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Kopparberg has just released a new Dark Fruits flavoured rum

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Kopparberg is saving the year with a Dark Fruits flavoured Rum and it’s on the shelves in Tesco now.

Earlier this year, Kopparberg announced the news of a Cherry flavoured Rum that was released exclusively to Asda in cans and bottles. 

Now they’ve gone one step further and released the fan-favourite cider flavour as a rum, and they are collaborating with Kojey Radical for the launch.

The bottles will set you back just £20 (RRP) for a 37.5% ABV rum.

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The rum has a blackberry and blackcurrant flavour and is described as being ‘infused with a smooth blend of blackcurrant and blackberry flavours’ that showcases ‘the brand’s flavour expertise’.

Sounds delicious! 

It’s best enjoyed over ice or mixed with cola and a slice of lime classic Cuba Libra style! 

It’s not the first step into different drinks for the chain, creating Hard Seltzers earlier this year. 

Rob Salvesen, the head of marketing at Kopparberg, said: “Following the success of our Cherry Spiced Rum launch earlier this year, our new Dark Fruit variant allows existing and new Kopparberg Rum fans to discover a new way to enjoy the bold fruit flavours the brand is famous for.

“We are always looking for new ways to engage our customers and introduce the brand to new audiences – we were thrilled with the reception our fans had to our cherry variant, and the bold flavours of blackberry and blackcurrant and rum felt like a natural fit.

“Our partnership with Kojey Radical highlights the importance of supporting the night-time economy and late-night event spaces, now more than ever.

“We’re delighted to offer our support to the Music Venue Trust at this crucial time and look forward to a time soon when we can all enjoy live music together again.”

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A Greater Manchester chippy has started doing battered chip butties filled with gravy or curry sauce

I need to try one of these

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Flounders Fish and Chips in Blackrod has started selling a battered chip butty and customers are going mad for it!

The deep-fried treat will set you back just £2 and is served with either English curry, Chinese curry, gravy or mushy peas.

Staff say the new item is already flying out the deep fat fryer.

Owned by Victoria Flatters for the past eight years, Victoria reckons they are the only chippy in the area to sell the deep-fried treat.

The 50-year-old told the Manchester Evening News: “My daughter sent me a link about a battered and the shop was doing it down south.

“We weren’t sure about it because we thought it would be a bit of a mess.

“But they’re quite light and really nice. People have been coming back for more – one customer has been every day for two weeks!”

The barm is put in the fryer for three to four minutes before being turned over and cooked on the other side until crispy. It’s then topped with chips for a delicious treat.

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Victoria added: “We are the only ones doing it in the area. I don’t know anyone else that’s doing it.

“We just thought we would do a bit of variety.

“With demand I have to keep up with what people like and what the changes are, it’s been a brilliant response.”

Right then – that’s tea tonight sorted!

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Salford Rum launches new honeycomb, caramel and butterscotch rum to celebrate worker bees

Can’t wait to try this!

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Salford Rum Company has teamed up with Manchester-based beekeepers to create a new honeycomb flavoured rum.

The Salford Rum Company, created in 2018, is a luxury local premium rum created by rugby-league-playing high school pals James Harrison and Tommy Gaughan. 

Created to celebrate the history, heritage and people of Salford Docks throughout the late 1800s and early 1900s – which became the third-largest port in the UK – Salford rum takes inspiration from the rums of the Caribbean. 

The brand new Salford Honey Rum is distilled and bottled in the shadows of the old docks and created as a tribute to Salford’s Worker Bees.

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Created in partnership with The Finest Honey, a beekeeping collective that sells surplus honey and sources honey from rescue bees.

The floral honey adds a sweetness coupled with intense golden spiced liquid rum to create a well-balanced flavour with honeycomb, caramel and butterscotch notes on the palate.

Presented in a rose gold foil print with a honeycomb motif designed by Dave Draws, the bottle also dons a worker bee on the seal and cap. 

Salford Rum co-founder James Harrison, said: “To coin a local phrase, we are absolutely ‘buzzing’ to launch the Honey Rum to our product portfolio.

“This third expression has been a long time coming and we have taken time to ensure it hits the right note with the UK’s growing number of spiced and premium rum drinkers.

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“It’s great to partner with The Finest Honey, too – it’s a fantastic organisation that sells surplus honey from a range of regional producers, and the link-up is testimony to how we work in Manchester and Salford – collaboratively and for the greater good.

“Our products have developed a cult following regionally and are starting to gain a following nationally, too.

“We look forward to seeing how much our fans love the new Honey Rum, and how they use it creatively to make amazing cocktails and incredible creations at home.”

The preorder for the second batch was limited to 200 bottles, each individually numbered and they have already sold out. 

Keep an eye on their socials for the restock!

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You can now get super cheesy beef fried Birria tacos with dipping gravy in Manchester

These sound amazing!!

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A brand new taco pop-up is set to open in the Northern Quarter serving up delicious fried corn tacos with dipping gravy. 

Taking over The Koffee Pot on Oldham Street, Birria Brothers Taco will be serving up traditional Mexican corn tacos – the first of its kind available in Manchester.

After doing serious numbers on social media – particularly on TikTok – over the past year people have become obsessed with this Mexican delicacy.

Made using an eight hour slow-cooked stew, with shin of beef or goat available at Birria Brothers, the tacos are fully dunked in the stew and then fried to absorb all that delicious flavour and leave a crispy flavoursome taco. 

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The fall-apart juicy beef is topped with Oaxaca cheese, a Mexican cheese similar to Monterey jack with a string cheese texture.

The tacos are served with a pot of rich spiced consommé on the side so you can dip the whole thing in even more delicious meaty gravy. 

Birria Brothers will be popping up in The Koffee Pot on Saturday March 6th to bring Birria tacos to the Mancunian masses. 

Follow them on Instagram here to keep up to date. 

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