Feel like you’ve never got enough ice cream in the house? Well B&M may have a solution to that problem, as the retailer is selling a giant Ben and Jerry’s tub in stores. A 4.5 litre of peanut cup flavour ice cream is available to buy for £5.
The chain is selling the tubs usually found in restaurants, cinemas and theme parks because the coronavirus pandemic has meant businesses haven’t needed to stock up.
With fewer orders from companies, industrial sized foods have been snapped up by high street retailers and supermarkets, allowing shoppers an opportunity to buy big.
A standard tub of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream is 465ml, and typically costs the buyer £4.50. The industrial sized special will contain 4.5 litres.
It would cost around £43.50 to buy the same amount of ice cream in normal sized tubs. That's a saving of £38.50.
The ice cream is available to buy from B&M stores that sell frozen foods - you can find your nearest one using the company’s locator tool.
The big tubs are also available to buy at Heron Foods, which is owned by B&M - you can find your nearest branch here.
Neither B&M nor Heron Foods offer an online delivery service, so you will have to visit a branch.
The ice cream won't be a regular addition to shelves, and they are unlikely to be restocked once they have been snapped up. However, remember to make sure you have enough space in your freezer before you buy, as the special tubs are 10 times larger than normal.
Recently Ben and Jerry's recently revealed that storing their ice cream in a specific way helps to keep it fresh and prevent freezer burn.
According to the brand's website, the "right way" to store their ice cream is to keep it placed upside down in your freezer.
Apparently this will stop their product developing freezer burn which can make it dehydrated and oxidised.