food
Limited Edition Orange After Eights are a Thing and They Really Shouldn’t Be

There are a few chocolates in a box of Roses or Quality Street that are always left unopened, until they're tossed into the bin. They're the fruit cremés, of course. So why would you buy a whole pack of the things? Read More >>

food
Asda’s Selling £2 Doughnut Burgers

You know what our burgers have been missing up to now? A whacking great hole in the middle. Read More >>

business
The Sainsbury/Asda Takeover is Off

The mega-merger between supermarket giants Sainsbury and Asda has been killed off by the UK's competition watchdog, which says creating such a grocery monster would undermine competition when it comes to us lot deciding where to buy our cheese and chocolate chip cookies from. Read More >>

booze
Asda Confuses Welsh Shoppers With Free Alcohol Claim

A branch of Asda in Wales tried to do the right thing in putting up Welsh-language signs to point the way to stuff on the aisles, but whoever did it made a big old mess of things and accidentally promised shoppers free beer. Blame the manager and Google Translate. Read More >>

shopping
Sainsbury’s and Asda May be Blocked From Merging

The Competition and Markets Authority has been weighing up the pros and cons of allowing Sainsbury's and Asda to conduct a super-merger of themselves, and appears to be slowly moving towards blocking the deal entirely. Read More >>

food
Asda Now Does Takeaway Pizza

Getting takeaway pizza just got a lot cheaper with the news that Asda is teaming up with JustEat to deliver its £6 pizzas to your doorstep. Read More >>

food
Asda’s Supermassive Mince Pie Crust Can Deflect All Complaints About Sugar and Obesity

Asda is trying to do to the mince pie scene what Cadbury has already done in the chocolate world with its supersized £1 bars that are now apparently the normal amount of chocolate to eat in one go, with the new normal in Asda mince pies this year being a gigantic 435g pie that costs £1.50. It has a lattice pastry topping, though. That shaves off a few carbs. It's practically ketogenic. Read More >>

christmas
Fancy White Chocolate & Caramel Cheese? Asda Thinks You Do

Asda is launching a truckle of Wensleydale cheese with... salted caramel and white chocolate. 'Scuse us while we hurl up our breakfasts. Read More >>

food
Asda Moves to Make a Giant Sausage the Centrepiece of Christmas

Look, right, the reason this is on a so-called tech site is because sausages are made by machines. I know this because Gregg did an Inside the Factory all about the making of sausages, and it was all stainless steel and surprisingly high-tech machinery churning out the beloved meat tubes. Hence Asda making a foot-long pig in a blanket is definitely tech news you need to know. Read More >>

wtf
Cambridge Asda Phased Out 5p Bags, so People Started Pinching Baskets

These days a lot of supermarkets have decided they don't want to sell flimsy regular plastic bags every time you go in to do your shopping. They've been offering sturdier bags for life instead, though the downside is that they cost more. Obviously the easiest solution would be to remember to bring your own bags, but one Cambridge Asda found a lot of people just went home with baskets instead. Read More >>

ads
ASDA Says it’s Christmas So Here’s a Roald Dahl Rip-off Advert

The twee avalanche of corporate communications designed to get you to buy your turkey from a particular supermarket is underway, with ASDA the first of the major food sellers to declare it Christmas. Read More >>

booze
The Best Wine in the World is In Asda for Less than a Fiver

Get down to your local Asda and stock up on La Moneda Reserva Malbec from Central Valley in Chile (2015) right now. The £4.37* bottle of red has been named the world’s number one wine at the Decanter World Wine Awards, beating around 16,000 rivals to the title. Read More >>

shopping
Asda Backs Out of Black Friday 2015, Opting for ‘Sustained’ Special Offers Instead

Asda has ruled itself out of this year’s Black Friday madness, and the firm claims its move will benefit both the supermarket and consumers alike. It says the decision has nothing to with the chaos and violence that comes hand-in-hand with the retail event, but customer needs instead. Read More >>

apps
Pay for Shopping at Asda and Sainsbury’s With Your Phone in 2015

With Apple Pay lurking just over the horizon, waiting to devour a bourgeoning mobile payments market, time is running out for smaller mobile money managers to gain a steady footing. Mobile payment platform Zapp has sured up its defences today, announcing that a number of leading UK retailers will use its technology from 2015 to process payments. Read More >>

money
Man Pays £450 for a Loaf of Bread — And Doesn’t Notice

Shopper John Brown popped into his local ASDA to buy bread, eggs and jam, three of the four cornerstones of a healthy diet (the fourth cornerstone is sausages, which we assume he already had at home). Three days later his bank refused to let him withdraw cash, and only then did he realise he'd been charged £450 for a loaf in an ASDA misprice/checkout catastrophe. He's getting a refund. [Metro] Read More >>