Aldi is known for offering the lavish and luxurious for a knock-down price, and with their latest limited-edition product back on the shelves, you’ll want to head down there pretty quickly to get your hands on some!

The budget supermarket chain has brought back is extremely popular Wagyu meatballs to its shelves. You may have heard about wagyu beef before, but what’s all the fuss about this new name in beef?

Well the posh meat is thought by many to be one of the tastiest in the world – and because of this, and the way it is produced, it is also one of the most expensive you can buy.

It is renowned for its distinctive marbling that melts whilst it cooks. The meat is said to just melt in your mouth, and flake like a light fish.

Genuine Wagyu beed originates from Japan, and the cows are genetically predisposed to intense marbling and to producing a high percentage of oleaginous unsaturated fat. The Japanese variety of the meat can fetch up to £100 a kilo! That’s a lot of money to fork out on a steak.

Luckily, you will not have to dig deep in order to afford the new Wagyu meatballs being offered by Aldi. They are once again doing their bit to bring consumers the best of high-end produce and a budget price. 12 meatballs (which weigh in at 340 grams) will only set you back a mere £3.49.

The deliciously succulent spheres of meat are now available in shops up and down the country as part of Aldi’s ‘special buy’ range. The meatballs are only available until stocks last – so if you like the sound of them, then you better get your skates on and head to the shops.

This is not the first time that the supermarket has brought Wagyu beef to the masses. In November of 2016, the chain first offered the luxury meatballs for only £2.99. Even though they have now jumped up 50p, the iten is still a bargain!

As well as meatballs, Aldi also sells Wagyu beef burgers, which they started selling again last month. They first made the meat popular on the market by selling wagyu steaks for merely £2.99.

The cows that produce Aldi’s Wagyu meet are reared and bred in New Zealand and do not come from Japan like the original meat does. The fad for this marbled marvel has meant that heard of Wagyu cattle are now being bred around the world – including here in the United Kingdom.

At Earl Stonham farm over in Suffolk, farmer Andrew Deacon has spent the last five years building up what is the only commercial pure-bred Wagyu herd in England. He has used embryos important in from the United States. His aim is to produce the best beef in the country, and fans of his meat include the renowned celebrity chefs, Raymond Blanc and Heston Blumenthal.

Now all this talk of steak is making my mouth water! I’m signing off and going to get my hands on some of these bad boys!