Christmas Tried and Tested centerpiece desserts

We know that a centerpiece dessert can make a true statement. So once again we’ve gone and done all the “hard” work for you as we’ve tasted this years top desserts from some of the UK’s leading supermarkets and stores.

What do we look for? Simple! a dessert which is indulgent, hold shape, has the WOW factor and of course tastes divine.


Christmas Tried and Tested centerpiece desserts 2018

Below are the results of our desserts taste test 2018:

ten out of ten ratingASDA Extra Special Chocolate Yule-ade


Asda Extra Special Chocolate Yule-ladeThe winner certainly does take it all with this impressive dessert. Rich, indulgent all with a sharp twist of redcurrants. Holding is shape when you cut, the sweet chocolate meringue was crisp on the outside and chewy in the middle. The swirls of Belgium dark chocolate and whipped cream were evenly matched throughout this dessert – absolutely divine.

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nine out of nine ratingWaitrose & Partners VEGAN Chocolate Torte for six.


Waitrose & Partners VEGAN Chocolate TorteOK this was a super runner up with is crunchy base and soft smooth dark chocolate topping, we could eat slice after slice. The base completely balanced out the dark chocolate and was packed with dates, pine nuts and coconut – a bit like a dark chocolate bounty with nuts. Our tasters said this was the best Vegan dessert they had tried, it had a rich, full deep chocolate taste that is very satisfying and the added crunchy base was firm, full of flavour and a winner all round.

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eight point five out of ten ratingSainsbury’s Taste the Difference Brioche, Orange & Almond Christmas Pudding Wreath


Sainsbury's Taste the Difference Brioche, Orange & Almond Christmas Pudding Wreath A soft, buttery brioche which had lashing of orange was a real favourite among our taste testers. For some a little to rich however the pud popped out of its pot easily once cooked and never stuck. The texture was great however a little wet once cooked but the gold dusting made up for any negatives. The perfect alternative to Christmas day fruit pudding.

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eight out of ten scoreAsda Extra Special Belgian Dark Chocolate & Salted Caramel Pots of Gold


Asda Extra Special Belgian Dark Chocolate & Salted Caramel Pots of GoldThese decadent dessert pots are seriously indulgent and the salted caramel does give them that little kick. The balance of bitterness and sweetness is amazing and the dark chocolate is smooth and velvety. Overall one pot was enough however we could go back in a couple of days for another.

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seven point five out of tenWaitrose & Partners 1 Dark Chocolate & Orange Stollen Wreath


Waitrose & Partners 1 Dark Chocolate & Orange Stollen WreathA true Christmas highlight, this is sure to impress guests. This stollen has a great balance of nuts, chocolate and orange however some felt a little to much citrus taste. The marzipan was sweet and balanced with the fruits (there was plenty inside) made for a great tea time treat. The wreath does have a homemade texture and didn’t fall apart when cutting.

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There you have it, our official taste test for this years best Christmas desserts. As always all opinions are our own. Why not let us know which Xmas dessert has been your favourite so far?


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