By Selina Maycock published
Aldi has launched an epic 2-METRE pig in a blanket as part of it's new festive food range.
The low-cost supermarket chain has launched a selection of pork treats - and vegan options - with its own twist on the traditional Christmas dinner side.
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This two-metre long pig wrapped in a blanket, is the perfect fix for dinner tables this year. And while gatherings might be smaller than we'd like, you can still impress your guests with British pork and bacon, wound into a fantastic showstopper of a centrepiece.
But that's not all, Aldi has added some extras with its Loaded Pigs in Blankets (£2.99 for 370g) topped with cheese - crispy, oozy and moreish. It’ll be hard to only have one!
Or why not try Aldi’s Specially Selected Giant Pigs in Blanket (£2.99, 380g). It features three giant tasty caramelised onion British pork sausages wrapped in rashers of honey cured smoked bacon to ensure anyone at the table has a hearty pig in blanket portion! Available in store from Thursday, 10th December.
But if you're looking for something a little different this year, Aldi’s Specially Selected Chorizo Pigs in Blankets (£1.99, 170g), are the perfect festive nibble for any dinner party! An exciting combination of smoky, spiced chorizo wrapped in fine slices of sweet pancetta.
If you know someone who likes to feel the heat, trade a classic Pig in Blanket for Aldi’s Scorpion Chilli Pigs in Blankets (£2.29 for 12, 240g) – the fiery way to start your festive day. Contains an extra bit of spice you never knew you needed.
For something extra special, try Aldi’s Truffle Pigs in Blanket (£2.99 for 6, 264g) which are sure to bring a dash of luxury to any festive dinner table. The flavourful British pork and truffle chipolatas wrapped in British smoked streaky bacon are teamed with black truffles and truffle oil to give a deliciously luxurious earthy flavour. Available in store from Thursday 10th December.
For the plant-based Christmas lovers out there, the Plant Menu Vegan No Pigs in Blankets (280g, £1.99) is a Christmas classic. A meat-free pepper and herb vegan ‘pig’ hand-wrapped in crispy puff pastry – is the perfect mouth-watering meat-free trimming. Available from 19th December.
For shoppers looking for a cheesy alternative to traditional pigs in blankets, Aldi’s Halloumi Wrapped in Bacon (£2.69, 155g) may well be just the thing! Generous chunks of halloumi wrapped in a bacon blanket for a taste sensation. Available in store from Thursday, 10th December.
And if you simply can’t wait for the big day and want a P.I.B inspired snack to tide you over, Aldi’s Specially Selected Pigs in Blankets Hand Cooked Crisps (£0.75/150g) are just the thing - giving the taste of Christmas day without the preparation. Available in stores now.
Selina is a Senior Entertainment Writer with more than 14 years of experience in newspapers and magazines. She currently looks after all things Entertainment for GoodtoKnow, Woman&Home and My Imperfect Life.
Before joining Future Publishing, Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. She is fully NCTJ and NCE qualified and has 100wpm shorthand. Having spent the start of her career working on local newspapers and online, Selina spent six years as Acting News Editor and Entertainment Reporter at the Scunthorpe Telegraph where she dug into hard news stories, conducted interviews, covered court reporting, features, and entertainment, whilst going to gigs in her spare time.
Whilst at the paper she was awarded an O2 Media Judges' Special Award for helping a terminally ill cancer sufferer realise his dying wish and marry his childhood sweetheart through a successful newspaper campaign. Things like this are close to her heart when it comes to using journalism to make a positive difference in people's lives.
Selina later branched further into all things celebrity to became a Showbiz Writer at Heat magazine, covering red carpet events, showbiz parties, and various launches before going freelance for two years. One of her biggest celebrity achievements - aside from generating celebrity exclusives - was interviewing Take That (including Robbie Williams) and bumping into Simon Cowell so much at events she told him 'I'm calling you my showbiz dad!'
In 2017 she joined TI Media as a senior reporter on Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, Woman's Weekly celebrity desk before branching online in 2020 when Future gave her the opportunity to focus on digital-first.
When she's not interviewing celebrities you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories.
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