Aldi is selling blood orange and gin and salted caramel mince pies for Christmas

ALDI's salted caramel mince pies are back – and this year its also introduce a new blood orange and gin flavoured treat.

The fruity puddings have been filled with spiced orange mincement that's been infused with gin for zesty taste.

Don't worry, you don't need to bring your ID with you to buy them as the alcohol content in them is less than 0.5% ABV.

It's also brought back its glorious salted caramel crumble mince pies, which were first launched last year.

They're different to the salted caramel flavour puds introduced two years ago because instead of a pastry lid, these are topped with crumble.

The sets of desserts are in the supermarket's Specially Selected premium range, come in packs of six and cost £1.79 each.

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Aldi hasn't released details of how much other mince pies in the range costs so we can't tell you comparatively how expensive they are.

But we did find a pack of six basic mince pies on sale at Asda for just 87p, although you'll be forfeiting the fancy flavour to save cash.

The treats have been launched early so you can already buy them even though Christmas is still just under three months away.

You'll need to head into your nearest store though because they're not available to buy online.

Shoppers can find their local branch using the locator tool.

The budget retailer released details of its Christmas range earlier this year, including posh truffle pigs in blankets.

Fans will also be pleased to know that the popular two-metre pig in blanket will be making a return on December 3.

If it's mince pies you're after – even though Halloween hasn't even passed yet – then you'll want to check out our guide to the brand with the most filling.

Our food investigations have also revealed how empty your favourite bag of crisps really are.

Plus, we've looked at how much jam is in supermarket doughnuts to find you the most-filled.

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