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Wetherspoons is extending Eat Out to Help Out with its own discount scheme starting today

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Wetherspoons has confirmed it will continue to offer discounted meals following the end of the government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme.

The scheme which saw discounts of 50% up to £10 per head throughout August ended yesterday (Monday 31st).

Many restaurants announced last week that they will be extending the offering by providing the discounts on their own throughout September.

The discount pub has now announced it will be going one step further, slashing food prices on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays until November 11th. 

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Wetherspoons chairman Tim Martin said: “The Government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme was extremely popular with our customers and a great boost to the hospitality industry.

“We are keen to offer our customers a superb choice of food and drink at great value for money prices.

“Our offer means that a classic beef burger in our pubs will be even better value than McDonald’s.”

Chains like Pizza Hut, Bill’s and Toby Carvery, plus a list of Manchester based restaurants like Foodwell, Peru Perdu and Elnecot, are just some of the restaurants that have announced they will be continuing discounts in September. See the full list here

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The scheme, according to the government, has sold more than 64 million meals.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak, who announced the scheme originally, has thanked businesses and customers for ‘protecting jobs’ in the hospitality sector. 

He said: “As the Eat Out to Help Out scheme draws to a close, I want to say thank you to the diners who have fallen back in love with their local, to the managers who have spent weeks ensuring their restaurants were safe and to the chefs, waiters and waitresses across the country who have worked tirelessly, sometimes with more customers than they’ve ever had before – all helping to protect 1.8 million jobs in the hospitality sector.

“The scheme reminded us why we as a nation love dining out and I urge diners to maintain the momentum to help continue our economic recovery.”

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You can now get paid £200 to eat Greggs Festive Bakes

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Pretty much everyone loves Greggs Festive Bakes so this will come as amazing news to us all. 

MoneyBeach.co.uk is hiring a Festive Food Tester to discover exactly what the best limited-edition Christmas food is. 

So if you love all things turkey and cranberry – this is the perfect job for you.

Along with Greggs Festive Bake, you’ll also get to taste McDonald’s Celebrations McFlurry and M&S’s latest (and weird) addition to their festive lineup, the Santa’s Yum Nut.

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You’ll get all the festive treats delivered right to your door and review them based on taste, value for money and festiveness.

The successful applicant will be provided with £75 to order a range of Yuletide yumminess from places like Greggs, KFC, Costa Coffee and McDonalds.

And the job is all remote which is great news for the Manchester applicants as we head into tier 3 next week. 

Once all the information has been collated, MoneyBeach.co.uk will officially crown the best festive food in the UK. 

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Mike Rees, CEO of MoneyBeach.co.uk, comments: “As a specialist website for restaurant and takeaway insurance, we keep a keen eye on takeaway trends in the UK.

“This year is the first year that many limited-edition Christmas menus have been available for delivery at home, and it prompted us to wonder if we could find out once and for all which festive food is officially the best.

“We’ll be looking for someone who loves Christmas as much as they love takeaways, as it’s really important for us to know how much festive joy each dish or snack brings.”

Applications are open now and you have to be over 18 to apply.

 

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Asda is now selling ‘Nutella’ flavoured KitKats and they’re the ultimate snack

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Sounds like taking a break just got a hell of a lot more delicious.

Nestle, the brand behind KitKat, have now combined the popular chocolate biscuit with hazelnut spread to create the ultimate choccy biccy.

It’s not actually Nutella, but instead, a chocolate hazelnut spread that tastes just like it.

Kevssnackreviews posted the news over on Instagram, just a month after the recent launch of KitKat honeycomb flavour.

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The bars consist of chocolate covered wafer biscuit fingers with a good layer of chocolate hazelnut spread in the middle too! 

Amy Bennett-Inge, assistant brand manager for KitKat, said: “We’ve experienced huge demand for our two-finger KitKats this year and we know that fans love to try new flavours from the brand.

“We think our honeycomb and chocolate hazelnut spread varieties really hit the spot, and we’re sure they’ll become popular new additions to the range.”

The KitKat bars are now available at Asda in packs of nine and will set you back £1.50.

 

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Lindt is now doing Candy Cane Lindor Truffles and they’re the perfect Christmas treat

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Lindt is combining its succulent white chocolate Lindor range with Candy Cane truffles for the perfect festive treat. 

The indulgent treats are a brand new flavour for the UK and are absolutely perfect for Christmas.

Combining deliciously smooth white Lindt chocolate with peppermint candy cane pieces and an oozy truffle centre.

Kevssnackreviews shared the new flavour on Instagram with the caption: “There’s crunchy candy cane pieces in the shell atop the classic smooth filling, it’s nicely minty but the white chocolate tempers the flavour so it’s not too overpowering.

“The chocolate melts in the mouth nicely leaving little crunchy candy cane pieces.”

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The treats are available for £5.99 on GBGifts.co.uk but boxes are already selling fast so you’ll have to be quick! 

You can also get the truffles on Amazon but they come with a heftier price tag of £22.99, as the truffles come from America.

In other white chocolate news, you can now buy a white choc flavoured liqueur from Aldi that tastes just like a boozy Milkybar

The boozy treat, described as ‘a light yet luxurious cream liqueur with the classic flavour of cocoa butter and cream’, is part of their festive range and will set you back £6.99. 

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