Aldi is releasing super spicy pigs in blankets made with scorpion chillis
Aldi is all set to spice up homes up and down the UK this Christmas, with its brand new super spicy pigs in blankets which contain the Trinidad Scorpion, also known as the world's second hottest chilli.
Yep, courtesy of the budget supermarket, the classic Christmas side dish will be given a serious kick - perfect for those with a pallet for all things mouth-scorchingly spicy.
The Scorpion chilli has a heat rating of 1,463,700 on the Scoville scale, putting it in second place to the Carolina Reaper which is known to be the world’s hottest.
It has not been clarified whether the chilli is incorporated into the sausage meat or infused in a sauce.
The price of the spicy treats is also not yet known. Aldi has confirmed, however, that they will be available across the UK from November 28, with one 240g packet costing just £2.29.
If news of Aldi's spicy pigs in blankets have whet your appetite, you'll be pleased to know that the chain unveiled its Christmas menu in full this week - with plenty of mouthwatering items to look forward to.
Delighting people all over the country, Aldi will be selling halloumi wrapped in bacon as part of their Christmas selection. For those with a much bigger appetite, Aldi is also selling a huge 6-foot long pig in blanket.
Take a look at Aldi's 2019 Christmas advert if you've not yet seen it:
Their other festive treats include Stuffing Baubles, (£2.49), Three Little Pigs, (£2.99), Mini Beef Wellingtons, (£2.99) and vegan sausage rolls for just 75p.
If you want to find out what else is available in its festive selection and when you can pre-order the items, check its Christmas page.
If you're planning to visit one of Aldi's 830 UK stores, you can find your nearest one on the website.