Christmas has been and gone, Blue Monday isn't real, so that means there's only one holiday for all the marketing firms to start salivating over: Valentine's Day. It's less than a month away now, so the first stories of headline-grabbing deals and offers have already started hitting the net. Case in point: Aldi's new 'romantic' meal deals for two.
Money is tight, which is why budget supermarkets have been getting lots of business, and that means you can't be dealing with the over-inflated Valentine's Day meals offered by heaving restaurants. You could go to M&S too, but Aldi's deal is supposed to be a similar affair at a fraction of the price. In fact prices for a main, side dish, and dessert start at £7. That's for both people too, which is almost as good as what Poundland had to offer last year, albeit without looking like you deliberately cheaped out.
Here's what's on offer:
- Specially Selected British Beef Wellington (£5.49, 370g)
- Sirloin Steaks with Pink Peppercorn Butter (£6.49, twin pack)
- Specially Selected Truffled Macaroni & Cheese (£3.99, 750g)
- Specially Selected Orkney Cheese & Chicken Gratin (£3.49, 360g)
- Specially Selected Lightly Smoked Scottish Salmon Fillets (£3.99, twin pack)
- Specially Selected Triple Cooked Chips (£1.59, 300g)
- Specially Selected Green Vegetable Trio (£1.99, 260g)
- Specially Selected Raspberry Panna Cotta (£1.99, 2x115g)
- Specially Selected Valentine’s Belgian Chocolate Hearts (£1.99, 2x70g)
- Specially Selected Chocolate & Raspberry Melt in the Middle Pudding (£1.69, 2x90g)
Who knows what the portion sizes are like, but who are we kidding? Fancy restaurants seem to insist on charging more for piddly portions. At least this way you're saving money on the food, taxis, and don't have to deal with the stress of getting dressed up to go out. Plus the booze at home is *much* cheaper.
These meals go on sale on 12th February, and being Aldi they're only going to be around while stocks last. If you want something that looks fancy and doesn't cost that much, you may want to get there early. Otherwise you're going to have to go elsewhere, and I doubt your partner will be happy with a Poundland Curry for a second year running. [Metro]