Alcohol-soaked Christmas puddings could tip motorists over the limit

Alcohol-soaked Christmas puddings could tip motorists over the drink-drive limit, warns expert

  • Research shows in some the alcohol makes up a third of the ingredients 
  • The Christmas pudding sold by Harrods contains 30 per cent alcohol
  • Sainsbury’s, M&S and Aldi puddings follow, containing up to 20 per cent alcohol

A research has revealed that alcohol-soaked Christmas puddings could tip motorists over the drink-drive limit. 

Among other ingredients the festive favourite contains a mix of brandy, cognac, rum, sherry and cider. 

In some puddings the alcohol makes up a third of the ingredients, making it a ‘dangerous dessert’ for drivers.  

Harrods’ 12-Month Matured Decadent Christmas pudding has 30 per cent alcohol

In some puddings the alcohol makes up a third of the ingredients. Pictured the Aldi Christmas pudding

 The 12-Month Matured Decadent Christmas pudding, sold by Harrods is the booziest pudding as it contains 30 per cent alcohol- which means that a portion of 100g contains the equivalent of a glass of wine or half a pint of beer.

It is followed by Sainsbury’s, M&S and Aldi which all sell puddings containing up to 20 per cent alcohol. 

Food and drink expert Martin Isark  thinks the dessert should be sold with a warning on the label. 

The M&S Christmas pudding can contain up to 20 per cent alcohol

Expert warns the amount of alcohol in the puddings make it a ‘dangerous dessert’ for drivers. Pictured the Sainsbury’s Christmas pudding

He told the Sun : ‘A dessert that contains 30 per cent alcohol should say ‘not suitable for children’.  

‘One with 30 per cent alcohol in the ingredients is fine for drinkers, but for children and drivers it is a dangerous dessert.

‘Most consumers don’t check the percentage of booze on the ingredient label and would be shocked to discover the copious amounts of alcohol they contain.’

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