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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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Pizza ‘Healthier’ Breakfast Than Most Cereals, Nutritionist Says

PIZZA CEREAL WEBI couldn’t even tell you how many times I have had leftover pizza as a hangover breakfast following a night of drinking. In my flat having pizza for brekkie is quite a common occurrence, something I am repeatedly told is bad for my health by numerous friends and family members. However, a study has found

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I couldn’t even tell you how many times I have had leftover pizza as a hangover breakfast following a night of drinking.

In my flat having pizza for brekkie is quite a common occurrence, something I am repeatedly told is bad for my health by numerous friends and family members.

However, a study has found that pizza is actually a healthier option for breakfast compared to the majority of cereals.

It is well known cereals can contain high levels of sugar, just look at the state of certain American ones including Lucky Charms, but did you know that they lack protein and healthy fats.

In fact some cereals just contain a spoonful or two or three of sugar and although Mary Poppins says it ‘helps the medicine go down’, overall it isn’t that great for your health.

Pizza on the other hand is topped with cheese which the study is calling ‘the next hit superfood’ and although that is a good thing since cheese is the best, always remember how important a balanced diet is.

Dietitian Chelsey Amer told The Daily Meal while pizza shouldn’t be considered as a ‘health food’ it provides a more balanced meal than your regular bowl of cereal does.

She said:

You may be surprised to find out that an average slice of pizza and a bowl of cereal with whole milk contain nearly the same amount of calories.

However, pizza packs a much larger protein punch, which will keep you full and boost satiety throughout the morning.

Plus, a slice of pizza contains more fat and much less sugar than most cold cereals, so you will not experience a quick sugar crash.

That certainly leaves me feeling less guilty about snacking on leftover pizza while hungover then!

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While it is okay for you to eat pizza then for breakfast, The Daily Meal does recommend you don’t leave it out in the box overnight.

No matter how drunk you are make sure you pop that pizza in the fridge to keep it fresh and you healthy.

As the website writes that’s because if you leave your delicious pizza out it will attract all sorts of bacteria:

That cardboard box isn’t as protective as you might think. There’s literally zero insulation protecting your hot pizza pie. We’re not sure how or why people started doing this, but it’s time the (somewhat obvious) truth came out: room temperature and cheese do not go well together.

When you leave your pizza out of the fridge and let it sit in your slightly-cool apartment air, you expose it to all kinds of food-borne bacteria and allow that bacteria to fester and grow.

Pathogenic bacteria — i.e., bacteria that can get you sick — breeds best at temperatures between 40 and 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Unless your apartment is a sub-freezing environment, it’s the perfect storm for food-borne bacteria.

While the website then adds if it smells and looks fine then it should be okay, it is probably easier you just whack it in the fridge the night before.

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McVitie’s Is Launching Jaffa Cake Nibbles And They Look Amazing

gizzableedinjaffawillya!Oh boy

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What’s ‘in’ these days more than anything? There’s a few contenders. Cancelling people and ruining their livelihoods on the basis of them having said ‘chuffing heck’ back in 1992. Netflix users hating the presence of Friends. A never-ending supply of superhero films…

Also on the list, though, is novelty chocolate.

Let me introduce you to something pretty special if you never go to the dentist: Jaffa Cake Nibbles, which is not broken up bits of Jaffa Cakes but rather something with ‘a zesty orange centre and light sponge, coated in delicious milk and dark chocolate.’

Excited? Oh boy, us too.

The treats will be available from January 7 and’ll set you back a respectable £1.50 for a bag of 100g or 69p (oi oi!) for a smaller 39g.

Essentially, they’re Jaffa Cake Maltesers, the likes of which you’ll be able to find these in supermarkets across the country. Don’t let the haters get you down, BTW, chocolate is kinda good for you.

That’s right, a drink or bar of your favourite brown stuff, taken along with zinc supplements activates a compound which slows down ageing, according to a study, the MailOnline reported early last month.

This compound combined by the treat/zinc combo reverses the ‘internal stress’ which naturally accumulates and has been linked to ‘everything from cancer to Alzheimer’s’.

Chocolate, tea, as well as coffee and wine contain, the antioxidants polyphenols, which help combat cell damage.

Researchers from the University of Erlangen–Nuremberg found the zinc polyphenol activation protects against a gas produced as a waste product in cells. It’s this waste gas which can damage a person’s DNA – oxidative stress – and is thought to play a key role in ageing.

There’s also reportedly a link between this stress and inflammation which can cause cancer and diseases like Alzheimer’s.

Polyphenols on their own can’t break down this damaging gas (oh behave!), but when combined with zinc they create a ‘mega complex’. This mimics the naturally-occurring superoxide dismutase enzyme which destroys the gas, helping protect the body from its effects.

The German study is the first time the effects of the enzyme have been copied without resorting to the chemical properties of metals such as iron or copper. Excessive exposure to these can cause their own internal stress, however zinc is much less toxic.

Basically have the stuff in moderation, like all the finer things in life. Blessed be the consumer. Merry Christmas and to all a good night!

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Vegan Restaurant Sends Woman To Hospital After Giving Her Dairy

veganA woman was hospitalised after the vegan restaurant she was eating at gave her a meal with dairy in.  Vittoria Rabito was eating at Vegandale Brewery in Toronto, Canada, on November 9 when she realised something was wrong with the vegan pulled pork taco she’d ordered. Rabito has had a severe allergy to dairy since she

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A woman was hospitalised after the vegan restaurant she was eating at gave her a meal with dairy in. 

Vittoria Rabito was eating at Vegandale Brewery in Toronto, Canada, on November 9 when she realised something was wrong with the vegan pulled pork taco she’d ordered.

Rabito has had a severe allergy to dairy since she was born. Although she isn’t vegan herself, she considers vegan restaurants ‘safe’ places to eat at as they market themselves as free of all animal products, including dairy.

The customer informed her server at Vegandale Brewery of her situation, and they assured her all of their products were vegan and therefore dairy-free – though they didn’t rule out the possibility of cross-contamination at the factory level.

Moments after tucking in to her meal, Rabito’s heart rate increased and her lips began to tingle. She started to have trouble breathing and decided to go to the bathroom to administer her EpiPen; something she’d had to do only once previously in her life.

Within 10 minutes of tasting the vegan pulled pork taco, Vittoria was taken in an ambulance and rushed to hospital as she suffered with the worst reaction she’d ever had.

Recalling the moment she started to suffer, Rabito told VICE:

I remember my body started shaking within seconds of taking a bite and it didn’t stop until an hour or two into being into the hospital.

When you go to a vegan restaurant and you have a dairy allergy, you’re hoping that they take [cross-contamination] seriously and that they are dairy-free. So that night I thought I was going crazy.

If you’re calling yourself a vegan restaurant, there is an assumption that the restaurant has done all of their due diligence with sourcing their product from the manufactures that their products are vegan.

If they can’t do that, they should not be calling themselves vegan.

Over two weeks after the incident the restaurant confirmed the cause behind Rabito’s reaction, explaining in an email the ‘vegan seasoning’ on her meal may have contained traces of milk.

Vegandale Brewery added they were not aware of the possible hazard of the seasoning arriving in unlabelled packaging.

By way of apology the restaurant’s general manager offered Vittoria and her father a complimentary meal at one of their other locations, but dad Charlie said the response was ‘absolutely absurd’.

He added:

They don’t have a clue as to what could have happened to Vittoria. We could have been dealing with Vittoria’s funeral had she not acted quickly in the way that she did.

As a vegan restaurant, if you’re not able to fulfil that everything is dairy-free there should be some disclosure that they are not able to guarantee that the food is free of animal products. From a moral perspective that would be the right thing to do.

VICE report the general manager no longer works at the restaurant, and Elliot Johnson, the kitchen manager at Vegandale Brewery, admitted the way the situation had been dealt with was ‘unacceptable’.

In response to the incident Vegandale Brewery is seeking a fully vegan supplier, though the ingredients in Rabito’s vegan pulled pork tacos have not been changed.

Instead the menu has been updated to ‘provide a more fulsome allergen notice’, which makes clear the risk of production level cross-contamination.

According to a representative from Toronto Public Health, as there are ‘no specific requirements in the Food Premises Regulation for vegan restaurants’ in terms of cross-contamination, vegan restaurants have no legal obligation to disclose if their products come in contact with eggs or dairy.

Hopefully Vittoria won’t be faced with any similar situations in the future.

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