You can now buy pigs in blankets and celebrate Christmas in July - here's where to get them

Want to feel festive this summer? Now you can (Photo: M&S)Want to feel festive this summer? Now you can (Photo: M&S)
Want to feel festive this summer? Now you can (Photo: M&S)

Pigs in blankets are a festive favourite for some people - and now they’re back in Marks & Spencer stores, even though it's the middle of summer.

Usually only available over the Christmas period, the 'once a year' treat is now available in M&S branches across the UK.

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The summer pigs in blankets with a maple glaze are being billed as a unique addition to summer barbecues.

The team at M&S says, “These pork sausages wrapped in smoked streaky bacon and come completed with a maple glaze. Ideal for throwing on the BBQ and bringing arguably the best thing about Christmas to your summer feast and are perfect nibbles before the main event.”

The pigs in blankets are part of a new barbecue range that also includes Japanese-inspired Yakitori chicken thigh skewers with a sticky glaze, and king prawn skewers, which are coated in a chilli, garlic, and paprika marinade.

The skewers are ideal as a snack or served alongside toasted sesame seeds, spring onions, and chopped peanuts, with a zesty fresh slaw on the side.

How much will they cost?

The new barbecue range is priced as follows:

  • Pigs in Blankets 346g - £4
  • Chilli, Garlic & Paprika Prawn Skewers 115g - £4
  • Chicken Thigh Yakitori Skewers 290g - £4

Each are available on the M&S 'three for £10' offer.

A version of this article originally appeared on The Scotsman