Sainsbury’s launch Pigs in Blankets and Brussels Sprouts flavoured teas

Great or gross?

Sainsbury’s latest festive launch has raised an eyebrow or two… Pigs in Blankets and Brussels Sprouts tea anyone?

There’s no denying that we’re a nation that’s crazy about pigs in blankets. We were overwhelmed with excitement when Aldi announced theyll be selling foot-long pigs in blankets (opens in new tab) for this year’s festive feasts and Tesco’s raised the bar even higher with their ‘Pigs in Duvets’ (opens in new tab).

And, while we can certainly stretch to a bag of pigs in blanket-flavoured crisps, a tea might be taking it too far…

In a UK first, supermarket Sainsbury’s have launched Pigs in Blankets flavoured tea and they’ve caused a real stir online.

One person Tweeted: ‘I’d rather have a plate of pigs in blankets and a cup of tea 😁’.

Another wrote: ‘🤮 Don’t be ridiculous’.

A third person asked: ‘Is it April 1st?’

Sainsbury’s have also launched a Brussels Sprouts flavoured tea and we don’t really want to even imagine what that tastes like?! The water you have leftover when you cook sprouts maybe?

We hope not...

As crazy as the teas sound, they might not be the most unusual festive launch hitting the shelves this year. Have you heard about Iceland's Christmas Tree Flavoured (opens in new tab) crisps?!


Sainsbury’s recommend the teas if you’re looking for an unusual foodie gift for secret Santa but they are not meant to replace your regular cup of English Breakfast Tea.

They would definitely make for a quirky stocking filler and at £1 for a box of 20 they’re a gamble that won’t break the bank…

Both teas are suitable for vegans, calorie free and are best consumed in the same way you would green tea or other flavoured teas, simply with hot water and no milk.

Have Sainsbury’s taken it too far with their latest launch or do the savoury teas sound like your kind of heaven? Head over to our Facebook page to share your thoughts and tag a friend who needs to know about them…

Jessica Ransom
Senior Food Writer

Jessica currently works as a Senior Food Writer at Future. She writes food and drink-related news stories and features, curates product pages, tests, and reviews equipment, and also develops recipes that she styles on food shoots. An enthusiastic, self-taught cook Jess adores eating out and sharing great food and drink with friends and family. She has completed the Level 1 Associate course at the Academy of Cheese and is continually building on her knowledge of beers, wines, and spirits.