The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire)
Our weekly round-up of the latest news, products, facts and events for foodies
M&S has launched a bakery hybrid – the yumnutt.
It’s a cross between a yum yum and a doughnut; shaped like a doughnut and made with a fluffy, buttery dough, and smothered in delicious toppings that look almost too good to eat.
Priced at £1 or £1.15 (depending on topping), flavours include raspberry ripple, milk and cookies, salted caramel and double chocolate – the latter launched earlier this week.
Hot cross tea bags
Having noticed a trend that consumers are looking for weird and wonderful teas to try, Teapigs has created a hot cross bun flavoured tea.
This fruity take on an Easter classic has an RRP of £3.99 for 10 tea temples.
It’s a limited-edition blend, so when it’s gone, it’s gone.
A cracking deal
As Easter approaches, a much-loved favourite returns in all its delicious glory – the Cadbury Creme Egg!
For those who can’t get enough of this traditional Easter treat, Lidl is now selling the limited-edition Cadbury Creme Egg Ice Cream Tub (480g) for just £1.99 and Cadbury Creme Egg Ice Cream Sticks (£1.99 for a pack of three).
From this month, Aldi is removing all plastic lids on its ownlabel fresh and cultured cream products and ready-to-drink coffee products, as part of its campaign to reduce single-use plastics.
This initiative will remove more than three million pieces of single-use plastic from the market.
It’s part of the supermarket’s plan to reduce plastic packaging by 25% by the end of 2023.
Congratulations to Jay Greengrass, from Fettercairn, for winning two silvers and a bronze award in the 15th World Marmalade Awards 2020.
Jay, who started the business two years ago and makes all her products by hand, said: “Mearns Marmalades is just me and a very sharp knife.”
Her marmalades, jams and chutneys can be bought at Castleton Farm Shop, What’s For Tea Tonight Farm Shop and directly from Jay at Montrose Farmers Market and Aberdeen Indoor Market.