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Gizmodo Investigates: Fuller’s Pubs Secretly Stop Selling Full-Sugar Pepsi On Tap

Today on Gizmodo UK we bring you the results of several weeks of exhaustive investigative journalism. We're going to blow the lid off one of the biggest changes in pubs since plates were switched out in favour of serving food on planks of wood and in mugs. Forget Watergate... this is Fizzywatergate. Read More >>

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Quinoa Shouldn’t Be a Rich People Food

Superfoods are bullshit. It feels like every time someone realises an under-eaten or foreign food is high in nutrients and gluten-free, be it kale, quinoa or açai berries, marketers slap the “superfood” label on it and suddenly, it’s on grocery store shelves with jacked-up prices, catering to wealthy folks who fall for these kinds of tactics. Read More >>

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UK Rocked by Lettuce Rationing

The latest threat to the UK way of life is lettuce. A shortage of the flimsy sandwich padding vegetable has been caused by a terrible winter in southern Europe, where most of our winter salad comes from -- so it's now being imported from further afield at great cost and in smaller quantities. Read More >>

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Even Your Fast Food’s Wrapper Is Bad For You

You don’t go to a fast food restaurant expecting a healthy meal, but you generally don’t expect potentially carcinogenic compounds, either. It turns out that a third of the time, that’s what you’re getting, and not in the food, but in the wrapper. Scientists aren’t sure how concerning this new health revelation is just yet, but it appears that even fast food wrappers can be bad for you. Read More >>

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UberEATS Now Brings Posh Bread to Londoners for Breakfast

The UberEATS spinoff that brings food to people with high disposable incomes in a few cities around the world has a new thing for London -- breakfast. Breakfast is a new meal designed by scientists to stop you being so hungry at lunchtime, they say, and could be the next revolution in eating. Read More >>

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Why McDonald’s Big Mac Sauce Tastes Like Ketchup

Burger fans recognise the power of the special sauce, whipping up their own custom batches to recreate the savoury, delectable bite they know and love from their favourite burger chains. Usually, those sloppy creations mirror thousand island dressing: ketchup and mayonnaise, ketchup, relish and mayonnaise, ketchup, relish, mustard and mayonnaise, et cetera. Except here’s the thing: there’s no ketchup in the most common burger au jus, the McDonald’s Big Mac Sauce. Read More >>

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This Butter Factory Looks Like Heaven

The Jean-Yves Bordier Butter factory in France looks like a wonderful place to get lost in. Mind of a Chef toured the factory with chef Ludo Lefebvre, and just judging from Lefebvre’s pure joy in seeing all that butter get made, it seems like it’s heaven on Earth. Hell, even from just watching the video of the process, I want to reach out and grab all those pale golden globs of goodness. Read More >>

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The Most Important Pizza News You’ll Read Today

You've been eagerly watching your app, waiting for your delivery after a long day. It arrives. You lift the lid, only to be greeted by the wafting smell of disappointment, the lightest smattering of toppings and a luke-warm pizza that won't even burn the roof of your mouth. What even is the point? You may as well go hungry. Read More >>

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Get Your Algae Vegan Eggs, Just £8 for a Dozen

Health food chain Holland & Barrett has launched a vegan egg in the UK. Now, how might it have done that? Sucked it all out of the shell and replaced it with soya milk? Rolled some flour into a ball? Read More >>

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Sainsbury’s Experiment Tries to Wean us Off Meat

A team of researchers from Oxford University is heading off to Sainsbury's to do more than hunt for discounted doughnuts late at night -- they want to change the eating habits of the nation by putting vegetables next to the sausages in the hope that people might choose the healthier option every once in a while. Read More >>

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A Toaster Just for Bacon Will Make Every Meal So Much Better

If you find your kitchen counters cluttered with food-specific gadgets and appliances, you finally have a good reason to get rid of them all. The culinary innovators at Nostalgia Electrics have created the only thing you’ll ever need: The Bacon Express, a toaster that cooks delicious slices of pork instead of bread. Read More >>

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Leon’s New West End Restaurant Is Staffed Entirely By Wannabe Performers

A new restaurant concept by Leon is giving aspiring West End performers a fresh shot at discovery. The "all-singing, all-dancing Leon" opening at 62 Shaftesbury Avenue is right in the heart of London's theatreland, so is a natural choice for a performer's day job while waiting for their big break - a fact the restaurant chain is fully embracing by only hiring performers to work at the branch. Read More >>

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Scientists Feed Cows Onions to Make Them Stop Farting So Much Methane

Napoleon Dynamite takes a sip from a tall jar of milk, then sets it down next to two other jars. He points. “The defect in that one is bleach.” “That’s correct,” says a judge from FFA, the agricultural education organisation. He sips another. “This tastes like the cow got into an onion patch.” Read More >>

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Popcorn Looks Even More Delicious in Super Slow Motion

Watching popcorn pop is utterly captivating, even in real-time. But when you film the process with a high-speed camera capable of capturing 30,000 frames every second, watching those kernels explode in super slow motion turns making popcorn into a spectacle that rivals the Bonfire Night. Read More >>

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Pre-Peeled, Pre-Halved Avocados Are the Worst Example of Wasteful Packaging Yet

Like bananas, avocados come direct from nature wrapped in their own durable protective packaging. So why is a California-based avocado grower and distributor selling the savoury fruits pre-peeled, pre-halved, sealed in plastic, and then wrapped in a cardboard box? Read More >>