London pub launches glitter gravy for Christmas dinners

But... Do you actually want to eat a glittery roast dinner?

Rachel Hosie
Thursday 14 December 2017 17:07
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London's first glitter gravy

Christmas is undeniably a time for sparkle and huge roast dinners, and because this is 2017 someone has decided to combine the two.

Yes, glitter gravy is now a thing.

At The Fox Under the Hill pub in South-East London, diners are being offered the opportunity to “upgrade” their roast dinners throughout December with sparkly gravy.

Because who wouldn’t want glittery turkey?

Traditional gravy infused with sparkly edible glitter, it’s on offer as a side with a selection of the pub’s festive meals, including traditional roast turkey with all the trimmings, butternut and cashew nut roast and Christmas pie.

The pub is part of the Hungry Horse group, who say that if the gravy gets equally sparkling reviews, it may be rolled out across the company’s 292 pubs across the UK.

Ashish Patel, general manager at the Fox Under the Hill, said: “Christmas is one of our favourite times of the year, as it’s the one time we can go all-out on festive decorations, twinkling lights and Christmas cheer!

“We’ve seen some wacky food trends over the years, and our glittery gravy is no exception – it’s the perfect way to spread festive cheer in December.

“We’ve had some great reactions from guests so far as they add a bit of seasonal sparkle to their Christmas meals with our glittering gravy.

“It would be great to see the dish added to all Hungry Horse Christmas menus across the UK!”

Glitter, sequins and sparkle have become the trends of the moment that just won’t die.

We put it on our faces, in our hair and increasingly in our food. But a dusting of glitter on a cupcake is one thing, glittery gravy poured all over your roast is another.

Is glitter actually going to make your roasties, sprouts and pigs in blankets more appealing to eat?

From the video, not everyone’s convinced the gravy looks exactly tasty, but in the Instagram age in which we live, it’ll probably go down a treat. Think of the Boomerang.

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