NEVER mind Turkey, the true star of Christmas dinner comes miniature and wrapped in bacon. With the supermarket predicted to sell over 28 million of the festive favourite this year, launching just in time for the festive season, Asda’s new range of flavoured pigs in blankets is sure to get shoppers’ mouths watering.
A decadent alternative to a Christmas classic, Asda’s Extra Special Truffle & Parmesan Pigs in Blankets (£4) ooze sophistication. British pork sausages, seasoned with earthy and fragrant black summer truffle and parmesan, are hand-wrapped in dry-cured, oak-smoked bacon – elevating a simple side dish to the star of the show.
New for 2023, the Extra Special Brown Butter & Spiced Rum Stuffing Wreath with Brûléed Pigs in Blankets (£8) is a true showstopper. Featuring the retailer’s signature Christmas flavour, this British pork stuffing wreath is enriched with rich brown butter and spiced rum, and hand-decorated with Extra Special Pigs in Blankets. Finished with a rum-spiced sugar for a brûléed effect, the Extra Special Brown Butter & Spiced Rum Stuffing Wreath makes the perfect party centrepiece, complete with a tart cranberry centre to cut through the buttery stuffing and savoury pigs in blankets. Serving 10 people for just £8, it’s also fantastic value, working out at just 80p a serving.
It’s not Christmas without cheese, and fromage fans will be thrilled to discover Asda’s Cheesy Pigs in Blankets (£2.75), made with cheddar, mozzarella and parmesan. Wrapped in savoury smoked streaky bacon, Asda’s Cheesy Pigs in Blankets are a deliciously indulgent festive bite.
Truffle-fanatics will also enjoy the Frozen Extra Special Truffle Pigs in Blankets (£4), perfect for stocking up on ahead of the big day. Fans of sweet and savoury fusion will love the Frozen Maple Pigs in Blankets (£2.25): succulent pork sausages wrapped in bacon and dusted with a sweet maple sugar.
And traditionalists need not fear – Asda’s new range sits alongside classic Extra Special Pigs in Blankets (£3) and Scrummy Pigs in Blankets (£2.40), so there’s something for everyone this Christmas.
Select products from the range are available now, with the remainder landing in-store and online from the 14th December.