5 of the best supermarket Christmas desserts

Updated on 13 December 2021 | 0 Comments

Finish your Christmas Day meal on a sweet note with one of these super supermarket desserts.

From an eye-catching showstopper and a chocolate lover's dream to a fantastic vegan treat and something for the kids, here's our pick of the best supermarket Christmas desserts for 2021.

Best showstopper: Waitrose Heston The Giant Cracking Penny, £20

Absolutely irresistible, this exquisite dessert is a fun take on a chocolate coin. A shimmering and crisp chocolate shell surrounds a rich and decadent Belgian chocolate mousse, and the balance of flavours is impeccable. Dig to the bottom and you'll find hazelnut ganache and a chocolate and hazelnut base.

It's a truly impressive dessert with plenty of wow factor. Available to order on Christmas food delivery slots and in-store from 17 December.

Waitrose Heston The Giant Cracking Penny Christmas dessert 2021Waitrose & Partners

Best mousse: Co-op Irresistible Bells & Baubles, £8

For those who like things on the lighter side, this airy mousse dessert not only tastes great, but also looks like something straight out of a fancy patisserie. Two mousse layers – chocolate and orange, reminiscent of a Terry's Chocolate Orange – enclose a perfectly rich and decadent oozy chocolate centre. The dessert is not too rich but rather light and airy with a pleasant crunchy texture at its base. Available in selected stores from 22 December.

Co-op Irresistible Bells & Baubles Christmas dessert 2021Co-op

Best vegan: Tesco Wicked Kitchen Belgian Chocolate and Salted Caramel Log, £6

Our favourite vegan option this year, this rich and delicious chocolate log is a decadent affair that will appeal to everyone. Layers of delicious bitter dark chocolate, balanced beautifully with a smooth hazelnut ganache, are all covered in a shiny and smooth chocolate glaze. The dessert is frozen, which means you can get it ahead of time and simply defrost on the day.

Tesco Wicked Kitchen vegan log Christmas dessert 2021

Best pudding: M&S Collection Sticky Toffee Pudding Crown, £20

If a traditional Christmas pudding isn't for you but you still like a classic dessert, this M&S crown is the perfect centrepiece. The buttery sticky toffee pudding sponge is fluffy and decadent with just the right amount of richness to feel like a real treat. It comes with two fabulous sauces – salted caramel and creamy vanilla custard – that create a beautiful, marbled-like swirl when poured over. Serve at the table for maximum effect. Available to order for Christmas food delivery slots or from Ocado.

M&S Collection Sticky Toffee Pudding Crown Christmas dessert 2021M&S

Best for chocolate lovers: Sainsbury's Taste the Difference Belgian chocolate & salted caramel star, £12

If chocolate-rich desserts are favourites in your house, look no further than this stunning chocolate star. Dark and milk chocolate is blended into a velvety mousse that envelops luscious salted caramel sauce. The star sits on a crunchy, chocolate biscuit ball base that adds great texture and is finished with a beautiful white chocolate star on top. Available to order on Christmas food delivery slots.

Lead image: Sainsbury's Taste the Difference Belgian chocolate & salted caramel star courtesy of Sainsbury's

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