The top 5 stories that caught our attention this week. From English sparkling sales soaring to black pudding saving a butchers life.

 

Think coconut oil is the healthiest fat around? Michael Moseley tests the superfood credentials of the trendy fat in The Times

 

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/coconut-oil-is-packed-with-saturated-fat-but-it-may-be-good-for-you-p0c3ddhsm

 

The Guardian reports on Majestic Wines sales rise over the 10 week festive period, with English sparkling wine soaring courtesy of Brexit-effect on sterling

 

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/jan/09/majestic-wine-strong-christmas-sales-english-sparkling-wine

 

Another week another food trends piece – this one is the Telegraph’s A-Z of 2018’s hottest food trends

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-drink/features/filipino-style-fish-japanesedude-food-kimchi-kraut-juice-2018s/

 

Plastic-free aisles https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jan/10/theresa-may-proposes-plastic-free-supermarket-aisles-in-green-strategy Theresa May will unveil plans to demand all supermarkets have plastic-free aisles. This goes alongside a target to eliminate all avoidable plastic waste by 2042.

 

Our personal favourite…

 

We knew we liked black pudding!

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/01/11/black-pudding-saved-life-says-butcher-used-free-locked-freezer/