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All the restaurant and fast food chains doing 50% off this month

These are restaurants taking part…

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The government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme will see diners able to bag half-price meals when they eat at pubs, restaurants or cafes.

The scheme will see the government paying for half the bill, up to £10 per head, for your meal and non-alcoholic drinks. 

The incentive aims to get Brits back to restaurants and pubs and help save the hospitality sector, which has suffered a huge blow from the pandemic.

The discount which is available Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday means a meal for two that costs £20 will be reduced to £10. 

A meal that is normally £25 for two will be slashed to £15 due to the £10 cap per head. 

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Burger King is set to cut the cost of the flagship burger down to just £2.25 from £4.49. Burger King boss, Alasdair Murdoch, said on the BBC’s Coronavirus Newscast podcast: “We’ll certainly be embracing it, as long as we can understand the terms and conditions and work them out. But I would think it’s extremely likely that we would do it.”

Frankie & Benny’s told The Sun it will also be knocking 50% off the bill throughout August, which will see a Lasagne Al Forno going for just £4.98. 

The firm behind Harvester and Toby Carvery has said it plans to also register with the scheme. Prices will vary depending on which Harvester restaurant you visit. Under the scheme, a Toby Carvery will set you back on average just £4.50. 

Nando’s will also be knocking down its prices by 50%, this will make half a chicken with two sides just £5.60, down from £11.20. You’ll also still be able to get your Nando’s points on your order! 

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Wagamama is also set to sign up to the scheme meaning a chicken katsu curry will set you back just £6.63 on the initiative. 

Fans of Pizza Hut will be pleased to hear the chain will also be signing up for the initiative, and applying the offer on top of other discounts and promotions the chain runs.

Will you be heading out and enjoying 50% off meals? Let us know…

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Aldi’s giant Ferrero Rocher is finally available in stores

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The massive version of a Ferrero Rocher is now available in Aldi stores.

The Specially Selected Chocolate & Praline Dome is part of their Christmas collection this year and was announced way back when in August.

It feels like we’ve been waiting a lifetime for it to be available but it is finally in stores as of Monday 26th October!! 

The limited-edition Christmas dessert can be found in the frozen section of Aldi stores. 

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The huge domed dessert is filled with a milk chocolate and hazelnut mousse, milk chocolate feuilletine, cocoa sponge cake and a covered shell. 

It’s not the only new dessert either, a huge Chocolate & Salted Caramel Layered Bar which features dark chocolate and hazelnut mousse with a praline feuilletine, a salted butter caramel mousse, all covered with a chocolate biscuit and dark chocolate shell, will also be available.

An Aldi spokesperson at the time said: “No one knows exactly how the situation will have changed by December but one thing we’re sure of is that Christmas won’t be cancelled.

“What we’re going through now and have been through, means people are going to be even more focused on celebrating with their household, sharing food and drink and gifts with their families, and that’s where Aldi comes in.”

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Costa launches new Christmas drinks including a Quality Street Purple One Latte

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Costa has unveiled their Christmas drinks range and it includes a Terry’s Chocolate Orange hot chocolate and a Quality Street Purple One Latte.

The high street coffee chain has released some brand new festive drinks for the season and they look incredible.

They will be available from Tuesday, November 13th and see the return of everybody’s favourite Quality Street Purple One Latte.

There will also be Terry’s Chocolate Orange and After Eight hot chocs available for those who like a sweet drink.

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A festive twist on a Costa latte, the Purple One Latte is made with a rich caramel chocolate sauce and roasted hazelnut syrup. It’s topped with a dairy swirl and a drizzle of caramel chocolate sauce. 

And the best part? It event comes with a Purple One chocolate for good measure.

For those who are a fan of Costa’s hot chocolates, there’s a new After Eight for a cooly minty take on the classic drink. Topped with cream, dusting of chocolate powder and served with an After Eight mint chocolate. 

One we’re really excited about is the Terry’s Chocolate Orange Hot Chocolate. 

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Described as ‘a perfect blend of Costa Coffee’s Signature Hot Chocolate, flavoured with a specially created orange syrup [and] finished with a light dairy swirl and a festive glittery sprinkle’.

Like the other drinks, you’ll also get a slice of Chocolate Orange too.

The Terry’s Chocolate Orange Hot Chocolate and a Quality Street Purple One Hot Chocolate are exclusive to Costa Express machines across the UK.

The Christmas classics are also available including the Irish Velvet Frostino which features vanilla syrup and non-alcoholic Irish Coffee flavouring. 

There’s also the Black Forest Chocolate Frostino a sweet cherry and velvet chocolate drink with cherry sauce drizzle.

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The Hot Spiced Apple served with a slice of lemon is also making a return to the menu! 

A Costa Coffee spokesperson said: “We are incredibly excited to bring together the festive icons that are Quality Street, After Eight and Terry’s Chocolate Orange for our limited-edition drinks range to truly capture the taste of Christmas in a cup.

“This year, more than ever, we wanted to ensure we make Christmas feel that little bit more magical, every sip of the way, so we’re exceptionally pleased to offer returning and new Costa Coffee lovers these soon-to-be iconic additions, plus their classic favourites too. Now to the tough decision of choosing which to try first!”

Costa also launched new sweet treats including After Eight muffins and Biscoff cheesecake slices. 

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You can now buy Maltesers Milk and White Chocolate Truffle advent calendars

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Malteser’s have launched a brand new Truffles Advent calendar and we need it.

The new advent calendar is now available in Tesco’s stores and features their delicious chocolate truffles in both milk and white chocolate.

This will be the first advent calendar from the chocolate brand that features both of their truffle flavours together. 

The truffles feature creamy chocolate filling with tiny malt balls and pieces of honeycomb all coated in a delicious layer of chocolate.

_well_this_is_new shared the new advent calendar over on Instagram with the caption: “Milk & White Maltesers Truffles!”

And everyone is buzzing, one person wrote ‘advent calendar sorted’ while another said ‘OHH MYY GOOSSSHHH’.

The advent calendar will set you back £8 but prices may be different in different supermarkets. 

Malteser’s also revealed a brand new chocolate orange flavour of their Easter special bunny.

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