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$1200 annual spend on fast food for average American

The average American spends more than $1,200 on fast food EVERY YEAR, new research has shown. A study carried out among 1,000 adults found we will typically tuck into fast food on two occasions every week – shelling out around $12.50 per meal - with burgers, pizza and fried chicken the most common meals. The report also [...]


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Almost a quarter of our kitchen cupboards are out of date

The average kitchen cupboard is stocked up with 57 items, 13 of which are suspected of being out of date, a study has revealed. Researchers have found that items such as condiments, tinned food, dressings and dips are most likely to be out of date. While herbs and spices, vegetables and stock cubes were also [...]


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Once ‘exotic’ foods now family staples – because of mum

Modern mums are more adventurous with their family meals than their mothers ever were, new research has shown. The study of 2,000 mums found eight in ten were raised on a staple of British classics such as Shepherd’s Pie, Roast Lamb and Toad in the Hole with food from overseas a rarity. Nearly half of [...]


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Modern mums more adventurous (and exotic) in the kitchen

Modern mums are far more adventurous in the kitchen than their own mothers ever were, new research has revealed. A study found today’s mums lived on a staple diet of British classics like shepherd’s pie, roast lamb and toad in the hole when they themselves were young. But now they are parents they think nothing [...]


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One in four women are dieting – with their dog

One in four women have gone on a diet – with their DOG, according to new research. Six in ten dog owners have put their precious pooch on a diet, giving them portion control, exercise routines and even ‘flex days’ to help them shift the pounds. In fact, almost one in five women will have [...]


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A Dog’s Dinner – roast dinner and steak among the delicacies dished out to pets

Bangers and mash, roast dinners and steak have emerged among a list of common meals – consumed by the nation’s DOGS. Researchers found three quarters of the country’s canine owners regularly serve up top quality meals – usually in the form of left-overs – to their pets. Other meals which Britain’s dogs tuck into include [...]


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Humble roast dinner tops list of most-loved comfort foods

The traditional roast dinner has been unveiled as Britain’s best-loved comfort food. The classic meal topped the list of food which Brits turn to most to keep spirits high during the cold months. Another old favourite, shepherd’s pie, was runner up in the study, with chips, lasagne and spaghetti bolognese completing the top five comfort [...]


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Lumpy gravy tops the list of common Christmas Dinners mishaps

Six million Brits will sit down to a ruined dinner this Christmas Day, a study has revealed. Getting the timings wrong, undercooking the turkey and soggy vegetables mean more than one in ten adults face an unappetizing festive meal this year. Lumpy gravy, burnt or overcooked turkey, forgetting to put something into the oven and [...]


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The average Christmas menu – sprouts and peas in, cranberry sauce and broccoli out

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The British Christmas menu has been decided, with the average family tucking into prawn cocktail, turkey breast and Christmas pudding on the big day, a survey and infographic has revealed. Although most of the traditions have remained over the years, cranberry sauce and bread sauce are now off the menu – along with broccoli, cauliflower [...]


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Workers suffering from ‘hangriness’ – snapping at colleagues and procrastinating

The average worker reaches for snacks twice a day – at 11.30am and again at 2.55pm, new research has revealed. A study carried out among 2,000 adults found around three quarters of us suffer our first attack of ‘hangriness’ – anger caused by hunger – around the middle of the morning. The second yearning for [...]


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