Aldi’s glitter gins are back for Christmas – can you spot the difference from M&S this year?


ALDI ‘s popular glitter gins are back for Christmas – but with a difference.

Shoppers might spot a change to the drinks which are always a hit over the festive season.

New Aldi gin liqueurs for this year’s Christmas range

This year Aldi has revealed three new bottle designs, two of which light up, each with a flurry of 23-carat gold flakes.

The Aldi Infusionist Gold Flake light-up gin liqueurs are set to be released in store just in time for the Christmas party season from November 7.

The collection features a brand new flavour of morello cherry – and it’s in a new bottle shaped like a Christmas tree.

A second new design is a festive snowflake shaped bottle which stands on two points.

Last year Marks and Spencer claimed Aldi copied its gin design

As a fresh take, last year’s sweet blackberry flavour is now combined with blueberry.

Making a come back is the clementine flavour, with flavours of peach and elderflower – which now comes in a rounded bottle.

All the bottles are £13.99 for 50cl, apart from the clementine flavour which is 70cl. The Tree and round bottles both light up.

Last year the supermarket made headlines when it went bottle-to-bottle against Marks & Spencer by launching its own glitter globe gin liqueurs for £6 cheaper.

Shoppers went wild for M&S’ gin glitter snow globes, with shops selling out and buying limits put in place to try and meet demand.

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.

Aldi said the change in bottle designs was not in response to the case.

An Aldi spokesperson said: “Our Infusionist Gold Flake Gin Liqueurs are very popular and, this year, we’ve developed a new-shaped bottle for our popular clementine gin and expanded the range with two new additions in our snowflake and Christmas tree bottles.”

M&S announced its Christmas menu in late September and last week saw the return of their own Light up Snow Globe Gin Liqueurs.

The posh shop has even reduced the price of its bottles and you can pick up the tipple for just £15 for a 70cl bottle this year.

This is a £5 drop from last year when each bottle was sold at £20. There are two flavours this year: clementine and spiced sugar plum.

The gin dispute, is not the first time the two supermarkets have come to blows in court.

Last year, M&S argued the the similarity of Aldi’s Cuthbert the Caterpillar cake to its own Colin the Caterpillar cake leads customers to believe they’re of the same standard.

Aldi took the cake off shelves but it returned shortly after – with a different face.

Following on from Tesco and M&S’s earlier releases of their Christmas menus, Asda also revealed theirs this week.

HOAR has even been out trying some of the products to let you know our recommendations this festive season.

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