All of this hot weather can only mean one thing – it’s barbecue season! Time to dust off the patio furniture and fire up the grill so that you can enjoy some delicious hot dogs, chicken wings and (maybe) a bit of salad on the side.
Of course, the classic burger is a vital addition to the barbecue spread. But more often than not it comes plain with a bit of ketchup, or maybe a slice of cheese and some lettuce on top if you’re feeling a bit more adventurous.
Never fear burger lovers – Aldi’s got just the thing to make things more interesting, thanks to the addition of some brand new halloumi burger slices.
A spokesperson for Aldi has confirmed that the seasonal product is part of the supermarket’s summer range, and was released into all stores on Tuesday.
Costing £1.59 for four slices (or 200g), the packet says the slices are ‘smooth and tangy’ and ‘perfect for grilling and barbecues’. We’re already off down the shop to buy some now.
The halloumi has been specially cut into circles so they’re ready to top your burger in no time – all you have to do is slap one on the barbecue and wait a few minutes. What more could you want? All your friends and family will be green with envy once they see you tucking in to a perfectly-formed halloumi burger, without any danger of a cheese-less mouthful in sight.
For now, the product has not been listed on the Aldi website, so you’ll have to go and track the slices down in store. And if that’s not enough halloumi for you, earlier this year Aldi launched some very affordable halloumi fries, which proved a massive hit with fans of the famously squeaky cheese.
Costing £1.99 for a bag, the Golden & Crispy Specially Selected Halloumi Fries (yes please) were added to Aldi’s frozen aisle on 19th May.
“Aldi’s Specially Selected Halloumi Fries are made with scrumptiously soft – and slightly salty – halloumi cheese from Cyprus and a lightly seasoned crispy coating making them the perfect side or snack for sharing,” the product description explains.
Julie Ashfield, Joint Managing Director of Corporate Buying at Aldi UK, said: “Halloumi is very popular right now and we are delighted to be the first supermarket to bring our customers halloumi fries, a snack we think will be a big hit this summer and which isn’t currently available from any other supermarkets.”
We don’t know about you, but by the end of the summer we might be all halloumi-ed out….
Then again, maybe not!