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The Macallan launches first 2018 rare cask edition

The first of three 2018 releases from The Macallan has now been made available.

The Macallan has la..

The first of three 2018 releases from The Macallan has now been made available.

The Macallan has launched Rare Cask Batch No 1, 2018 Release, introduces new packaging for Rare Cask, designed to provide consumers with even more insight into the whisky making process, with more detail revealed on this complex spirit.

Rare Cask exemplifies the art of the cask and The Macallans unrivalled dedication to using only the best quality wood – a process carefully managed from acorn to cask.

Only the finest sherry seasoned casks are hand selected by The Macallan whisky makers at the perfect point of maturation, to create this remarkably rich and unique expression.

This process of hand-selecting the casks is highly skilled and complex, requiring a balance of cask knowledge and creativity. Less than 1% of the casks maturing in The Macallan reserves meet the strict criteria for this distinctive whisky and 100% are first fill sherry seasoned oak casks, with the perfect balance of European and American oak delivering rich flavours and a natural mahogany red colour.

Batch numbers and the year of release will now feature on the new packaging, adding to the element of collectability. Rare Cask Batch No 1, 2018 Release is one of three batches to be released this year, with four planned for each subsequent year. Each limited release batch represents the volume of only 50 oak sherry butts.

Nick Savage, the Macallan master distiller, said: The rarity of Rare Cask lies in the limited number of first fill sherry seasoned casks.

This whisky truly exhibits the art of cask selection and the role of our Whisky Making Team to hand pick the casks for each batch.

The casks give the greatest contribution to the character and are the only source of the rich mahogany colour. It is one of The Macallans most complex yet balanced whiskies that weve created, with soft notes of rich oak, vanilla and chocolate.

Rare Casks flavour has been created to be savoured and shared with those who appreciate a single malt with a rich depth of a complexity and perfect balance. With the release of yearly batches, Rare Cask can also be a memorable way to celebrate or mark a special year or occasion.

The Macallan Rare Cask Batch No 1, 2018 Release is presented in a redesigned pack to align it to the new bottles recently unveiled across The Macallans range of single malt whiskies.

The new design now also features deeper reds and subtly incorporates wood grain to pay tribute to the incredible cask story. A new lighter background inside the pack emphasises the rich mahogany whisky and the pack is encased within a premium gift box, featuring a gold badge highlighting the Rare Cask name, as well as the batch number.

Each batch of The Macallan Rare Cask will be a limited edition release. The Macallan Rare Cask Batch No. 1, 2018 Release has an estimated retail price of £230.

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Say goodbye to the Toffee Deluxe as its once again axed from Quality Street

Goodbye, Toffee Deluxe (Picture: Twitter/@KevsSnackReview)
Percy Pigs isnt the only classic British ..

Goodbye, Toffee Deluxe (Picture: Twitter/@KevsSnackReview)

Percy Pigs isnt the only classic British treat getting a makeover this year.

Fans of the pig-shaped sweet were left outraged as M&S announced the arrival of a vegetarian version – which, coincidentally, was today announced as a permanent change – and now, Quality Street will be mixing things up too.

The traditional confectionery box is a regular feature in most British households during Christmas, but this coming December youll notice theres one treat missing.

Nestlé, which owns Quality Street, has decided to remove the Toffee Deluxe from its offering and replace it with a brand new flavour: Chocolate Caramel Brownie.

Its a controversial move, especially given the brand tried to kill off the treat nearly three years ago but opted to to bring it back after a social media campaign was started by fans of the flavour.

Unfortunately, this is truly the end.

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The treat is replaced by the Chocolate Caramel Brownie (Picture: Twitter/@KevsSnackReview)
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But the Toffee Penny is still there, dont worry (Picture: Twitter/@KevsSnackReview)

While you mourn the loss of the delicious, chewy goodness and frantically search stores for a box that still contains the Toffee Deluxe, heres some info on its replacement.

The Chocolate Caramel Brownie features a milk chocolate exterior, with a gooey chocolate and caramel-flavoured centre.

But dont get too attached to this flavour either, as its not a permanent addition (meaning Nestlé could potentially bring back the Toffee Deluxe, again).

As expected, people arent thrilled about this new development.

This is a travesty!!

— Carrie Hards (@itscarriehards) May 17, 2019

Quality Street axing the toffee deluxe is not the news I wanted today, that's one of the best! 🤨

— Imogen (@ImogenCWrites) May 16, 2019

One Twitter user, Josh Handscomb, doesnt seem too bothered though, and instead questioned if its necessary to have so many toffee options in Quality Street products.

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Co-op launches £1 bags of halloumi fries crisps – and theyre vegetarian

The new halloumi crisps cost £1 (Picture: Co-op)
Co-op has released a bag of halloumi fries crisps –..

The new halloumi crisps cost £1 (Picture: Co-op)

Co-op has released a bag of halloumi fries crisps – so you can now eat your favourite side dish on the go.

The potato tube-shaped crisps feature the flavour of halloumi cheese, they also have a hint of chilli.

Oh, and the best news? Theyre vegetarian.

The crisps cost £1 for a 100g bag and theyre currently limited edition.

According to Pretty52, the retailer wanted to jump on the halloumi trend and thought crisps were a great way to do so.

Ursula Artjoki, Co-op crisps, snacks and nuts developer, said: Weve seen halloumi fries pop-up on many a restaurant menu over the past year.

So, we wanted to put our Co-op spin on this trend and give our customers the chance to enjoy the popular flavour conveniently in a crisp offering.

Co-op Halloumi Fries are a really moreish crowd-pleaser that wont last long once the bag gets opened.

The crisps are selling for £1
Co-op wanted to jump on the latest trend (Picture: Co-op)

Halloumi fries arent the only new crisps on the shelves – Co-op has also released coconut and chargrilled pineapple tortilla chips, and aromatic crispy duck and hoisin crisps, both priced at £1.70.

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Alongside this, theyve also launched lamb kofta and halloumi flatbread crisps, again at £1.50 for a 150g bag.

Back to the cheese though, if youre wanting actual halloumi fries, Aldi has relaunched its fries for £2.29.

The cheesy fries were first released last May, after the supermarket spotted how popular they were at Nandos.

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Aldis Specially Selected Golden & Crispy Specially Selected Halloumi Fries are available in stores already and can be found in the frozen foods aisle.

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Frankie & Bennys is offering 50% off food for Instagramming your meal

Photograph your food and get 50% off (Picture: Frankie & Bennys)
If you are one of those people who ..

Photograph your food and get 50% off (Picture: Frankie & Bennys)

If you are one of those people who cant eat a meal without putting it on Instagram first, it could finally be about to pay off.

Italian-American chain Frankie & Bennys is offering customers the chance to pay with pics.

Youll be given 50% off a main meal if you post a picture tagged with the name of the restaurant on Instagram.

The deal runs from now until the end of the month.

The discount is being launched to celebrate their new menu.

Apparently customers thought it was too child-like so theyve replaced it with more grown-up options.

The new Frankie & Benny's menu includes pizza, salad and meatballs
The new menu sounds great (Picture Frankie & Bennys)

Theres 26 new options, including seven vegan options.

We love the sound of the Toblerone cheesecake.

What's on the menu at Frankie and Benny's?

Breakfast

  • Vegan Fry Up £6.29
  • Breakfast Pizza £9.99
  • Vegan Scrambled Eggs £5.59

Starters

  • Mini Basil Bread Sticks £1.99
  • Meatballs Al Forno £5.99
  • Mozzarella & Tomato Salad £4.99
  • Vegan Loaded Skins £5.49
  • Garlic Prawns £6.99

Mains

  • Black and Blue Burger £14.79
  • Chicken BLT Burger £12.99
  • Viva La Vegan Cheeseburger £10.49
  • Cannelloni £10.49
  • Tortellini Nduja £12.49
  • Chilli Cheese Dog £8.99/£11.49 (6” or 12”)
  • Rialto (Salmon salad) £12.99
  • Capra (Goats cheese salad) £10.99
  • Dolce Vita (Blue cheese salad) £12.29
  • Pollo Peppadew pizza £11.99/£16.99 (10 or 15”)
  • Italian Hot pizza £11.99/£16.99 (10 or 15”)
  • Four Cheeses pizza £9.99/£14.99 (10 or 15”)

Sides

  • Vegan Cheese Fries £4.99

Desserts

  • Toblerone Cheesecake £5.99
  • Lemon Meringue Bomb £5.99
  • Vegan No-cheesecake £5.79
  • Tiramisu Frankie & Bennys £5.99
  • Lotus Biscoff (vegan) £2.99

Frankie & Bennys Brand Director, Elise Ash, said: Foodstagraming is taking ove.! Everyone likes to take a picture of their food when it comes out, no matter how hungry they are – now you can save some money as a bonus.

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We are really looking forward to our guests reaction to this initiative and the new menu as it is the fiRead More – Source

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