Aldi has assured fans that its dupe chocolate biscuit bars will be “here to stay” when Breakaways are eventually discontinued.
And, they’re also available at a “bargain” price as well.
In case you hadn’t heard, Nestlé announced last week that it had made the “difficult decision” to discontinue two of its popular chocolate biscuit bars, one of which was the much-loved nostalgic treat, the Breakaway – and the news, rather unsurprisingly, left shoppers up in arms, and quite frankly a bit heartbroken about it.
Breakways have been an absolute staple of childhood snacking for countless Brits over the past couple of decades, so you can gather why people are so upset about the loss.
First manufactured all the way back in 1970, the chocolate digestive biscuit bars had made their way into many a school lunchbox, or stuffed into pockets for an on-the-go sweet treat for more than 50 years.
But as of next month, they’ll no longer be produced.
Nestlé says this decision has been taken due to a decline in sales, and in an effort to “make way for investment and innovation” across the company’s wider portfolio of products.
But luckily, while we have to say goodbye to one longstanding chocolate treat, Aldi has confirmed that its dupe biscuit bars are “here to stay”.
The supermarket retailer’s Belmont Chocolate Wacko Biscuit Bar – which, to be honest, look to resemble Rocky bars a little more than Breakaways, but share a similar recipe – are not only sticking around to fill the Breakaway-shaped whole in shopper’s lives, but are also available at a “bargain” price too, so you won’t need to break the bank either.
At just £1.19 for a pack of nine, the Chocolate Wacko is described as being a crunchy biscuit bar encased in a rich milk chocolate outer layer that’s “perfect for an afternoon snack”.
Aldi has assured fans that its dupe chocolate biscuit bars are ‘here to stay’ / Credit: Aldi
Aldi’s confirmation that the Chocolate Wacko bars are not going anywhere also comes after the supermarket delighted shoppers a couple of weeks back after revealing that it had brought back a “God tier” nostalgic biscuit that was discontinued quite a while back, and stocked them on the ‘Middle Aisles’ of stores up and down the country
Understandably, the return of Elkes Sports Biscuits seems to have been making the days of 80s kids who loved nothing more than nibbling on a few of the sports-themed snacks, and then washing them down with a nice cold glass of milk afterwards.
The stock of Sports Biscuits might be running a little low now, given that they were only a ‘Middle Aisle’ returning feature, but luckily for Breakaway fans, Chocolate Wackos will be available all year round.
Head to your nearest Aldi to stock up on the biscuit bars for just £1.19 for a pack of nine.
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Wayne Rooney confirms he has had offers to take part in a boxing match
England and Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney has confirmed that he has indeed had talks and been offered the possibility of taking part in a boxing match at some point in the future.
While most people know him as one of the greatest British footballers of all time, some might also be aware that Rooney was indeed a bit of a boxer in his younger days and even fought at his local amateur club to a decent little pedigree — that’s according to Eddie Hearn, at least.
The Matchroom Sports promoter got rumours that Wazza might get in the ring circulating after his own appearance on Gary Neville’s Stick to Football, claiming that he’d had calls from the retired footballer himself trying to set something up and now the retired striker seems to have confirmed it.
Speaking with the panel of ex-pro pundits on The Overlap’s latest show, the 38-year-old was quizzed by Neville and his Monday Night Football co-host, Jamie Carragher as to whether there was any truth in it — to which he simply teased, “You never know”.
Wayne Rooney hasn't ruled out stepping into the boxing ring in the future ❌
Wayne Rooney confirms he has received offers for an exhibition boxing match.
Going on to explain the genuine discussions that have already taken place, Rooney said, “They’ve been in touch and have asked the question but at the minute I’m just focusing on getting back into management”.
When asked if it was an exhibition for charity or part of something else, he then went on to reveal that it isn’t just a case of one offer but multiple, in fact.
“There’s been a few and obviously that Misfits [Boxing] have been in [touch] and all of the news”, said United’s all-time leading goalscorer, but once again reiterated that his main focus is simply getting back on the touchline. Can’t lie, doesn’t really matter who he was fighting, we’d pay to see it.
Come on, we could hardly write this whole thing without mentioning that clip:
The Premier League icon insisted that he still loves boxing like his dad before him and that his “grandad still runs the gym in Crocky [Croxteth, Liverpool]” but making a prompt comeback as a manager is the first priority after being let go by Birmingham after just 83 days in charge.
As for who he’d faced up against, the likes of Logan and Jake Paul have both been banded about and given Misfits in the influencer and YouTube world — having been co-founded by KSI — who knows? All we know is that Wazza was a warrior on the pitch and we’re sure he’d be similar on the canvas.
You can watch Wayne Rooney’s full interview on Stick to Football down below:
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People with an extremely rare birthday can get free pints in Manchester next week
People who are unfortunate – or this case, fortunate – enough to have the rarest birthday of them all can grab a free pint in Manchester next week.
You guessed it – Leap Day babies, this one’s for you.
It’s estimated that only around 4.1 million people worldwide were born on 29 February – which, of course, is also known as a Leap Day birthday – and if you just so happen to be one of those people here in Manchester, then you’ll probably want to get yourself down to Society next week to celebrate.
That’s because the popular street food hall and social hub in the heart of the city centre is commemorating the special day that only comes around every four years by giving away free pints next Thursday.
The catch, however, is that you have to have been born on 29 February to claim the freebie.
People with an extremely rare birthday can get free pints in Manchester next week / Credit: Society MCR
Society is known for having one of the city’s biggest craft beer collections, and will be handing out glasses of its house Vocation Pure Pilsner to all Leap Day babies who’ve missed out on years of birthday benefits.
So-called ‘leapers’ wanting to claim their complimentary cold one must be able to verify their birthday with a valid ID at the Society bar.
The deal will run all day from the moment Society opens until it closes… but, for one day only.
‘Leap Day’ babies need to head on down to Society to claim their complementary cold one / Credit: Vocation Manchester
If you’re the type to want to mark your birthday in a more lowkey way, then Society is an ideal place to head on down to.
Its relaxed dining and drinking set-up – with the ability to order food from five independent kitchens, and pick a pint from one of Vocation Brewery‘s 36 ever-changing tap beers from the comfort of your own table – makes it a great destination to celebrate your special day with groups either big or small.