Heinz has teamed up with Terry’s to release a world-first chocolate orange-flavoured mayonnaise that’s now available in the UK.
And they’re apparently calling it a “festive mash-up you didn’t know you needed”.
Now that December is finally here, it’s no surprise that various different brands will be celebrating the most wonderful time of the year by releasing some new festive-themed products to shop shelves, but it’s fair to say that no one saw this coming – or asked for it either, for that matter.
According to Heinz UK and Terry’s, the Heinz Seriously Good Terry’s Chocolate Orange Mayo is a blend of mayonnaise and chocolate orange segments.
It’s also made with creme patissiere, and an extra dose of orange oil.
The unlikely – and somewhat bizarre – concoction is said to be a “smooth and delicious spread that works perfectly dolloped onto your festive desserts or spread onto brioche, crumpets, pancakes, or croissants this festive season”.
“Here at Heinz, we are always innovating, and love creating fun new limited-edition products that we know our fans will love,” explained Maria Jantchi – Senior Brand Manager at Heinz.
“So, this year we set out to create the most Christmassy mayo that we could think of, and who better to partner with for that than the iconic Terry’s Chocolate Orange, everyone’s favourite Christmas treat?
“After months of development, we are absolutely delighted to be launching the world’s first-ever Chocolate Orange Mayo, just in time for Christmas.”
Laure Gentil – Marketing Controller at Terry’s Chocolate Orange – added: “Since Terry’s Chocolate Orange launched in 1932, we have never stopped innovating, growing, and launching new formats and flavours to delight our loyal fans.
“We are proud to be continuing this this Christmas with our mayo mash up, which works perfectly as a delicious spread.”
If you’re thinking of trying the new Christmas condiment, unfortunately, it won’t be as simple as popping to your local supermarket or corner shop, as only 200 lucky winners will get to sample the limited-edition jars.
The new spread can be won in a competition that’s running until 13 December.
Fancy it then? You can find out more, and enter the competition to win a jar of Heinz Seriously Good Terry’s Chocolate Orange Mayo on the Heinz UK website here.
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The ‘secret beach’ near Manchester is absolutely packed… with cows
Every year when the weather starts to warm up a bit, some of the north’s best beauty spots become overrun.
One local gem that is often plagued by crowds of people parking their cars irresponsibly and leaving litter behind is Gaddings Dam.
Tucked high on the moors above Todmorden, a stone’s throw from Manchester, it’s usually dubbed the ‘secret beach’.
The small patch of sand leading to the water has turned it into a bit of a tourist hotspot in recent years, and locals haven’t always been thrilled about it.
And today is no exception, with one person spotting that the area has become packed again, with barely a patch of beach left to sit on in the sunny weather.
The difference today is that Gaddings Dam is overrun with… cows.
Chris Barker spotted the unusual sight up between Todmorden and Walsden, saying it’s ‘not something you see every day’, which is an understatement.
He shared a photo of the bovines lounging about by the water’s edge, looking every bit like a bunch of four-legged British holidaymakers.
Of course, this shouldn’t be a great surprise to anyone, given the rural location of Gaddings Dam and the fields that wrap around it.
Iceland is giving pensioners £30 food vouchers to help with cost of living crisis
Iceland is giving pensioners in Greater Manchester vouchers worth £30 to help with food and essentials amid the rising cost of living crisis.
With inflation now at a 40-year UK high and the rising cost of living crisis continuing to make it its impact felt nationwide, Iceland has partnered with The Rothesay Foundation to launch a new voucher scheme aimed at supporting pension-aged people following the release of findings from a shocking new study.
According to The Rothesay Foundation, research by Age UK showed that 1.7 million pensioners were living in poverty in 2020/2021 – which is 15% of all pensioners.
On top of that, it’s thought that more than 770,000 pensioner households- either single people, or couples – are also missing out on Pension Credit payments too, which are worth around £1.5 billion every year.
So to help lessen the financial burden, the discount supermarket retailer has now launched the Summer Cheer campaign with over £1 million of funding from the Rothesay Foundation to provide pensioners with a voucher worth £30 that can be used to buy food and essentials.
It’s expected to help around 40,000 pensioners across the UK save on their shopping.
The voucher scheme is running up until 16 September, and additionally, it can be used in conjunction with the 10% discount for people over 60 that’s already available every Tuesday with valid ID.
Iceland’s Summer Cheer £30 voucher scheme will be available at 269 shops in 17 areas across the UK where there are said to be the “highest numbers of pensioners living in material deprivation in the country,” according to The Rothesay Foundation – and Greater Manchester has been highlighted as one of those areas.
“Since the launch of the partnership last Christmas, the cost-of-living crisis has taken hold of the UK, and now more than ever, people are struggling to access the food they need,” explained Richard Walker – Managing Director of Iceland.
“No one should ever have to worry about how they are going to eat or drink, and we hope that the support we can offer across the UK will help pensioners access and enjoy a worry-free meal during this difficult time.”
Who is eligible? And how do I apply?
Those who are eligible to take advantage of the £30 discount voucher scheme up until 16 September are people of pension age who live independently or with a carer, and who rely solely on state pensions and benefits in the UK.
To claim the £30 voucher, those eligible should call the Summer Cheer hotline on 0800 098 7877 from 9am to 5pm between Monday and Friday.