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McDonald’s is adding four menu items including Raspberry Flake McFlurries

Can’t wait for these…

Jamie Roberts




There seems to be a lot of McDonald’s news at the moment, some of it good, some of it bad.

This time, though, it’s definitely good news, as Maccies is bringing back four of its best menu items tomorrow, Wednesday January 29th.

The bad news is you’ve only got eight weeks to get as many of these down you as possible, so don’t mess around.


First up, McDonald’s will be bringing back its ever-popular mozzarella dippers, with these setting you back £1.69 for three pieces and £4.49 for nine – they say it’s a sharing size but it’s definitely not, is it?

The mozzarella dippers were last about in February 2018, and were a little cheaper at £1.59 per portion, however, the ‘sharing’ size is new.

You’ll also be able to grab a Sweet n’ Sticky Barbeque Chicken Burger, which comes complete with bacon, cheese, coleslaw in a glazed sesame topped bun.


This bad boy was last around in June 2018, and incredibly it will have the same price tag when it’s released again tomorrow – £4.39 a pop.

Also back on the menu is the fast food chain’s £1.39 Cadbury Flake McFlurries, with either raspberry sauce or chocolate sauce – the choc one comes with chunks of the chocolate bar and chocolate sauce, while the raspberry version is the same but with raspberry sauce.


Finally, the Grand Big Mac is also returning tomorrow, Wednesday January 29th, until March 24th – it’s just like a regular Big Mac, but bigger (obviously).

It’s set to RRP at £4.39 for just the burger, or £4.79 with bacon, which is an increase since it was last out – it cost £4.19 on its own and £4.59 with bacon in January last year.

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Aldi launches giant pigs in blanket kebabs which are perfect for the BBQ

These look so good!

Alex Watson



Aldi has launched giant pigs in blankets and sausage whirls, perfect for a BBQ this bank holiday weekend. 

If you’re hoping the nice weather this week will mean you can whip the BBQ out, there’s one thing you might wanna add to your shopping list, giant pigs in blankets designed for the barbie.

The pig in blanket kebabs are British pork sausages wrapped in Beechwood smoked cured streaky bacon and will set you back just £1.99 for a pack of four.

The new summer-friendly pigs in blankets each come on their own skewer making it even easier to gobble them down while you enjoy the sunshine, beer in hand. 

There are also ‘sausage whirls’, essentially sausages swirled around and pierce through the middle. 

The swirls will cost just £1.99 for a pack of six.

Both products are now available at Aldi stores across the UK, meaning you can pick these up ahead of your essentials shop for the perfect weekend in the garden! 

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How to make a quick and easy strawberry daiquiri at home this bank holiday weekend


Alex Watson



Name a more iconic summer drink, I’ll wait… 

Strawberry daiquiris are boozy, sugary and all-round delicious crowd-pleasing drinks, so it’s only right you become the master daiquiri maker for the bank holiday weekend!

Despite how delicious they are, they’re also incredibly easy to make. You only need 4 ingredients, a blender and voila!

Be warned, this recipe only calls for 10ml of rum but that’s barely a drizzle so feel free to add more – always drink responsibly though, of course.

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  • 500g Strawberries
  • 100g Ice
  • 10ml Rum
  • Half a lime Lime 


  1. Blend your strawberries and sieve through the puree. 
  2. Add puree, ice, rum and half a squeeze of lime into a blender.
  3. Serve!
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Add as many amazing garnishes as you like, including fresh strawberries and even a drizzle of rum on the top. 

From this recipe, you can pretty much make any other flavour combination of daiquiris you like! Why not make a few different flavours and layer them in a tall glass to create a rainbow daiquiri!?

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McDonald’s plans to reopen all UK drive-thrus in next few weeks

Not long to wait for your Maccies fix…

Proper Manchester



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If you’re missing your Macccies fix we’ve got some good news for you, as the fast food chain is finally set to open some drive-thrus up north.

McDonald’s recently announced it would be reopening a few branches for drive-thru, but excitement quickly turned to anger when it became apparent that none of them were up north – in fact, most were in and around London.

But now it’s been revealed that it plans to reopen all its UK restaurants, with the plan to have all drive-thrus open by early June, McDonald’s told The Sun.

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According to reports, the fast food chain will be confirming dates with branches next week, as it continues to try and open more restaurants in a safe manner.

People accused Maccies of ‘hating the north’ after it was revealed that the 33 sites that were to open are all down south.

McDonald’s has now confirmed that the north will see branches open for drive-thru over the next few weeks. 

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