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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

It's only their PR skills that died at Thorpe Park yesterday

If you're a consumer-facing company, whether or not you bother with Twitter should be a no-brainer. Customers are able to discuss your brands and your products in public - they're may be praising them, but you can be sure they'll criticise them given the slightest provocation. So as a business, you have a choice; ignore…

Behold! The greatest bacon sandwich in the universe!

Our love affair with bacon continues unabated. We've just booked flights to Michigan, where we'll be heading straight to Tony's I-75 on arrival. We've only paid for one-way tickets, however; the probability of living long enough to return home are slim to anorexic. Tony's I-75 is a restaurant in Birch Run, home to a BLT…

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Cigarette or French oral?

Cigarette or French oral?

From mad ads in Denmark (albeit spoof ones) to mad ads in France. Worryingly, these ones are for real. There’s generally no argument when it comes to the idea that smoking is bad for you and various shock tactics have been used in an attempt to get smokers to knock it on the head. Now…

Kids eat Viagra, claims fictitious headline - and here's why

There's probably a very good reason why children think prescription pills and drugs are sweets, but we just can't figure out what it is. Good job somebody thought up the child-proof medicine bottle, otherwise they'd be doing much more than tasting the rainbow:

Is a day or two in the lap of luxury more important than the rest of Britain's health? According to nine senior managers from the NHS and the Department of health, it is. The Departmental Board at the Department of Health spent two "away-days" in the luxurious Great Fosters hotel this past September. Staff included…