1. A Savoury Twist: Grocery retailers are fuelling curiosity with sweet/savoury hybrids. British retailer Tesco has introduced an indulgent sticky-toffee-infused cheese. Similarly, German discount supermarket Aldi’s Firecracker Pudding – which contains fruits, cider, Amontillado sherry and chocolate chunks – is served with a sweet and spicy orange and chilli sauce. The dessert comes with popping candy to ramp up the sensorial experience.
Aldi has also unveiled its Cheese Profiteroles, stuffed with Cheddar or spicy chorizo pieces. Likewise, UK supermarket Waitrose’s new savoury choux buns contain burrata, spicy ’nduja, and a Cheddar and mozzarella sauce. See also Waitrose’s Parmigiano Reggiano & Cracked Pepper Panettone, which it recommends toasting and serving with charcuterie, pâté and cheese.