Aldi is selling Kevin the Carrot sweets – and they're a rival for M&S' Percy Pig | The Sun

ALDI is launching a new range of sweets just in time for Halloween and Christmas – and they're a cheaper rival to M&S' Percy Pigs.

The German retailer is bringing Kevin the Carrot sweets to shelves for the first time from October 20.

Customers will be able to grab a bag of either sweet or sour flavours for 89p, a fraction of the price of a £3 bag of Percy Pigs.

They're suitable for vegans as well – so everyone can grab a bag.

However, the sweet treats are being sold at stores in the Midlands, North West, South West, South Wales, and Kent, so you won't be able to get them everywhere.

We have asked Aldi whether they'll be available online for click and collect and at how many stores and will update you once we've heard back.

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Kevin the Carrot is one of Aldi's most popular brands and anything with his name on often proves popular.

The veggie character even made it to the face of its Christmas advert last year.

Then in May, the retailer started selling Platinum Jubilee Kevin the Carrot toys based on characters from the same advert.

The advert proved a massive hit with Aldi fans, with some queuing for hours to grab the toys when they first hit stores.

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Some customers even bulk bought them to sell on eBay.

Of course, when looking to buy any products online or in-store, it's worth checking how they compare to other supermarkets.

Websites like allow you to compare prices across a range of supermarkets to see where to get the cheapest deal.

The Kevin the Carrot sweets will sell for 89p per bag for example.

When we looked at Marks and Spencer's Percy Pigs, a bag was £3. That's £2.11 more expensive than the Kevin the Carrot sweets.

Percy Pigs are vegetarian as well, so they're not suitable for shoppers unlike the Kevin the Carrot ones.

Of course, it's hard to make a straight comparison between the two products as they're different in terms of flavour and ingredients.

It's not the first time Aldi has brought out a similar character-themed product to M&S.

The retailer landed itself in hot water after it started selling a Cuthbert the Caterpillar cake which was similar to Marks and Spencer's Colin the Caterpillar cake.

The two supermarket chains called a truce in February this year though.

More recently, shoppers have been flocking to Aldi for its £150 bedside table which is £150 cheaper than Argos.

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The retailer has also announced its stores will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Normal opening hours will apply on all other days over the festive period.

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