Irish stuffing manufacturer, Mr.Crumb, is launching a special edition chocolate and chilli hot cross bun fresh stuffing for the Easter period.

The stuffing (rrp £2.99) is designed to add interest and consumer choice to the fresh stuffing fixture.

Made from a combination of hot cross buns, fresh breadcrumbs, chilli and chocolate as well as herbs, spices and fruit, the stuffing has been developed to compliment a range of meat & poultry, especially lamb traditionally eaten over the Easter period. The stuffing is hand made in small batches, and uses locally sourced ingredients.

Jason Coyle, managing director, says: “Consumers are becoming more adventurous when it comes to trying new, innovative foods and the development of an exciting stuffing flavour offers a new twist on a national family favourite. The limited edition stuffing offers consumers something different to give their Easter roast a new dimension and will be a real talking point for family and friends. As with all our stuffing, this limited edition version will be hand-made in small batches to deliver a home-made taste to the table, at a cold time of the year when we want rich, hearty, warming foods.”

The stuffing has a shelf life of 10 days and is available in 225 gm trays which can be cooked in a microwave in just 2 minutes, or in the oven in 12 minutes for a crispier topping.