Brussels sprouts are expected to make a comeback this month and will even appear as a cocktail drink ingredient in a new television series, which will also launch recipes for sprout crumble and sprout ice cream.

The British Sprout Growers Association has already seen sales up by 10% on last year with sales of the relatively new ‘on the vine’ variety up by 50%.

But the sprout will be battling with the pea for top place on the British Christmas dinner table this year, as sales of this vegetable are also soaring.

Bird’s Eye is expected to sell six billion peas this month, which would keep sales of the pea way ahead of that of the sprout.