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Fun Friday Food Facts, Vol. 20

29th May 2020 - 07:29
You can help the lockdown pass that bit more quickly by taking five minutes out to ponder on the following curious food-related facts.

* You need a licence to sell seaweed in England.

* The ‘slush’ in the phrase ‘slush fund’ originally referred to leftover fat from cooking on board that sailors sold for profit.

* Until the 17th century pine cones were called pineapples.

* Hot chocolate seems tastier if served in a mug that is orange or cream coloured.

* Sugar is an ingredient in 70% of all manufactured foods.

Written by
David Foad