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M&S unveil new Easter range including a chocolate sloth and Percy Pig egg

It all looks so good…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Morrisons selling a draught beer machine that lets you pull your own pints at home

Who needs the pub anymore?

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You can now bring the joys of the pub into the comfort of your own home with Morrisons’ new draught beer machine.

Throughout last year’s lockdown, the long-suffering beer drinkers of Britain were having to resort to bottled beer from their fridge which, while simply ‘making do’, they couldn’t quite live up to the reputation of a crisp cold pint from the local boozer. 

Because nothing quite compares to ice cold draught beer, does it?

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Anyway, while being admittedly a little late to the party, Morrisons has answered the prayers of many by launching their very own draught beer machine, perfect for pouring cold pints from your very own home.

Featuring an integrated cooling system to achieve that pub-esque coldness, this nifty little machine is designed to fit any five litre keg, so all you’ll need to do to get it up and running is attach the beer – that unfortunately doesn’t come included – and pour away to your heart’s content.

There’s also a removable drip tray included with the machine, so you don’t have to worry about perfecting your bartending skills.

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Plus, you can control the gas to determine how much fizz your pint will have with just a touch of a button.

The pump is only on sale for a limited time and stock will be subject to availability, especially as Father’s Day looms this weekend.

Sadly, you can’t purchase the new beer pump online at Morrisons so you’ll have to head in-store to pick up one for yourself – use Morrisons’ store locator tool here to help you find your closest one.

Happy bevving (responsibly, of course)!

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Burger King is now selling a frozen strawberry Fanta slushy for the summer

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BIG News: Burger King has made our summer dreams come true with the launch of a frozen slushy.

And, to make this news even more exciting, their slushy is made from Fanta.

Now, frozen beverages are usually reserved for American customers only, with us Brits having being cruelly deprived of the delicious frozen goodness to accompany our Whoppers. But now, our time has come.

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The Frozen Fanta Strawberry is now joining Frozen Coca Cola as another refreshing choice for iced-drink fanatics.

The latest addition is available to order both in-restaurant and through the drive-thru, and will cost £2.29 for a regular and just twenty pence more, £2.49, for a large.

The new drink joins three new cheese and bacon burgers on BK’s menu, which you can view for yourself here.

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Aldi is selling a massive 28oz ‘Godfather’ steak in time for Father’s Day

Do you think your dad is up to the challenge?

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Aldi is launching a giant 28oz steak just in time for Father’s Day.

The bargain supermarket, famous usually for it’s random middle aisle offerings, has put all our Father’s Day woes to bed with their ‘Godfather’ rump steak, a chunkier cousin of their ‘Big Daddy’ steak.

The mammoth cut of meat weighs in at a whopping 28oz and is perfect for the whole family to feast upon – though, if he thinks he’s up for the challenge, it will make for the ideal Father’s Day treat for one.

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And if, like me, you’re a little worried about your steak cooking skills, Aldi has teamed up with the Culinary Director of Gaucho Restaurants, Mike Reid to share tips on how to cook the perfect steak.

Mike, who is also a regular on BBC1’s Ready Steady Cook, said: “I would always recommend cooking a steak such as Aldi’s Godfather Rump over fire – the combination of wood and coal gives a unique, smoky flavour to meat.

“Anyone in need of some pointers should follow my simple hints and tips; a fail proof guide to getting restaurant standard steak at home – every dad’s dream!”

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He has also offered some expert advice on how to cook normal-sized steaks from home – did you know that steak needs to be cooked at room temperature to ensure it cooks evenly? For this, you simply need to remove the meat from the fridge around an hour before cooking.

He also pointed out that different cuts (rump, sirloin, fillet, etc) require different cooking methods – according to Mike, the higher the fat content, the higher the initial heat you need to cook it on. If you have a leaner cut like fillet or rump, you want a gentler heat to cook over as you don’t have as much fat to be rendering.

The supermarket’s rare offering is priced at a very reasonable £7.99 and is available in stores from June 17th – just in time for the big day.

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