The best supermarket Christmas desserts 2023 to indulge in

Here are all the best supermarket Christmas desserts that you can pick up alongside your weekly shop.

Best supermarket Christmas dessert

by Rosie Floyd |
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Even after a Christmas dinner with all the trimmings, we seem to always have room for pudding so that’s why we’ve found all the best supermarket Christmas desserts to round off your meal on the big day.

Whether you’re a chocolate fan, a cheesecake lover or you look forward to a traditional Christmas pud during the festive season, there’s a dessert out there for everyone. Even better when you can scoop one up when you’re shopping for all the other essentials and treats for the holiday season at the same time from your favourite supermarket, such as tubs of sweets, the trimmings for your main meal and some supermarket Prosecco to wash it all down with.

Best supermarket Christmas desserts 2023 at a glance:

• Best modern trifle: M&S Sticky Toffee Pudding Trifle – view on Ocado
• Best meringue supermarket Christmas dessert: Tesco Finest Mulled Berry Meringue Wreath – view on Tesco
• Best sticky toffee supermarket Christmas dessert: Waitrose Christmas Deer-Licious Sticky Toffee Pudding – view on Waitrose

It doesn’t matter whether you love to do your Christmas shop at M&S or Waitrose or go through your Christmas list at Tesco or Asda; you’ll want to make sure you’re looking in all the right places for these puds to finish off a sensational, seasonal dinner. With our top picks of the best supermarket Christmas desserts, you can have your cake and eat it, too!

The best supermarket Christmas desserts 2023

Best modern trifle

M&S Sticky Toffee Pudding TrifleCredit: M&S
Price: £10 (was £15)

It's a sweeter take on the traditional trifle. The M&S Sticky Toffee Pudding Trifle has layers of toffee sauce, caramelised sponge, custard and freshly whipped cream topped with sticky toffee sponge cubes, chocolate curls and butterscotch pieces - yum!

Best Christmas cheesecake for the family

M&S Rodney Reindeer New York CheesecakeCredit: M&S

This Rodney Reindeer cheesecake is almost too cute to eat! It has a creamy baked Madagascan vanilla filling and a buttery digestive biscuit base.

Best premium Christmas cheesecake

M&S Baked Alaska CheesecakeCredit: M&S
Price: £10 (was £15)

The Rodney isn't the only Christmas cheesecake offering from M&S this year, they've also got this Baked Alaska Cheesecake for you to serve for afters. It has a digestive biscuit crumb, topped with a creamy Madagascan vanilla batter and berries layered over a fluffy sponge and covered with baked meringue - sounds delicious right?

Best Christmas pudding for vegans

Plant Pioneers Christmas Pudding Credit: Sainsburys

Is it really Christmas if you don't have a Christmas pudding on offer? This Plant Pioneers Christmas Pudding is suitable for vegans so nobody misses out on the tradition.

Best Christmas pudding alternative

Specially Selected Maple Fudge Christmas PuddingCredit: Aldi

If you're not a fan of the traditional flavours of Christmas pudding, maybe this Specially Selected Maple Fudge Christmas Pudding will take your fancy. It's still made with plenty of fruit but it's got pieces of fudge and maple syrup inside as well as a toffee sauce centre to give it that ultra-sweet taste.

Best Christmas dessert cake

Morrisons Rudi The Reindeer CakeCredit: Morrisons

One that the whole family will love is this adorable Rudi The Reindeer Cake from Morrisons. The rich chocolate sponge is filled with chocolate buttercream and covered with milk chocolate, finished with a super cute Reindeer face.

Best profiteroles supermarket Christmas dessert

Sainsbury's Belgian Chocolate ProfiterolesCredit: Sainsburys

We know that you can have profiteroles all throughout the year but they're a firm favourite with us to have after Christmas dinner. There are 12 in this pack from Sainsbury's, and they're filled with sweetened cream and topped with a thick Belgian chocolate sauce.

Best meringue supermarket Christmas dessert

Tesco Finest Mulled Berry Meringue WreathCredit: Tesco

Sweet and indulgent, the Mulled Berry Meringue Wreath from Tesco's Finest range is super Christmassy with its wreath-inspired design and snow-like dusting on top. The crisp and chewy meringue is topped with blackcurrants, redcurrants and a drizzle of mulled wine sauce, with shards of dark chocolate on top to finish.

Best frangipane Christmas dessert

M&S Clementine & Almond Frangipane SpongeCredit: M&S

Packed full of festive flavours, the M&S Clementine & Almond Frangipane Sponge is soaked in a clementine orange syrup and dropped with flaked almonds, candied orange peel and an icing drizzle.

Best sticky toffee supermarket Christmas dessert

Waitrose Christmas Deer-Licious Sticky Toffee PuddingCredit: Waitrose
Price: £7.50 (was £10)

An utterly deer-licious and joyful alternative to a traditional Christmas pudding, this Waitrose Christmas Deer-Licious Sticky Toffee Pudding is made with dates and gingerbread spices for festive flavour and drizzled with toffee sauce with gingerbread antlers on top for a fun touch.

Best frozen Christmas dessert

ASDA Extra Special Chocolate & Honeycomb Avalanche DessertCredit: Asda

With a sumptuous centre of chocolate shavings and caramel sauce, there's a reason why this Chocolate & Honeycomb Avalanche Dessert is part of ASDA's Extra Special range. Just pop it out of the freezer when you're ready, let it defrost and remove the collar to let the gooey chocolate ganache flow down.

Best chocolate orange supermarket Christmas dessert

Iceland Luxury Jaffa Dome GateauCredit: Iceland

Lastly, we end our round-up of the best supermarket Christmas desserts with this luxury Jaffa Dome Gateau. It’s oh-so-chocolatey and delightfully zesty and the perfect pud to finish off your Christmas dinner.


What desserts do you eat on Christmas Day?

Traditionally, Christmas pudding is the favoured option, but the pudding you choose to eat on the big day is entirely up to you. You may want to serve up a chocolatey Yule log, a creamy cheesecake or something warming like an apple pie and custard. Just remember to take into consideration any dietary requirements your guests may have.

What is the UK’s favourite Christmas dessert?

According to Bottled Baking Co, one of the UK’s most popular desserts is a Sticky Toffee pudding so it’s no wonder that many supermarkets have got many different Christmas dessert options available incorporating the flavours of this sweet and gooey pud.

Rosie Floyd is a Pets, Homes and Garden Product Writer for Yours, specialising in home appliances, décor and furnishings, as well as all things dogs. After completing her Journalism & Media degree from Coventry University back in 2015, she started her career writing about must-visit holiday destinations, moving on to creating content around outdoor living and garden buildings, before joining the team at Bauer.

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