M&S is doing a special festive Colin the Caterpillar for Christmas this year
I need this!
M&S has already announced the release of some festive bangers this year, including a light-up snow globe gin with glittery edible gold, as well as a Percy Pig advent calendar.
Well, it seems they’ve been saving the best until last, with the retailer announcing a special festive Colin the Caterpillar cake along with the rest of its range this week.
The special Christmas Colin comes complete with a Santa hat, candy holly leaves, white chocolate Christmas baubles and chocolate presents.
Underneath all this festive decoration is the same old delicious Colin, with chocolate sponge roll filled with a choc buttercream and smothered in more chocolate.
According to M&S he serves 10 – although I could definitely polish this off by myself – and he’ll set you back £10 in store.
And he isn’t the only Christmas dessert from M&S this year, as you can also grab some traditional mince pies for £1.50, or a Chocolate Orange Christmas Pudding for £12 – filled with oozy chocolate and orange sauce inside.
There’s also shimmery profiteroles, which M&S are calling Golden Balls, for £12, and the Giant Gold Bullion Bar (£20) is returning this year in a new supersized form.
Luxury fashion brand Nadine Merabi doing 50-80% off clothes in first ever sample sale
Up to 80% off items!
Luxury fashion brand Nadine Merabi is holding its first ever sample sale at the Trafford Palazzo this Bank Holiday weekend.
Nadine Merabi is bringing its uber stylish fashion samples to the TP Glow space at the Trafford Palazzo, opposite the Trafford Centre, on Friday 26th, Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th of May.
With up to 80% off on selected lines, this sample sale stands with the brand’s slow fashion ethos.
The sale features items including jumpsuits, dresses, skirts and tops at massively discounted prices. With between 50% – 80% off, you’ll get the chance to shop opulent Nadine Merabi styles that usually retail between £200 – £500, from as low as £30 a garment.
This glamorous collection of samples will have an exciting mix of production and fits, plus end of season lines available to buy.
Throughout the weekend stock will be replenished and staff will be available to answer any questions about its styles. Visitors will need to sign up for entry and will be asked to show their email confirmation upon arrival.
Sizes XS-XXL will be available across various items but there will be no guarantee of a full size range per style.
Don’t miss out on this unique chance to shop designer lines at discounted prices. You can sign up to attend Nadine Merabi’s first ever sample sale HERE.
There will be no changing facilities available at the sample sale, however staff will be on hand to offer their expert advice. Cash and card will be accepted for purchases — NOTE: the Nadine Merabi sample sale will not be accepting any refunds or exchanges, all sales will be final.
The sale will be held at TP Glow, Trafford Palazzo, Manchester M17 8AS.
B&M is selling slushie cocktail machines and they’re perfect for summer
Perfect for summer barbecues!
B&M Bargains is selling a slushie cocktail machine ready for the summer.
Do you love slurping on a Tango Ice Blast in the cinema or guzzling on a mixed-flavour Slush Puppie like you’re 12 years old again?
Well, you’re going to love this new slushie-maker stocked at discount retailer B&M. This new contraption will be perfect to bring out at barbecues while you whip-up some slushie cocktails for you and your friends — they’re gonna love you for it.
The B&M Cocktail Slushie Machine also comes with measurements on it so that you can add just the right amount of syrup or alcohol to ensure your homemade cocktails taste divine.
The size of the slushie-maker means you’ll have enough to make up to a litre of icy cocktail goodness at a time. All you need is syrup, ice, water, booze or cocktail mix and of course, your best cocktail glasses.
There’s a variety of different slushie syrups online or you can pick up a cocktail mix online or at your local supermarket, and just add the alcohol to it.
If you’re a mixologist or cocktail extraordinaire, you can also create your own mix from scratch and use the indicator guides on the jug — really helpful!
Frozen Margaritas, Strawberry Daiquiris, Blue Lagoon slushies anyone?
This awesome contraption also lets you choose whether you’d like your ice mix to be fine or coarse, so you can achieve the perfect blend for your masterpiece.
This wonderful device is reasonably priced at £35 and can be purchased at B&M stores.
Other online retail sites are also stocking it, but are priced much higher between £44-£50, so B&M is coming in with the absolute bargains again.
B&M wrote in a Facebook post:“This cocktail Slushie machine is a must-have this summer! It’s dead easy to use — we sell syrups too!”
Fans of slushies who shop at the discount retailer started tagging all their drinking buddies in the comments, with many already saying it was selling out fast.
One person wrote: “Hold the phone just going to fall in to B&M for an adult slushie machine.”
A second said: “Hello cheeky bbq slush cocktails!!!” And, a third posted: “I feel strawberry daiquiris coming on !!! Xx”
Please drink responsibly. Visit drinkaware.co.uk for info.
Aldi launches Jaffa Cake-flavoured tea as part of new biscuit brew range
Hello? Is it biscuit tea you’re looking for?
Aldi is launching new Jaffa Cake-flavoured tea bags as part of its biscuit tea range.
Shoppers will soon be able to head to the aisles of the budget supermarket to swipe boxes of its new biscuit tea bag range.
Everyone loves a good brew with a biscuit, and why wouldn’t they? — it’s the perfect combination.
But now Aldi have combined the two in a brand new range of Diplomat Biscuit Teas, which come in three flavours.
In a supermarket first, the retail giant has launched its very own Jaffa flavoured tea.
Now, we know there’s the argument that our beloved Jaffas aren’t quite a biscuit but more of a cake shaped like a biscuit. But let’s face it, tea and cake is also a delightful combination, so it’s a win all round.
A description of the concoction reads: “The rich chocolate flavours are followed by a zesty aromatic orange, reminiscent of biting into a Jaffa orange cake.”
The Diplomat Biscuit Tea range also features Salted Caramel and Biscuit flavours.
The Salted Caramel Tea gives you a sweet and salty twist on your cuppa while the Biscuit Tea gives a classic malty biscuit taste.
The Salted Caramel is described as tasting like: “A rich and warming toastie caramel brew, the irresistibly indulgent flavour is perfect for those with a sweet tooth.”
And the Biscuit option is described as combining the ‘malty taste of biscuit and tea into one without the mess’.
This new way to enjoy a cuppa will ensure you’re not left with soggy biscuit pieces at the bottom of your mug — just the great taste of the two components. It could be a total game changer.
The new range of teas will land in stores on May 15th and are priced at £1.49 for 40 bags.
They can be enjoyed on their own, or with the addition of milk or a non-dairy milk alternative.