Latest food news – 21 February

Latest food news – the most quirky food stories of this week

Latest food news – this week, we learnt that Burger King is to trial a home delivery service and that the latest good news for chocolate fans is that scientists have invented an ‘anti-ageing’ chocolate!  Read on to find out more on these stories as well as discovering the latest Ben & Jerry’s ice-cream flavour, why midnight snacking why not be good for your brain, all about Starbucks offering wine and beer in the evenings and what new flavours McDonalds is testing!

Burger King is trialling a delivery service in parts of the UK

Latest food news - Burger King is trailling a delivery service in the UKBurger King is currently trialling a delivery service in the UK, via its new website Burger King Delivers. However, it isn’t available everywhere and is currently being trialled in Romford, Truro, Hornchurch, Skegness, Hull, Northampton, Hayes, and Gants Hill.

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Esthechoc: Scientists invent ‘anti-ageing’ chocolate

Latest food news - Esthechoc anti-ageing chocolateIn good news for gluttons, scientists have developed a chocolate bar which slows the signs of ageing. By using the antioxidant which keeps flamingos pink, a Cambridge University affiliated lab behind ‘Esthechoc’ claims the chocolate improves the skin’s physiology, and brought skin biomarkers of a 50 to 60-year-old back to the levels of a 20 or 30-year-old.

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Starbucks to offer wine and beer in evenings

Latest food news - Starbucks to offer wine and beer in the eveningsStarbucks, the US coffee giant which has over 700 cafés in the UK, is to begin selling alcohol in the evenings to customers. Along with a selection of beer and wine, the coffee house will also offer hot meals and snacks. The first café to open for “Starbucks evenings” will be the outlet at Stanstead airport

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Ben & Jerry’s newest flavour is Greek Style Frozen Yogurt Blueberry Cheesecake

Latest food news - Ben and Jerrys Newest Icecream FlavourThe new Ben & Jerry’s icecream has less calories than their normal icecream because it’s got yogurt in it. Meet Greek Style Frozen Yogurt Blueberry Cheesecake flavour. The Fairtrade treat features crushed cookies, Greek style yogurt and blueberry swirls

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Love midnight snacking? Beware – it could be harming your brain

Midnight snacking could be harming your brainWe’ve all been there. You simply can’t sleep and the lure of the kitchen is irresistible. However, you may want to reconsider opening the fridge in the early hours, as academics says that post-bedtime feasting can affect your health, learning and memory

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McDonald’s is testing flavourings for its Chicken McNuggets and fries

McDonalds is testing new flavourings for McNuggetsMcDonald’s is testing three new flavourings for its Chicken McNuggets, or fries. The sexy Shakin’ Flavour Seasoning comes in zesty ranch, chipotle BBQ and, for the more sophisticated palate, garlic Parmesan, flavours. You just shake it on your nuggets, fries, burger, face. Whatever you fancy

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Dinner down the tube: an ‘underground’ supper club in London

Dinner down the tube“This is the most anyone has ever spoken to me on the tube,” said the man to my left, sinking a spoon into his Laphraoig single malt ice-cream. “Well this is the first time I’ve drunk wine from an actual glass on the tube,” added the woman opposite, pouring herself a stream of merlot

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It’s London’s first ever ‘beer week’, with cheap craft beer at 100 pubs

Londons First Beer WeekWith the dizzying number of micro-breweries sprouting up in the capital, it was only a matter of time before we celebrated such positivity in style – 100 pubs will be offering speciality beers from £3 this week. Beer has gone from being simply a refreshing accompaniment to a serious connoisseur beverage very quickly indeed and, for the first time ever, some of the capital’s best and most characterful brewers are joining forces as part of London Beer Week

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