Tesco is now selling a five-tiered cheese wedding cake for £30

Tesco is now selling a five-tiered cheese wedding cake for £30


All of the yes

Tesco is now selling a five-tiered cheese wedding cake for £30
Credit: Tesco

There are so many things to think about when you’re organising a wedding – the venue, the dress, the flowers, the invites, the seating plan, the wedding readings, the food…

But if there’s one thing that’s a traditional (and extortionate) wedding staple, it’s the cake. A vital part of the day, but also one that can end up costing hundreds of pounds depending on the size and number of tiers.

So how do you decide what flavours to go for? Do you copy Meghan Markle and opt for an organic lemon and elderflower bake? Or do you go rogue and choose a rich chocolate sponge?

Or do you forget going sweet completely and get yourself a wedding cake made entirely of cheese? Tesco have recently made this an option, and the best part is that it’s only £30.

The five-tiered cheese wedding cake uses a variety of flavours, from Coastal Cheddar cheese at the bottom, followed by Red Leicester, topped with Blue Stilton underneath a Wensleydale with sweetened dried cranberries and sweetened dried blueberries, with the final layer a delicious St Endellion Brie.

All that cheese for £30 is an absolute bargain.

Sound good? Yeah, we think so too.

The whole cake weighs just under 3kg and Tesco says that it will serve 23 people – so if you’ve got a long list of cheese-loving wedding guests, you might need to consider getting a few in.

If you want to get your hands on one for your big day you’ll have to ordered it six days in advance.

Tesco isn’t the only supermarket to offer a cheese wedding cake. Waitrose has a three-tier offering, weighing 5kg, but it is almost four times the price, coming in at £115. It includes Hafod Welsh Organic Cheddar, Cropwell Bishop Stilton and Cornish Yarg and sounds like a delight – so the option is there if you want to shell out a bit more.

Otherwise, Tesco has you covered and we’re sold.

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A Creme Egg Ferrero Rocher cheesecake Easter egg exists and we’re done

A Creme Egg Ferrero Rocher cheesecake Easter egg exists and we’re done


Oh my

easter eggs
Credit: The Cottage Coffee Shop & Lunch Bar, Facebook

We’ve written about Easter eggs a lot this year. Why? Because there are so many delicious eggs on offer. There’s the Hotel Chocolat Easter ‘sandwich’, the Waitrose avocado egg, the Marks and Spencer pink Prosecco egg, the Aldi ruby chocolate egg

Then there are the eggs that sound tasty and look amazing – like the brilliant Game of Thrones dragon eggs, and the epic Greatest Showman-inspired Easter egg.

And then (yep, there’s more) there’s even a cheese Easter egg for anyone who doesn’t fancy chocolate.

If you thought you’d seen it all, guess what? You haven’t. Because there’s an absolutely incredible egg out there that you’re going to want to know about.

Enter the Creme Egg and Ferrero Rocher cheesecake Easter egg.

The Cottage Coffee Shop & Lunch Bar have made these utter delights – and they’re going viral for good reason.

Filled with biscuit crumb and chocolate flaked Creme Egg cheesecake, they are then topped with more Creme Eggs, or Ferrero Rocher which is also mixed with Nutella. Yum.

There are also two new flavours this year – Oreo and Biscoff.

The shop in Rhondda, Wales, started selling the eggs last year and they were so popular that they have decided to introduce them to the menu once again. People travelled for miles to get their hands on one, and on the first day they sold out in just half an hour of opening with people queuing down the street.

Not only do they look incredible, they’re also unbelievably inexpensive, costing just £3.50 for half a shell and £6 for a whole egg.

Apparently, they’ve made as many as possible so that everyone can enjoy one but they are warning customers to check whether or not there are any in stock before heading over to the shop.

WalesOnline.co.uk reports that they’ll be available from Tuesday 16th April to Saturday 20th April.

Shop co-owner Josie Staple told the publication: ‘Some people even had flasks and would be waiting there from around 8.20am.

‘It was crazy – we’d open the doors and everyone would pile in. Around 15 minutes later everything would be gone.

‘We’d book around 100 in a day, and then make extra to sell in the shop. But, we’d still sell out.’

So you’ve got a week in the run-up to Easter Sunday to try and get one.

Good luck!

We’ll see you in the queue…

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These are the dreamiest easter eggs that we’re dying to get our hands on this year

These are the dreamiest easter eggs that we’re dying to get our hands on this year


We need ALL of these now.

waitrose avocado easter egg
Credit: Waitrose

Easter is fast-approaching, meaning hot cross buns, gold Lindt bunnies and creme eggs are returning to the shops.

Are we excited? Just a little bit – especially those of us who have given up chocolate for lent.

Disclaimer: For those people this might be a difficult read.

best Easter eggs

The most exciting part of Easter shopping is of course the selection of the dream Easter Egg, with 2019 serving up some cracking (get it?) offerings.

Are you shopping for a loved one? A child? A parent? A co-worker? Your boss? Or, like most of us, yourself? Well, whoever you’re buying for and whatever your budget, we’ve catered for everyone.

And whether you’re looking for the super luxe dark chocolate designer shells (you know, the ones that are more like artwork than food) or the classic Cadbury’s eggs that come with a mug (#nostalgia), we’ve got you covered.

Not to mention vegan chocolate lovers, there’s a whole other round up for you on the best vegan easter eggs to scour through – you’re welcome.

The most curveball eggs of 2019 have to be the solid cheddar Easter egg (umm YUM) and Aldi’s marmite offering (you’ll either love it or hate it).

And the prize for the most millennial offering has to go to Waitrose for their chocolate avocado (thankfully only avo-like in shape).

game of thrones easter egg

For Game of Thrones fans, there are dragon eggs – yes dragon eggs. And as always there are also some boozy offerings, from Baileys to even Prosecco infused shells.

But for the crème de la crème of Easter eggs, we’re going artisanal with this year’s offerings. We’re talking hand-piped shimmery pink shells from Betty’s, Venchi dark chocolate choco caviar and Booja Booja decorative eggs stuffed with powdered truffles.

We would recommend eating or being near chocolate while scrolling through the following – you are about to feel very hungry.

Now, sit back, browse and let your mouth water…

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Cadbury is making big changes to the iconic Heroes tubs

Cadbury is making big changes to the iconic Heroes tubs


Say hello to some new additions

cadbury heroes

This Easter we have a lot to look forward to in terms of chocolate – the Aldi ruby chocolate gem Easter egg, Game of Thrones chocolate dragon eggs, Ferrero Rocher mini eggs

And if you’d prefer something savoury, there’s even a cheese Easter egg so that you don’t have to miss out while everyone else is tucking into their chocolate.

But if you’re after a sweet treat you can get stuck into all year round, Cadbury has some exciting news. They’ll be changing up the goodies in their iconic Heroes tubs.

Don’t panic that some of your favourites will be replaced. All the current chocolate minis will stay where they are – it’s just that there’ll be some new little bars on the scene.

Cadbury is inviting Dinky Deckers and Crunchie minis to the Heroes party.

Dinky Deckers are the smaller version of the popular Double Decker, a crispy cereal and soft nougat mix covered in chocolate. The Crunchie mini is a bitesize version of the classic, honeycomb dipped in chocolate.

They’ll be joining the current line up of Dairy Milk, Twirl, Wispa, Fudge, Eclair and Creme Egg.

The boxes, tins and cartons will be upgraded to include the latest additions in April and will be available nationwide.

We’re SO ready.

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The Greatest Showman Easter eggs exist and we need one

The Greatest Showman Easter eggs exist and we need one


Brb, off to Manchester

greatest showman easter egg

Easter eggs. This year, they’re coming in all shapes and sizes. You’ve got Hotel Chocolate Easter ‘sandwiches’, a Marks and Spencer Prosecco egg exists, you can nibble your way through a cheese Easter egg if you prefer savoury, and there are so many delicious dairy-free options if you’re looking for the best vegan Easter eggs.

And while all of the above look fab, we’re actually blown away by the most recent Easter egg to hit the shelves.

Prepare yourself for a proper chocolate beauty.

One bakery is creating The Greatest Showman-inspired Easter eggs and they look magnificent.

Slattery’s Patissier & Chocolatier in Greater Manchester is offering these magical circus-esque eggs that look very similar to everyone’s favourite showman, P T Barnum.

It costs £16.95 but if you really want one we’d pre-order it ASAP as they’re sure to be very popular.

They’re not the only wonder eggs that the bakery is creating. There are also some incredible superhero-themed eggs, including ‘Bat Boy’ (which looks like a cute little Batman), a ‘Women Wonder’ egg and a ‘Captain A’ egg.

To be honest, these look so good that we’re not sure we could bring ourselves to smash them up and eat them.

Then again…

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You can now add rose gold glitter to your Prosecco because why not?

You can now add rose gold glitter to your Prosecco because why not?


Pardy time.

prosecco

If you’re a Prosecco fan, you’ll probably already know all about the Marks and Spencer pink Prosecco egg that’s available this Easter, and you’ll no doubt have tried the wonder that is Prosecco dib dabs.

And if you want to make your Prosecco that bit more sparkly, you can now add a rose gold glitter to your bubbles – because why not?

Whether you’re planning a hen party and want the drinks to look extra special, or you’re hosting your own Come Dine With Me and want to impress your guests, then this is for you.

prosecco glitter

Credit: Lakeland

Lakeland is now selling edible Prosecco glitter that you can add to your glass to ensure that your glass looks extra shimmery. It also has a subtle raspberry flavour so you can really up your Prosecco game, making it the perfect addition for anyone who wants to nail that perfect fizzing boomerang cheers.

All you need to do is add 1/3 teaspoon to your glass of fizz and you’ll have sparkling pinky purple bubbles. It also has heart-shaped flakes of gold for some extra dazzle.

The Rose Gold Shimmer Popaball for Prosecco costs just £7.49 and you can pick up a bauble of glitter online or at your local Lakeland.

Instagram (rose) gold.

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Aldi’s own-brand £16.99 rum is named one of the best in the world

Aldi’s own-brand £16.99 rum is named one of the best in the world


And it’s less than £17.

aldi own brand rum

The world is obsessed with Prosecco and gin. Fancy some sparkling chocolate? There’s a Marks & Spencer pink Prosecco Easter egg. Love the taste of juniper berries? You can smother your pancakes with an actual gin and tonic sauce.

But if you’re more interested in swilling dark spirits, we’ve got some great news. There’s a rum on the market that’s both affordable and doesn’t scrimp on quality.

Enter Aldi’s own-brand rum, Sea Dog Premium Spiced Rum, which boasts tastes of sweet vanilla, spices, coffee and citrus lime.

It has been praised by industry experts at one of the most highly regarded blind tasting competitions, the Spirits Business Rum Masters. It received a Gold medal alongside some of the most revered, high-end rums on the market, including Ableforth’s Rumbullion! Navy Strength which retails at nearly three times the price.

With a bargain £16.99 price tag, it will quite easily slip into your shopping trolly on your next Aldi run.

Julie Ashfield, Managing Director of Buying at Aldi UK, said: ‘We are delighted that our own-label rums have excelled once again at an international competition. Our UK based buying team are constantly challenging themselves with new and exciting innovation to add to our range, so seeing new products win awards is a real testament to their hard work.

‘Rum continues to be a popular product with Aldi shoppers, and in 2018 alone we sold over 2million bottles of the spirit. As more shoppers tap into the trend for creating cocktails at home, we’re expecting another great year of sales.’

Well we’re sold.

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These Aldi rhubarb and custard hot cross buns are an Easter dream

These Aldi rhubarb and custard hot cross buns are an Easter dream


Yum.

aldi rhubarb custard hot cross buns

Which Easter treats are you most looking forward to tucking into this year? The Hotel Chocolate Easter ‘sandwiches‘? The Marks & Spencer pink Prosecco egg? The epic Game of Thrones dragon Easter egg? Maybe you’ll be investing in all three (we will be).

If you’ve not got a sweet tooth, there’s even a pure cheese egg that you can spread onto crackers or eat in chunks depending on how you like your cheddar.

However, if you’re a fan of Easter snacks but you’re saving the chocolate eggs for actual Easter, you don’t have to miss out. Aldi has launched a range of hot cross buns so that you can treat yourself to something delicious this month.

First up we have the rhubarb and custard hot cross buns. At just £1.09 for a pack of four, they’re an absolute bargain – and there are a few other flavours that might whet your appetite.

If rhubarb and custard isn’t your thing, you can try the salted caramel and Belgian chocolate hot cross buns (drool) or the blueberry and ‘very berry’ option (yum). They are priced slightly differently £1.09 and 99p respectively.

There’s also an apple and cinnamon flavour, which comes in at 85p, and sounds absolutely delicious. Plus, you actually get six hot cross buns in this packet.

But if you want to try a few of these exciting flavours, you’ll have to head to your nearest Aldi to pick up a packet as they’re not being sold online.

We’d suggest getting down there pronto as these are sure to sell out.

Which ones will you be trying?

We’ll take one of each, thanks…

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Forget chocolate – a solid cheddar cheese Easter egg exists and we need it

Forget chocolate – a solid cheddar cheese Easter egg exists and we need it


Brie-ly grateful, Sainsbury’s

cheese easter egg
Credit: Sainsbury’s

Easter, much like Game of Thrones season 8, is coming. And this year we’re getting a whole load of brilliant Easter eggs. From the actual Game of Thrones dragon egg, to the pink Prosecco egg, to the Hotel Chocolat Easter sandwiches, we’re being absolutely spoilt. We’ve also tried and tested the best vegan Easter eggs this year (you’re welcome) and there are some absolute delights in there.

However, not everyone has a sweet tooth. In fact, some people don’t buy Easter eggs at all. And if you’re one of those people, we’ve got some great news – you don’t need to scoff chocolate to enjoy Easter. Why not get yourself a solid cheese egg instead?

Sainsbury’s is selling a mouth-watering egg-shaped block of cheese for those who prefer things savoury. The ‘Cheester’ egg is made of 100% cheddar cheese, 120g of it to be precise, which is sourced from Lancashire farms.

The best part, however (yes, it gets better), is that the egg is also spreadable, thanks to it’s super creamy texture, but it’s also hard enough to cut into chunks if that’s how you prefer it. Plus, it comes with a packet of oatcakes and a sachet of chutney. Winning.

Emma Garvey, Cheese Buyer for Sainsbury’s says: ‘We’re always looking for new and unique products to offer to our customers, especially during gifting periods throughout the year when people are on the lookout for something special to give their loved ones.

‘The Cheesalicious Easter egg seemed like an obvious and exciting choice to expand our Easter egg offering and cater to cheese aficionados nationwide. The egg is truly delicious and we can’t wait to see the response from our customers.’

The cheesealiscious cheesy Easter egg will be available online and in stores from April 10th at the very reasonable price of £5.

*Puts date in diary*

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The best vegan Easter eggs to satisfy your sweet tooth

The best vegan Easter eggs to satisfy your sweet tooth


Yum.

best vegan easter eggs

Looking for the best vegan Easter eggs and not sure where to start? We’re here to help.

Whether you enjoyed Veganuary so much that you’re carrying it on for the rest of 2019, or you’ve been vegan for years and are looking for some new options, we’ve rounded up the best vegan Easter eggs so that you know where to turn when April 21st rolls around.

Best vegan Easter eggs

Moser Roth Free-From Egg, £4.99, Aldi

best vegan easter eggs

Credit: Aldi

The Organic Dark Chocolate Egg & Hazelnut Truffles is Aldi’s first ever vegan Easter egg, and it does not disappoint. It contains 65% cocoa dark chocolate for a rich and intense flavour and also comes with truffles made from rice powder instead of wheat.

Vegan Milc Free Egg, £18.50, Chococo

best vegan easter eggs

Credit: Chococo

This luxurious Easter egg is dairy free, using local Malagasy cashew nuts to give it a creamy, nutty finish and developed in Madagascar using a new single origin chocolate.

So Free Organic White Chocolate Egg, £4.29, Plamil

best vegan easter eggs

Credit: Plamil

Containing Madagascan vanilla, this egg swaps dairy for rice milk. The entire Plamil range is also organic and made in a completely dairy, lactose and nut free factory.

Moo Free Sea Salt & Caramel Egg, £4.99, Holland & Barrett

best vegan easter eggs

Credit: Amazon

Vegan salted caramel chocolate? Yes please. This egg is made from cocoa, sugar & rice, with a helping of sea salt and creamy caramel.

Buttermilk Choc Honeycomb ‘Free From’ Easter Egg, £6, Sainsbury’s

vegan easter eggs

Credit: Buttermilk

Cornish family-firm Buttermilk have launched three vegan eggs, but if you try just one it has to be this alternative milk chocolate egg which contains delicious honeycomb pieces.

Belgian Dark Chocolate Egg, £5.50, Tesco

best vegan easter eggs

Credit: Tesco

This rich and intense dark chocolate egg comes with five hand decorated dark chocolate truffles in two fruit flavours – orange and raspberry fondant filled dark chocolate. It’s a yes from us.

Dark Chocolate & Crystalised Ginger Easter Egg, £11.99, Cocoa Loco

best vegan easter eggs

Credit: Cocoa Loco

Fairtrade certified, palm oil free and vegan friendly, this dark chocolate egg is laced with crystalised ginger and filled with giant 73% dark chocolate buttons.

Mini Easter Swiss Chocolate Truffle Eggs, £1.50, Rhythm108

best vegan easter eggs

Credit: Rhythm108

These perfect bite-sized treats are vegan and gluten-free, and made from all-natural and organic ingredients including raw cane sugar, cocoa butter, sunflower oil, agave fibre and hazelnuts.

Cachao Easter Egg, £10, Cachao

best vegan easter eggs

Credit: Cachao

A decadent golden egg created with Cachao’s signature 71% pure chocolate with notes of red berries, vanilla, coffee and caramel – plus a filling of nutty Cashew Cacao Clusters. Delicious.

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