Creme Egg ‘cronuts’ launched by London bakery

A London bakery have launched a Creme Egg ‘cronut’ in time for Easter. Rinkoffs Bakery in Whitechapel in London’s East End, has added the delicacy to its range of “crodough” pastries. Echoing the widespread affection for Cadbury’s Creme Egg, a number of social media users expressed their delight at the creation. Vikki Giles’ reaction was typical of a number of Twitter…

Scientists find ‘switch’ in the brain that helps control appetite

Scientists have found a “switch” in the brain that helps to control appetite, which could explain why some people find it hard to know when to stop eating, a study has suggested. The researchers believe that sugar levels in the bloodstream are involved in triggering when the switch is turned on during a meal so…

France plans to usurp Scotland as the home of the world’s best whisky

France is planning to usurp Scotland’s reputation as the home of the world’s best whisky, fired by a growing national obsession with the drink. According to a study by retail consultants Bonial, the French drink more whisky than any other country – an average of 2.15 litres a year, compared to 1.8 litres in second-placed…

Food Made Good Awards 2016: Lussmanns named as People’s Favourite

Andrei Lussmann has every reason to be very, very happy with his customers: their votes mean that his eponymous restaurant group will be unveiled as the winner of the People’s Favourite category in the Food Made Good Awards, the Sustainable Restaurant Association’s annual celebration of the UK’s ethical eateries. But if he could change one thing…

Camra consults its 177,000 members over name change and future

For almost half a century it has been the voice of the UK’s real ale drinkers, encouraging pubs up and down the country not to give up on the traditionally-brewed pint. But with sales of so-called craft beer now flourishing, the Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) has decided that it is time for a rebranding…

KFC launches inquiry after BBC probe finds faecal bacteria in ice

KFC have launched an ‘immediate’ inquiry after ice from the fast food chain was found to have bacteria from faeces on it. The discovery was made at a KFC branch in Martineau Place, Birmingham by researchers from BBC One’s Rip Off Britain. Dr Margarita Gomez Escalada, who examined the results at Leeds Beckett University, told…