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Aldi’s £2 draught excluders could save you £20 a year on your energy bills

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Aldi has launched energy-saving draught excluders starting at just £1.99, which experts reckon could save you £20 a year. 

It’s officially arctic these days and if, like me, you’d rather work from home in three jumpers, a blanket and a hot water bottle than put your heating on – this handy contraption might just be the thing for you. 

The bargain supermarket is stocking up with six different types of draught excluder that should drastically reduce the amount of heat escaping your home. 

In fact, The Energy Saving Trust reckon draught excluders can shave up to £20 off your energy bills based on a semi-detached house in England, Scotland or Wales. 

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Stephen Murray, energy expert at MoneySuperMarket said: “As we become more reliant on our heating systems, particularly while so many of us are working from home during the pandemic, it is more important than ever to think about how you can save money on your energy bills.

“Simple home improvements such as adding a draught excluder for a couple of quid can really add up to a decent saving over a year.”

Depending on where you’d like to put your draught excluder will denote which one you need and what size.

If you want to close the gap between floor and doors, which Uswith.com say is ‘one of the best ways you can draught-proof your home’, opt for a brush or hinged flap draught excluder. 

Aldi’s double-sided foam draught excluder can be slipped on the bottom of any indoor door and it doesn’t even need adhesive to stay in play.

It measures 95cm x 10cm x 2.5cm or you can opt for the PVC version which has a brush along the floor which will close gaps of up to 20mm between door and floor.

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Aldi is also selling a 15mm felt version of the PVC draught excluder.

The supermarket is also selling a transparent draught excluder which can be cut down to whatever size you need – which will be best if you have any awkward gaps to fill.

Finally, Aldi is also offering two white ‘P’ and ‘E’ profile draught excluders which fit to the edges of your window. 

The letters refer to the shape and size of the tape, ‘P’ is for gaps around 3-5mm while ‘E’ is for 2-3.5mm. 

Each product is just £1.99 making it some of the cheapest options on the market.

Find your nearest Aldi here. 

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Greggs launches new vegan sausage butty and vegan ham and cheese baguette

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In some good news for vegans, Greggs has announced it will be launching a vegan sausage butty and a vegan ham and cheese baguette.

The bakery chain has introduced vegan products in the past, including the now iconic vegan sausage roll – which caused much debate among the public.

Greggs also has a vegan steak bake on the menu, which is set to be joined by the Vegan Ham and Cheeze Baguette and Vegan Sausage Breakfast Roll.

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A Greggs spokesperson told Metro.co.uk: “Over the coming weeks we’ll be trialling our delicious Vegan Ham and Cheeze Baguette and Vegan Sausage Breakfast Roll in a very small number of shops, with a wider launch planned for later in the year.”

This means vegans will soon have the option to grab a vegan breakfast butty and a baguette for their dinner.

The new sausages will be made with Quorn mycoprotein, and the breakfast butty will set you back £1.90.

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Meanwhile, the ham and cheeze baguette will set you back £2.95, and will be made with Quorn mycoprotein ‘ham’ and cheddar flavoured vegan cheese slices.

It’s not yet been confirmed which shops will initially trial these two new additions to the menu.

Fingers crossed they land in a Manchester branch soon!

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Aldi launches new salted caramel gin that tastes like ‘boozy Biscoff’

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Aldi is launching a brand new gin liquor that’s sure to go down very well with Biscoff fans.

The bargain supermarket will be selling its very own caramel cupcake liqueur for the summer season, which tastes just like the iconic biscuits.

As lockdown starts to ease and the weather gets better we’re all starting to head out with our mates, and what better way to celebrate summer than with a bottle of this?

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Aldi is releasing its brand new Infusionist Salted Caramel Cupcake Gin Liqueur just in time for the early May bank holiday.

It’s been described as tasting like a ‘boozy Biscoff cupcake’, with rich and creamy smooth notes of delicious caramel.

A bottle of the gin will set you back just £8.99, and will be available to buy from April 22nd.

Aldi recommends enjoying it neat, or as an addition to classic cocktails like the humble espresso martini.

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Rekorderlig is selling a new Pink Lemon cider just in time for summer

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While the weather is still a little bit chilly today, the sun is well and truly out over Manchester.

This little taste of summer is heightened by the fact beer gardens are once again open from today, and everyone’s getting a bit excited about the prospect of summer.

Well, you don’t need to go to a beer garden to sample Rekorderlig’s brand new pink lemon cider, which has now landed on supermarket shelves.

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The Swedish cider brand’s premium summer drink is made with juicy citrus flavours, tempered with raspberry – it’s a bit like a summery pink lemonade.

According to Rekorderlig, the pink lemon cider is best served cold over ice in a glass, topped with raspberries and a squeeze of lemon.

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You can grab 500ml bottles of the pink lemon cider from Morrison’s nationwide right now.

And if you’re in the market for more fruity ciders, Kopparberg recently announced a passionfruit and orange flavoured cider.

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