science
Scientists Say They’ve Found Microplastics in People’s Poo, But Don’t Worry Just Yet

The more we look, the more we find potentially toxic microplastics – the tiny bits of debris that our plastic products crumble into – everywhere in the environment, the surrounding wildlife, and even our food and beer. So perhaps it shouldn’t come as a surprise that new research released this week suggests that microplastics can end up in our poop. But it’s still unclear just how seriously we should take this discovery. Read More >>

health
Health Lobbyists Rebrand Legoland “Deep Fried Crap Land”

Legoland's attraction in Windsor has been visited by healthy food lobbyists, and the results show the food options offered to diners, particularly children, are about as nutritious as eating a Lego City 60193 Arctic Air Transport on its toasted instruction manual. Read More >>

environment
Tiny Startup Beats Walkers To Biodegradable Crisp Packets

After all the furore surrounding people posting their packets back to Walkers to shame them for using plastic, a tiny startup from Ross-On-Wye has made the crisp brand look even worse by launching a fully biodegradable packet. Read More >>

uber
Uber Eats is Launching 400 ‘Virtual Restaurants’ in the UK

The next restaurant you order from on Uber Eats might not technically exist. Read More >>

food
Two Pints of Baileys and a Packet of Brussels Sprouts Crisps, Please

Walkers is about to launch three new types of crisp packet that will eventually end up preserved at the bottom of the Mariana Trench for millennia, and one of them will divide the country like never before. There will soon be a Brussels. Sprout. Flavour. Crisp. Packet. Containing Brussels. Sprout. Flavour. Crisps. Read More >>

food
Four-Inch Pizzas Might be the Future’s Grim Healthy-Eating Norm

Public Health England may be about to trigger food rioting in the streets, as it's revealed that it's had discussion with the food industry about limiting calorie counts in some servings. The ambition is a 20 per cent reduction in calorie load in some of the most fat-carrying danger foods by the year 2024, and they're doing it for the kids apparently. Read More >>

food
Danger Chilli Levels Expected in New Crisps Range

Cute and traditional crisps maker Seabrook has decided it's time to go dark and menacing on us, with the launch of three varieties of ultra-hot crisp designed to test the nation's newfound love of extremely hot foods. Read More >>

food
Morrisons Humours Curry Moaners With New Hottest Supermarket Dish

Morrisons is looking to win the hearts, minds, and desensitised tongues of the serious curry eaters across the nation, as it's launched a new ready-made curry described as the flaming fiery phaal – an eight-chilli-rated threat to your throat containing a variety of scorpion chilli. Read More >>

food
There’s a Sushi You Can Have for Pudding Now

Today's weird foodstuff news is brought to you in association with Yo! Sushi, which has decided that what it really needs to appeal to people beyond its usual customer demographic is things that won't be immediately dismissed as containing raw fish. Like, for example, a chocolate type of sushi, that has definitely not got any fish in it whatsoever, and isn't even produced in a factory that also processes fish. It is only chocolate. That'll get them in from the pubs and Burger Kings. Read More >>

wtf
Nasty Christmas Products Continue With Sainbury’s New Pig and Sprout-Flavour Teas

I do not have a very good relationship with sprouts. Mainly because they're disgusting, and every Christmas my mum tries to force them on me to see if I've suddenly decided they're palatable. Naturally I refuse, because I'm a grown man in my 20s and don't need to do what she says anymore. I'm also the only person on this island who doesn't like tea, so you can imagine my horror when Sainsbury's announces that they're launching sprout-flavoured tea ready for Christmas. Read More >>

food
Tesco Scientists Can Tell if You’re Only Pretending to be a Foodie

Tesco is doing something weird to promote its Finest range of supposedly tastier and more aesthetically shaped and packaged foodstuffs, teaming up with arthouse foodies Bompas & Parr to build an edible exhibition. Madder still, everyone's going to pretend that brain scans can tell what foods you really like and can be used to build your very own personal taste portfolio. Read More >>

food
Maggots Spotted in McDonald’s Ketchup Dispenser

Maybe little single use plastic sachets are not such a bad idea after all, because the environmentally friendly alternative offered to a little plastic wrap of ketchup in one UK branch of McDonald's is... squirting your sauce out through a maggot-infested pipe. Read More >>

food
Tesco Will Leave it to You to Decide if That Carrot Can be Salvaged

Tesco has decided we are all grown up enough to be trusted with something, and is about to remove the "best before" dates from a wide range of the fruit and veg it sells; with the ambition of further reducing food waste. Read More >>

food
There’s a… Secret Donut in the Krispy Kreme Ranks Today

People who like spending £1.90 on a single donut because they're too good for Greggs are in for a right treat this week, as incomer sugary treat brand Krispy Kreme has launched an entirely new type of donut. A limited edition donut. The Donut S. Or in fact the Donut V, as the icing on it is supposed to resemble the flavour of popular fizzy drink Vimto. Read More >>

food
Waitrose Tests Having the Delivery Driver Unpack Your Internet Shop

Waitrose has had a very, very bad idea, suggesting that in the future -- or even right now in the small area it's testing this service enhancement in -- your internet shopping delivery man might let himself into your (smart) home via an access code then unpack your shopping for you. Read More >>