Waitrose has launched a new range of potted desserts containing half-fat crème fraîche as the main ingredient.

The 130g pots come in raspberry, strawberry & pomegranate fig, apricot & honey kiwi & passionfruit and pear, honey & ginger flavours.

Each contains 62% half-fat crème fraîche as well fruit compôte and other ingredients.

The desserts - which Waitrose claimed were a lower-fat alternative to cream-based desserts - contain between 178 and 199 calories depending on the variant and are designed to be eaten at any time.

Launched last week, the pots have an rsp of 85p each and are currently on a buy four, get the fifth free offer.