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234 weeks ago, by James
Meal deals
Researching my craft foods article (see right) I discovered that eating a packet of crisps a day is the equivalent of drinking five litres of cooking oil over a year (BBC News).

Why are garages and supermarkets allowed to run 'meal deal' promotions where it's cheaper to buy a sandwich and drink with crisps than without?. A discount is fine, people need to make their own minds up, but when it's cheaper you almost feel foolish not taking it.

I must remember to take a packed lunch more often.
233 weeks ago, by Babs
Feel foolish yet healthier, is what I say. I would suggest saving the crisps and handing to a food bank, or something, but that does not feel right either.

Perhaps we should make more demands of options, such as a packet of crisps or an apple, or somesuch?
233 weeks ago, by James
Food bank collection points at motorway services makes sense.
229 weeks ago, by Tim
Give all the crisps to me please. I love crisps. 5 litres of cooking oil a year is a good trade off for such pleasures.
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