As the countdown to Easter edges nearer to the big day, supermarkets are starting to reveal their chocolate ranges.
M&S has done just that today, unveiling their 2020 Easter range, and there’s something on there for everyone.
It includes such sweet-tooth favourites such as Percy Pig and Colin the Caterpillar, as well as a brand new chocolate sloth called Seth.
If you’re a fan of Percy Pig, you can grab a branded chocolate egg and bag of sweets for £4, or a Colin the Caterpillar chocolate egg for £5 – you also get a bag of Colin the Caterpillar fruit gums to go with it.
And then there’s the brand new Seth the Sloth, who’s bound to go down an absolute treat, with the cute hand-decorated milk chocolate sloth setting you back £5.
You can also get your hands on two new Easter Sundae eggs, with a fruity version and a caramel and fudge version.
The fruity one consists of a hollow chocolate egg with freeze-dried raspberries and jelly beans, finished with a chocolate straw, while the latter is overflowing with chocolate-coated pretzels, fudge and caramel pieces, and both will set you back £10.
If biscuit-based chocolate eggs are your thing, then the Extremely Chocolatey Biscuit Egg is for you – it’s basically an extra-thick chocolate shell with chunks of shortcake biscuit pieces, and sounds incredible (it’ll set you back £8).
It’s all currently available to buy in stores across the nation, so you’ve got plenty of time to stock up before the big day on April 12th.
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.
McDonald’s adding Lotus Biscoff McFlurry to its menu next week
McDonald’s has revealed it is bringing a new fan favourite McFlurry to its menu from next week.
Maccie’s fans can celebrate as their dreams are about to come true from June 21st when a highly anticipated new addition will make its debut.
Fans have been banging on about this one and the good people at Maccy D’s have indeed listened.
As the sun is scorching the nation and this heatwave seems to be continuing on good and strong, a new McFlurry to enjoy with its iced creamy goodness melting in your mouth is just what we’ve all been craving.
McDonald’s have confirmed they will be bringing the new Lotus Biscoff flavour to its stores from next Wednesday (June 21st).
Customers will be able to grab the delicious iced treat across the UK and Ireland for around six weeks, or as long as stocks last for this limited edition ice cream.
Although Maccies’ lovers are able to treat themselves to this popular dessert in other countries, this is the first time it will be on offer in the UK and Ireland — I know, mad!
Fast food fans will be able to enjoy it in two sizes — regular for £1.99, and mini for £1.49.
Thomas O’Neill, head of marketing, food and beverages at McDonald’s, said: “We’re so pleased to be launching the Lotus Biscoff McFlurry in the UK and Ireland.
“It’s been a long-time hope to some of our McDonald’s patrons and we’re glad we can make this into a reality.”
The new flavour has been called for by fans for quite some time now with many taking to social media in hope of bringing it into fruition — good job!
One customer said: “Biscoff McFlurry, pls bring them to UK McDonalds.”
A second fan said: “Lotus Biscoff McFlurry needs to make an appearance in the UK.”
And a third added: “A Lotus Biscoff McFlurry in the Zagreb McDonald’s last night… pleaseeeeeeee add this to the menu in the UK.”
You can currently get the Maltesers, Smarties, and Oreo McFlurry mini-size flavours for £1.49 — the same as the Biscoff mini-size. However, the regular sizes for the Maltesers, Smarties and Oreo flavours are £1.79, which is 20p cheaper than the regular Biscoff size.
Meanwhile, the Wispa and Wispa Gold mini-size flavours come in at £1.79 while the regular sizes both cost £2.29 — so the Biscoff is cheaper than these two options on both sizes.