Iceland has launched a new street party food range ready for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee this summer, and there’s some absolute bargains.
With Queen Elizabeth II set to mark her Platinum Jubilee from Thursday 2 June to Sunday 5 June 2022, making her the first ever British monarch to reach this milestone, and with the UK to get an extra bank holiday to celebrate, the frozen food retailer has partnered with The Big Jubilee Lunch to launch a huge new food range that’ll cater for the anticipated celebrations up and down the country.
The Platinum Jubilee celebrates the Queen’s Elizabeth’s 70 years on the throne, and a remarkable seven decades of service to the British people.
She acceded to the throne in 1952 at age 25.
No matter the scale of celebrations you’re planning for the extended weekend – whether it be a just a friendly cuppa with the neighbour, or the UK’s longest street party – Iceland has said it plans to have all “communities covered” with a selection of tasty treats for the party table and a range of offers to make the most of.
Some of the party foods in the frozen food retailer’s three for £5 offer include fan-favourites such as Sticky Chicken Skewers (£2), Mini Quiche Selection (£2), and Tempura King Prawns (£2), and themed treats like Jubilee Chicken Crowns (£3), and Luxury Coronation Chicken & Rice (£3).
The Coronation Chicken range also includes Snack Rolls (£2), Chicken Bites (£2), Chicken Sandwich Filler (£2), and Chicken Mini Fillets (£2).
The Big Jubilee Lunch Value Range also means that shoppers “won’t need to break the bank to celebrate like a royal” as there’s plenty of buffet food stapes included, such as pizzas, crisps, sweets, ice creams and ice lollies, soft drinks, and even street party decorations like bunting and table cloths – all starting from just £1 each.
To finish things off on a sweeter note, the Jubilee dessert range is made up of some absolute classics, such as Victoria Sponge (£2), Jubilee Macarons (£3), Celebration Carrot Cake (£2), Chocolate Gateau (£2), and Raspberry Cheesecake (£1).
The Big Lunch – which is ran by the charity Eden Project – is an annual get together that connects people that encourages friendlier, safer neighbourhoods where people start to share more, from conversations and ideas, to skills and resources, and, for some, it ignites a passion for doing more good things where they live.
Iceland is in its second year supporting The Big Lunch, and this year is “dedicated” to encouraging 1,000 of its stores to support chosen charity Action for Children and host Big Lunches as fundraisers.
Manchester City fan gets treble tattoo before Champions League final
We’ve seen plenty of tattoos gone wrong down the years and even more football fans getting ahead themselves, but it must have taken a special kind of confidence for this Manchester City fan to get the treble tattooed on his body before the Champions League final has even been played.
Nevertheless, after yet another stellar domestic season and with two-time UCL winner Pep Guardiola at the helm, most fans, rivals and neutrals alike all think this is the year they’re going to lift their first Champions League — in fact, this man is certain of it.
The diehard City fan, simply known as Stuart on TikTok, shared multiple clips on his account on Tuesday, the first of which showed the treble tattoo in progress and has already had nearly 200,000 views in less than 24 hours.
Naturally, the comments underneath the videos are as you’d expect, with people remarking, “you’ve just made Inter win”, “he’s gonna regret that”, “RIP bro”, “pov: 2021” — the last CL final they qualified for and lost to Chelsea despite being heavy favourites — and so on.
However, responding to haters in the comments, Cityzen Stuart’s confidence looks to be unshakable, stating that it’s now “impossible” for them to lose and there’s “not a chance” Pep goes another yet without winning another Champions League.
Having already flown over to Turkey for the final in Istanbul this weekend, he shared a more recent video showing the tattoo in more detail, complete with full colour and shading.
Football fans are often superstitious (it’s such an unpredictable sport that it’s hard not to be) but it’s fair to say a lot of people are now worried he might have jinxed it, not to mention every single Red hoping that he has. For his sake, he better hope the footballing gods don’t take this kind of stuff into account.
This year’s final kicks off at 8pm on Saturday, 10 June and City fans everywhere will be hoping to Pep and co. lift the Champions League trophy in the club’s history and win a historic treble in the process.
They are already going to go down as one of the best squads ever assembled but, for many, this could see them held up there as the greatest of all time. The question is, can they take that final step?
Featured Image — @stuart1308 (via TikTok)/Comedy Central/UEFA
Nando’s launches new Fully Loaded Chips as part of limited-edition summer menu
Nando’s has launched a new limited-edition summer menu, and there’s one long-awaited side dish that seems to be the star of the show.
After taking to social media over the last week to tease that a handful of new and returning favourites would be forming part of a menu refresh as summer nears closer, Nando’s has finally confirmed what foodie fans have been waiting for.
Fully Loaded Chips are actually a thing, and you can now order them at restaurants across the UK.
Fans of the Portuguese-inspired restaurant chain on TikTok are known for sharing their own ‘Nando’s hack’ recreations of classic Nando’s dishes at home, as well as giving others some handy and budget-friendly tips and tricks for how to give their usual meals a bit of Nando’s flare.
Videos showing fans’ fully-loaded versions of the restaurant’s popular PERI-Salted Chips have often gone viral, and
But now, it’s no longer just a viral make-at-home concept, as the restaurant has revealed that its brand-new sharer is available to order as the ideal side dish to accompany any Nando’s meal out with your mates.
Nando’s has even admitted it’s “inspired by fans and Nandocas making their own on TikTok”.
The new Fully Loaded Chips is a big sharing portion of the chain’s legendary PERi-Salted Chips topped with pulled chicken, melted cheddar cheese, spring onions, PERi-Tamer sauce, and a creamy dressing.
Currently only available to order as an ‘Eat In’ dish at Nando’s restaurants in England, Scotland, and Wales, the new dish is described as being “the ultimate sharer” that combines “all your Nando’s favourites into one”.