Have your choc and eat it

With all the focus on sugar reduction and reformulation, Nestlé has taken steps to ensure it is ahead of the game with a new sugar ingredient that can reduce total sugar by up to 40 per cent in its confectionery.

Going hard on soft drinks

The soft drinks industry has suffered some negative spotlight this year, from NHS England’s plans to cut sales of sugary drinks on NHS premises to Action on Sugar’s criticism of the sugar content of fruit drinks – and of course the UK government’s announcement of a soft drinks industry levy from April 2018.

Buffet waste

I am travelling for work this week – first Paris, France and then Helsinki, Finland – so I’ve got a few hotel buffet breakfasts on the menu. As such, comments from celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, on the ‘food waste nightmare’ of the hotel breakfast buffet, have come at a fitting time.


Mind the gap

There are a lot of disgruntled Toblerone fans in the UK today after its product maker Mondelēz International revealed a new shape for the distinctive chocolate bar (pictured).

Smashing pumpkins

Yesterday, we celebrated Halloween – which is now Britain’s third biggest commercial holiday after Christmas and Easter, and the country’s second biggest party night after New Year’s Eve.


Brexit strikes

Panic struck in the UK last week as a price row resulted in dozens of Unilever brands being pulled from Tesco’s online shop, including British favourite Marmite.

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Summer days, drifting away

As we move into October (where is the year going?!), the temperature has noticeably dropped here in the UK. Autumn is upon us, but I’m not quite ready to let summer go just yet.

Out and about

Summer is over and ‘silly season’ is upon us. After the calm of the June-August period, September quickly rolls around and diaries are full of exhibitions, conferences and meetings once again. Indeed, I’m starting to forget what the office looks like.

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The Brit pack

From bangers and mash and fish and chips to a traditional Sunday roast, there are many iconic British foods, but now Walkers and Heinz have teamed up to launch a range of crisps that might even out-British afternoon tea.

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