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HotCan Christmas Dinner: festive dinner in a can that cooks itself

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Lazy chefs can rustle up a turkey casserole with winter veg, chipolatas, stuffing balls and cranberry jelly in a hassle-free 12 minutes…all from a can.

The self-heating festive feast comes in a compact 400 gram tin.

When December 25 arrives, simply remove the rubber cap, pierce the holes and open the insulated can.

This kick starts an exothermic reaction to warm the meal with all the trimmings, leaving the family more time to relax and open presents.

Retail website Firebox.com are selling the Christmas Dinner HotCan for the first time this year.

A spokesman said: “Christmas Dinner will never be the same again.

“There’s no need for pesky ovens, microwaves or kettles – just sit down, crack open the HotCan, relax and enjoy Christmas turkey with all the trimmings.

“Plus there is no need for washing up afterwards, freeing up more time to sit back and enjoy a good old James Bond film.”

Stressful hours peeling potatoes and preparing a turkey throughout the night could be gone forever thanks to HotCan Christmas Dinner

Stressful hours peeling potatoes and preparing a turkey throughout the night could be gone forever thanks to HotCan Christmas Dinner

Budding gastronomes can rest easy, as the can’s contents still tickles the tastebuds.


The spokesman added: “HotCan recipes are really rather delicious.

“You won’t be awarding any Michelin Stars, but they are certainly up there with your respectable ready meals.

“Plus, Your Christmas Dinner HotCan is nutritionally balanced, so as well as satisfying all your Christmas cravings, you’ll stay trim and terrific.”

HotCans consist of a can of food surrounded by an outer can, with a water sachet and processed granular limestone in between.

Customers insert the spike into the rim of the can, piercing the sachet and causing the water to flow into the limestone.

This triggers a natural heat-producing reaction which warms up the food to 60 – 70 degrees Celsius.

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