Sainsbury’s will open café dedicated to the festive icon as it launches new Caramelised Biscuit variation of the classic

The UK’s first ever café dedicated entirely to the Christmas pudding is set to open its doors later this month.

Sainsbury’s is launching the Pud You Dare Café in a bid to get the classic ‘pud’ back on dining tables this festive season.

Open in Holborn, London, on 24th and 25th November, the first of its kind café will give pud lovers, sceptics and haters the chance to enjoy several Christmas pudding options that are available at Sainsbury’s.

All generations are invited to embrace the taste of Christmas and open their hearts (and their palates) to the festive icon FOR FREE. Customers can tuck into the classic Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference 18 Month Matured Christmas Pudding, alongside the brand-new Taste the Difference Caramelised Biscuit Pudding[1] – as seen in the Sainsbury’s 2022 Christmas advert – with a range of delicious toppings to choose from.

The festive desserts will be complemented by a choice of seasonal tipples, including Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Spiced Ginger Biscuit Irish Cream Liqueur, Taste the Difference Chocolate Mulled Wine and Taste the Difference Cranberry and Orange Presse.

Featuring a fruity sponge to please a range of tastes, the supermarket’s new salted caramel twist on the traditional Christmas pudding is packed with flavours to appeal to the modern generation. Vine fruits laced with a hint of brandy for a boozy hit are combined with a generous drizzle of spiced caramel sauce and caramelised biscuit crumbs to create a delicious fusion of traditional and modern tastes.

The café follows the recent launch of Sainsbury’s 2022 Christmas advert, which immerses viewers in a medieval fairy tale and depicts a young chef’s quest to reimagine and breathe new life into the traditional Christmas pudding. Starring Alison Hammond and featuring a voiceover from Stephen Fry, the advert celebrates the innovation and creativity of Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Christmas range and showcases the Caramelised Biscuit Christmas Pudding.

Claire Hughes, Director of Product & Innovation at Sainsbury’s commented: “The once loved Christmas pudding is at risk of being wiped out across the nation, and we’re making it our mission to ensure it firmly has its place at the dinner table this Christmas Day. That’s why we’re encouraging all generations to try the Christmas classic and save it from extinction. For both long-standing and younger pud sceptics, we’ve also launched a new caramelised biscuit pud this year, giving it a modern twist with salted caramel and biscuit crumbs.  We’re sure it will be a hit with everyone at the table – even the pud purists!”

Any surplus food will be provided to Sainsbury’s long-term redistribution partner, FareShare, through their London delivery partner The Felix Project. Sainsbury’s and FareShare continue to work together as part of their shared mission to support communities with access to food.

Opening Days: Thursday 24th & Friday 25th November 2022

Address: HELLO LOVE, 62–64 Southampton Row, London WC1B 4AR

Opening Times: 12pm – 7pm on Thursday 24th November, and 11am – 7pm on Friday 25thNovember

Cost: FREE


Those already a fan of Christmas pudding, or any new converts following a visit to the Pud You Dare café, can purchase the brand-new Taste the Difference Caramelised Biscuit Pudding, in store and online at Sainsbury’s. A wide range of Christmas puddings are available from Sainsbury’s, with prices starting from £1.

[1] Vegans can also enjoy the Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Free From Christmas Pudding alongside the Taste the Difference Free From Cherry Tiffin 


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