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Aldi launches beer sale starting at just 99p after buying pub stock to stop waste

Make sure you don’t miss these bargains

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Aldi is selling off beer that was destined for pubs at discount prices, after buying it up to stop it going to waste.

The supermarket has stopped around 25,000 gallons of beer from being wasted, after lockdown means pubs must remain close.

Aldi purchased the beer directly from breweries, meaning they can sell it on at bargain prices, with some beers going for as little as 99p.

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The beer is part of an Aldi Specialbuys offer which starts today, Thursday January 28th, and will end when all the stock is sold.

You’ll be able to grab 500ml of Spitfire Gold for just 99p – that’s 25p cheaper than at Asda and 75p cheaper than Morrisons – while you can also get a range of beers for the bargain price of £1.49, including Business as Usual from Derby Brewery and Snake Oil from West Berkshire Brewery.

If that doesn’t do it for you, you can also get a great deal on Tangle Foot and Warsteiner, with a four-pack of Tangle Foot going for £3.99 and a 12-pack of Warsteiner setting you back just £8.99.

The offer is available in-store only, so you won’t be able to grab any cheap beer online.

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Julie Ashfield, the managing director of buying at Aldi UK, said: “Lots of our favourite local breweries have been hugely affected by the pandemic.

“As part of our commitment to supporting British suppliers, we’ve found a way to stock great quality and award-winning beers.”

All the beer you’ll be able to get your hands on:

  • Spitfire Gold (500ml): Shepherd Neame – 99p
  • Business as Usual (500ml): Derby Brewery – £1.49
  • Brewgooder Moyo Juice (330ml): Brewgooder – £1.49
  • Shelby (330ml): Thornbridge – £1.49
  • Snake Oil (330ml): West Berkshire Brewery – £1.49
  • Puffin Tears (330ml): Harbour Brewery – £1.49
  • Wild Gravity (330ml): Bad Co – £1.49
  • Dartmoor Jail Ale (500ml): Dartmoor Brewery – £1.49
  • Old Hooky (500ml): Hook Norton Brewery – £1.49
  • St Peters Best Bitter (500ml): St Peters – £1.49
  • Pistonhead Haze Lager (330ml): Brutal Brewing – £1.49
  • Tangle Foot (4 x 440ml): Hall & Woodhouse – £3.99
  • Warsteiner (12 x 330ml): Marston’s – £8.99


You can now get bacon-scented bubbles for your dog

That’s one way to keep them quiet…

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Out of all the weird and wonderful inventions for dogs these days, bacon-scented bubbles could be the one that reigns supreme.

It’s no secret that bacon is the way to the hearts of all pooches far and wide, so this new toy could be a real winner when it comes to being the favourite dog-parent.

The new scented bubbles come courtesy of Yorkshire-based pet product manufacturers Pets Pad, who have perfected a non-toxic, tasty and deliciously-scented bubble mixture perfect for both dogs and children.

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Each bottle – which can come in 150ml and 500ml sizes – contain thousands of bubbles, equating for hours of back garden fun.

The bubble mixture can be used with the accompanying hand-held wand or, alternatively, can be poured inside bubble machines to keep your dogs entertained all day.

Read More: Asda is selling a dog bed gazebo just in time for summer

And the reviews for the bubbles have been glowing, with a now-viral Facebook post having been inundated with thousands of comments from happy pet owners and parents.

Commenting on the post, which was shared into the Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK page, one social media user wrote: “Can confirm, my dog adores these.

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“The bubbles are edible too, so it’s safe if your dog snaps at them and catches a few!”

Another commented: “Been using this for months on my dog Marley [sic] he’s obsessed with them it gives him so much exercise chasing the bubbles up and down the garden”.

Though a third pet owner warned: “Just don’t use them in the house… Bacon scented carpet for days”.

Pots of the Bacon Scented & Flavoured Dog Bubbles are available to buy online from Pets Pad now, and cost from just £2.25. Order yours here.

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Aldi is selling a frozen cocktail maker for less than £25

A frozen margarita from home, anyone?

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Aldi has answered everyone’s summer prayers with the launch of its bargain frozen drinks machine.

The supermarket, famed for its wonderfully random middle-aisle products, has truly outdone itself this week with the nifty Ambiano Frozen Drinks Maker, perfect for both children and adults alike.

The machine, remarkably priced under £25, can make both delicious frozen drinks or shaved snow cone ice, and comes complete with two ice shave settings: fine and coarse.

The machine also comes complete with a safety locking lid, easy pour jug and slip resistant feet – making it perfect for those late night – and somewhat messy – summer get-togethers. 


Or ideal for those boozy Jubilee concoctions next week, perhaps?

Aldi’s description of the device reads: “Cool down when the sun comes out with this Ambiano Frozen Drinks Maker.

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“You’ll be able to create perfectly shaved snow cone ice or fantastic frozen drinks with this machine.

“Craft your own cool concoctions such as slushies, iced lattes, punches or cocktails with this must-have machine.

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“This is ideal for a garden party or general summer time refreshment.”

And that isn’t all Aldi has on its shelves for the impending summer months; there is also a children-friendly version of the drinks maker in the form of the Ambiano Ice Cream Maker, perfect for enjoying quality soft serve ice cream from the comfort of your home.

The Ambiano Frozen Drinks Maker costs just £24.99 and comes available in either black or grey. Buy yours online here.

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Quality Street set to launch huge sharing chocolate bars

Christmas is coming very early this year…

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In what might be the best news of the century, Quality Street sharing chocolate bars could soon be arriving in UK supermarkets.

Over the years, Quality Street chocolates have become somewhat of a cultural phenomenon here in the UK, with millions of families cracking out the iconic purple tin every Christmas.

But now, the time to enjoy the tasty variety of chocolates as big sharing bars could soon be a reality.

Food news page UK Snack Attack was the one to break the very exciting news, sharing two images of The Purple One and Orange Crunch sharing chocolate bars.

They wrote on their Instagram page: “The sun is shining, birds and chirping, and its only 232 days until Christmas! You know what that means? Its time to start leaking the Christmas Chocolate!

“No word yet on price / location as it is so far away!”

Very little is known on the chocolate bars at the moment, though it is believed that The Purple One and the Orange Crunch will be the only varieties turned into sharing bars.

The news of the new chocolate bars have been met with great excitement online, with many already keen to see the launch of their favourite flavours.

One social media user wrote: “Yesssssss we need the strawberry one too!”

Another commented simply: “I could cry.”

It is not yet known when the Quality Street sharing bars will be landing in UK supermarkets, though it has been estimated to be later in the year.

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