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10 of the wackiest supermarket food specials to try this Christmas

Our list of the maddest supermarket specials is the middle aisle on steroids.

Dolly Busby Dolly Busby - 17th December 2021

Just as the three wise men brought offerings of gold, frankincense and myrrh, British supermarkets bring Christmas dinner pizza, Brussels sprouts chocolate rolls, and Yorkshire pudding wraps.

British supermarkets at this time of year are filled with golden nuggets of weird, wonderful and verging on just-plain-wrong specials.

Stumbling across one is a great feeling, and you have to tell everyone.

Let’s face it, if there’s one thing to guarantee a laugh on Christmas day, it’s pulling out a novelty sweet treat, and this year’s selection of supermarket specials will have the in-laws raving about you until Easter.

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Our list of the maddest supermarket specials is the middle aisle on steroids.

Read on to find some truly shocking and not-quite-right inventions. Make sure you read all the way because we crown the wackiest winner at the bottom… trust us, you’ll want to get your hands on this.

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Tiramisu-flavoured Dessert Sauce

Aldi

We learnt quickly when researching this list, Aldi is the King of crazy supermarket goodies.

Specially-selected by Aldi themselves, you can turn anything into tiramisu – a Christmas miracle.

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Think of all the fun you could have with this little flavour machine you could pour over brownies, dip strawberries but promise us you won’t swap it for gravy.

Giant Éclair

Asda

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The Giant Éclair has returned to Asda. It’s back, bigger, creamier and chunkier than ever.

Who wouldn’t want a giant éclair? Not us, that’s for sure.

We can’t wait to get our hands on this wonderful invention. Challenge nan to Eclair eating competition and whip this bad boy out.

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Just like their Christmas advert, Asda have got it just right this year.

Pigs in Blanket Slices

Asda

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Hold on tight, we’re getting into the slightly darker recesses of Asda here.

A pigs in blanket slice – we’ll leave it for you to decide whether that’s going straight in your basket. Could be good in bread – could not. We’re on the fence about these, but for those who think a cocktail sausage is just not enough, this one’s for you.

We all have needs.

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Sticky Toffee Pudding Bites

Marks and Spencer’s

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Back to the bitesize bits.

Couldn’t think of anything better to go with a cuppa on Christmas day. Marks and Spencer have smashed it out the supermarket with these. Though not weird, they are just really cute and deserve a place on the list because, well, they’re bitesize sticky toffee puddings.

Guaranteed to bring a smile – would you dunk them in the brew though?

Christmas Tinner

GAME

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Christmas Tinner. A force to be reckoned with. Where to begin. At the top seems the only option, which, by the way, is scrambled egg.

Stuff to make your stomach turn, Christmas Tinner defies all culinary laws.

Scrambled egg and bacon is followed by two mince pies. Then turkey and potatoes, gravy, a layer of bread sauce and cranberry sauce. You’ve got your brussels sprouts with stuffing, roasted carrots and parsnips and, if you make it that far, Christmas pudding.

Saves washing up the plates.

Chocolate Squirty Cream

Asda

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Safely back in Asda.

Wow, buy this and you’ll be the cat that got the squirty chocolate cream. Imagine a dollop on your Christmas eve hot chocolate or just straight down the hatch, the right way.

A simple can of goodness – this one’s sure to be a family favourite.

Yorkshire Pudding Wraps

Morrison’s

Can’t get enough of Porky Pig’s Yorkshire pudding wraps at the Christmas markets?

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No fear – Morrison’s mean you make them at home. Cook from frozen and they are a really tasty Christmas treat. Chicken, stuffing and gravy all wrapped up in a Yorkshire pudding just an oven’s cook away.

We’re getting straight down to Morrison’s.

After Eight Vienetta

Co-op

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Winning combination of one of our favorite puddings, the Vienetta, and an after dinner treat, the infamous After Eight.

The two come together to make the King of all after dinner experiences.

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Try and imagine what that would taste like – all we know is that with those two, you can’t go wrong.

Hershey’s Cookies N Cream Ice Cream Cake

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The alternative Christmas pudding.

Popularity for the Christmas pudding is thinning on the ground, so why not make a new tradition with ice cream cake. It’s cold to represent the frosty weather outside, but has cookies for the warm inside which represents, oh we don’t know, some new traditions just don’t need explaining.

The title justifies it all really.

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Night Before Christmas Smash Cake

Marks and Spencer’s

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Crowned winner of the most wonderful Christmas specials to grace our humble supermarkets. Marks and Sparks have seriously outdone themselves.

Appearing simply as a domed desert, most people would pass it by as a pretty Christmas cake, but take a hammer to this thing and you unlock Santa’s grotto. Tasty treats lay beneath this dome and it’s only a layer of white chocolate between you and all the sweets you could wish for.

Cracking idea (excuse the pun) and fun for all. Beneath is a creamy Madeira cake filled with buttercream and jam – what’s not to like?

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