Yorkshire Tea’s Latest Blend is Designed to Taste Like Tea and Biscuits

One of the time-honoured traditions for anyone drinking a mug of tea is to open up a packet of biscuits and do some dunking. Yorkshire Tea clearly wants those days to be over, because it's gone and developed a blend of tea that's supposed to taste like a tea-and-biscuits combo. Read More >>

Pret is Giving Away 300,000 Free Hot Drinks This Week

There are a lot of reasons not to be a huge dick when ordering anything in public, the main one obviously being that acting like a dick doesn't actually accomplish anything. This week anyone visiting a Pret a Manger has an extra incentive not to be a bastard, because the company is giving out 300,000 vouchers for free hot drinks - the clincher being that it's up to the staff to decide who gets them. Read More >>

Irn Bru Has Had to Apologise for its Latest Advert, Because it Sounds Rude

People love to complain, and adverts are one of the things they enjoy complaining about the most - for a variety of reasons. Maybe they're untrue, maybe they feature rapping chickens, who knows. Irn Bru has just had to issue an apology for it's latest advert, which declares "Don't be a can't, be a can." Read More >>

Co-op Plans to Detoxify the Tea Bag

One amazing fact favoured by lots of people is that tea bags aren't as innocently papery and leafy as they appear. The vast majority of them have little plastic skeletons inside them, formed by bonding the bags  together and designed to give them the strength to survive a vigorous spooning. Read More >>

Coca-Cola Bottles Are Set to Get Smaller and More Expensive

Two words to invoke fear and outrage into any fan of sugary drinks: sugar tax. It's due to come into effect in April this year, and Coca-Cola has just revealed that its 1.75 litre bottles are going to shrink down to 1.5 litre... and cost 20p more. Read More >>

Irn Bru Fans Are Panic Buying Ahead of a Recipe Change

People are very fond of their food and drink, with any attempt to change it facing strong resistance from those who don't want it to change. It happened with New Coke in the US, with Creme Eggs here, and it's happening again with Scotland's favourite soft drink Irn Bru. So fans of the current recipe are panicking and stockpiling as much as they can. Read More >>

Cafe Will Make Your Face in Coffee Froth

A London cafe has come up with an idea to please the ever-growing demographic of people who like looking at themselves and also like drinking coffee -- putting the face of the buyer on the top of the drink in froth art. What happened to hating how you look and tea? Read More >>

Sugar Warriors Say Ban Under-16s From Buying Energy Drinks

People who hate sugar have been counting up how much of it is in things again, shaking their heads in horror, and telling the nation what to do about it. Read More >>

A New Survey Says Brits Now Prefer Coffee Over Tea

In news that is normally relegated to science fiction and silly comics, one survey claims that the British people now prefer coffee over tea. The British people and tea go together like the French and croissants, Germans and beer, or Americans and obesity. So this is pretty surprising to hear. Read More >>

Yoko Ono Turns on John Lemon

Artist and brand custodian Yoko Ono has successfully taken action against a lemonade company, which was selling a version of the timeless fizzy drink under the name John Lemon. It's a clever name, but a bit too close in sounds and visual likeness to a certain Liverpudlian songwriter. Read More >>

Poo Bacteria Found in Costa and Starbucks Ice

Someone's been pooing in the supply chain again, with the latest victims of the 2017 poo-in-stuff crisis being national coffee titans Starbucks, Costa Coffee and Caffe Nero. Read More >>

British Public Impressed By Tea Bags, Internet And Lightbulbs

In a survey conducted by English Heritage, the British people proved they are gigantic walking stereotype by claiming to be most impressed by tea bags. UK residents are also, as it turns out, impressed by sewers and keen on penicillin, which makes sense given how important it has been in keeping us alive in times when tea has failed. Read More >>

Plastic Straws are the “Ultimate in Wastefulness” and Should be Taxed to Death

The little plastic drinking straws that are the highlight of any trip to a pub or restaurant for a child are EVIL, it turns out, and should be taxed out of existence due to the fact that they're tough to recycle and are the sort of fiddly little thing it hardly seems worth recycling anyway, so off to the landfill site for the next million years they go. Read More >>

Stop Whinging: You Don’t Even Need Sugar in Your Coke

A couple of days ago we found out that the government is going to start taxing sugary drinks. Naturally there have been a number of people outraged by this development. How dare the government try and make them pay more for their sugar-filled cans of Coke?! Well here I am to tell you a bit of difficult news. You don't need to have sugar in your Coke at all, so you can easily get past the whole problem. Read More >>

Sugar Tax is go for Next April

The sugar tax, or the Soft Drinks Industry Levy to give it its full name, has been approved by MPs and will come into force in April of 2018 alongside the other taxation tweaks introduced within the Finance Bill. Read More >>