The Plight Of The Vegan

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Spanish version of a vegan meal: tomatoes and raw onions.

Here at Jammy Toast we do not dislike many foods or have any special dietary requirements. However, we are aware that eating out for many vegans and vegetarians can be a major problem as Chimpton is a vegan and we have witnessed first-hand her struggle to find vegan foods when eating out. She even sticks to her principles despite our many offers of; “Go on, have a Maccies. We won’t tell anyone.” Nevertheless, we couldn’t help but laugh at the plight of one vegan who ventured abroad and wanted a vegan meal.

Rum Babas

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Last Saturday, Great Uncle Bimbo shared his memories of Saturdays when he was a young bear and happened to mention Rum Babas. These were cakes that he would have as a special treat after his lunch with Davidd and Da every Saturday. In case you missed Bimbo’s post last Saturday, Rum Babas are lovely yeast-risen cakes soaked in rum syrup and topped with cream and a cherry. Once the darling of French cuisine and available in most supermarkets over here, they seem to have fallen out of favour and are now very difficult – if not impossible – to find.

Shrinkflation

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Here at Jammy Toast we have invented a new word for you all to mull over – shrinkflation. Manufacturers, instead of putting their prices up, are reducing the size of the items they sell. Many people wonder have their hands grown or has their favourite chocolate bar shrunk since they were children? News released on Monday proved what many have suspected: thousands of supermarket items have been getting smaller because manufacturers are reducing the size of a product while keeping the price the same.

Anyone Fancy A Scooby Snack?

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Dozens of New Zealand parents saw “Scooby Snacks” on sale in their local supermarkets and so they bought them for the kids. However, joy soon turned to horror when they discovered the snacks were meant for dogs and not humans. The “Scooby Snack” brand treats – with pictures of Scooby Doo on the box – were accidentally placed near the crisps and snacks aisle in a local Pak’n’Save supermarket. It appears that customers may have mistaken them for similarly-packaged bone-shaped biscuits featuring the mystery-solving canine.

Ever Found A Caesar In Your Salad?

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Subway have created a puzzle to mark the launch of the sandwich giant’s new Salad of the Day promotion and the introduction of Caesar sauce in all stores nationwide – and we’re hooked. The feast of lettuce, tomato and cucumber appears to depict a normal nutritious salad – but there is one special addition among the produce. Can you find Caesar in the Salad? – The latest puzzle to baffle Brits – features Julius Caesar, the notorious Roman ruler, hiding among the leaves and sweetcorn.

Domino’s Pizza Positively Healthy

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Here at Jammy Toast we are quite fond of eating junk-food. There is nothing the bears and I love more than to have a junk-food feast while having a slob-out in front of the telly. Binge-telly and junk-food – who could ask for more? McDonald’s, KFC, Burger King, Domino’s – whatever takes our fancy on the day. However, today we have discovered something that has made even us cringe to our very bones. We have always known that these junk foods are pretty high in calories and so we do only partake infrequently and as a special treat.

Easter: The Facts

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It is the time of the year when the bears turn to Cadbury’s to provide them with a crème egg to celebrate Easter. Many more people will turn to chocolate eggs and bunny rabbits as the Christian world celebrates. While many will be at least vaguely familiar with the story of Easter, its relation to eating mountains of oval-shaped chocolate treats is less clear. Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus after his crucifixion – Christians believe Jesus was crucified on Good Friday and rose again three days later. The Mesopotamians – an ancient Christian community living in an area roughly covered today by Iraq, Syria and Kuwait – used to stain eggs red to symbolise the blood of Christ. Eggs would then be cracked open against one another, leaving just empty shells; a symbol of the empty tomb Jesus left behind. The tradition survives today in the shape of egg rolling, representing the rolling away of the rock from Jesus’ tomb.