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forknadoLaunching this week from those fabulous fellows at Dinnr a sub-brand called Forknado this week. Hot lunch in East London for a fiver, delivered in 20 minutes max. This is a complementary offering to Dinnr – Forknado is for lunch, Dinnr is for dinner.

The promise is simple: Hot lunch in 20 minutes max for £5 (no delivery charge). Our first day’s special is Cali’s food craze Ramen Burger (in meat and veg form). Meals are changed every day. Delivery hours are 11:30-2:30pm

Where: Here’s a map of their current delivery zone. And here are the delivery postcodes. And if you love Forknado but are outside the zone, please enter your postcode here. This will help in planning further expansion.

Why: Because sandwiches are boring and sushi is expensive.

How: Sounds too good to be true, I know. What’s the catch? Kerbside delivery only (you need to come out to collect) and there are only have 2 different dishes every day to keep things simple.

Marmite Chocolate Returns

marmite chocolateLove it or hate it, Marmite chocolate is making its way back to confectionary shelves nationwide. Answering the nation’s call for its return, the ‘Very Peculiar’ milk chocolate bar, made with a hint of Marmite, is set to mystify tastebuds once again.

Joanne O’Riada, Marmite brand manager, comments:

“Arguably ‘Very Peculiar’ sparked up the biggest love/hate debate of any Marmite product when is first launched. The chocolate bars flew off the shelves and fans have been calling for its return ever since. Even if it’s not to everyone’s taste, it will certainly intrigue all chocolate lovers.”

The 100g chocolate is available from Sainsbury’s, BHS,, Amazon, Menkind, Topshop and Independents from about now with a price of £3.

Cricket Tea Crisps

Cricket Tea CrispsTyrrells, the premium English crisp brand, is stepping up to the crease and celebrating English cricket in 2013 with the launch of its Cricket Tea Crisps.

In a summer that is set to be cricket crazy, Tyrrells is showing its enthusiasm for this truly English of sports with a ‘three deliveries in one’ afternoon-sandwich inspired pack. The Tyrrells ham, cheese and tomato seasoned ‘Cricket Tea Crisps’ crisps will be a first for the brand as it has put three different seasonings in one pack. This unique and delicious snack is only available during the summer cricket season with an RRP of £0.89p

Inspired by the sporting tradition for breaking for tea, which is as much a part of international matches on hallowed squares as cricket played on the village green, the Tyrrells Cricket Tea Crisps deliver a different and evocative taste with each crunchy bite and are as civilized and mannerly as the great game itself. Moreish and surprising, they are guaranteed to bowl many a maiden over!

Oliver Rudgard, Marketing Director at Tyrrells says: “A summer of cricket is one of those truly English endeavours, irrespective of the weather. As a quintessentially English brand, we thought we would celebrate cricket tea with this limited edition whilst the English do battle with the Australians. Creating a pack that has the uniqueness of three seasonings in one bag was a key part of the campaign. We are also delighted to not just celebrate the national game, but also the grass roots of the sport by offering these crisps to teams in return for their entertaining cricket photos and stories.”

Tyrrells is inviting village cricket teams to get in touch and the first 500 teams to email will receive a free case of Tyrrells Cricket Tea Crisps (24 x 40g packs). To be in with a chance of winning a season’s worth of crisps, send in your entertaining image of your team munching away on the Cricket Tea crisps.

Mr Trotters British Pork Crackling

Mr Trotters British Pork Crackling

“Blimey @Mr_Trotters, these are HOT, HOT, HOT! Shame I don’t have a cooling margarita to hand.” @sipswooshspit

Mr Trotter’s revolutionary British pork snack was the brainchild of food writer Tom Parker Bowles, BBC2 Great British Menu’s judge Matthew Fort and Cotswold farmer, Rupert Ponsonby. It is cooked from 100% British pork, unlike most other scratchings made from imported Danish rind, and carries the Red Tractor quality and origin assurance symbol. Mr Trotter’s uses no added MSG.

Mr Trotter’s Great British Pork Crackling is triple cooked by hand in small batches using a longer process to deliver a crisper crunch.

Mr Trotter’s Jalapeno Chilli has just joined his sibling, the Original, which was launched in November 2011. for this second offering Mr trotter has been travelling far and wide to look for new flavours to show off his porky perfection. That’s why he has teamed up with the jalapeno from Mexico, a medium hot chilli with a verdantly sharp bite.

Available from Selfridges and other deli’s and farm shops, Mr Trotters British Pork Crackling are also available on line.

Tropica Organic Whole Dried Lady Finger Bananas

Tropica Organic Whole Dried Lady Finger BananasPacked with vitamins, rich in fibre, less than 66 calories each, but as tasty and sweet as any chocolate bar. Sounds a little too good to be true, but sun dried Lady Finger Bananas really are in a class of their own when it comes to picnic snacks…

As with any bananas, Lady Finger Bananas count as one of your five a day are a good source of dietary fiber, certain vitamins and potassium. But where they differ from their cousins in our supermarkets is in their constituency and sweetness.

Known as ‘date’ or ‘fig’ bananas, the smaller fruits are renowned for their sweet sticky taste. When the bananas are slowly dried in the sun, they hold some of their moisture, unlike the dried banana chips you may be used to, creating a unique healthy snack that retains the sweet, sticky deliciousness the bananas are famed for alongside the health benefits – in combination making them a ‘super snack’ that is a fantastic addition to any child’s lunch box or grown-ups picnic basket.

Tropica Organic Whole Dried Lady Finger Bananas have recently been launched and the organic, raw and natural bananas combine an amazing flavour and sticky taste that results in an irresistible snack that can also be chopped up and added to cakes and muffins for a delicious exotic twist.

Tropica Organic Whole Dried Lady Finger Bananas are just £2.29 for a 200g pack of approximately 10 bananas from health stores or