Christmas Tinner for gamers is back
Christmas dinner in a can – a popular favourite among gamers unable to tear themselves away from their screens – has been put back on the shelves.
Popular entertainment store GAME has revived the Yuletide tradition for another year by stocking the seasonal meal again for serious enthusiasts who don’t want to waste hours of a day off – albeit when most people are eager to spend time with their family – slaving for hours in the kitchen.
The layered-up can of festive foodstuffs can be heated in a microwave in minutes, meaning valuable play time on Call of Duty, Super Smash Bros, Skyrim or FIFA won’t be wasted.
“The creation of the Christmas Tinner came after finding that 43% of gamers in the UK intend to spend the majority of the holidays on their consoles and hate having to take time away from the screen just to eat,” a GAME spokesman said.
“Gamers will do anything to stay live in-play – not even sex can lure gamers away according to the research with almost half admitting they have turned down their partners in order to continue playing.”
This year even sees a vegetarian option after GAME had been inundated with request for a meat-free option in recent holiday seasons.
Each tin packs in layers of traditional treats including turkey, stuffing, roast potatoes, sprouts and mince pies.
“The all-day feast includes everything from scrambled eggs and bacon for breakfast, vegetarian pigs in blankets within the main, and mince pies as a snack,” continued the spokesman.
“All you have to do is start from the top and work down from morning until dessert.”
Despite the tongue-in-cheek approach to marketing the novelty item, GAME say there is a serious market for people who genuinely want to “play all day without having to miss out on a mouthful of festive food” or get forced into doing the washing-up.
As well as a vegetarian version boasting scrambled tofu, tempeh bacon, mushroom wellington and veggie pigs in aubergine blankets, there is also an entirely vegan option.
“The Vegan Christmas Tinner finishes off with a vegan chocolate cake and custard comparable with an end of level boss,” the spokesman added.
“So there are now no excuses to exit the game.”
Traditional Christmas Tinner
Layer 1 – Scrambled Egg & Bacon
Layer 2 – Two Mince Pies
Layer 3 – Turkey & Potatoes
Layer 4 – Gravy
Layer 5 – Bread Sauce
Layer 6 – Cranberry Sauce
Layer 7 – Brussel sprouts with stuffing or broccoli with stuffing
Layer 8 – Roast carrots and parsnips
Layer 9 – Christmas Pudding
Veggie Christmas Tinner
Layer 1 – Nut roast
Layer 2 – Mushroom Wellington
Layer 3 – Sprouts
Layer 4 – Toblerone
Layer 5 – Roast Parsnips
Layer 6 – Halloumi pigs and tempeh bacon
Layer 7 – Cauliflower Cheese
Layer 8 – Yule Log
Layer 9 – Veggie Gravy
Layer 10 – Gingerbread Pancakes
Layer 11 – Cranberry Sauce
Layer 12 – Potatoes
Vegan Christmas Tinner
Layer 1 – Scrambled tofu & tempeh bacon
Layer 2 – Vegan cheese, olives, and grapes
Layer 3 – Vegan Mushroom Wellington
Layer 4 – Vegan gravy
Layer 5 – Vegan Bread Sauce
Layer 6 – Vegan pigs in aubergine blankets
Layer 7 – Brussel Sprouts & Vegan Stuffing or Broccoli & Vegan Stuffing
Layer 8 – Roasted Butternut Squash, Parsnips & Carrots
Layer 9 – Spiced Red Cabbage
Layer 10 – Vegan Custard
Layer 11 – Vegan Chocolate Cake