As Christmas day looms and the majority of the nation frantically gets their turkeys ordered and Brussels sprouts prepped, Aldi has quietly released what could be the ruler of all Christmas dinners far and wide.
Introducing: The footlong pigs in blankets sandwich.
The mammoth butty comes as an addition to the budget supermarket’s already impressive selection of festive goodies – the new hot chocolate mug melts are a must-try, by the way.
But back to the butty; the festive treat is described as a ‘meaty, footlong British pig in blanket‘, and comes slathered in layers of fried onion mayonnaise and sweet cranberry chutney, all of which is sandwiched between a soft footlong brioche roll with a healthy portion of butter basted British turkey.
It doesn’t get much more Christmassy than that, does it?
Shoppers won’t have to wait too long to get their hands on this festive treat either, as it will be made available in all stores nationwide this Friday, December 10th, for just £3.49.
And this isn’t the only good news coming from Aldi this Christmas; the supermarket has teamed up with Man United star Marcus Rashford for its 2021 Christmas advert campaign as part of its pledge to donated 1.8 million meals to families over the festive period.
Rashford shared the new advert – wherein he appears as Marcus ‘Radishford’ onto Twitter, writing: “Well done @AldiUK. This is much bigger than a Christmas ad… Might not be Oscar-worthy but glad I could play my part.”
The footballer added in a statement: “As a family, we relied on the local food bank to get our Christmas dinner. To this day, I remember queuing outside that building with mum, mum feeling embarrassed that she might be recognised.
“It is with that in mind that I’m delighted to lend my support to the Aldi campaign.
“For many children in situations like mine growing up, there is very little expectation around this time of year; add the impact of the pandemic and the very least they deserve is a Christmas dinner.”
McDonald’s adds supersized McMuffin with all the fillings to breakfast menu
A huge McMuffin? Yes please…
The McDonald’s breakfast menu is loved by fast food fans up and down the country.
And one of the most loved items on the menu is the McMuffin, a muffin filled with either bacon and egg, or sausage and egg.
But now Maccies is taking it one step further, by making the breakfast favourite even bigger and better – say hello to the Mighty McMuffin.
The new item will be landing on breakfast menus from tomorrow, Wednesday November 22nd, for a limited time only.
The Mighty McMuffin will be available from opening time to the start of the lunch menu at 11am.
It comes filled with sausage, egg, bacon, cheese, and either ketchup or brown sauce – essentially it’s a supersized McMuffin stuffed with all the fillings.
The Mighty McMuffin will set you back £3.99 on its own or £5.59 if you want it as a meal, and will be available in every single McDonald’s across the UK and Ireland.
However, the special new muffin will only be around for a limited time – so you best be quick.
M&S has launched a £10 bottle of Christmas bubbly with edible gold leaf glitter
It’s been hailed as a ‘Christmas must-have’
Shoppers have been going wild for M&S’s new bubbly that contains edible gold leaf glitter.
Dubbed ‘Marks and Sparkle’, the festive drink is available to buy in M&S stores for just £10, and is perfect for the festive season.
According to M&S, it contains peach liqueur ‘crisp citrusy notes with a hint of pear and melon’ alongside the flakes of 22ct gold leaf.
M&S said of their festive drink: “Our new Marks and Sparkle with 22 Carat Gold Leaf is set to be a show stopper.
“This vibrant and crisp bubbly is an alcoholic sparkling grape based beverage with peach liqueur and edible 22 Carat gold leaf to make your drink sparkle.”
Shoppers have been wholly impressed by the festive new drink, with one writing on Instagram: “Need to try this!”
Another commented: “That will look gorgeous on the Christmas table”, while a third wrote: “I bought one for my son’s teacher’s birthday present and for £10 it looks beautiful.”
‘Marks & Sparkle’ is priced at £60 for a case of six, making it just £10 per individual bottle.
Though this isn’t the only way M&S is getting into the Christmas spirit this year, with the retailer also selling a Christmas biscuit tin that magically doubles down into a festive nightlight, ideal for getting children excited for a visit from Father Christmas.
The nightlight also boasts trays of shortbread and shortbread cookies.
Shoppers couldn’t contain their excitement over the festive tin, with one person writing:“Pls [sic] M&S stop, I love it but just can’t fit more stuff in my loft”, and another commenting:“I got one of these yesterday. They’re so beautiful!”
Tesco is selling bottles of Baileys for half price in time for Christmas
It’s that time of the year again…
If you’re looking to stock up on bottles of Baileys ahead of Christmas, look no further.
To celebrate the impending arrival of the festive season, Tesco has slashed the price on all bottles of the poplar Irish liquor.
From today (November 8th), customers will be able to grab a 70cl bottle of Baileys for just £8, resulting in a massive £7.75 saving from its usual price.
However, there’s a catch.
Only customers with Clubcards will be able to grab a bottle of Baileys for £8; those without will have to fork out the original price of £15.75.
Shoppers will also need to act fast because the offer comes to an end next week on Thursday November 14th.
Tesco’s Clubcard scheme is completely free, and offers shoppers a whole range of deals and discounts across a vast range of products.
Each time a customer spends £1 in store and online, they get one point whenever they scan their card or app with their shopping.
This could be Tesco’s path to redemption after it caused mass outrage by upping the price of its famous meal deal for the second time this year.
Last month, the supermarket announced that its meal deal now costs £3.90, an increase of 40p. And even Clubcard holders aren’t safe from the price increase this time, with the Clubcard price also increasing by 40p from £3 to £3.40.
In a statement, a spokesperson for the supermarket said: “Clubcard members will pay just £3.40 for a main, snack and drink, making our meal deal an ideal way to grab a great value lunch on-the-go.
“And with savings of up to £3 on millions of possible combinations across our stores, including the recent addition of Costa hot drinks, and our ever-popular Christmas sandwiches which join the meal deal for the festive period, we’ve got something for every taste.”