Shrinkflation takes a bite out of Easter

Worse could be ahead for shoppers and retailers trying to keep food bills low. Richard Walker, managing director at Iceland, warned last week that retailers “can’t be seen as an endless sponge to absorb” price pressures, in an ominous sign... Read more

Kinder Surprise recall widened over food poisoning fears

A recall of Kinder Surprise eggs has been extended to more products, including Kinder Mini Eggs and Kinder Egg Hunt Kits because they might be contaminated with salmonella, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) said. The extended recall follows the 20g... Read more

Kinder eggs recalled due to salmonella fears

Some 57 people, mostly young children, have become infected with salmonella in an outbreak linked to Kinder Surprise eggs. Chocolate firm Ferrero is recalling some batches of the eggs as a precaution while investigations continue into the link, the Food... Read more

The best chocolate Easter eggs for 2022, tried and taste-tested

Ever since the first chocolate Easter egg was sold in the UK in 1873, milk, dark and white chocolate eggs have been a permanent fixture in our shopping baskets each spring, along with hot cross buns and roast lamb. Over... Read more

The ultimate guide to a perfect last-minute Valentine’s Day

Just don’t pair it with champagne, or most sparkling wine for that matter, says Telegraph columnist Susy Atkins. Though both are classic romantic gifts, and with good reason, Atkins argues the two are a “match made in hell. High acidity... Read more

Champagne and chocolate is the worst Valentine’s combination – here are five wines to buy instead

Andrew Quady Essensia Orange Muscat 2018/9, California (15%, Majestic, £13.99 or £11.99 as part of mixed six bottles/half) I have long adored this citrus and honeysuckle scented, sweet and juicy West Coast dessert wine with chocolate, and especially with (surprise!)... Read more

Eight of the best vegan protein powders to buy in 2022, from hemp to pea

In recent years, boxers David Haye and Mike Tyson, the Williams sisters, UFC fighters, cricketers and footballers have all reportedly “gone green” — following the example of Popeye, who built huge forearms on a plant-based diet way back in the 1930s.  If you... Read more

Eight of the best vegan protein powders to buy in 2021, from hemp to pea

In recent years, boxers David Haye and Mike Tyson, the Williams sisters, UFC fighters, cricketers and footballers have all reportedly “gone green” — following the example of Popeye, who built huge forearms on a plant-based diet way back in the 1930s.  If you... Read more

The best yule logs for Christmas 2021, tried and tested

This year’s offerings are largely based on the traditional, tried-and-tested formula of soft spiralled sponge, chocolate buttercream and a thick coating of rich ganache. Vegan options are successful, however, while some creations star fresh cream for a lighter log. M&S... Read more