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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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