Delicious Award-Winning Christmas Desserts at Asda for 2023
Asda is bringing a delightful array of desserts to the table for Christmas 2023. With a lineup of ten tempting treats, they’ve curated a selection that ranges from innovative melt-in-your-mouth wonders to celebrated award-winning Christmas classics. Shoppers are in for a real treat this holiday season with these delectable options.
At the forefront of this sweet ensemble is the prestigious Extra Special Jewel Topped Christmas Pudding, retailing at £12. This pudding has clinched the title of Best Christmas Pudding in the Good Housekeeping Institute’s 2023 Christmas Taste Tests. Scoring an impressive 86 out of 100, it outshone competitors like Waitrose and M&S. The pudding’s luxurious blend of plump sultanas, zesty orange, lemon peel, and a hint of spice, coupled with generous dashes of cider and rum, creates a festive delight. Crowned with vibrant whole glace cherries, crunchy almonds, and meticulously placed candied orange slices, this pudding culminates with a shot of cognac, adding an extra layer of richness and depth.
Another standout from Asda‘s dessert collection is the Extra Special Chocolate & Honeycomb Avalanche Dessert, priced at £10. This dessert secured the title of Best Christmas Dessert in the esteemed Good Housekeeping Christmas Taste Test, boasting an impressive score of 87 out of 100. The dessert offers an engaging and visually stunning experience as the chocolate sauce cascades down the salted caramel semifreddo, revealing a tantalizing blend of salted caramel sauce, milk chocolate shavings, and delightful pieces of honeycomb. It’s a true showstopper, promising to elevate the festive dining experience.
For aficionados of tradition, Asda presents the Extra Special Chocolate & Orange Panettone, available for £6. Crafted in a second-generation, family-run bakery in Italy’s Piedmont region, this all-butter recipe boasts a heritage dating back to 1964. Filled with Belgian milk chocolate chunks, candied orange peel, and a sumptuous chocolate-orange sauce injection, this Italian sweet bread is crowned with dark chocolate, presented in festive, premium packaging, making it a perfect gift or addition to any holiday gathering.
Indulgence takes center stage with the Extra Special Black Forest Woodland Cake, retailing at £14. Featuring a chocolate butter-enriched sponge filled with a tangy Morello cherry sauce, coated in luscious chocolate ganache and chocolate shavings, this cake promises an opulent and luxurious dessert experience. Hand-decorated with edible sweet melt and chocolate decoration, it’s a visual and palatable delight.
For those seeking a luxurious yet affordable option, the Extra Special Black Forest Stollen Bites, priced at £3, are a tantalizing choice. These delectable bites feature cherry dough filled with Belgian chocolate chunks, encased in a layer of marzipan, and hand-dipped in Maraschino sauce, finished with Belgian chocolate chunks and a delightful sweet dusting.
The festive feast wouldn’t be complete without Asda’s Extra Special Black Forest Yule Log, available for £8.50. A hand-rolled chocolate sponge filled with cherry jam, coated in milk chocolate, and adorned with a white chocolate ganache, this log embodies the spirit of the season, topped with festive decorations to add a touch of joy to any celebration.
Adding a touch of glamour to the table is the Extra Special Amaretto & Cherry Cheesecake, priced at £10. This decadent delight features a biscuit base topped with caramel cheesecake, embellished with cherry glaze and hand-finished with an amber shimmer, promising to sparkle as the centerpiece of any festive gathering.
Recognizing the growing demand for vegan options, Asda introduces two standout luxury vegan offerings for the season. The OMV! Double Choc & Honeycomb Cake Pop Bites, priced at £4, are delightful truffles with a dense, chocolatey center studded with crunchy honeycomb pieces and enveloped in Belgian dark chocolate. Finished with a luxurious rose gold lustre, these bite-sized treats are perfect for gifting or sharing during the festive season. Additionally, the OMV! Strawberry Trifle, available for £6.95, presents a tangy strawberry compote and whole strawberries topped with hand-placed egg-free sponge and a dairy-free custard, culminating in a sumptuous dessert experience suitable for vegan preference