Instead of toasting the spring sunshine with a glass of Pimms or a glass of fizz, those looking for a refreshing treat can now cool down with Aldi’s new range of ice pops.
The budget supermarket has introduced a new adult-only range of frozen popsicles with a boozy twist in time for the summer season.
The ice lollies, called Gianni’s Alcoholic Ice, are priced at just £2.99 for a pack of 4 and come in two refreshing flavours; Gin & Tonic and Peach Bellini.
Gianni’s Peach Bellini ice pop is made from a combination of peach and prosecco grown from the Padova and Venice regions of Italy, while the Gin & Tonic boasts zesty bursts of lemon flavour.
As well as fresh flavours and high quality ingredients the range offers a cheaper alternative to other alcohol ice lollies on the market, such as Fortnum & Mason’s champagne ices priced at £50 a box.
Tony Baines, joint managing director of corporate buying at Aldi UK, said: ‘We are proud to bring popular products and trends to our customers whilst staying committed to our low price promise.
‘Although sunshine may not be guaranteed, our alcoholic popsicles are sure to be a hit with adults across the UK, whatever the weather! With an alcohol content of 4.5% Gianni’s popsicles are a perfect way to kick off a summer party without the pre drinks.’
Thought of as Calippos for adults, the supermarket’s new range follows on from the growing popularity of alcohol-infused ice pops, which have become a must-have at festivals, weddings and bars throughout London.
This latest release comes weeks after Aldi sent shoppers into a frenzy over the budget candles they created in a bid to give shoppers a similar product to Jo Malone’s offering. The cheaper candles flew off the shelves and are now a permanent fixture in Aldi stores thanks to their popularity. We wonder if the ice pops will have a similar success rate.
Aldi’s alcoholic popsicle range launched on April 25th and is now available in stores nationwide in time for the bank holiday, and for future picnics and barbecues. If you’re a cocktail fan you can always use our recipe to make your own boozy pops – its really easy. If you can drink it, you can freeze it.