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Pub Offering Ridiculous 40-Inch Pizza Eating Challenge

mwahpizza1It’s a well established dietary fact that pizza is one of the best foods in the world ever invented ever. Don’t ask me to show you my research, but it is. I doubt there are many people out there who have had a sliver of a well-made pizza and though ‘yeah, that’s enough for me’.

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It’s a well established dietary fact that pizza is one of the best foods in the world ever invented ever. Don’t ask me to show you my research, but it is.

I doubt there are many people out there who have had a sliver of a well-made pizza and though ‘yeah, that’s enough for me’. Nope. Everyone wants more pizza all the time.

There aren’t many foods that work just as well, if not better, as an evening meal and a morning-after meal. From a quick and easy last minute fix to a gourmet quality experience, a cheeky takeaway to a homemade sensation, pizza can be all things to everyone.

Also, the bigger the better, right? Because it’s great for sharing and, again, it’s a mega breakfast if you don’t finish it all.

So, now you’re all craving pizza like mad, let me give you the good food news: one pub is offering customers the chance to take ‘the UK’s largest wood-fired pizza’ – at a whopping 40 inches – because… well, why not.

The Mwah Pizzas challenge, hosted at the Carters Arms in Wilmslow, just outside Manchester, is offering competitors 30 minutes to take down their massive creation.

The pizza itself is a 40-inch, wood-fired Napoli style margherita with your choice of two toppings. Choose wisely, though, as you’ll be taking on a lot. If you’re competitive, keep it light, you don’t want to be chomping your way through a pile of unnecessary toppings. Then again, if you’re going for taste, well the world is your oyster, my pizza-loving friend.

The challenge costs £50, but you can do it with a mate, meaning £25 each for more pizza than you could possibly need (again, just think about breakfast). However, if you and your eating partner are successful in devouring the gargantuan pile of pie, you get your 50 quid back and a spot on the pub’s wall of fame. What more could you want?!

The next event is on Friday November 2. Check out the details here.

If you’re still craving pizza, but thinking you need something smaller and spicier, don’t worry we’ve got you covered there too.

In a move never seen before, and one that’s sure to split opinion, Asda have gone and launched a vindaloo pizza. That’s right, you can now get that notoriously hot Indian curry on top of that notoriously delicious cheesy and tomato-y Italian base.

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The 14-inch pizza will set you back £3.50 and, according to Asda’s description, is ‘prepared with a vindaloo base sauce, succulent spicy chicken pieces, and a lime pickle drizzle’. It also comes topped with mini poppadoms. It might not be the most obvious pizza topping, but it sure is intriguing.

The supermarket is launching the experimental dish to celebrate National Curry Week, which runs from October 22 to October 29. Asda, however, know how inventing such a meal could make a fair few people eager to try it, so it’s already on sale.

So if you’re ever torn between pizza and curry, fear no more, it seems Asda wants to give you the best of both worlds. Whether it works is yet to be determined, though.

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People Are Carving Pineapples For Halloween And They Are Terrifying

Pineapple CarvingTo date, deciding whether to have pineapple on a pizza is probably the most important question there is regarding the tropical plant. (The answer, or course, is a resounding no. Pineapple does not, and never has, belonged on a pizza. You’re wrong if you believe otherwise.) But now, prepare to have your mind blown, because

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To date, deciding whether to have pineapple on a pizza is probably the most important question there is regarding the tropical plant.

(The answer, or course, is a resounding no. Pineapple does not, and never has, belonged on a pizza. You’re wrong if you believe otherwise.)

But now, prepare to have your mind blown, because it appears another question has emerged – just in time for Halloween.

Should we swap pumpkins for pineapples – yay or nay?

Let me explain. Somewhere, someone, has decided carving pumpkins is simply not scary enough and in their opinion, a pineapple should be used to create the utmost terror.

To be honest with you, they do look quite terrifying. I’m not sure if it’s the spiky exterior or the leafy tuft which resembles someone having been electrocuted, but the carved pineapple really does resemble something supernatural.

Admittedly, the spikes may prove difficult when you’re trying to get your groove on with the carving process. I’d probably advise you to wear some gloves to avoid any Halloween-related injuries.

However, when it comes to scooping out its insides, it beats the traditional pumpkin hands down. Usually the inside of the pumpkin either gets turned into a winter soup or – like in my house – it gets chucked in the bin.

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But with pineapples the possibilities are endless. Make a fruit salad, blend it into a smoothie or get the party started by making your very own piña coladas! I know what I’ll be doing…

Everything else in the carving process is exactly the same as it would be with the jack-o’-lantern equivalent. You cut the top off, scoop out the insides and choose your spookiest face to carve into it.

Once it’s done, pop a couple of tea lights in there and voilà! Your very own spooky pineapple which you can place in the centre of your windowsill.

People have been taking to Instagram to show off their creepy creations:

As amazingly spooky as they look, there are some downsides to using the tropical fruit as a replacement pumpkin.

Whereas with a pumpkin you have full artistic license and can prepare the face in detail by drawing a design in pen before you begin carving, you cannot do this with a pineapple.

Martha Stewart says:

Due to it’s stickiness, drawing out a design on the pineapple with a marker doesn’t work that well so you will have to freehand.

Now, I don’t know about you, but carving without guidance would not end well for me. The pineapple would end up looking like it’d been butchered and I’d probably storm out of the room in a strop.

Martha also advises not to pick an overly ripe pineapple – otherwise, you would create a ‘sticky mess’ when carving, which is not ideal.

She also recommends using a pineapple corer (am I the only one who’s never heard of this?) to make the scooping process simpler. Anything to speed the process along, I guess?

Well, what are you waiting for? Happy carving people!

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Sainsbury’s Is Selling A £10 Cheese Advent Calendar For Christmas

Cheese AI know I’m not the only one to prefer savoury over sweet. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love me a box of chocs, but it will always be a cheeseboard which can tempt me most during a snacky night in.

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I know I’m not the only one to prefer savoury over sweet. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love me a box of chocs, but it will always be a cheeseboard which can tempt me most during a snacky night in.

And this year, Santa has really brought the goods; bringing a deliciously cheesy advent calendar down the chimney of your local supermarket. I am so on (cheese) board.

This 24-day advent calendar contains a slab of individually wrapped cheese behind each window, and – brilliant for those who like variety – there are plenty of different types to try.

Within the delectable calendar is seven types of vegetarian friendly Ilchester cheese; including nutty Jarlsberg®, smooth Applewood®,tangy Ilchester® Mature Cheddar, classic Ilchester® Red Leicester, creamy Ilchester® Wensleydale with cranberries and Ilchester® Edam.

There is also the Limited Edition Ilchester® Wensleydale with Gingerbread, said to have ‘delicious sweet flavour of Gingerbread biscuits’.

The calendar costs between £8 – £10 – depending on retailer – and will be sold in Sainbury’s, ASDA and Booths nationwide from November 12 onwards. With an ingenious book like design, you can tear away the front part after the first 12 days, to make sure there is plenty of room left in your fridge for Christmas Day goodies.

The Ilchester was sold in Asda last year, after a prototype was created by London based food blogger Annem Hobson, who won The Grocer’s Best New Product award for her brie-liant thinking.

Annem, who is currently launching early prototype for a Cheese Cracker, has made the following comment:

Thousands of people have supported my #CheeseNotChoc campaign, and with every single cheesy invention I make, I want to bring the fans along the journey.

Without them, none of this would be possible. That’s why this year, not only have we added more variety of cheeses to the Cheese Advent Calendar, but I’m also sharing an exclusive prototype for a new product idea: The Cheese Cracker! If enough people want it, I will be working hard to see if I can bring it life!

The initial concepts for The Cheese Cracker prototype include two sticks of cheese, oatcakes/crackers, a little jar of chutney, a hat and a cheese-themed joke. Yes to all of this.

Those who tried out this calendar last year simply cannot wait for round two.

One person said:

100% having this Ilchester cheese advent calendar next year again. Little bites of pure heaven daily!

Another claimed:

I NEED an Ilchester Cheese Company advent calendar and if not my Christmas will be irrelevant so someone pls tell me how to get one thx.

I mean, I will try and stick to one window per day throughout December but I know I’m kidding myself….

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Sainsbury’s Promote Their New Vegan Range By Tricking Football Fans In ‘Sausage Sting’

Veggie sausages 2Everyone knows that the best part of a football match is the food at half time. Pies, burgers, hot dogs – you name it, I’m there. Okay, maybe that’s just me and actual football fans care more about their team winning. They’re wrong though. Either way, fans at the Crystal Palace and Wolves match last

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Everyone knows that the best part of a football match is the food at half time. Pies, burgers, hot dogs – you name it, I’m there.

Okay, maybe that’s just me and actual football fans care more about their team winning. They’re wrong though.

Either way, fans at the Crystal Palace and Wolves match last weekend were in for a surprise when a van offering free food turned up. And let’s face it, the only thing better than food is free food, right?

The van offered hungry fans a wide range of food options – including ‘beef’ burgers, melt burgers, hot dogs and chilli dogs. But what fans didn’t know is that the van was offering veggie versions of their usual meals.

Sainsbury’s set up the ‘sausage sting’ to promote their new range of plant-based products. The supermarket has expanded its range of vegan-friendly products by over a third, making it easier for their customers to enjoy a veggie, plant-based dish for breakfast, dinner and tea.

Fans of both teams were enticed towards the van with promises of free food before Wolves’ 1-0 win on Saturday October 6, completely unaware that they were being given meat alternatives.

Most people were pleasantly surprised when they were told about the change, shocked that they couldn’t taste the difference.

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Shaun Berry, who travelled down from Wolverhampton to see Wolves play at Selhurst Park, said:

Nice taste, that. We never eat veggie or vegan stuff at home, but these days it’s coming in more and more.

Five years ago things were really different. There are alternatives for everyone, and I’m all for it to be honest.

Others agreed and couldn’t believe how similar the alternatives tasted to actual meat-products.

Tony Arch, a Crystal Palace fan, said:

Very nice, it’s not meat but it tastes like meat. I don’t eat veggie usually, but my next door neighbour, who’s Finnish, eats it all the time, so I’ll have some of that when I go over to see her.

The food van really got into the spirit of things, putting out ‘free burgers’ signs and shouting over to fans to encourage them to grab a freebie.

And it worked, as people swarmed to the van and made the most of the too-good-to-be-true offer. Some people even took to social media to brag about it.

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One Palace fan was relieved to find out his chilli dog was meat free, as he had been told by his wife to lay off red meat.

Roy Walker said:

I don’t normally grab food in the ground. We usually stop in and get a sausage roll or something in Sainsbury’s.

They used to have burgers in the grounds but the price was going up every season, so a stand out here would be busy all afternoon if it was here full time.

I have to agree with the above. The last football match I went to (Burnley, obviously), I took a fiver to buy a pie and a hot dog for me and my dad and had to go back and ask him for more money – what a rip off!

Some customers did suss the van out though, realising there was more to the offer than meets the eye.

Elizabeth Kozlowski said:

These guys think they are eating meat – but I knew. I looked over at the grill while they were making the burgers and I thought something looked different.

I don’t mind if they’re not meat, though. I try to stick to a vegetarian diet at home, and I don’t eat much red meat – and it’s nice to see other people trying it, even if they don’t know it.

All in all, it seems the stunt was a huge success and may have actually persuaded some people to try more veggie and vegan options.

Which bodes well for Sainsbury’s, who have added an additional 22 meat-free products to offer a bigger and better selection of snacks and ingredients for people to get creative with.

All products are available in store and online now.

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