So yeah. I’m going to go ahead and write about Christmas and you don’t like that, then you can just go… to one of our other excellent articles. I’m sorry this one wasn’t for you.
Now where were we? Yorkshire puddings, that’s right.
It’s long been debated whether or not Yorkshire puddings actually have any part within a Christmas dinner – much like Mark Corrigan’s dad with cauliflower – but it seems like Aldi’s latest invention settles that argument to no end.
Essentially, Aldi have introduced us to the wonders of Yorkshire puddings stuffed with pork, sage and onion stuffing balls, topped with a solitary pig in a blanket. One feral hog atop a mound of stuffing.
They look absolutely stunning and I want them right now. When’s too early to get into certain Christmas aspects? I really like the Christmas song White Wine in the Sun by Tim Minchin – and it’s not that Christmassy at all – but is now too soon to listen to it? Not because I want to start getting festive, but because it’s good.
I digress; there’s more on Aldi’s menu…
They also have a specially selected salmon loin fillet, which sounds luuuurvely, and a very classy-looking massive bauble, made out of gingerbread-flavoured white chocolate with a fruit and nut inner.
There’s sloe gin mince pies too, as well as normal mince pies in case you’re not in the mood for shaking things up, teamed with white Chocolate, Prosecco and Raspberry Truckle.
Amazingly that’s not all, with Leicester cheese combined with Bombay-spiced chutney and nigella seeds making an appearance and courtesy of Heston Blumenthal, chocolates infused with festive flavours like mulled wine, clementine, treacle tart, cinnamon crème brulee and Marc de Champagne.
The list goes on, with there being more “traditional” foodie bits, along with fun things like DIY gingerbread men and the like.
Aldi haven’t yet released any prices thus far, but they’re hardly known for breaking the bank so don’t expect the German supermarket to start cutting holes in your pockets.
Images via Aldi, Getty
Alfie Powell joined as an apprentice and was probably hired because he was likely the only person who applied. He's been blagging his way through writing articles for four years now and he's definitely showing signs of slowing down. When not writing for The Hook, Alfie finds time to indulge in his favourite hobbies, such as drinking and sitting down. You can contact Alfie at [email protected]Follow