With five months to go to December, Marks & Spencer (M&S) has unveiled its Christmas range of bakery selections.

Following on from the success of Prosecco crisps last year, the retailer is offering a new selection of boozy snacks, including Buck’s Fizz hand-cooked crisps, priced at £2 a bag.

Mini red velvet Santa hat cupcakes, £2 for nine, are decorated with raspberry frosting, cream cheese, and a crunchy biscuit bobble as a finishing touch.

A statement from M&S on the Christmas food collection said: “The M&S experts have scoured the globe, taking inspiration from Tokyo to Paris, to create a collection of striking and decadent Christmas desserts.”

M&S began selling Christmas cakes and Christmas puddings in 1958 in an effort to improve the quality of its Swiss rolls. At the time, they hired food expert Nat Goldberg, who made a major improvement across the firm’s entire cake range.

The latest festive food collection is set to hit shelves nationwide in October.

This month, M&S food sales dropped 0.9% in like-for-like sales for the 13 weeks to 2 July.