Food experts are predicting we will have a 1970s revival this Christmas

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News from Santa CCTV It's never too early to start planning for Christmas! Experts predict we'll be eating food from the SEVENTIES like black forest gateau (but a new Prosecco turkey shows our love of fizz is still as strong as ever) Food experts are predicting we will have a 1970s revival this Christmas Waitrose has already launched three black forest gateau-flavoured products Includes a cherry-soaked panettone, and a venison rack covered in cocoa nibs It may only be June, but organised foodies have already started thinking about Christmas - and are predicting we'll be feasting like it's the 1970s. Experts say the flavours of black forest gâteau are set to make a huge comeback during this year's festive season, taking us all the way back to the age of glam rock, hair metal and flared jeans. Waitrose is leading the 70s revival as the first supermarket to launch some of its Christmas range - and it contains no less than three products containing the flavours of the retro pud. Chef Heston Blumenthal has created a black forest panettone for Waitrose, which is a cherry scattered bread topped with dark chocolate and kirsch-soaked cherries +5 Chef Heston Blumenthal has created a black forest panettone for Waitrose, which is a cherry scattered bread topped with dark chocolate and kirsch-soaked cherries The new Prosecco Turkey - officially called Waitrose's Italian-Style Turkey Parcel- is a boneless turkey breast basted with Prosecco for succulence then stuffed with pork, veal and Italian herbs and topped with porcini mushroom butter and fresh sage under a crispy pancetta lattice +5 The new Prosecco Turkey - officially called Waitrose's Italian-Style Turkey Parcel- is a boneless turkey breast basted with Prosecco for succulence then stuffed with pork, veal and Italian herbs and topped with porcini mushroom butter and fresh sage under a crispy pancetta lattice It suggests that other supermarkets may follow in its wake by also launching revival-themed items. But before they do, Waitrose has announced it will be stocking a Black Forest Venison Rack at a very pricey £59.99/kg as a luxurious turkey alternative; a Heston from Waitrose Black Forest Panettone - £12.50 - and a Black Forest Sparkle Bar dessert - £13 - which it claims is a modern twist on a classic 1970s pudding. The bafflingly early Christmas launch comes after experts predicted that food trends from the 1970s would make a resurgence in the supermarket's Food and Drink Report, which was published in autumn last year. Waitrose's executive chef, Jonathan Moore, said: 'It was back in October 2016 as part of our annual Food and Drink Report that we noted that foodie trends from the 70s were set to make a resurgence. 'Flavours of black forest bring back fond memories for many and it's most definitely enjoying a revival. Waitrose's new ginger spiced mince pies are made with all butter chocolate pastry The supermarket is also launching a venison rack covered with an aromatic cocoa nib, chestnut and sourdough crumb and accompanied by a rich gravy and cherry sauce Waitrose's new ginger spiced mince pies are made with all butter chocolate pastry (left). The supermarket is also launching a venison rack covered with an aromatic cocoa nib, chestnut and sourdough crumb and accompanied by a rich gravy and cherry sauce (right) 'Chefs including Yotam Ottolenghi and Bruno Loubet of the Grain Store London have introduced dishes such as Black Forest Battenberg and Black Forest coupes to their menus.' Clearly in merry festive spirits already, the supermarket has also announced it will be launching an unusual Prosecco-basted turkey for £35/kg in a bid to capitulate on the popularity of the Italian sparkling wine this Christmas. Sales of Prosecco topped £500 million last year, so it's no wonder the supermarket wants to cash in on the trend by flavouring its food with the fizz too. It follows the popularity of its Prosecco panettone, after it had to double stocks of the festive treat last year due to high demand following its launch in 2015. Emma Sayer, Waitrose's turkey buyer, said: 'Shoppers are now hosting more than one Christmas, whether it's with different sides of the family, or a festive get together with friends and alternative flavours and bastes for the turkey help to add something unique to the traditional meal. 'Prosecco adds a delicious dimension to the turkey baste – we are sure our customers are going to love it.' Chocolate versions of classic mince pies are the final addition to the supermarket's prematurely launched Christmas range. Spiced with ginger, the treats will sell for £2 for a pack of four. News from Santa Cam

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