From mushrooms being added to our coffee and chocolate, to Marks & Spencer confirming a new deal with online grocery site Ocado, this is a round up of this weeks food news.

The i

They are a street food staple enjoyed around the world, but you may be surprised to discover just how versatile samosas can be. Think fillings of jerk chicken, spicy beans and even chocolate!

https://inews.co.uk/inews-lifestyle/food-and-drink/samosas/

The guardian

Should you make room for mushrooms in your coffee, chocolate or energy bar? Reishi, boletus, cordyceps and lion’s mane may sound like something you would take to clear up a patch of eczema – but now the fungi are appearing in snacks

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2019/feb/28/should-you-make-room-for-mushrooms-in-your-coffee-chocolate-or-energy-bar

Marks & Spencer is to launch a £600m cash call on its shareholders in order to bring its ready meals and other food hall favourites to internet shoppers for the first time in a £1.5bn deal with the online delivery firm Ocado.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/feb/27/marks-and-spencer-agrees-750m-food-delivery-deal-with-ocado

Daily Mail

Could you swallow the new fad for celery juice? Claudia Connell tries the A-List wellness trend – and ends up green around the gills.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6740399/Could-swallow-new-fad-celery-juice-CLAUDIA-CONNELL-tries-list-wellness-trend.html

The times

Tom Parker Bowles launches company “Mr Trotter’s Great British Pork Crackling” selling gourmet pork scratchings made from the rind of happy British pigs.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/porky-of-the-posh-british-snack-7xz07p0m5

We are what we eat – and it’s certainly not meat and two veg every day any more. Ben Machell dissects how our eating habits are shaping up in 2019.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/mindful-bakers-two-day-vegans-the-new-food-tribes-nrxkpd3ck