Don't shell out too much on Easter this year & try these tasty alternatives

EASTER is here – so why not try something different this year?

There are plenty of alternative treats you can still nab this weekend that you won’t have to shell out too much for . . . 

GIN WIN: Fancy a seasonal, sweet sip? You can nab a tasty bottle of Hot Cross Bun Gin Liqueur from Home Bargains for just £8. Billed as the “ultimate blend of sweet fruits and punchy spices”, it works out far cheaper than a similarly flavoured gin sold on Not On The High Street for £42.

SAVE: £36

TOP BUN: It’s the ultimate love or hate cupboard staple, but you can now get Marmite-flavoured hot cross buns. If you’re looking for a quirky Easter treat, snap up Marmite Cheese Hot Cross Buns from M&S for £1.65 — they also work out cheaper than buying one of M&S’s traditional Colin The Caterpillar Easter eggs, £10

SAVE: £8.35

HOPPING GLAD: If you want to give this weekend’s celebrations a nod with something simple, head to Asda where you can nab a pack of four Easter Bunny Crumpets for just £1. Similar crumpets are sold at Marks & Spencer for £1.25.

SAVE: 25p

CREME OF THE CROP: Chocolate fans in need of a change will love the Cadbury Creme Egg Chocolate Gateau. It costs £3 at Co-op and serves up to eight people. There is a mini egg version for £3 at Sainsbury’s too. The slightly bigger Cadbury Flake celebration cake is £11.50, but you could enjoy both egg-themed cakes for less.

SAVE: £5.50

SAY CHEESECAKE: If you’ve got a sweet tooth but don’t fancy chocolate, check out the Iceland Luxury Hot Cross Bun Cheesecake, £2.75. The biscuit base is topped with a baked spiced orange flavour and raisin cheesecake, finished with a salted caramel sauce and a white chocolate cross. Yum. It serves six and works as a great crowd pleaser rather than forking out for individual eggs.

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Deal of day

THE Outsunny outdoor wooden hammock with arc stand frame is on sale for £195.99, down from £391.99 at

SAVE: £196

Cheap treat

PICK up a bottle of Corte Molino Prosecco from Co-Op for £7.50, down from £8.50, until Tuesday.

SAVE: £1

What’s new?

IF you are a Health & Beauty Superdrug card member, you can now earn an extra £10 worth of points when you spend £50 or more online on selected prioducts.

If you’re thinking of buying something anyway, this is a nice little offer.


 Top swap

THE Sunday Riley Good Genes Glycolic Acid Treatment, £85, at is a celeb beauty favourite. But check out Lactic Acid 10% + HA by The Ordinary, £5.80, at the same site. It delivers a similar, savvier effect.

SAVE: £79.20

Giselle’s little helper

UNTIL April 12, sleep tech brand Emma is offering 40 per cent off all products including the Original and Hybrid mattresses and accessories such as the pillow, and mattress protector.

Just enter the code EASTER40 at the checkout.

 Shop & save

 YOU can now buy white choc birthday cake flavour Galaxy hot chocolate. It’s £1.29 a sachet at B&M and comes with mini-marshmallows and sprinkles.

Hot right now

ALDI is selling cute character Easter eggs for £2.99 each.

Choose from a sloth, unicorn or dragon. The kids will love them.

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