February 8th, 2019   |  
Author: John Connell   |  
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It was world Nutella day earlier this week. The internet was awash with stories and recipes about this chocolate spread. Created by an Italian baker in the 1940s and now an international phenomenon. Our favourite story was about a member of the Royal family. They are rumoured to use Nutella as a face cream! There’s […]

January 31st, 2019   |  
Author: Katie Beaumont   |  
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Chinese New Year is upon us again and chances are that if you are in any of the main UK supermarkets this weekend looking to stock up in time for 5th February (the official start of the year of the pig), you will be buying food made by our own fair hands. Preparation for the […]

January 24th, 2019   |  
Author: Katie Beaumont   |  
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Do you know that peanut butter has overtaken jam as Britain’s favourite breakfast spread? This is very apt given today (24th Jan) is National Peanut Butter Day. Granted, it’s an American event, which is not surprising given our cousins across the Pond eat 3 pounds of the stuff per person every year. That’s about 700 […]

January 11th, 2019   |  
Author: SK Foods   |  
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No doubt many of you are observing Dry January. Hands up though how many of you drank in the early hours of 1st January? I know I did, so let’s say, for the sake of argument that Dry January begins on 2nd January. Agreed? That leaves us all, at the time of writing, ten days […]

January 3rd, 2019   |  
Author: Katie Beaumont   |  
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This week Greggs have launched a vegan sausage roll (available from today Thursday). McDonalds is following this with its first vegetarian happy meal, it’s safe to say that the meat-free trend is here to stay. More and more people are going vegetarian, vegan, or flexitarian if the thought of giving meat up forever is too […]

December 21st, 2018   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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Where you do stand on the debate of whether to eat out, or at home on Christmas Day? We ask the question because research out this week shows that restaurant bookings on Christmas Day have risen by 240 per cent in the last five years. Between 2016 and 2017, reservations jumped by 14 per cent, […]

December 14th, 2018   |  
Author: John Connell   |  
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Are you getting ready to consume your own weight in party food over the festive season? It’s the one time of the year where the diet really does go out the window so having studied and tasted (it’s a hard job etc..) the party food ranges of the main UK supermarkets over the last few […]

December 7th, 2018   |  
Author: Katie Beaumont   |  
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Do you recall the scene in Pulp Fiction when John Travolta’s character asks Uma Thurman’s character whether she had just ordered a $5 milk shake, suggesting she had expensive taste? He tastes the drink and declares it to be pretty ‘bleeping’ good, although he is still not sure whether it’s worth five bucks. Granted, 20-plus […]

November 29th, 2018   |  
Author: Katie Beaumont   |  
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Today is St Andrew’s Day, the celebration of Scotland’s patron saint. It’s a bank holiday in Scotland (why don’t we get one for St George’s Day?) and the fact it falls on a Friday this year must be manna from heaven for our friends north of the border, not that they need an excuse for […]

November 22nd, 2018   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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With everything else we have embraced from our American cousins across the Pond, it’s a little surprising that we haven’t also ‘stolen’ Thanksgiving. Think of Halloween (let’s be honest it’s only fairly recently that we have started making it a ‘thing’ in the UK), fast food (American favourites like Dennys, Five Guys, Shake Shack and […]