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    Purple British gin that tastes like PARMA VIOLETS beats heavyweight brands to be named Amazon's best-selling spirit

    A distinctive purple-coloured gin that tastes like Parma Violets is the best-selling spirit on Amazon UK, it has been revealed.Sweet Violet Gin from Manchester-based distillery Zymurgorium has been praised by customers who have left dozens of five-star reviews on the shopping website. The tipple, which comes in a bottle printed with the city's bee mascot, has been described as having a 'sweet pastel taste' with many comparing the flavour to a Parma Violet sweet.  Delicious: Sweet Violet Gin from Manchester-based distillery Zymurgorium is the best-selling spirit on Amazon UK. The bottle, pictured, is printed with the city's bee mascot Firm favourite: ...

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    Talk about brew-tiful! Starbucks releases new cold brew that changes COLOUR right before your eyes

    Starbucks has released a new cold brew drink that changes colour right before your eyesNow that the fever for the Unicorn Frappucino has cooled, Starbucks has found a new way to get everyone snapping up coffees - and snapping plenty of pictures.The international coffee chain has released a new cold brew drink that changes colours right before your eyes. Dubbed the Butterfly Pea Lemonade Cold Brew, the drink transforms from blue to a deep purple ombre among layers of espresso brown and pale yellow colours.The drink is able to accomplish this mood ring magic thanks to butterfly pea flower tea, ...

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    Restaurant transforms pavlovas into delicious $20 pancakes complete with custard cream and seasonal fruits

    Another Christmas has come and gone, but one Sydney restaurant has found a unique way to keep the holiday spirit going strong. Left of Field is behind the Pavlova Hotcake, turning the special Christmas classic into an everyday breakfast dish. The fluffy hotcake is made with vanilla custard cream, seasonal fruits, and is topped with banana caramel and passionfruit coulis. Sydney restaurant Left of Field is behind the Pavlova Hotcake, turning the special Christmas classic into an everyday breakfast dishIt was Australia Day that first inspired the Pavlova Hotcake. 'We wanted to do something uniquely Aussie and a bit "left of field" for ...

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    'I need this now!' Chocolate lovers are sent into a frenzy by reports that Toblerone's first EVER ice lolly is coming to the UK this summer

    Chocolate fans have been sent into a frenzy by the news that Toblerone could be bringing their first ice lollies to the UK.The triangular chocolate bar, a popular Christmas gift, is set to be sold with an ice cream filling for the first time.The new product, from Mondelēz International, is being launched across stores this summer and will sell for £1.80 each, according to a business owner who shared a picture of a recent catalogue featuring them.The internet has already gone wild for the bars, with many saying they are desperate to get their hands on some. The company behind ...

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    Revealed: The REAL reason why there are holes in crumpets (and it's all to do with the VERY specific way they are cooked)

    Crumpets are a classic English teatime treat but they are notoriously difficult to make at home because of the crucial bubbles that need to form on top.But now Channel 4's Food Unwrapped has revealed why there are holes in crumpets and how they are formed - which could make it easier to cook them in your own kitchen.It turns out that the bubbles form during the vital fermentation process, and they need to then be cooked in a very specific way on a hot plate in order for the distinctive holes to appear and rise to the surface. Crumpets are ...

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    Would you try 'mermaid' ramen? Restaurant launches soup made with BLUE broth - and it's completely natural

    From shiro to shoyu to miso, there is a broth out there for every type of ramen lover. But would you slurp up the popular Japanese dish if it was blue?Plenty already are at Kipposhi, a Tokyo restaurant that has become an Instagram sensation this year thanks to its bright blue bowl of ramen.The blue, which stains both the noodles and the chopsticks, was inspired by the Hawaiian ocean - and made without any food colouring or additives.   Blue ramen, available at Tokyo restaurant Kipposhi, has become a hit on Instagram recently Master Koizumi, the owner of Kipposhi, saw his blue ramen ...

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    Mother spends FIVE DAYS baking incredible life-sized cake versions of her twin daughters for their first birthday – and you might struggle to tell them apart!

    A mother has spent five days creating life sized versions of her twin daughters in cake to celebrate their first birthday.Lara Mason, 31, from Walsall, spent 120 hours creating the convincing replicas of her daughters  Lily and Lyla.The two cakes took 4kg of buttercream, 3kg of fondant icing, 5kg of chocolate, 44 eggs and 2.2kg flour to bake, and were presented to the delighted twins at their 'cake smash' birthday party. Lara Mason, 31, from Walsall, spent 120 hours creating the astonishingly convincing replicas of her daughters Lily and Lyla (left and right) in the form of incredible cakes for their first ...

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    Dessert in a glass! Drinkers go wild for a salted caramel flavoured GIN (and it's said to taste like apple strudels)

    Salted caramel is the food trend that is here to stay and you can now buy everything from chocolate to teabags in the flavour.But now fans of the sweet and salty combination can have their favourite dessert craze in a glass as you can now buy salted caramel gin - and it's sent drinkers wild on social media.The £19.95 British-made tipple - which is in fact a drinkable gin-based liqueur - is also flavoured with 'baked apple' and is said to taste like drinkable apple strudel. Master of Malt sells the £19.95 Baked Apple & Salted Caramel Gin Liqueur on ...

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    Sweet deal! Tesco causes a shopping frenzy by slashing the price of its huge Christmas tubs of Celebrations to just £2.50 (but stores are already selling out)

    Tesco has slashed the price of its large Christmas boxes of celebrations to just £2.50 - causing a stir with shoppers. The confectionery is on sale due to excess stock over the festive period when it retailed for £6, and then was reduced to £3.50 in January.Customers were first alerted to the cut-price chocolates on the Hot UK Deals website, where a user told members the festive treats had been heavily discounted. Tesco has caused quite the shopper's frenzy by slashing the price tags on 690g tubs of Celebrations, which usually retail at around £6, by half- selling them for just ...

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    It really IS the most middle-class supermarket ever! Waitrose is offering YOGA classes for shoppers in its in-store cafés

    Waitrose has long been the go-to supermarket for Britain's affluent middle class, and it's certainly living up to its reputation with its latest well-being scheme.The retailer has revealed it will be offering yoga classes for shoppers in some of its in-store cafés.The evening sessions will begin next week in the Waitrose stores in Basingstoke, Newbury and Banbury. Waitrose is offering yoga classes at three of its UK stores starting next week. If the scheme proves popular it could be rolled out across its 353 branches in the UK. File imageIf the scheme proves popular it could be rolled out across its 353 ...

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    Taking on Subway! Domino's launches sandwiches for the first time ever in Australia - including one that features six different types of meat

    From chocolate brownie chunks to vegan mozzarella, Domino's has continued to surprise with its newest pizza toppings.But now the international pizza chain has revealed some of the most surprising news of all - and it may scare Subway.Domino's will be launching oven baked sandwiches in Australia for the first time, with four offerings that include crispy chicken and six different meats rolled up in one. Domino's will be launching oven baked sandwiches in Australia for the first time, with four offerings that include crispy chicken and six different meats rolled up in one The 6 Meats sandwich features features pork and ...

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    The VERY clever storage tricks that'll keep your fridge looking shipshape - including using jam jars for summer fruits and egg boxes to store bottles

    Even the tidiest people in the world can have disorganised fridges, which can make it very hard to find what you're looking for.But a new video has revealed some handy storage hacks that will transform your fridge into an organised oasis.From using old egg cartons for condiments to jam jars for fresh fruit, the tips by lifestyle blog AO Life for keeping a full fridge looking neat and tidy. A messy-looking fridge can be transformed using a few simple storage hacks such as clear tubs and a tiered shelf1. USE EGG CARTONS FOR CONDIMENTS One handy hack is to use ...

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    The CHEAPEST Valentine's Day dine-in deal on the high street revealed: B&M is offering a three course feast for two for just £3.88 (but the starter is a not-so-romantic packet of SKIPS)

    Valentine's Day is a chance to show your partner how much you love them, but your wallet can take a hit.But now discount store B&M is giving loved-up couples the chance to celebrate the day without breaking the bank by offering the high street's cheapest dine-in deal.For just £3.88, you and your amour can enjoy three courses - but it's unlikely to win over your lover, as the food is far from luxurious.With the starter being a packet of crisps, the tongue-in-cheek deal is more likely to make your partner run a mile than fall into your arms. B&M's tongue-in-cheek ...

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    Just in time for Pancake Day! Chocolate fans go wild for new M&M’s spread containing crispy pieces

    With Pancake Day less than two weeks away, it's time to start thinking about how you will serve up your sweet treats.For some chocolate fans, the decision will have been made for them after M&M's launched a new spread just in time for the annual pancake feast.The chocolate spread is made using real M&Ms chocolates and pieces of crispy sugar shell are also included. The new M&M's chocolate spread contains crispy pieces of sugar shell that normal M&M's are usually coated withThe new jars are only available to buy at ASDA and cost £2.79.They will be sold in large 350g ...

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    Cadbury unveils a new Oreo bar containing WHOLE biscuits (and there's a bite-sized version too)

    Chocolate lovers are set to go wild for Cadbury's new chocolate bar, which contains whole Oreo biscuits for the first time. The new sandwich-style bar has whole Oreo halves on the top and bottom of each square of Dairy Milk chocolate, with a circle of the famous white stuf included too.There's also a bite-sized version, which offers shoppers Dairy Milk nibbles filled with a creamy Oreo filling. The new sandwich-style bar will sell for £1.49 and will be on sale in FebruaryThe new 92g Cadbury Dairy Milk Oreo Sandwich bar is £1.49, while the 110g Oreo Bites sharing bags cost £1.99.The ...

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