With Christmas around the corner, cooks everywhere are gearing up for the season where stuffing meat inside more meat suddenly becomes socially acceptable. While there’s no real reason that pigs in blankets and three-bird roasts can’t be enjoyed all year round, there’s still something perverse about serving a tray of bacon-wrapped sausage in mid-March. Thankfully, for the next few months at least, we don’t have to worry about such niceties.
In anticipation of a meat-heavy season, supermarkets across the country are preparing their own slate of epic seasonal specials. We’ve already seen Aldi set their stall out with an epic two-metre-long pig in blanket. But, even though this might sound like an inadvisable amount of protein, they now have competition for the crown of most OTT seasonal pig product thanks to ASDA’s new foot-long sausage meat log, with a pig in blanket topping. Loosen your waistbands and ready the Gaviscon.
The new dish might sound unbelievably indulgent on paper - because it is - but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t delicious. According to a report in The Mirror, the log won both the BBC Good Food and Good Housekeeping stuffing taste test, meaning that it’s as tasty as it is impressive.
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Discussing the new release, an Asda spokesperson revealed:
“The success of our Ultimate Pig in Blanket last year was phenomenal, so we wanted to take our meaty centrepieces that next step to ensure customers can enjoy quality meat at great value.”
“Our new showstopping centrepieces provide customers with something full of flavour that can be easily enjoyed by meat-loving guests looking for something extra special this Christmas…and we feel both launches will really bring home the bacon this holiday season!”
Unfortunately for fans of a preemptive Christmas feast, the giant log is only being released in the UK on the 28th of November, meaning we basically have a whole month to wait. However, as if the prospect of Christmas wasn’t already exciting enough, this dish definitely has the potential to take dinner to the next level. If the reports are to be believed, it should be worth the wait.