Co-op is selling Christmas dinner in a box for £12 that cooks in under an hour

Everything you need for the big day (apart from the veg)

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While speedy all-in-one hacks usually equals a Rustler's burgers or ready meal, Co-op have just launched a Christmas dinner on a whole new level.

Their new Turkey and Trimmings box gets you a gourmet festive dinner for two people at the fairly decent price of £12.

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Including a British turkey breast joint wrapped in smoked streaky bacon, pigs in blankets, stuffing balls, gravy and a cranberry compote, you'll have everything you need for the big day - excluding vegetables.

You'll need to pick up sides of your five a day separately, but once home, you can shove it all straight in the oven on its metal trays, and get it out again in just 50 minutes. That's normally how long it takes us to cut up all the veg and potatoes.

As a handy convenience store, the Co-op aren't someone you'd usually associate with Christmas dinner, but we're thinking that the bundle box will make life much easier for singletons, housemates, the elderly, or just plain old lazy people.

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Co-op's Director of "delicious" food, Breige Donaghy, says; "One or two people households account for almost one in four of the Co-op's shoppers and research shows they want an easy and simple Christmas dinner.

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It means shoppers can spend more time together with loved ones instead of prepping for hours in the kitchen and it avoids waste and excess cost."

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"We love the idea of the Christmas 'good turn' – a neighbour or family member buying an elderly couple, or someone they know, a box to enjoy, when perhaps they can't get to the shops for the ingredients, or don't have the time/energy to cook everything."

Sadly, it's not set to hit Co-op stores until the 19th December, and won't be available online, so here's to praying your local stores has stocked up.

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