The pudding that won MasterChef is now a flavoured gin you can buy in Aldi

WHEN Simon Wood first dreamed up his MasterChef-winning citrus Tutti Frutti dessert, he probably didn't foresee it being sold as a sweet gin liqueur in Aldi priced at £13.99.

 Tutti Frutti gin is the result of a collaboration between Simon and local gin makers, Didsbury Gin. And when you look at what's in Simon's Tutti Frutti, the idea makes a lot of sense.

Says Simon, “Tutti-Frutti literally translates as all the fruits. My dessert from the MasterChef final is my very own Citrus Tutti-Frutti. It’s made up of all the citrus fruit, lemon, lime, ruby grapefruit, vanilla and passion fruit. A great mix for a really tasty gin.

 "We’ve been big fans of Didsbury Gin from day one at my restaurant Wood Manchester. I love to support local brands and when Liam and Mark asked if I wanted to collaborate with them, I couldn’t wait to make Tutti Frutti into a gin.”

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The gin is a bright and citrussy liqueur with a delicate, smooth and velvet-like finish. It can be enjoyed as a sweet twist on the classic gin and tonic, served with a slice of pink grapefruit and a twist of orange, or as a Tutti Frutti Spritz made with prosecco and grapefruit.

  Feeling suddenly thirsty? Head down to Aldi where Didsbury Tutti Frutti Gin Liqueur is available from 22nd August.

Find out more about Wood Manchester here.