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According to Which?, the prices of certain festive chocolate assortments have surged by more than 50% compared to last year. Despite a general slowdown in food and drink inflation to 8.3% in November, chocolate prices specifically jumped by 15.3%, almost twice the rate. Here's a breakdown of some significant...
Food safety during the holiday season is crucial, and the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has some key insights to ensure both a safe Christmas and minimal food waste. Here’s the lowdown: To prevent food poisoning and maintain freshness, store raw meat and fish on the bottom fridge shelf, separately from...
Rubber balls, approximately 2.5cm wide, were discovered in cans of baked beans sold by Asda, Sainsbury's, and Tesco, leading to a recall notice by Princes Group, the food producers. Consumers are strongly advised against consuming the affected products due to the choking hazard posed by these balls. The recall covers...
This tragic incident involving Georgina Mansergh underscores the severe consequences that allergies can sometimes lead to, even if they have previously manifested as mild reactions. Georgina's case of suffering a severe allergic reaction to sesame seed oil, resulting in her passing, is truly devastating for her family and friends. It's...
ChatGPT's projections envision a substantial global shift toward veganism by 2075, a prediction stemming from a study by The NPD Group that delves into the evolving landscape of the food industry. This transformation is anticipated to be heavily influenced by Gen Z and Millennials, driven by their heightened awareness...
Nestle is discontinuing the beloved Caramac and Animal Bar, each with a history spanning more than six decades. Caramac, a golden-hued confectionery, made its debut on UK store shelves in 1959 under the original creator, Mackintosh's. Just four years later, in 1963, the Animal Bar emerged as a milk chocolate...
Pepper X, created by Ed Currie, has been officially recognised as the world's hottest chili by Guinness World Records, surpassing the Carolina Reaper, another chili variety also developed by Currie. This achievement marks Ed Currie's breaking of his own record in the field. The journey to Pepper X's fiery distinction...
For anyone with even a hint of a sweet tooth, chocolate is irresistible. However, the average chocolate bar is loaded with sugar and saturated fat, making it unhealthy. But opting for chocolate with a high cocoa content and low sugar can be much better. Surprisingly, cocoa, the plant from...
A new survey reveals that more than four out of five shoppers in the South West think labelling is important Consumers are being denied the chance to make informed choices about the food they eat, and the UK Government must act by introducing mandatory labelling on all animal products, according...
According to Full Fact a viral image circulating on Twitter depicts a bag of Tesco carrots bearing a label falsely claiming they were grown in Chernobyl. However, a closer examination of the image, originally shared on Twitter in 2020, reveals evidence of digital manipulation. The label bearing the word...