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Aldi launch collection of on-trend, alcohol-infused foods


Never one to miss a trend, discount supermarket Aldi is launching a plethora of festive foods, sure to excite this Christmas. Adding a twist to Christmas classics, the new range includes cocktail sausages infused with prosecco, lamb shoulder with port, and fudge steeped with espresso martini, to name a few.

Julie Ashfield, Joint Managing Director of Corporate Buying at Aldi UK, says: “At Aldi we pride ourselves on offering our customers the most exciting foods not only at Christmas, but all year round, and 2017 is no exception.

“We know how popular trends are to customers and we are confident that our latest range of alcohol-infused creations will prove a big hit over the festive period.”

Start Christmas in style

On sale from 12th December and new for 2017 is Specially Selected Scottish Smoked Salmon. Cured with a choice of premium Scottish Whisky or Monsigny Brut Champagne and Sicilian Orange Oil, this mouth-watering starter costs just £3.99 (120g).

Also new, Aldi’s Specially Selected Outdoor Bred British Pork Cocktail Sausages with Prosecco, Cranberry and Orange, on sale from 14th December and cost a celebratory £1.99 (300g). These succulent bite-size sausages are perfect for giving party spreads a prosecco popping twist.

For a main course that will make you feel festive ahead of the big day…

The Specially Selected British Lamb Shoulder with Redcurrant, Cranberry and Port Glaze (1.2-2.2kg) is nothing short of a taste sensation. On sale from 19th December, this whole lamb shoulder is delicately flavoured with a Christmas-spiced orange rub and will be a welcome addition to the table over Christmas. Great price in store.

If you’re looking for a twist on traditional then look no further…

On sale from 19th December, Aldi’s Specially Selected Festive Tiffin (£9.99 for 600g) is here to steal the show. The tipsy tiffin bar is made with Californian raisins soaked in lashings of dark rum, Morello cherries and biscuit balls, smothered in luscious Belgian milk chocolate and finished with a shimmering gold lustre. This stand out dessert is just waiting to be photographed!

On sale from 14th November, the Specially Selected Exquisite Christmas Cake (£9.99, 1.5kg) is made with Aldi’s Veuve Monsigny Champagne Brut, as well as Vostizza currants, almonds and apricots. Finished by hand, the cake is topped with edible Christmas baubles and snowflakes.

Aldi’s Specially Selected Sloe Gin Mince Tarts (£2.29 for 6) provide a very sophisticated alternative to the traditional mince pies. These heavenly pastry tarts with a luxurious mincemeat and sloe gin filling and flaked almond topping will give you a mouthful of seasonal cheer at every bite! Available in store from the 14th November.

Add a dollop of Je ne sais quoi to puddings with Aldi’s Specially Selected Brandy Cream with Courvoisier VS Cognac or try something new with Specially Selected Extra Thick Sloe Gin & Spiced Cranberry Cream, both available from 1st December (great price in store).

And finally, if you’re looking for gifts for foodie loving friends or family, Aldi has a range that will leave a sweet taste this Christmas…

Aldi’s Specially Selected Honeycomb (£2.49) is the ultimate Christmas delight for those with a sweet tooth. Coated with scrumptious milk chocolate, it is available in three flavours: Prosecco Sugar and Popping Candy, Dipped Milk Chocolate or Salted Caramel for those who like theirs with a classic Christmas flavour. (On sale now)

For a taste of tiramisu, go for the Specially Selected Italian Nougat (£1.79, 100g). On sale now, this delightfully soft and chewy treat is available in a choice of flavours including amaretti, tiramisu, strawberry, dark chocolate or county berries.

For ultimate enjoyment, Aldi’s Specially Selected Fudge Tree (£1.99, 120g) is the choice for you. Luxurious fudge, presented in a beautiful gift box, brings festive choice in three flavours Irish Cream, Rum & Spiced Ginger or Espresso Martini. In store from 14th November

Alternatively, why not gift Aldi’s Specially Selected Exquisite Prosecco and Apricot Panettone, on sale from 14th November. Made in Tuscany, this light seasonal cake is fermented with natural ‘mother’ dough that has been tended to for 40 years. Studded with dried fruits and laced with prosecco syrup, the long curing process ensures a fluffy character. £6.99, 800g.

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