light, dry and fruity rosé from Provence. (Interesting fact: the beautiful Var region of Provence was the first region in France to produce rosé wines and this example is made from Cinsault, Grenache and Syrah grapes.) Top quality for just £7 a bottle.
£40 at M&S
With a selection of 10 cocktails (including Cosmopolitan, Mojito and Pina Colada), as well as delicious snacks (think hand-cooked crisps with black truffle and olive oil and sourdough crackers to name a few). to name a few), it’s the easiest way to have a cocktail we’ve ever come across.
£36 at M&S
Working at £3 for a 660ml bottle, it’s made by Elgoods Brewery, in the heart of the Cambridgeshire Fens. For that A special party beer, they used pale ale malt grown organically in North Norfolk and classic Sovereign English hops from Herefordshire. A royal blend indeed.
While you’re on the M&S site, you can also browse the Platinum Jubilee range of products, from tote bags to Union Jack pillows and candle lights.
Best Places to Buy Platinum Jubilee Souvenirs