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20th Oct 2021

Sainsbury’s is selling pigs in blankets sushi for Christmas and the internet is divided

Simon Bland

Ho Ho- hold on a minute…

The way things are going, we may not be getting a turkey this Christmas due to a lack of HGV drivers so it might be time to start thinking of replacement dishes – and Sainsbury’s may have just the thing.

Well, depending on the open-mindedness of your palate, that is.

As most supermarket chains begin to tease out their tasty Christmas grub offerings, Sainsbury’s has released details of one unusual food item that caught our eye – pigs in blanket sushi.

This oriental-twist on a December 25 staple sells itself as pigs in “snowy” sushi rice blankets, wrapped in cranberry sauce and nori seaweed, all topped off with more cranberry sauce and a sprinkling of crispy onions.

What you reckon – tickling your taste buds?

Available for just £3, these porky party favourites join some other fish-based festive dishes like the crab and lemon mousse pot which features layers of crab and lemon mousse, garnished with bits of white crab meat. The orange supermarket chain is even offering a up a whole, ready-to-eat lobster for just £12.

Bargain, that.

As you might expect, folks on the internet aren’t too sure what to make of this new Christmas treat.

“Just … no” uttered one bemused tweeter.

“@Sainsburys has officially jumped the shark. Or the pig” quipped another.

Meanwhile, some seemed tentatively enthusiastic about this unusual foodie combo.

“Must try this” said another user.

Whether you’re for them or against them, you can sample some for yourself when they hit shelves on November 1 – and if pigs in blankets sushi isn’t for you, don’t worry. Sainsbury’s remaining festive range also features classic treats like a pork and cranberry wreath for £6.50, maple and marmalade gammon for £15 and some cute looking sausage dog yule log pups for just £2.50 that are sure to go down a treat on the big day.

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