A taste of Wales arrives at Cardiff’s Christmas market

Christmas market offers a real taste of Wales during the festive period  as food and drink businesses flood capital

The Christmas lights over Cardiff market and people looking at the stalls.
Shoppers exploring this years Christmas market

 Cardiff’s Christmas market will feature stalls from over 200 businesses. A majority of which will be run by Welsh stall owners.  

Food and drink businesses from all over the country have gravitated to the capital for this event.  

Sarah Perkins of Calon Lan Cakes said, “We are looking forward to meeting other Welsh businesses at the market and working alongside them.”

“It is always very busy, and the stalls look so amazing.”  

Catrin Komor is the founder of Fwdge. A confectionary company from Bridgend that uses artisan Welsh ingredients to achieve its signature flavour.  

Catrin said “The Cardiff Christmas market is iconic; it is a pleasure to be involved”.  

“Especially when the organizers go out of their way to source local producers. It makes giving a gift made by hand close to where you live you that much easier!” she continued.  

Fwdge use ingredients like Anglesey sea salt and Penderyn whisky in their fudge.  

Catrin believes that supporting other Welsh businesses is important and adds authenticity to her product.  

“It adds a really personal touch if you are a Welsh person giving a box of fudge to a non-Welsh friend” she said.  

Eating locally sourced food reduces the environmental impact of production. Fwdge focus on being environmentally responsible as a company.

Catrin said “All packaging used for the fudge is sourced from eco-friendly sites, recyclable materials and is compostable. I don’t use any plastic packaging and use paper bags for customers which are recyclable too.”

The Fwdge stall will be there from December 15 until December 21.  

Whatever you fancy, the Christmas market will have something to satisfy it. Snowdonia cheeses provide a selection of hampers while Severn Cider, Bangon Brewery and Celtic country wines offer many alcoholic drinks.

Why not buy someone a taste of Wales for Christmas this year?  

The Christmas market is open 10am to 6pm Monday through Saturday and 10am to 5pm on Sundays.  

The Christmas lights around the market