Host a ‘Heston’ Christmas
The Heston from Waitrose range has ‘everything’ you need to create an extra special Christmas, ranging from indulgent chocolates to festive classics (with a twist, of course!)
In fact, this year the luxury range is bursting with over 50 products that are sure to be the centre of attention this Christmas.
New for 207, Heston is introducing a luxury Venison Pate with Sour Cherry (£9). Made with three flavoursome layers, it includes coarse, smoked venison then smooth venison with chocolate and finally a top layer of sour cherry and kirsch.
There’s also a new sweet treat for customers to enjoy, Heston’s showstopping Black Forest Panettone (£12.50) which has been on tasting in stores this weekend.
Waitrose waxes lyrical: “Heston takes shoppers on a nostalgic journey with this traditional Christmas sweet bread.”
Inspired by his favourite dessert, the Black Forest Panettone is made with kirsch soaked cherries then topped with dark chocolate and decorated with sour cherries. Yum.
This year, Heston’s range will see the return of his famous Hidden Orange Christmas Pudding (£16) and the Persian Christmas Pudding (£14), the former causing headlines when it was first launched for the astronomical prices it could fetch on eBay after completely selling out in Waitrose stores.
The Spiced Shortcrust Mince Pies with a Lemon Twist (£3) are also returning this year - which is great news, as we simply adore these, particularly when they’re warmed up! The lemony flavour brings just the right amount of zestiness to balance the richness of the mincemeat.
Also making a comeback for 2017 is the Chocolate Truffle Cake (£12.50) .
Returning in a smaller size, and with the addition of hazelnut pieces, this show-stopping indulgent cake includes a nutty Belgian chocolate truffle with Christmas spices, hazelnut liqueur flavoured ganache and a festive golden shimmer.
The Heston from Waitrose Cracking Chocolate Bites (£6) are bound to go down a treat with guests too - these are super smooth mini bites with rich chocolate and passionfruit ganache, all sat atop a popping candy and hazelnut wafer base.
Also back again is Heston’s stunning Edibaubles Chocolate Collection (£13.50).
The ‘Edibaubles’ are all made with the chef’s favourite festive flavours in mind - gingerbread, stollen, eggnog, chocolate wine, candy cane and Hidden Orange Pudding.
There’s also Heston’s Earl Grey Tea Stollen (£7) and Mini Earl Grey Tea Stollen Bites (£4) with what the supermarket describes as “the essence of Christmas” packed into every mouthful.
The buttery brioche is full of fruit, marzipan and mincemeat, which is then infused in bergamot-scented earl grey and lightly dusted with tangerine-flavoured sugar.
Finally, Heston is also on hand to ensure that every household has a turkey that is cooked to perfection - firstly with the Turkey Brining Kit with Herb Butter and Poultry Jus (£59).
To help you achieve the ultimate turkey roast, it comes with a brine for you to add succulence and flavour, a herb butter to baste and a rich, silky jus for you to finish with.
His succulent Sweet & Spiced Mincemeat Gammon (£13.99) is also available in stores - a smoked, dry cured gammon with a mincemeat stuffing and ginger glaze.
Heston Blumenthal commented: “Christmas is one of my favourite times of the year and I’m thrilled with the products that we are launching in the range.
“From a nod to the 70s with the Black Forest panettone, to a rich and indulgent venison paté, this new range is perfect for sharing with family and friends this year.”