Aldi Easter Range
I love it when an invite come through to a) make cupcakes, b) taste Easter Eggs and c) taste wineJ. Last week I was invited along to the Aldi eggstravaganza, so I wanted to share with you some of the fabulous products to look forward to and some are already available in store. Prepare yourself for chocolate overload.
Easter Home Baking Range
First stop was the Easter home baking range being showcased by the lovely Miranda Gore Brown of bake off fame. Aldi has a beautiful new range available from 13th April. There are bowls, scales, utensils, tea towels and a very funky electric mixer. Everything you need in fresh Easter colours to make gorgeous cakes and bakes. The food mixer at £39.99 was the star of the show which can be used as a bowl mixer and a hand mixer, super convenient. I loved the non-slip glass mixing bowls, and the non-slip base could be removed for easy dishwasher cleaning.
Next was me getting to have a go at some cupcake decorating. I ‘piped’ not so expertly the topping and decorated with an egg and sugared flowers. See my effort.
New Wines for Easter
Next was wines where I got to catch up with my buddy Sam Caporn, the mistress of wine and the wine buying director. We tried 6 new wines and had a great chat about their wine buying and tasting life. They both have great jobs!! My favourite wines had to be the new red Zinfandel which tasted like strawberry juice. I absolutely will be buying that when it arrives in store. Also, a Crement de Loire, another one of Aldi’s amazing sparkling wines made in the same way as champagne. I really liked this one.
Easter Eggs and Chocolate
I have met the chocolate buyer before at the Christmas in July event. It was great to catch up again and get an introduction to the Easter range. Oh, there was a lot to taste, I know my job can be tough, but I do it all for you readers;-). The kiddies range was fabulous, lots of chocolate animals and mini eggs that tasted amazing. Personal favourite was the pink pig. There was a great range aimed at teenagers too.
The grown-up eggs were just stunning with great stories behind them, my favourite was the exquisite collection hazelnut praline truffle, made exclusively at a factory in St. Ives right near my home town of Penzance. The range of adult eggs was great, there really is something for everyone.
Hot Cross Buns
Aldi have something to shout about here with their brioche hot cross buns. Luckily there was fresh buttered buns to taste. And these are good. I was fortunate to have a pack in my goodie bag that I took home. I urge you to try them, they are so much better than the standard buns!!
Meat and Produce
I love what Aldi are doing with their fresh meat and produce range by really focussing on British and great value. The traditional Easter lamb they are to be selling will not be beaten on price and it tasted amazing. I actually tried it in a toasted hot cross bun. The rub of beef I knew would be hubby’s favourite and it was so tender and tasty. Both meats perfect with your Easter Roast dinner.
I bring you Flowers
Spring time is the best time for flowers, you can’t beat the colour of the bright yellow daffs or purple and pink tulips. This time of the year I always have a bunch of spring blooms on the dining table. Aldi are showcasing their huge bunch of 100 daffodils for £4.99 with 50p going to the teenage cancer trust.
So, there you have it a fabulous new range of amazing, high quality and tasty products. Don’t you think you should head down to your nearest Aldi and check it out. You won’t regret it and you will certainly save money. See my post from on my top ten favourite products. I have compared the prices of Aldi to Tesco and you will be amazed at the difference.
I was invited to the Aldi event and received a goodie bag free of charge.