As we hurtle through the seasons and holidays of 2021 in what feels like rapid speed, next up is Easter.
Surprisingly it’s now not that long to Easter 2021, even though last Easter seems like it was just the other day, and supermarkets have been unveiling their themed treats for the holiday.
This includes Marks and Spencer, which has unveiled its Easter 2021 food range featuring – as you’d expect – a lot of chocolate.
The main attraction has to be a giant chocolate Percy Pig, as well as the super cute Walter – a sausage dog made from chocolate.
The M&S Easter range will hit shelves in time for the big day on April 4th, and some items are already out – they can be found on the M&S website and Ocado.
M&S is also doing a mix and match ‘2 for £2.50’ offer on hot cross buns this year when you purchase them in-store.
First up let’s take a look at some of the hot cross buns which will be on offer, including cheesy hot cross buns with Marmite, extremely chocolatey hot cross buns and chilli cheese hot cross buns – made using West Country cheddar and a drop of hot sauce.
As for chocolate, you can grab a Giant White Chocolate Percy Pig with Jazzy Trousers for just £10, as everyone’s favourite pig goes super-sized and puts on a pair of candy sprinkle trousers.
Harry Potter fans can also get a white chocolate, hand-decorated Hedwig owl (£15), and if animals are your thing you can grab Bella Bunny, Kylie Koala and Walter the Sausage Dog chocolates for £5 each.
People have already been going wild for Walter the Sausage Dog, and now you can also get your hands on chocolatey Kylie Koala and Bella Bunny – made with white or milk chocolate and hand-decorated.
You can find your nearest M&S branch here.
Burger King is now selling a frozen strawberry Fanta slushy for the summer
Know anyone who’d love this?
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.
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.
Aldi is selling a massive 28oz ‘Godfather’ steak in time for Father’s Day
Do you think your dad is up to the challenge?
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.
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!”
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.
Aldi’s ice cube maker is perfect for keeping cool this summer
Tepid tap water be gone!
Aldi is now selling a budget ice cube maker perfect for the warm summer months.
There’s nothing quite as depressing as tepid tap water on a hot day and, in this ongoing heatwave, I can bet that one too many of you will have had to make do with a luke warm glass of water in a bid to cool down.
Well, Aldi, the king of all random and budget buys, is here to save the day (and potentially the whole summer).
Introducing: The Ambiano Ice Cube Maker.
Promising to keep your drinks ‘chilled, cool and refreshing’, this ice maker is the newest way to stay cool this summer.
Complete with a detachable basket and ice scoop, this machine makes ice in a matter of minutes – around seven to eight minutes, to be precise. It also comes with a self-cleaning function, so that you’ve always got fresh, delicious-tasting ice on tap without having to worry about hygiene issues.
And, to make this offer even more irresistible, you can choose between two ice sizes – small for your cocktails or large for your pitchers.
The website’s description reads: “Enjoy chilled drinks whenever you need them with the Ambiano Ice Cube Machine. Choose from small or large ice cubes to pair with your drink of choice.
“This digital ice cube machine will help you focus on enjoying the summer sun while your drink remains chilled, cool and refreshing on the side.”
If this isn’t the most necessary summer investment of the year, I honestly don’t know what is.
Aldi’s Ambiano Ice Cube Maker is available exclusively online now for just £79.99.