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Tesco unveils Christmas range including a huge sausage roll and gingerbread latte cream liqueur

Can’t wait for these…

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It’s certainly feeling a bit more wintry this week, so why not look forward to Christmas?! 

Tesco’s seasonal range has now been unveiled, and features a whole host of luxurious treats including the thing that Christmas is all about… Giant Pigs in Blankets

Each giant piggie is seasoned with pepper and wrapped in bacon and is the perfect addition to Christmas dinner this year. You can get a pack of 10 for just £2 when they launch on November 23rd – we can’t wait to get our hands on these.

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Fans of Baileys will also be pleased to hear about a new addition, the Gingerbread Latte flavoured Irish Cream Liqueur. 

This one is set to hit stores even sooner, on August 31st – because it’s never too early in the year for a festive drink!

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Tesco has also created the perfect cheesy canape with mac and cheese bites, infused with mustard and topped with a pulled Applewood-smoked beef in a sweet BBQ sauce.

These autumnal delights hit the shelves on October 12th in packs of 12.

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If you like things giant, Tesco has created a sausage roll log, fit for 10 people to tuck into. The seasoned pork meat is wrapped in puff pastry and topped with festive pastry leaves. What’s more, it’s only a fiver!

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There’s even a show stopper for dessert; Tesco’s Finest Chocolate Orange and Maple Bauble Cake (£13). A  chocolate orange brownie sponge cake is sandwiched between two layers of orange flavoured sponge with Belgian chocolate and orange buttercream between each layer.

It’s topped with a white chocolate baubles and maple-flavoured buttercream. The show doesn’t stop there, though, as once cut the cake spills out chocolate malt balls. It’s said to feed 14 people but I reckon you could handle it on your own.

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And finally, there’s also the new addition of a whole vegan turkey crown, the very first of it’s kind at the store. Created using pea protein and caramelised red onions, the vegan turkey crown is served with a sweet Merlot red wine glaze.

Who’s excited for Christmas then?!

If that’s not got you excited yet, how about Aldi’s Giant Ferreror Rocher which will be hitting the freezers this year for the first time?

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You can get 50% OFF McDonald’s this week

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McDonald’s are offering 50% off their menu if you order via the app.

All you have to do is download the McDonald’s app and if you sign up for the first time by November 1st you can get half-price McDonald’s.

What’s more, the discount will be valid for 36 days!! 

There’s no minimum spend so you can get burgers for as little as 45p, or go all out and get everything for half the price!

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All you have to do is head to the ‘deals’ section on the app once you’ve downloaded it and select the 50% off offer.

It’s not available at every branch but you can find out if your local is taking part here and read all the terms and conditions.

Don’t worry if you’ve already got the app, you can get £5 off any orders over £15 until November 1st.

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Everyone is fuming at Gordon Ramsey’s £18 take away fish and chips

He’s done it again…

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Gordon Ramsey has been tweeted a lot through the lockdown but not everyone has been impressed with his pretty expensive grub.

We already know about his £19 Full English (where you only get ONE sausage) and a £56 Sunday Roast (I hope it’s got gold on it) but now we’re talking about his fish and chips.

The classic Friday night dinner staple comes in at a whopping £18.50 and you’ll get a grand total of seven chips.

Ramsey posted the video on his Twitter with the caption: “You can’t beat a London House classic…. and this one’s to go!!”

He attached a video which sees him battering a fillet of fish before whacking it in the fryer along with some chips.

It’s all seasoned with salt and put in a takeaway carton. You also get mushy peas, tartare sauce and a muslin cloth wrapped half lemon to squeeze on the top tucked in the side of the box.

Sounds okay so far, right?

Well, not everyone is impressed by the fancy take away fish and chips where you only get even chips.

A follower wrote: “£18.50?? I mean if it came with 8 or 9 chips I’d think about [it] but 7 is taking the p***.”

Another added: “Need a few more chips in there. How much you charging for that? That would get sent straight back.”

A third said: “Fish batter doesn’t even look good, stingy af with the chips and mushy peas and all – bet it costs 10x that of the local chippy and isn’t even half as nice.”

A fourth followed added: “Where’s the rest of the chips? I’ve seen more chips in a seagull’s mouth!!!”

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Seven Brothers make beer inspired by Andy Burnham called ‘The King of the North’

Burnham Beer!

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Seven Brothers Brewery have created a new beer inspired by Greater Manchester Mayor, Andy Burnham.

Andy Burnham has been nicknamed the ‘King of the North’ across social media for his efforts towards government support for a tier 3 lockdown in Greater Manchester.

But one Manchester-based company has gone a step further, dedicating a new batch of beer to him.

‘King of the North’ is a North England IPA that has been created by Seven Brothers.

The beer is a collaboration with Tip-Jar and their ‘hospitality mates’ across the city of Manchester to help raise funds for individuals who are most vulnerable at the minute. 

They shared the news on social media writing: “Tiers are flooding, the tips have dried up… enter KING OF THE NORTH!”

“Inspired by the Mayor of Greater Manchester and his fight for funding across the North, we’ve teamed up with Tip-Jar and our hospitality mates from across the City of Manchester to raise funds for hospitality workers in need during this difficult time.”

“There are two ways you can help. You can visit the link in our bio and leave a tip at the Tip-Jar link for a struggling hospitality worker. At this not-for-profit venture, all your kind tips are supporting carefully selected individuals.”

“You can also grab a can of our KING OF THE NORTH beer, a portion of all profits will also benefit this venture. This New England IPA is getting a North England twist and it really packs a punch.”

You can pre-order the beer now and they will be dispatched from November 18th. 

Seven Brothers are also creating free packed lunches with their sister company Four Sisters as part of the End Child Poverty campaign.

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