Tea
Yorkshire Tea’s Getting Grief Because its New Biodegradable Tea Bags are Splitting Open

Yorkshire Tea is usually considered some of the best stuff by casual tea connoisseurs, so it's welcome news to hear that the company has moved into the business of biodegradable teabags - because shockingly most tea bags aren't. The problem is people are now complaining their bags are splitting open on them, which shows you can never please everyone. Read More >>

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Costa Now Lets You Skip the Queue by Pre-Ordering Your Drinks

These days, thanks to the wonders of the internet, queuing may seem a bit excessive. You're in a rush, just like everyone else, so why can't you order in advance and have what you need ready to go when you arrive? Following in the footsteps of other, similar companies, Costa has just announced it's going to offer that. So you can book your morning large, low-fat, sugar free, pumpkin spice latteccino before you step foot in your local branch. Read More >>

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Edible Drinks Pods With Seaweed Skins Go on Test This Month

Far be it from us to tell the drinks experts at Lucozade Ribena Suntory what to do, but Jesus, this sounds like the worst thing to hit the drinks market since peach flavour Coke. Read More >>

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The British Prefer to Put Milk in Tea Last. You Know, the Proper Way

Tea is one of those things that's quintessentially associated with Britain and the British, even though it comes from India, China, and other far away parts of the world. It's the ultimate act of cultural appropriation, really, but it's been around for so long that nobody seems to care anymore. YouGov being YouGov has finally got round to asking people how they take it, and it turns out there's an obvious solution to the conundrum of when the milk should go in. Read More >>

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50 Shades Of Orange: Putting Trump’s Irn-Bru Ban To The Test

If you're not Scottish you may have, in passing, seen that Donald Trump's luxury golf course in Turnberry has banned the sale of Irn-Bru on its premises. If you are Scottish no doubt this news will have put you in a bad mood since this time last week, as these tweets from Kotaku UK's resident Scot (and Editor) Rich Stanton will show: Read More >>

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health
The Sugar Tax is Affecting the Tesco Meal Deal for Coke Fans

Last week saw the start of the new tax year, and with it the sugar tax going into full force. Every drink that includes more than 5g/100ml of added sugar, other than those with lots of milk in them, cost more money as a result. Many a drinks company reducing the amount of sugar in their drinks to keep price-hikes as low as possible. Coca-Cola is not one of those drinks, and that's having some unintended side-effects for the humble meal deal. Read More >>

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

Last year, we learned that the government was going to start taxing sugary drinks. After a year of outrage and grumblings, the tax has finally landed, being effective from today.  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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>