To honour the NHS and Aldi has given Kevin and Katie the Carrots a makeover!
It wouldn’t be Christmas without a mention of Kevin the Carrot anymore but this year both him and Katie have had an NHS makeover.
There will be 500 limited-edition carrots that will be raising money for NHS Charities Together and the supermarket’s long-term charity partner, Teenage Cancer Trust.
Donning their best doctor and nurse outfits, the little toys will be recognising the ongoing work of both the NHS and Teenage Cancer Trust Stuff, in particular those treating patients throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.
The limited-edition toys are set to be sold on eBay with 100% of the proceeds going to NHS Charities Together and Teenage Cancer Trust.
The auction will be live from December 3rd before ending on December 8th. They will start at £1.11 to honour the NHS 111 service.
The first slot launched at 8pm on December 3rd and now the bids are as high as £58 for lot 001 of 125 of Doctor Kevin the Carrot.
Julie Ashfield, Managing Director of Buying at Aldi UK, said: “Our team has been working hard to do our bit to help to feed the nation, from priority access for emergency workers, to charity food donations through our ongoing work with Neighbourly.
“Following the success of our Aldi auction earlier this year, we want to raise money again to show our appreciation for the amazing work of the NHS and Teenage Cancer Trust staff.
“With our Kevin and Katie plush toys proving extremely popular and having helped to raise money for charity in the past, we felt what better way than to bring back our ‘superhero’ doctor and nurse carrots for fans to bid on!”
M&S unveils new Easter range including a giant chocolate Percy Pig
Which one are you going for?
As we hurtle through the seasons and holidays of 2021 in what feels like rapid speed, next up is Easter.
Surprisingly it’s now not that long to Easter 2021, even though last Easter seems like it was just the other day, and supermarkets have been unveiling their themed treats for the holiday.
This includes Marks and Spencer, which has unveiled its Easter 2021 food range featuring – as you’d expect – a lot of chocolate.
The main attraction has to be a giant chocolate Percy Pig, as well as the super cute Walter – a sausage dog made from chocolate.
The M&S Easter range will hit shelves in time for the big day on April 4th, and some items are already out – they can be found on the M&S website and Ocado.
M&S is also doing a mix and match ‘2 for £2.50’ offer on hot cross buns this year when you purchase them in-store.
First up let’s take a look at some of the hot cross buns which will be on offer, including cheesy hot cross buns with Marmite, extremely chocolatey hot cross buns and chilli cheese hot cross buns – made using West Country cheddar and a drop of hot sauce.
As for chocolate, you can grab a Giant White Chocolate Percy Pig with Jazzy Trousers for just £10, as everyone’s favourite pig goes super-sized and puts on a pair of candy sprinkle trousers.
Harry Potter fans can also get a white chocolate, hand-decorated Hedwig owl (£15), and if animals are your thing you can grab Bella Bunny, Kylie Koala and Walter the Sausage Dog chocolates for £5 each.
People have already been going wild for Walter the Sausage Dog, and now you can also get your hands on chocolatey Kylie Koala and Bella Bunny – made with white or milk chocolate and hand-decorated.
You can find your nearest M&S branch here.
Kopparberg launches brand new passionfruit and orange cider
Don’t mind if I do…
Kopparberg has launched a new cider flavour, and it’s guaranteed to get fans of the Pornstar Martini very excited.
The booze company has revealed a brand new passionfruit and orange flavoured cider, which sounds perfect for summer (or winter).
The newest fruity addition to its cider lineup combines the citrus flavour of the humble orange with the exotic notes of passionfruit.
All though right now it feels like we’re going to be trapped in the freezing winter forever, warmer days are on the way, and this new cider sounds ideal for relaxing on a hot day.
Kopparberg has released the new orange and passionfruit cider after the recent success of the same flavour in the company’s gin range.
Its gin flavours also include a classic blend of strawberry and lime, as well as a mixed fruit version.
You’ll be able to grab the new passionfruit and orange flavour exclusively at Sainsbury’s from Valentine’s Day (February 14th, in case you forgot).
Argos is now selling a full body-length hot water bottle that’ll keep you warm for six hours
We all know someone who needs this!
For all those people who really feel the cold – you need this £25 treat from Argos.
With winter not showing any signs of going away, keep yourself toasty and warm with this new offering from Argos.
The Body Hot Water Bottle comes in at just £24.99 and is a massive 74cm long.
You can get them in two colours, plain grey or polka dot. Plus, they’re covered in a cosy fleece material for ultimate comfort.
The website states the hot water bottle will stay warm for a whopping six hours using less than one full kettle of water!
You can even strap the bottle around your waist or across your shoulders with the handy tie.
Fans are already raving about the product with one reviewer writing: “Forget your boring old bottle you’ve been using each time you get chilly this time each year.
“This hot water bottle is something I wish existed years ago. I can use to fully heat my bed before I jump under the sheets!
“I can cuddle it around me on the sofa! I can even share it with my wife! Show me a regular hot water bottle that can do that.”
A second added: “Works well, looks good, does what it says on the tin. Would definitely recommend.”
Another said: “Excellent product ideal for anyone with aches and pains or just wanting to stay warm pottering in the greenhouse.
“It’s uses are unlimited. A master stroke in terms of updating an old fashioned item.”
Who’s getting one?!