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
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.
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.”
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.
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."