Green Room News

Well done and thank you to our brilliant colleague Alison Gibbs, who has shaved off her hair for the second time to raise money for cancer charities.

Alison during the charity head shave

Alison, who works in the Halesowen store, had been growing her hair for years after her previous head shave only to shave it all off again, raising £1,237 for Tickled Pink.

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Posted in Green Room News on 19 May 2015
Asda Awards

Philippa CarrIf you’re looking for an outstanding quality wine at a great price we’ve got some amazing award-winners at Asda that you really should try.

Our wines have recently picked up a host of awards in two of the world’s most prestigious wine competitions – the International Wine Challenge 2015 and the Decanter Awards 2015. We’re delighted they’ve impressed the judges – and now we’re hoping they’ll impress you!

Extra Special El Méson Gran Reserva

Our Extra Special El Méson Gran Reserva is a stunning Spanish red, and the IWC judges recognised it with a string of awards – the Red Rioja Trophy and the Gran Reserva Rioja Trophy, as well as awarding it a Gold medal.

Asda’s Master of Wine Philippa Carr says: “It has an outstanding aromatic complexity and a smooth velvety structure, making it the perfect wine for red meats or with cheese.”

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Posted in Asda Awards on 18 May 2015
News & Blogs

Roast in the bag chicken

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is launching a “Chicken Challenge” to help people avoid the risk of campylobacter.

The FSA 2015 chicken challengeThey’re urging people to “Spread the word not the germs” by pledging their support during Food Safety Week 2015 which starts on May 18th.

When you’re cooking chicken from scratch follow these simple rules – and urge everyone else to do the same:

  • Bag and store raw chicken separately from other food, covered and chilled on the bottom shelf of the fridge
  • Don’t wash raw chicken as it can splash germs
  • Wash everything that’s touched raw chicken in soap and hot water – your hands and utensils
  • Check it’s cooked properly with no pink meat and until it’s tender and steaming hot all the way through, and the juices run clear

To take the pledge and for the chance to win some amazing prizes, visit the FSA website.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 18 May 2015
News & Blogs

We’ve made a few changes to our cafe menus to make them better, tastier and healthier than ever before.

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With a selection of tasty sandwiches, great American favourites, and a range of gluten-free goodies, there’s sure to be something that’ll take your fancy on your next visit.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 15 May 2015
News & Blogs

Our Chosen by you sushi has been named by Good Housekeeping as the best you can buy from a supermarket.

After a blind taste test, the Good Housekeeping Institute said: "Tasty sushi doesn’t have to be expensive as the Good Housekeeping Institute taste test results show.”
Asda Chosen by you sushi

They praised our Chosen by you sushi as “generously priced” and “attractive”, adding “the flavours are well balanced".

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Posted in News & Blogs on 15 May 2015