DINERS with a taste for the unusual are in for a treat from today — mayonnaise mixed with Terry’s Chocolate Orange.
Creator Heinz says the sweet festive concoction is for slathering on crumpets or pancakes — or even eating straight from the jar.
The creamy condiment, usually added to savoury sandwiches and salads, has been transformed just in time for Christmas.
Heinz’s experts have blended mayonnaise — made with free-range eggs, vinegar and mustard seeds — with melted Terry’s Chocolate Orange segments and added a dose of orange oil.
Maria Jantchi, from the firm, said: “We are always innovating and love creating fun new limited- edition products that we know our fans will love.
“You can eat it straight out of the jar if you wish — we’re not judging. You do you. It is Christmas after all.”
But the chocolate mayo has split fans, with some saying they cannot wait to try it — while others think it sounds disgusting.
Miryam Cheshire, 54, of Coventry, said: “I can’t think of anything worse than putting mayonnaise on my toast, even if it is chocolate flavoured.
“Even the thought of it makes me feel nauseous.”
But husband Jamie, 57, said: “Sounds good to me. Mayo is creamy and chocolate orange is delicious. How can it go wrong?”
A limited number of jars of Heinz Seriously Good Terry’s Chocolate Orange Mayo have been made and can be won on the Heinz website from today.