Sunday, 4 October 2015

Aldi Bonfire Night Specialbuys

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Photo by Palo

Halloween is on the way, but if you find that too American (or scary !) and want to keep more in tune with the traditional British celebrations, Aldi have got that covered too. They recently sent through the press release for their Bonfire Night Specialbuys and I was impressed with their prices.

They have some lovely child and pet-friendly selection boxes that are packed with colourful displays, minus the loud bangs. You could opt for the Astro selection box (£4.99) or Merlin (£19.99), which comes with a firework safety lighter.

The Blasting Barrel (£9.99), lives up to its name, erupting with high silver plumes while changing colour and creating loud crackling white flashes. And if you’re aiming high, why not go for the Air Strike (£19.99) which lights up the night’s sky with rockets that can reach up to 80 metres! Not too sure about the name though, which seems in pretty poor taste, given current affairs..

The 100-shot Detonator comes in at under a tenner or, if you're looking for wow-factor, you might like the Detonator (£39.99) which fires mixed coloured stars across the sky with loud crackles and coloured bursts.

For younger children and the young-at-heart, you'll love Aldi’s 18” Giant Sparklers (£1.69) which are extra-long and last up to two minutes so the fun can last even longer.  Remember writing the name of the object of your affection into the darkness before the sparkles ran out ?! Just don't forget the gloves to protect little fingers.

You can't have Bonfire Night without a bonfire so make sure that yours is the best on the block by picking up Aldi’s essential Heat Logs (£2.99), Kiln Dried Logs (£3.99) and Firelighters (£0.79). Don't forget to check around the base for hedgehogs before lighting and maybe shove some foil-wrapped spuds in the embers for a tradtional feast.

With products ranging from £1.39 to £39.99 and with celebrations such as Guy Fawkes Night and Diwali just around the corner, there has never been a better time to stock up. Aldi Specialbuys Fireworks and Bonfire ranges are on sale on 15th and 18th October 2015, but be quick as once they’re gone, they’re gone!

If you have children, you might like to watch this Bonfire Night safety advice and video featuring Fireman Sam before the big day.

(Speaking of safety, all Aldi fireworks adhere to the BS7114 British Standard or BS EN 15947:2010)

Fireworks - On sale 15.10.15 while stocks last
Detonator £39.99
Air Strike £19.99
Merlin £19.99
Power Finale £19.99
Gemini £14.99
Jet Blast £12.99
Blasting Barrel £9.99
Mega Blaster £9.99
Power Storm £9.99
Astro £4.99
Loud & Clear £4.99
Star Striker £4.99
Screeching Serpent £3.99
18" Giant Sparklers £1.69
10" Sparklers £1.39

Bonfire - On sale 18.10.15 while stocks last
Kiln Dried Logs £3.99
Smokeless Coal 3.99
Heat Logs £2.99
Kindling £1.99
Firelighters £0.79


  1. Now THIS is my type of blog post. Bonfire night is my favourite time of the year.

    One birthday, my girlfriend Sarah didn't know what to buy me so she asked my flatmate at the time. He (kind of jokingly) said 'a big box of fireworks.' She took it 100% literally and bought me it.

    My eyes were as wide as tunnels when I opened the present to see it - I LOVED IT!

    Great review.

    1. There's something about men and fireworks ... it's like barbecues, they can't resist ! lol