With low-calorie ice creams on the rise, coconut oil being declared “pure poison”, Jamie Oliver being accused of cultural appropriation for his new Jerk rice and the new batch of Great British Bake Off contestants being revealed, its been a busy week in food news. These are our top stories from the past week to help you keep up.

 

The guardian

Tony Naylor explores the growing market of low-calorie ice-cream, but can it stand up to Ben & Jerry’s and Haagen-Dazs in a taste test?

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2018/aug/23/ultra-low-calorie-ice-cream-is-flying-off-the-shelves-but-can-it-really-beat-ben-jerrys?CMP=share_btn_link

Coconut oil is ‘pure poison’, says Harvard professor: It is feted as a healthy choice but the oil, which is high in saturated fat, is ‘one of the worst things you can eat’ says expert.

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2018/aug/22/coconut-oil-is-pure-poison-says-harvard-professor

 

Daily Mail

Meet the new batch of Great British Bake Off hopefuls.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-6079639/Great-British-Bake-2018-Meet-new-batch-bakers-competing-famous-tent.html

Aldi has announced that it’s moving away from the black plastic trays commonly used in fresh produce and meat packaging in favour of clear alternatives.

dailymail.co.uk/…/Aldi-phase-black-plastic-trays-recycled

Column by Dominic Lawson about possible coffee cup tax.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-6077201/Im-latte-levy-crazy-pay-2-50-cup-foam-asking-milked.html

Third of fruit and veg binned before it gets to the shop.

http://mailonline.newspaperdirect.com/epaper/viewer.aspx

 

Telegraph

Jamie Oliver accused of cultural appropriation over Jerk Chicken launch.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2018/08/19/jeremy-corbyn-ally-accuses-jamie-oliver-cultural-appropriation/

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-drink/restaurants/revealed-50-cheapest-michelin-starred-restaurants-world/

 

The times

Restaurant group feasts on rival sites.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/restaurant-group-feasts-on-rival-sites-rdv2l8zd7?shareToken=4bd5f74d8558c44384b7f03a18fb4c7b