If you thought Jaffa Cakes couldn’t get any better, think again.
Biscuit giant McVitie’s has announced the launch of the Jaffa Cake Doughnut, a delicious hybrid of the chocolate orange snack and, well, a doughnut.
Though many could argue that McVitie’s has waded into dangerous waters with this invention because Jaffa Cakes, which were first invented here in Manchester ninety-four years ago in 1927, are regarded very highly by Brits all across the country.
You should all be aware of the colossal ‘are they biscuits, are they cakes’ debate – fans of the popular snack have been passionately debating for decades whether they’re biscuits or cakes due to their unique texture and appearance.
Many have argued that the consistency of the base is simply not soft or spongy enough to compare with other cakes, while others have pointed out that they’re not at all crunchy enough to qualify as a biscuit.
(They’re definitely cakes, FYI.)
Anyway, McVitie’s has nipped the ‘cake or biscuit’ deliberation in the bud with its new Jaffa Cake doughnut.
Yep, the latest Jaffa Cake variation to grace our shelves is a doughnut-shaped ring of sponge with the staple orange-flavoured filling, a dark chocolate coating and a simply ingenious name: Jaffa Jonuts.
Emma Stowers, brand director for McVitie’s at plaids UK&I, told The Independent: “We love hearing Jaffanatics debate about our Jaffa Cakes and the launch of our Jaffa Jonuts is sure to spark further conversation!
“We’re excited to offer a new twist to our fans, as the fusion between Jaffa Cakes and doughnuts brings an exciting and original taste experience to those who love a treat.”
The Jaffa Jonuts will join the company’s ‘Jaffa-nation’ range, which includes orange, pineapple, cherry and passionfruit-flavoured Jaffa Cakes, Jaffa Cake Bars and Mini Rolls.
Jaffa Jonuts are currently available in Tesco’s across the country, retailing individually for 60p or in a box of 4 for £1.99.
They will be available in other retailers in June.
Aldi brings back heated clothes airer to help with cost-of-living this winter
A must have for the chillier seasons
As the nights draw in and the temperature drops by the day, Aldi has announced its viral heated clothes airer is back to help keep costs down this winter.
As prices pretty much everywhere continue to rise and households may be wondering how they will manage through the winter, the budget supermarket chain has decided to restock its sought after heated clothes airer – after it flew off the shelves last year.
The item, part of its Specialbuys section, went viral online and completely sold out as people looked for cost saving ways to help them go about their everyday routines.
The Aldi Heated Airer, priced at £39.99, is similar to those you can find on Amazon, Argos and Very but quite a bit cheaper in comparison – for those eagle-eyed bargain hunters out there.
Apparently only costing less than 7p an hour to run on average, you could save around £25, so it’s a proper energy-saver too.
According to the website description, the Easy Home Winged Heated Airer is lightweight and folds for easy storage, it also has a large drying surface of 230 watt 18 heated bars, and comes with a drying cover.
Once plugged in, this handy domestic contraption heats up quickly and will have your washing load dry in no time. The cover also acts as extra insulation to help speed up the process and it can even help warm up a room.
So don’t hang around, you’ll need to move fast if you want to snap one of these up to avoid disappointment before they surely sell out again.
Just like Aldi says: “As with all Specialbuys – once they’re gone, they’re gone.”
Aldi’s heated dryer is priced at £39.99 and will be available in the famous middle aisle section at selected stores, and on the website from September 28th while stocks last.
Iceland launches world’s first dedicated air fryer aisle
Food items come with air fryer cooking instructions
Frozen food supermarket chain Iceland has launched an aisle dedicated to air fryer foods in a world first.
The move comes after more than 50% of Brits have reported they use the cooking appliance — reportedly cheaper to run during a cost of living crisis — several times a week.
The new dedicated aisle will include 287 items that can be cooked in the easy-to-use air fryer, such as Greggs sausage rolls, cod fillets, chicken fillets and Aunt Bessie’s Bacon Chicken Crown.
According to the frozen goods giant, the new aisle will be piloted running from June 19th – June 25th at London’s Charlton outlet.
Latest research conducted by Utilita Energy revealed that households who mainly over cook can make the switch to more energy efficient appliances and make a whopping £202 saving.
Meanwhile, switching from oven cooking to an air fryer could see an annual saving of £80.50. In a poll, the energy firm also found that 72% of Brits would like to see air fryer cooking instructions included on food packaging.
Iceland has started adding cooking instructions for air fryer usage on its packaging following its pledge to update cooking methods along with energy saving instructions.
Richard Walker, Executive Chairman of Iceland Foods, said: “We pride ourselves on knowing exactly what our customers coming through our store doors are looking for, matching their changing shopping trends with fresh ideas.
“Introducing the world’s first air fryer aisle at our Food Warehouse is another exciting example. As the popularity of air fryer cooking grows, this aisle will give customers easy access to products that work perfectly in this time and energy saving cooking appliance.”
McDonald’s adds six items to menu including Double Big Mac and Biscoff McFlurry
Six new menu items are set to land soon!
Maccie D’s fans can expect a huge menu shake up with six new items on the way in just a matter of days.
The fast food giant is mixing up its menu again, keeping fans on their toes, and this time there will be six new and returning items of both the sweet and savoury kind.
The additions will be landing in all Maccie’s restaurants from Wednesday, June 21st.
The new items include a Caesar and Bacon Wrap filled with crispy lettuce and bacon, drizzled with a creamy Caesar dressing, costing £5.19.
The second new item to land on menus will be the Mozzarella Bites which come with a tangy tomato dip.
The Mozzarella Bites will be similar to the dippers but will come in smaller ‘bite’ sizes that you can just pop in your mouth. They’ll cost from £2.29 for one portion to £6.29 for a share box.
For the sweet additions, the fast food chain is launching a Chocolate Pie, which consists of a chocolate crust stuffed with chocolate sauce. The very chocolatey, Double Chocolate Pie will cost £1.19.
Item number four landing on menus to fans’ delight is the Biscoff McFlurry.
This dreamy dessert is made of a classic McFlurry ice cream sprinkled with Biscoff biscuit crumbles and drizzled with Biscoff sauce. This heavenly dessert comes in two sizes; small for £1.49, and large for £1.99.
Making a mega comeback will be the Double Big Mac burger and also the Spicy Sriracha Wrap. The Biscoff McFlurry, Sriracha Wrap and Double Big Mac will only be available until August 1st, so fans will need to be quick if they don’t want to miss out!
We’re not done yet…McDonald’s is set to launch its Saver Meal Deal this week, which will be available every day from 11am, nationwide.
The new Meal Deals will cost from £3.99 and will include a range of menu items.
For example, fans can get a Cheeseburger, fries and drink for £3.99 or a Mayo Chicken, fries and drink for £3.99. Or, they could go for a Double Cheeseburger, fries and drink for £4.79.