How to be the perfect host this Easter

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This Easter, whether you’re cooking a feast fit for a king, laying on a delicious buffet spread or inviting loved ones to a celebration sensation that’s choc-a-block with chocolate, there’s an art to being a host with the most.

Aside from creating a welcoming space for your family and friends, and being the linchpin and life and soul of the party to ensure your get-together is a truly joyful occasion, Easter is traditionally a time of feasting. So, what better way to entice and impress your guests than with a traditional roast?

Delicious roast

A special shingdig calls for a special roast to start your festive afternoon, and here at the East of England Co-op we have the finest selection of meats for you to tuck into, from a whole leg of lovely lamb at £7 per kg to a beef roasting joint at the special half offer price of £6.50 per kg. Now that’s a tasty deal that’s hard to resist!

Head to your local Co-op store and stock up on all your must-have accompaniments, like potatoes, veg, Yorkshire puds and gravy, wines, beers and soft drinks, and those crucial condiments like mint sauce and horseradish that give your beautiful, juicy meats that extra oomph.

Alternatively, if you’re planning a meat-free mini-banquet, there are plenty of vegetarian recipes to consider for an Easter eating eggs-travaganza, like roasted stuffed cauliflower or stuffed butternut squash.

Don’t forget your desserts, too – no host with any credibility would leave a sweet-toothed guest salivating at the mouth in disappointment – or a savoury fan hankering after a cheeseboard to close lunch proceedings!

Afterwards, why not treat your guests to putting their feet up while watching an Easter classic movie, like The Greatest Story Ever Told, Peter Rabbit or Ben-Hur or Hop?

Co-op British Lamb Whole Leg

Stokes Mint Sauce Jar 195g

Stokes Creamed Horseradish
Sauce Jar 220g

One a penny, two a penny…

To top your afternoon off, there’s nothing quite like a nice cuppa to enjoy while nibbling on the Co-op’s Irresistible Hot Cross Buns (4-pack) – and we’re offering 2 packs for just £2.50!

Co op Limited Edition Irresistible Carrot Cake Hot Cross Buns

Co-op Irresistible Limited Edition Richly Fruited Hot Cross Buns

Co-op Irresistible Limited Edition Deliciously Spiced Masala & Chilli Hot Cross

Pizza pizzaz

After all that cooking and eating, you may not feel like indulging until later in the evening and want the option of a hassle-free tea. Or maybe you’ve been too busy to host the perfect roast rendezvous because you’ve been exploring outdoors with the kids like a mad, hopping bunny chasing Easter eggs.

Whichever is the case, we have a fabulous Member Perk exclusive offer to satisfy those hunger pangs with no culinary effort required – a £5 pizza voucher for Dough&co!

Don’t miss out on this fabulous offer – if you’re not already an East of England Co-op member, it’s very simple to join.

Use at Dough&co’s woodfired pizza restaurant venues across East Anglia offering delivery within 7 miles of each location.

Either dine in or takeaway – you’ll enjoy a perfect woodfired pizza that satisfies your appetite in an easy-pizzy way!

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Al fresco celebration

And our Member Perks don’t stop there! If the Easter weather makes you want to spring into some outdoor action and entertain your guests outside, we’re offering 10% off at The Original Factory Shop in-store.

From garden furniture and stylish outdoor living accessories to alfresco dining sets, you can channel your inner Laurence Lewellyn Bowen and Jamie Oliver all at the same time! Now that’s the perfect host all wrapped up in one!

Remember, if you’re not already a member, you can join today and take advantage of our amazing Member Perks.

From garden furniture and stylish outdoor living accessories to alfresco dining sets, enjoy 10% off in-store at The Original Factory Shop.

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Thinking of others this Easter

We know that this Easter isn’t a celebratory time for everyone. If you’re popping in store to grab those last minute essentials, please consider making a donation for people who visit your local foodbank. At some foodbanks, more than 40% of people needing emergency food are children.

But you can help by buying a little extra for the foodbank with your weekly shop. A tin of veg, a box of chocolates or soap can make all the difference for people in need. Find out more about the things your local foodbank needs to help people in crisis in your area.

Terms and conditions - All products are subject to availability. While stocks last. Participating stores only. Varieties as stocked. Prices may vary from those shown - check in store. Hot cross bun promotions valid until 03/05/2022. Lamb and Beef promotions until 19/04/2022. Images are for illustrative purposes only - actual product may vary.