Mouthing off

06 November, 2009
Page 39 

"We didn't have any privileges. I remember living on baked beans, eggs and bread if it wasn't out of date"
Food waste shocker! Girls Aloud singer Cheryl Cole on growing up, but betraying a slavish adherence to use-by dates
"A complaint has been made to the police and we will be taking a look at CCTV footage of the incident before we can comment further"
Who ate all the pies? The football fans who broke into the catering booth and cleared the shelves at Burnley FC during last week's fixture with Manchester United. A police spokesman said an investigation was under way, but without apportioning blame, we thought Man U fans only ate prawn sandwiches...?
"Just Made (never from a factory). A fresh Pret sandwich doesn't need a 'use by' date. We make our food in every Pret kitchen using amazing ingredients. The best, natural stuff you'd want to use at home"
Pret A Manger's on-pack claim for its chicken sandwiches is hauled up by The Daily Mail for using frozen chicken imported 6,000 miles from Brazil and then processed
"The chocolate HobNob and custard cream of late night telly"
More controversial biscuit-related copy, as late-night political TV presenter Andrew Neil introduces co-hosts Diane Abbott and Michael Portillo with this ill-advised epithet
"We gained healthy eating status in 2006 and, as such, we ask you NOT to send in sweets or cakes to celebrate your child's birthday with their class. This will ensure equality of opportunity for all pupils"
Diane John, headteacher of Wood End Primary School in Harpenden, Herts, in a PC letter to parents





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