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When's your Dolmio day? Not too often, hopes company

In their dubious stereotyping adverts, Dolmio ask consumers when their Dolmio day is. Well, the people who make the sauces are hoping it isn't too often, because they contain so much fat, salt, and sugar, that you shouldn't eat it more than once a week. So, on a technicality, the adverts are correct, as they've…

Cardboard coffee cup recycling nightmare!

Have you been walking around, thinking that coffee shops are giving you your coffee in cardboard cups because they're recycled? It would make sense that this would be the case right? Why on earth wouldn't they be recycled? Well, turns out that less than one in every 400 cups dished out by high street coffee…

Asda scrapping multi-buy offers

After Sainsbury's decided to beat the regulators to the punch, and stop doing confusing, and potentially misleading multi-buy deals, Asda have got on board with the idea too, saying that they've removed 133 multi-buy products from their supermarkets. Now, we are just waiting for the other supermarkets to stop their BOGOF deals as well. An Asda spokesperson…

Morrisons to cut prices with 'Price Crunch'

Morrisons have suffered from confusing price offers in recent months, which they ended up dropping. The supermarket has had a think, and decided on a new tactic, and is rolling out a new campaign called 'Price Crunch', where they vow to cut the price of 1,072 items. They're going to focus on fresh food, and…

Send someone a 'mystery potato'

Ever wished that someone would declare their love to you with words written on a potato? Well, they might if they hear about this baffling service where you can order a spud with a message written on by hand, by someone who has a felt-tip. The site, Mystery Potato, allows you to order a personalise potato,…

M&S launch 'Sparks' loyalty card

Marks & Spencer are going to reward their regular customers with access to all manner of things, like money off vouchers, food masterclasses and trips to vineyards, under a new thing called the Sparks members club. Seeing as a lot of the people who go to M&S look like they're prone to the golf club…

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All hail the vagina pizza!

All hail the vagina pizza!

In Manchester's leafy Chorlton, where everyone bathes in almond milk and has bees in their always sunny gardens, you'll find a great big Morrisons. This is the kind of Morrisons where all the customers look like members of '70s acid-folk bands like Pentangle, and the checkouts beep in DADGAD. So it didn't surprise many that…

Morrisons drop confusing Aldi and Lidl Match & More price promise

Do you remember Morrisons taking on Lidl and Aldi with a price matching offer? Well, they've decided that they're going to stop doing it, just one year after they kicked the scheme off. A Morrisons spokesman said: “Our customers said that sometimes they were confused by the price matching scheme, where sometimes they got points and…

Costa coffee: now with added blood in your drink

In what might be great news for vampires, others may not be so pleased to hear that a customer at Costa coffee got a load of blood in their brew. That's right - a customer by the name of Janine Hughes bought a latte and found that it tasted a bit weird and, on inspecting…

Dominos caught selling Aldi potato wedges

Staff at a branch of Dominos in Linlithgow, West Lothian face a grilling after they were caught buying cheap jumbo bags of potato wedges from Aldi and then trying to pass them off as Domino’s own brand. The cheapo wedges cost only 59p from Aldi, whereas Dominos wedges are a staggering £3.49 for a tiny…

Sainsbury's to stop giving Nectar points on alcohol

You can get Nectar points on practically anything now. Buying second-hand underwear on eBay*? Nectar points. Constipation relief from the supermarket? Nectar points. Bottle of Pimms? Zero Nectar points. Sainsbury’s have decided to stop giving you Nectar points on the sale of spirits and liqueurs and are blaming the Government. Not only are whisky, Pimms,…

Sainsbury's sales fall AGAIN as Justin King jumps ship

Sainsbury’s bigwig Justin King is getting ready to move on to pastures new, but not before announcing that Sainsbury’s like-for-like sales have dropped again. It’s the second time that Sainsbury’s have reported a loss –previous to that, it had nine unblemished, consecutive years of growth. So what’s the problem? Well, we all know the impact…

1500 people queue round the block for...

When you see a large queue, what do you imagine would be at the end of it? A potential record contract with Syco? The Beatles circa 1965? Free chips? Well one such queue snaked around the block in Bridgnorth in Shropshire on Friday as a staggering 1,500 people lined up for a chance to…GET A…

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…