For as long as I can remember my grandma has been making a Christmas trifle.
And for as long as I can remember, I have been smooshing it around on my plate before sneakily emptying it into the bin.
Now, the rest of my family are convinced she makes a “great” trifle, “delicious” even.
But no, I will not have it. I have had enough of the lies.
Christmas trifle is trash and we all know it.
The ingredients of trifle – stale sponge, sub-par fruit, packet custard, jelly and cream – range from ‘this should 100 per cent not be a thing’ to ‘meh’ on the scale of delicious food, and putting them all into a weirdly decorative bowl does nothing to increase their appeal.
These ingredients just don’t go together. It’s… wrong. You would never eat sponge cake with jelly at any other time – so why is this suddenly okay at Christmas?