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M&S axes iconic Christmas drink loved by shoppers – fans will be devastated

M&S has axed an iconic Christmas drink and shoppers will be devastated.

The posh supermarket won’t be stocking its sell-out snow globe gins this festive period.

M&S has axed its sell-out snow globs gins and won’t be stocking them this Christmas

The bottles of M&S gin liqueur have been an M&S Christmas staple over the last three years.

In previous years the drinks have been so popular that M&S slapped them with a buying limit because of the huge demand.

The tipple featured flecks of gold glitter and the bottle even lit up to imitate a snow globe.

Shoppers could pick up the clementine or spiced sugar plum gin for just £16 for a 70cl bottle last year.

The sugar plum bottles lit up with a cool white glow, illuminating a festive figure skater on the design of the glass.

The clementine gin had a warm orange light that lit up behind the nutcracker design on the bottle.

The bottles cost £4 less than the Christmas of 2021 when it set shoppers back £20.

But in the same year, Aldi made headlines when it went bottle-to-bottle against Marks & Spencer by launching its own glitter globe gin liqueurs that were £6 cheaper.

Aldi is famous for launching “copycat” products at cheaper prices.

M&S responded by launching legal action against the discount chain claiming that customers could mistake Aldi Infusionist Glitter Globe Gin Liqueurs for its own.

After a lengthy court case, Aldi was found guilty of infringing upon the M&S design.

In response to this Aldi released three new glitter gins last year, all of which cost £13.99.

A clementine flavour, with flavours of peach and elderflower, came in a rounded bottle.

The collection featured a brand new flavour of morello cherry in a bottle shaped like a Christmas tree.

And a blueberry and blackberry gin filled a festive snowflake-shaped bottle.

We’ve asked if Aldi’s gins will return to stores this Christmas.

Obsessed shoppers can still get hold of other globe gins from a couple of other retailers right now.

Costco sells a 70cl orange and cranberry gin liqueur in a globe bottle for £23.98.

But not just anyone can shop at Costco – you need to be a member.

Costco membership starts from £15 a year for online shopping only. This rises to £33.60 a year for individual members who want access to the warehouses.

Funky Pigeon also stocks light-up snow globe gins that can be fully personalised.

The bottles contain London dry gin and cost £25.99.

In other festive news, Morrisons released its festive menu to help get shoppers prepared early.

Iceland has also revealed its Christmas range and it includes a pigs in blanket toastie and festive tree lollies.

September 19, 2023 at 07:58PM

from The Sun

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