It’s still only spring here in the UK, but retailers are already breaking out the special edition food and drink in anticipation of the approaching summer months.

Last week came the news that Asda had begun selling donut-shaped burger patties just in time for barbecue season.

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These arrived in the wake of B&M stocking parma violet cider and Hawkin’s Bazaar buying in brand new Prosecco ice lolly moulds.

Getting in on the summer supermarket action, now Tesco has its own unique item it thinks will appeal to the masses in 2019: a cut-price rhubarb shimmer gin.

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Tesco’s new rhubarb and rosehip gin liqueur, from Fox & Foreman, is now available in-store or online at a bargain price.

Following hot on the heels of Aldi’s own special edition parma violet shimmer gin, Tesco’s rhubarb gin has a similar sparkly sheen.

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Described as tasting like rhubarb and custard sweets, the gin is currently on sale online for a discount £6.

The online offer only lasts until May 6, so any rhubarb and/or gin enthusiasts out there might want to stock up now.