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McDonald’s refuse boy free ice cream

McDonald's refused to give an 11 year old boy a free ice-cream he'd won. He took his voucher to the counter, looking forward to getting stuck into a free McFlurry, but sadly, he was turned away empty-handed. Rhys, who was turned away, told his mum Gemma Warlow, who was not best pleased. She said that her…

Burger King beers are happening

Remember us talking about beer being served at Burger King restaurants? Well, it is now officially happening. The meat vendor has been given the go-ahead to sell you beer with your Whopper. Initially, this is going to be at the Burger King at Waterloo Station, which isn't great news for anyone who is never likely…

Are Quality Street smaller than they used to be?

The internet is unhappy, and it is unhappy about the size of chocolate. We all know this is a hot topic (not to be confused with a hot, melted Topic), which has seen those notoriously nice people at Nestle hitting back. A young lady called Charlotte Stacey Hook‎ posted a photo on Facebook of Quality Street…

Which is the best bacon? Important consumer testing from Which!!!

Bacon is an important human right*, and getting the right quality bacon, at the right price, is a cause of great consternation to many Bitterwallet readers throughout the country. However, consumer champion Which!!! has now swooped in to the rescue, having recruited some 'bacon testers' to sample bacon sold by the country's supermarkets in order…

Is a guaranteed IVF scheme worth the money?

Nothing in life is guaranteed, except its eventual end of course, but we are always a fan of a consumer guarantee, that gives you peace of mind that you are getting value for money. Now, however, an IVF company is offering a guarantee on life itself- if you don’t get pregnant, you get your money…

Posh soft drinks contain more sugar than Coke

You might think that somehow you’re escaping obesity by being middle class and not drinking cans of Monster with your Greggs pasty, but you’d be wrong. The campaign group Action for Sugar has blasted upmarket fancy soft drinks, like the ubiquitous San Pellegrino and Fentimans for containing more sugar than a can of Coke. Fentiman’s…

No more sweets at the Tesco counter

Ah, do you remember last week, when you used to be able to pester your mum at the till at Tesco to buy you two Milky Ways and a bag of Haribo Tangfastics? Well, you'll have to make do with some chewing gum and magazines, because Tesco have decided to remove sweets and sugary treats…

Tesco store riddled with dirt and old ham

Tesco in Slough is filthy, and not in a good way. Customer Sylvia Tyler was browsing in the Slough branch of the store when she found that the shelves were covered in grime, crumbs and general detritus. When she asked the manager why they were in such a grotty state, she was told that the…

Lidl bans junk food at the checkouts

Lidl have become a surprising vanguard of our children’s health by being the first supermarket to ban crisps, sweets and other naughty treats at the checkout. There’s been a lot of hysteria about sugar and obesity in recent days, backed up by compelling scientific evidence that by 2050 we’ll basically all be large blobs of…

Big guy told to buy 2 plane seats - and is booked in different rows

In the latest Let’s Humiliate People Too Large To Fit Into Plane Seats news, a 37 stone man was told to buy 2 airline seats because he couldn’t fit into one. So they gave him one seat in Row 17 and one in Row 19. OUCH. Les Price, 43, booked a flight home to South…

It's official: health supplements are a load of phoney baloney

Most health supplements are officially bollocks, according to Which! A recent investigation by the consumer vanguards found that many of their benefits were exaggerated – and in some cases – downright false. The EU now asks for companies who make health supplements to give them independent scientific evidence that they actually do something. And the…

Men, you so fat you need an XXXXXL from Debenhams

Men are getting bigger, taller and increasingly in need of tent sized structures to cover their manly frames. According to Debenhams, demand for larger sized menswear has increased by 126% in the last few years. But apparently it’s not JUST because men are becoming sedentary corpulent chubbers who sit on their man sized asses eating…

Bacon: The champion of British snacks

Snacks are better than proper meals. The only thing better than snacks is when you supersize them into meal sized portions. Basically, the only thing better than a bacon butty is five bacon butties. And the might bacon sandwich just so happens to be the favourite snack of the British after it came first in…

Red Tractor pork adverts banned for being swill

We've long been the world's leading bacon news source. We love all things pig. And so, we took great interest in the adverts that appeared recently, featuring the Red Tractor, which heralded high welfare standards around pork sold, featuring the quality mark. Not that we especially care about the welfare of pigs. We just like…

Now big fat bloaters can ride the Nemesis at Thorpe Park

Today is a red letter day for the likes of James Corden, Jo Brand, the late Bernard Manning and other notorious roly-poly thrillseekers. That’s because leading theme park Thorpe Park has fitted super-sized seats to their Nemesis ride in order to let corpulent bloaters get their kicks as well as those of us who haven’t…