At just £2.49, this ready meal is a dinner, bowl and cutlery in one – and comes with a side of Britishness and nostalgia
This month, Aldi launched a chicken-filled yorkshire pudding to more newspaper coverage than you would expect for what is effectively a ready meal. Maybe it was just the fact that someone had launched a ready meal in 2018. Or, maybe it was the fact that the meal in question manages to contain all the Britishness and nostalgia of a roast dinner, without the prep, for just £2.49. Food delivery company Deliveroo charges a penny more for delivery alone.
The chicken-filled yorkshire pudding is a no-fuss, frill-free product. There is a film lid, a cardboard sleeve and a foil dish that contains the following: one giant yorkshire pudding, chunks of British chicken, balls of pork-and-onion stuffing, onion gravy, roast potato and a pork chipolata that is encased, it states, in beef collagen – information I could have lived without. It takes 50 minutes to cook from frozen.