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Fun Friday Food Facts, Vol. 43

6th Nov 2020 - 08:50
fun friday food facts, vol. 43
As the world waits to find out who will be the 46th president of the United States, our thoughts on a Friday turn to trivial matters. Did you know, for instance that Donald Trump’s grandfather was a barber born in Germany whose actual name was Friedrich Drumpf. In the same vein, but with a focus on food and drink, we offer:

•    A Bedfordshire Clanger is a bit like a Cornish pasty, but has a savoury filling at one end and sweet one at the other.
•    The Scottish speciality haggis has been banned in the US since 1971, when it ruled that sheep’s lungs were an ‘inedible item’.
•    Families in the UK are estimated to spend £4.7bn a year on ready meals.
•    On the US TV show ‘My Strange Addiction’ people have been seen to eat sand, cat food and even their own mattress.
•    Crusty the Pie was the mascot for Wigan Football Club during the 2019-20 season. Over 90 local primary schools were asked to submit their ideas for a new mascot and more than half the entries featured a pie.


Written by
David Foad