Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Go Crackers for Christmas ; MARION MCMULLEN Checks out the Festive Big Bang Theory with a Look at Some of the Bestselling Crackers around This Party Season

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Go Crackers for Christmas ; MARION MCMULLEN Checks out the Festive Big Bang Theory with a Look at Some of the Bestselling Crackers around This Party Season

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MID-RANGE NSTAR BUY LIDL DELUXE CRACKERS, SIX-PACK, Pounds 5.99 GREAT crackers which are virtually identical to much more expensive versions from Dobbies (Pounds 14.99) and Morrisons (Pounds 8), the only difference was a cheaper paper hat. They offer the same novelty gifts and jokes. Fantastic value.

saiNsBury's Black aNd gold glittEr crackers, pack of six, Pounds 10 THE gold crackers pack a lot of glitter - be warned, it will go everywhere - while the black ones boast sparkling sequins. These are crackers that you will want to keep for the big turkey dinner. They look special, go with a bang and offer gifts ranging from a mini mirror to a silver-coloured mini notebook.

PREZZYBOX SIX CHOCONCHOC CRACKERS, Pounds 9.95 THERE'S a Belgium chocolate mini penguin or snowman inside each cracker and they are gluten free, but don't bother looking for a hat, joke or even a snap. These crackers are all about the hand-crafted chocolate. A little disappointing if you are looking for traditional crackers (www.prezzybox.com).

JOHN LEWIS FLYING SPROUT CRACKERS, SET OF SIX, Pounds 6 THESE family crackers come with a flying sprout gameboard ... the player who lands on the most sprouts is the winner. Good snap to the cracker, but the hat is so flimsy it falls apart at the slightest touch. There's a joke and trivia fact in each cracker along the lines of: "Which animal should you never play cards with?" "A cheetah."

BHS LUXURY SIX-PACK CHRISTMAS CRACKERS, Pounds 8 PROBABLY one of the best bargains around. The crackers were Pounds 16, but are now half price in the run-up to the big day. They are also ideal for anyone determined to create the perfect Christmas table as the crackers are square and won't roll and ruin your dinner settings.

THE CO-OPERATIVE LOVED BY US FAMILY TUG OF WAR CRACKER, Pounds 10 YOU get a lot of cracker for your money with this giant seasonal special. It is filled with enough cheap and cheerful plastic novelty toys, multi-coloured hats and corny jokes for eight people. …

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