Waitrose unveils Heston’s Christmas dessert

Waitrose has revealed details of its 2015 Christmas dessert, created in partnership with six Michelin-starred chef Heston Blumenthal.

The Chocolate Bucks Fizz Swirl (as featured with Heston in the supermarket chain’s Christmas TV advert) is a Marc de Champagne-flavoured chocolate mousse, which will be available exclusively at Waitrose from December 16.

The sweet creation features a signature Heston ingredient – crackling Popping Candy – which has been mixed with dark caramel and chocolate to form the base. This dessert has an orange compote centre and is sprinkled with gold coloured dust.

Heston said: “I’m excited to be launching this dessert for Christmas. Bucks Fizz for me and for lots of people is an iconic part of Christmas that creates lots of nostalgia, and my chocolate swirl is another way of provoking those feelings to make Christmas extra special.”

Heston from Waitrose product developer Manisha Kotecha commented: “It’s always exciting when we launch a new Heston product and this time is no exception. This new dessert is exactly what you’d expect from Heston – traditional with a twist of something magical – and we think it will go down a storm this festive season.”


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