Free-from brand The Coconut Collaborative has added its first hot pudding.

The Chocolate Melt in the Middle puddings comprise a gluten-free sponge with an oozy chocolate middle made with dark chocolate and coconut cream.

The Coconut Collaborative, which also supplies dairy-free yoghurts and ice cream, said the puds were the first vegan and gluten-free melt in the middle in the UK. It added that the launch would allow them to “break into the after-dinner occasion”.

They will be available from 18 September in packs of two single-serve portions (rrp: £2.99).

The brand will also be introducing a new flavour to its ganache pots. Little Banoffee Pots will join Little Chocolate Ganache and Salted Caramel Ganache this month. Each pot contains less than 105 calories and is free from gluten, dairy and refined sugar.