IKEA has launched a limited-edition chocolate treat just in time for Easter, and people seem to be pretty impressed with it.
With Easter only a couple of days away, the shop shelves are usually filled with a wide range of themed chocolate treats to satisfy those sugar cravings, but now even IKEA has got in on the action.
And it’s fair to say that it’s definitely an on-brand addition for the Swedish furniture retailer.
Just as IKEA is known across the globe for being the home of affordable flat-pack furniture, you can now get yourself a flat-pack chocolate bunny, and it’s available for a limited time only.
The VÅRKÄNSLA is a self-assembly, three-piece milk chocolate bunny.
With no tools needed to assemble, the chocolate bunny is a fun alternative to the traditional Easter egg, and it’s made using only certified cacao from sustainable sources too.
According to a product description on the IKEA website, the chocolate bunny contains a minimum of 30% cocoa, and once it’s been put together, it can either be used as Easter decoration, or you can just eat straight away if it’s too tempting to wait.
The best bit? In typical IKEA fashion, it’ll only set you back an affordable £3.25.
Obviously, given the comical nature of the product, the chocolate treat has been going down well online, with plenty of people taking to social media to praise IKEA for the idea.
“Of course IKEA chocolate bunnies are flat pack,” one shopper aptly said.
The VÅRKÄNSLA Milk Chocolate Bunny is only available in-store and is not for sale online, so if you are looking to get your hands on it before Easter, you’ll need to head to your local IKEA, and you can check opening times here.
Portugal deny claims Ronaldo threatened to leave World Cup after being benched
Portugal have denied recent claims that Cristiano Ronaldo threatened to leave the 2022 World Cup after he was benched before their match against Switzerland.
Speaking in an official statement, the Portuguese FA rubbished a number of reports that their all-time leading goalscorer and national hero threatened to leave the tournament following manager Fernando Santos’ decision to drop him ahead of the game in the round of 16.
Ironically, the previous European champions weren’t left in short supply of goals, as they went on to win in a staggering 6-1 victory against the Swiss, with Ronaldo only coming on for 17 minutes at the end.
Nevertheless, the Portugal Football Federation (FPF) has insisted that no such conversation took place between the player and head coach Santos. As per national outlet A Bola, Ronaldo has apparently also made it clear that his country’s success at Qatar 2022 is his top priority.
The FPF went on to clarify in the statement: “Cristiano Ronaldo builds up a unique track record every day at the service of the national team and the country, which must be respected and which attests to the unquestionable degree of commitment to the national team.”
They also went on to thank him for his dedication and continued contribution to the squad by coming on as a substitute regardless of his reaction to being dropped.
The statement concludes by saying that the “players, coaches and FPF structure is, as it has been since the first day, fully committed and enthusiastic in building what the country wants to be Portugal’s best-ever participation in a World Cup.
Featured Image — Portugal/Cristiano Ronaldo (via Twitter)
Peter Kay issues heartfelt thanks to Manchester fans and teases ANOTHER big announcement
Peter Kay has sent a lovely message to fans in Manchester after making his triumphant return to the live scene last weekend.
The Bolton comedian has just ticked off the first two nights of a mammoth run at the AO Arena, which includes 42 Manchester shows between now and 2025.
On his opening night – his first real venture into the spotlight since he largely stepped away from the public eye 12 years ago – he was moved to tears by the standing ovation he received before he’d even started the show.
And now Peter has issued a heartfelt thank you message.
He said in a statement: “I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who came to the first shows in Manchester.
“It was incredible to be part of such a happy experience.
“Everybody deserves a bit of joy. Here’s to a lot more in the shows to come!!”
And that’s not all – his post also hinted that there’s yet another announcement to come (because apparently more than 100 tour dates and breaking the internet with ticket demand wasn’t enough).