Aunt Bessie’s has taken its festive food offering to the next level by launching star-shaped Yorkshire puddings just in time for Christmas.
How’s about this for a seasonal twist on a classic to get you in the spirit?
With the nights drawing in, the air getting nippier by the day, and Christmas now just a few weeks away (scary, we know), if you’re looking to make your Christmas dinner that extra bit special this year, then luckily, Aunt Bessie’s has got you covered.
Imagine your favourite frozen Yorkshire puds, but formed into a delicious, fluffy – and more importantly, gloriously-festive – star shape, and you’ve then got the company‘s newest and most adorable creation, The Hoot and The Sheff reports.
While we’re going to find it hard not to put these on top of the Christmas tree, these aren’t tree ornaments, of course, and instead, only need five short minutes in the oven.
The limited-edition puddings have been released just in time for the festive period, and are now available from to get your hands on from a range of different supermarkets.
Asda, Iceland, Heron Foods, and Farmfoods are where you’ll be able to find the little festive puds.
Speaking on the launch of the new Yorkshire pudding creations, Charlotte Vause, who is the Brand Manager at Aunt Bessie’s, said the company is “absolutely thrilled” to introduce the new festive feast accompaniments.
“Christmas is a time of joy and celebration, and we wanted to create something truly special to enhance those cherished family moments,” she continued.
“With their unique star shape and irresistible taste of Aunt Bessie’s Yorkshire Puddings, we hope to make the whole family’s Christmas meal even more memorable.”
The special star-shaped Yorkshire puddings will be easily available for those with sight loss too, as the packaging of the limited-edition product will feature groundbreaking NaviLens technology – which uses audio labelling and navigation.
Aunt Bessie’s has also announced that it will be making donations to the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) as a company this year.
Aunt Bessie’s Festive Yorkshire Puddings are now available in the frozen section of your local supermarket, and a pack of eight will cost you just £2.50 each.
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Chanel has finally teased details of its Manchester fashion show – including when you can watch it
In case you’d somehow not noticed, Chanel is heading to Manchester this week – and the fashion house has finally teased a few details.
The world’s most iconic designer brand has remained tight-lipped on the plans for its Metiers d’Art show, despite beginning construction on a massive structure in the heart of the Northern Quarter.
Chanel is set to bring high-fashion models and famous faces to Thomas Street, with reports suggesting all the five-star hotels in Manchester have been booked out.
Over the weekend, the brand finally publicly acknowledged the location for its fashion show for the first time.
They posted a teaser on their Instagram stories, including details of where people will be able to watch the show after the event.
Chanel shared a collage poster on Instagram that includes a Suffragette march, Hacienda stripes and ravers, and Kevin Cummins’ iconic photograph of Joy Division. So far, so Manc.
The poster reads: “Chanel 2023/24. Métiers D’Art show. Manchester MCR.”
Chanel then appeared to confirm that the show will be recorded and published live to the public the following day.
They added: “The film of the show will be revealed on Friday, December 8th at 9am Manchester time, 10am Paris time.”
Excitement is seriously starting to build now, with the huge overhead canopy along Thomas Street taking shape.
The road through the Northern Quarter will be closed for an entire month for the event and the construction around it, with the show itself taking place on Thursday 7 December.
It’s thought the show will have a ‘significant’ positive impact on the city’s night time economy too, with Sacha Lord writing: “Not only will Manchester be globally showcased this week, but the knock on effect on the night time economy will be significant.
“Most hotels booked out and many restaurants at max capacity already, creating many extra hours for staff.”
Previous settings for the Chanel Métiers D’Art fashion show have included a pontoon moored in Shanghai’s Huangpu river and a lavish banquet setting in a Parisian palace.
Chanel always chooses cities that are linked to its history, then themes the show around that, so Manchester’s cotton trade history is likely to feature heavily.
Pep Guardiola takes dig at Mikel Arteta after Man City players rage over refereeing mistake
Pep Guardiola aimed a surprise jibe at his former assistant coach turned Arsenal manager following Manchester City’s frustrating draw against Spurs, joking that he wouldn’t make a “Mikel Arteta comment” after a huge refereeing blunder over the weekend.
The Man City head coach was one of many left visibly incensed by referee Simon Hooper’s on-field decision this past Sunday after the Premier League official blew a very late whistle whilst Jack Grealish was through on goal to pull the game back for a foul despite having already waved play on.
With the foul being committed against Erling Haaland, who got up almost immediately and earned the home side the advantage, the Norwegian number nine was left utterly furious when he turned to hear Hooper’s whistle blow after he had gotten back up and the pass to Grealish had already been made.
With Mateo Kovačić, Rúben Dias and Haaland all surrounding the ref, the lattermost being pictured swearing and physically pulling his hair out as his manager looked equally fuming and confused on the touchline, the Catalan coach decided to dig at a famous Arteta clip in his post-match interview.
The 52-year-old was referencing a well-known video of Arteta in which he labelled VAR awarding a penalty to Newcastle against the Gunners last season “embarrassing” and “a disgrace”, which has gone on to become a widely-used meme online.
Ushering the reporter to move to the “next question” and resisting the urge to express his own anger, he simply explained that he couldn’t understand how the ref came to his decision.
Speaking to BBC Sport Manchester, he went on to admit, “Sometimes I lose my mind about the referees” but added that they are simply “always making mistakes” and that he’s sure “everyone enjoyed the game”. The neutrals, for sure — less so amongst Blues.
One of those who clearly couldn’t let it go after the fact was City’s star striker, who took to social media and reposted a clip of the sequence of play in real-time along with a simple one-word caption: “Wtf”.
Although the footage itself has now been pulled down from the site, both this along with the reaction from Haaland and his teammates on the pitch could result in charges from the FA for failure to control the players.
Answering once again after being asked about the social media post from the media, Guardiola said it was perfectly understandable for him to be disappointed with the circumstances and might have been sent off if he continued to remonstrate after full-time, adding, “Even the referee, if he played for Man City today, he would be disappointed for sure”.
You can watch Pep’s post-match press conference in full down below: