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Sunday 21 September 2014

Juiced: Brussel sprout juice to hit Christmas shelves

Whether you love them or hate them, brussel sprout juice is hitting the shelves of Marks and Spencer this Christmas.

Published 02/07/2014 | 15:24

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Brussel sprouts are set to feature in Marks and Spencer's new seasonal juice
Liquid Brussels sprouts are on the menu at Marks and Spencer this Christmas
Liquid Brussels sprouts are on the menu at Marks and Spencer this Christmas
The Five Gold Rings cake from the Marks and Spencer Christmas range
The Five Gold Rings cake from the Marks and Spencer Christmas range

Although brussel sprouts are perhaps the least favourite part of everyone’s Christmas dinner, sprout juice is set to line the shelves of Marks & Spencer as part of their seasonal range.

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The juice containing the often detested veggie will also include apple and pear and contain two of the recommended five a day.

Brussel sprouts are set to feature right across the gourmet supermarket’s Christmas range, including within a crunchy seasonal coleslaw.

The exciting Christmas range also looks set to include an edible cheeseboard made out of crackers, and a whole Christmas dinner contained within one pie.

If brussel sprout juice isn’t up your street then perhaps a new Christmas cake liquor might be more seasonally appropriate.

Sandra Ziles, M&S head of product development, said: “You can’t beat our Brussels sprout juice - we hope it will convert a few non-sprout eaters to the green side.”

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Unfortunately if you’re desperate for a pint of brussel sprout juice, you’ll have to wait until October when the whole range is set to hit the shelves.

The supermarket will also sell a €30 Christmas cake made up of three individual 'baubles' - a traditional rich fruit cake, a chocolate sponge and a Madeira cake - all coated with icing and featuring a snowflake design.

And chef Heston Blumenthal, whose previous Christmas puddings for Waitrose have ended up on eBay after customers stripped them from shop shelves, has created a multi-tiered chocolate bar with layers of chocolate caramel mousse, chocolate biscuit, salted caramel and nougat mousse for the supermarket.

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Blumenthal said: "Chocolate is the ultimate feel-good treat, so this Christmas I wanted to pay homage to all the popular treats that I, and I'm sure most of us, enjoyed as a child.

"There's nothing more nostalgic than thinking about all the crinkly, brightly-coloured chocolate wrappers in the festive treat bowl, and my Ultimate Chocolate Bar Dessert incorporates the best of our classic chocolate bars."

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