CHOICE have done the hard work for us all and tested out Christmas hams for flavour and affordability. They shared recently that the most affordable ham tested was also one of the tastiest on the market…
CHOICE enlisted the help of four food experts to rate eight Christmas hams from Coles, Woolworths, Aldi and IGA to help you find the best ham on a budget.
IGA naturally smoked Christmas ham came in first place ahead of Woolworths gold triple smoked ham by a slight margin.
2. Woolworths Gold Triple Smoked Leg Ham
CHOICE Expert Rating: 72% (Recommended)
Price: $16 per kilo
Taste test score: 65
Aldi Specially Selected Triple Smoked Half Leg Ham came in third place with Coles Christmas Beechwood Double Smoked Half Leg Ham coming in fourth followed by the Woolworths single smoked bone In Half Leg Ham.
3. Aldi Specially Selected Triple Smoked Half Leg Ham
4. Coles Christmas Beechwood Double Smoked Half Leg Ham
5. Woolworths single smoked bone In Half Leg Ham
According to CHOICE the one Christmas ham we should all avoid is the Coles Finest Gold Triple Smoked Free-Range Quarter Leg Ham.
They say it was described by every single judge as “unpleasant”.
Along with comments including: “strong chemical smell”, “acrid aroma”, “lacks flavour” and “very dry”.
“I want my money back please!” said one expert.
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