Icleand has announced the launch of two new luxury items to its festive food menu for 2020 and they’re perfect as the winter nights start to draw in.
The frozen foods supermarket chain really is “going the whole hog” this year when it comes to ready meals.
One of the standouts of the festive offering this year sees Iceland put a twist on everyone’s favourite Christmas classic with a brand new Luxury Pigs in Blanket Mac & Cheese. The delicious porky treat – which is retailing for £2.99 for a 400g portion – combines pigs in blankets with the supermarket’s award-winning Iceland Luxury Vintage Cheddar Mac ‘N’ Cheese for a “pigture perfect meal-for-one”.
The dish offers “classic festive flavours aplenty”.
It features savoury sausages wrapped in crispy smoked bacon and paired with Red Leicester cheese, parsley and crunchy breadcrumbs for the ultimate Christmas taste in a midweek meal, whether the tree is up or not.
If you’re after something a little different to feature on your festive table this year though, Iceland has also launched a hearty new Luxury Minted Lamb Shepherd’s Pie, which is available in stores and online now so shoppers up and down the country can prepare to get cosy on their sofas during cold wintery nights.
This will set you back just £2.49 for a 450g portion.
According to Iceland, this limited edition ready meal is “positively brimming with minced and sous-vide shredded lamb leg” making it “the most tender and luxurious meal-for-one this winter” and “a delicate combination of potatoes, carrots, swede and onion, smothered in a minted sauce and flavoured with parsley, rosemary and ground lovage” also makes it an absolute classic for all the family.
Iceland becomes one of the latest UK supermarket retailers to reveal its festive food offering this year ahead of the winter season, and these luxury feasts join other much-anticipated menus from ASDA, Aldi and more,
That’s not all though because Iceland is also currently offering its online shoppers the chance to purchase four of its luxury ready meals for just £10, and there’s plenty of meals included in the offer with one of the standouts being the highly-rated Luxury Chicken Makhani Masala (£2.69), which features seared tikka-marinated chicken breast pieces in a creamy tomato and butter sauce with a hint of honey.
If you are planning to head to your nearest Iceland to indulge in some of these festivities, then you are advised to always check the opening times of your local branch before making any trips in store.
You can also see the railway lines snaking through the city centre, cars nipping around the ring road, and the comparatively small apartment blocks around Castlefield.
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Question Time audience stunned as first-time buyer says mortgage quote DOUBLED
Thursday night’s Question Time audience could be heard audibly gasping after a fellow crowd member revealed that her mortgage quote had doubled followed the recent mini-budget.
Taping in Manchester on 29 September, the current events and politics programme was discussing property when would-be first-time buyer Rabia revealed that her mortgage offer had jumped from an initial amount of 4.5% interest to a shocking 10.5% in just a matter of days.
As you can see in the incredible clip, both the audience and the panel are taken aback at the revelation.
The Greater Manchester resident said she is desperate to know what the government’s plan for mortgages is as following the latest revision, she says she simply cannot afford to put the money down on her first home.
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer weighed in on the social media reaction, quote tweeting the clip from his party’s own account and stating that “the Tories must get back to Parliament and reverse their kamikaze budget” as the current economic mess is being “paid for by working people”.
To make matters worse, Rabia was given no clarification from her lenders, only that they were pulling her offers. Conservative MP and Minister for Local Government, Faith and Communities, Paul Scully had little information to offer her either, simply stating it is a short-term effect and that the market will stabilise.
Scully was subject to an entirely different reaction from the audience as well after his blind attempts to defend Prime Minister Liz Truss and Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng were met with laughter. Conversely, Richard Bacon was met with applause after he labelled the mini-budget “absurd”.
As if the anti-Tory sentiment wasn’t already at a high, the chancellor’s mini-budget – which saw the corporations, bankers and the generally wealthy benefit ahead of the working class – has seen fresh calls for a general election to be held as soon as possible.
Beyond declaring a so-called £2,500 limit on energy bills (which many have warned isn’t a guaranteed cap), there was seemingly very little in the way of policy that
For those still unclear as to what was announced in the divisive mini-budget, here is a quick summary:
Speaking in a speech at the Labour conference in Liverpool on Tuesday, Starmer said that the government “haven’t just failed to fix the roof, they’ve ripped out the foundations, smashed the windows and now they’ve blown the doors off for good measure.