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Fast Food Week!

Here we are at the end of the snowiest week of this winter so far in the World’s Coldest Capital. And the major players in the Quick Service Resto (QSR) sector are bringing back something you loved before, or in recent marketing tests. I guess you could call it ‘Nostalgia Week’…

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‘Beanless’ Coffee More Than A Retro Novelty?

Remember how Tang powdered Orange flavoured breakfast drink exploded in popularity in the 60s when it was disclosed that the General Foods product was used by American astronauts in space? You must be in your 60s, because the fad didn’t last long. I wonder how long will ‘Beanless’ Coffee last?

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‘Take This Chip And Chug It’ (I Ain’t Touching ‘Em No More’)

With apologies for the headline to Johnny Paycheck (Take This Job And Shove It (I ain’t working here no more…) ©1977), I ask you… Do we really want, much less need, ‘drinkable’ Chips? A Japanese snack company thinks we do, and has rushed to fill the perceived aching need…

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Favourite Snowy Day Lunch Treat…

If you want to know who your real friends are, ask everybody you know what they want for lunch on a snow day. You know, when you’re snowed in and either don’t have to go to work or school, or literally can’t get there. What’s your fave snow day lunch that can be made from stuff you have around the house?

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Fish Fraud Still Rampant Across Supply Chain

I’ve spotlighted the problem of Fish mislabelling a number of times before, but I’m going to update you on the issue, because – rather than disappearing under intense scrutiny – the situation remains bad. And it appears that there’s malfeasance at all stages of the supply chain…

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Beer Before Wine, Or Wine Before Beer?

You’d think serious scientists would have more important, more compelling topics to investigate than how the mixing of alcoholic beverages affects your resulting hangover. Apparently not a group of clinicians at the University of Cambridge…

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