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Try this wild new substitute for refined sugar! So for all you sugar lovers out there, you don’t have to give up your diet to have dessert. All of these are easy to use and are probably in more things you already eat than you realize. Plus, if you use natural sweeteners, you don’t feel as guilty after eating an entire loaf of banana bread in one sitting, which is a reason in and of itself to give these alternative sweeteners a try. Honey is one of the most popular natural sweeteners, but many people don’t know that choosing raw…

Deliveroo now does unlimited deliveries for £7.99 a month – yes! Man vs Food just got real with this Deliveroo plus. The new service, was trialled in six cities earlier this year, allowed half of its customers to save nearly £25 over a two months, while some saved up to £75 a month. In order to truly benefit from this exquisite offer you would need to be ordering takeaway at least once a week. Perfect for students right?! That’s because you would need to use Deliveroo four times per month to spend £10 in delivery costs over the period -…

Half eaten packets of croissants are going on ebay for €250 on ebay… no I’m serious. Thanks to the shortage of butter in France this week, with French newspapers warning of the worst shortage since the Second World War, the crisis has turned political as the government seeks to reassure consumers. The result is that pastry-makers and bakers cannot obtain enough wholesale butter to maintain normal production levels. Some French supermarkets – including in historic butter-producing areas like Brittany or Normandy – have had to put apologetic notes on empty butter fridges. Honestly, I’m not sure how we will all…

This month’s Top Takeaway deal: The Set Meal for One calls the Bangor Chinese Takeaway home, located at 70 Caernarfon Road, Bangor. Tripadvisor secures this restaurant with a solid 4.0 rating. With opening hours of Sunday to  Saturday 17:00 – 23:00, it’s a no brainer surely? The Set Meal for One come comes in at £7.50, this includes: Three, yes three, starters! One Main Rice/Chips (only if main is not chowmein or steak) Free Prawn Crackers Yes you heard correctly, all this beautiful grub for a whopping £7.50! The food is a mixture of Chinese, Cantonese, Szechuan and English food;…

Need plans for Halloween? Time to get yourself tickets to the sought after events in Bangor. Cube as it is so called, or Peep for those who know it’s true form, have promised an Asylum 10pm – 3am. With 4 rooms of music, let your feet take you away on a night of freaky dance moves. Academi, the other night club in Bangor, is hosting Alice in Horrorland. Amazing play on words, bet they hired someone for that. They describe the night as a mystical madness. Open from 10pm – 2.30am, with drinks from £1 and a ‘special penny’s potions…

Redford Township Police Department in Detroit were gobsmacked when wanted criminal, Michael Zaydel, contacted the police station’s facebook exclaiming “If your next post gets a thousand shares I’ll turn myself in along with a dozen doughnuts. And that’s a promise”. This bizarre chain of events happened after Redford Township PD in Detroit put out an appeal for Zaydel via Facebook, to their surprise Zaydel responded under his alias account Champagne Torino. His exact words were “Yeah I’m not worried about it. If your next post gets a thousand shares, I’ll turn myself in along with a dozen doughnuts. And that’s…

National Chocolate week is upon us (9th – 15th October) and as much as we hear the bad about chocolate. I’m here to make a stand and say hey it’s not too bad… There are actual health benefits towards eating this delicious treat! Chocolate can be eaten as part of a well-balanced diet, duh, you know this. But did you know choosing dark chocolate (70-85% cocoa) over milk or white is better option as it reduces your sweet tooth and sweet cravings, without eating as much sugar. And with Halloween around the corner who’s going to say no? Cocoa also…

Invited to a Halloween party by a potential friend on your course? Good. Turning up dressed as a pirate who can’t stand the taste of Smirnoff ice let alone rum? Bad. This year ditch the 8 pack of alcopops on offer and opt on a DIY approach to your drinks, helping you handle your alcohol intake and set the taste to your own. To impress your mates, try to put a twist on your pres’ with a cocktail or two. Here are a few concoctions to help freak things up.. For a creepier look try freezing small objects in ice…

Due to a stroke of bad korma or perhaps the new EU import restrictions, Politicians have been warned that the price of a curry will increase by December. The EU Commission has ordered basmati manufacturers to slash levels of the pesticide Tricyclazole to a hundredth of its current legal level. Indian farmers who make up 60% of the world’s basmati rice use this compound to protect against rice blast disease and has been doing so for the last 30 years. Yet, the Commissioner ruled that traces of the compound must be all but eradicated from December. The Indian Government responded,…

Mastered the art of the perfect cheese toastie? Got your mates all jealous of your cheddar treasure? Think again..Food writer Tristan Lutz is calling for people to make the switch from butter to egg mayonnaise, which he says will make the bread brown more evenly, burn less quickly and avoid tearing a hole in the bread while trying to spread it. That’s right! Ditch the butter and go for mayo to execute the perfect cheese toastie. But don’t take my word for it, Lutz explains that.. “While butter splits into oil and solids, the latter of which burns quickly against…

Bangors infamous Freak Shake is sadly coming to an end and I’m not sure we’re all ready for it. Freak Shakes situated on upper Bangor has reigned supreme for 2 years and sadly it is time to say goodbye. I popped in to get the insight into its origins and plans for the future. Freak Shakes Bangor, address 12 Holyhead Road, Upper Bangor, has been here since 21st October 2015. So it’s now been 2 years up running for this milkshake shop and the end is in sight. Freak Shakes was actually an Australian idea from a Pâtissez cafe in…

On Tuesday the 28th of February, people up and down the country will have stocked up on chocolate spread, bananas, lemons and sugar for Pancake Day 2017. There are a lot of traditions we follow in the UK. Some more popular than others, but is any more popular among the student population than pancake day. Shrove Tuesday better known as pancake day is an odd tradition because it isn’t the celebration of anything. Shrove Tuesday is all about preparing for life without some of our favourite foods for lent. Firstly, why do we call it Shrove Tuesday? Well Shrove…

Why do we carve pumpkins on Halloween? Traditions are odd aren’t they? Every year on the 31st of October we all dress up like idiots, drink a little too much and buy over 5 million pumpkins just to carve a face in them but do you know why? I did a bit of research to figure out why we decide to slice, dice and scoop poor pumpkins in the name of Halloween every year. Unsurprisingly the story of ‘Jack-o-Lanterns’ is surrounded in folklore and rumour but what we do know is that the name Jack-o-Lantern comes from 17th century Britain where…

Unless melted and poured over the sweetest, juiciest strawberries, I am not a fan of chocolate. I have simply never been able to enjoy this most exquisite culinary delicacy regardless of how hard I tried. So I am rather unsure why I had walked into a shop which focuses on chocolates and alcohol. I don’t drink either. At 307-309 High Street is the new Belgian speciality store owned by, as its name suggests: two guys from Brussels. They offer a selection of chocolates, sweets, sauces, beer and all things that are quintessentially Belgian. As I walked in, I was welcomed…

When ‘the hungry student vegetarian cookbook’ arrived in the mail I was so excited. I have a hundred and one vegetarian cookbooks, I have a dozen student ones, but now they had come seamlessly together. I flicked through the brightly coloured pages and was delighted to see a mix of more simple food and some really adventurous stuff. The first thing I tried my hand at was the cheddar burgers with cucumber salsa. They were delicious. I made a bunch for dinner with friends and everyone loved them, even people who didn’t like cucumber were chowing down on the salsa.…

350g pasta 3 chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces 2 packets of ready salted crisps 300ml white wine 150ml double cream 50g Parmesan 1 large onion 1 piquante pepper (or a sweet, red pepper), chopped Sliced cucumber, to serve ground black pepper Fry the onions in butter with a pinch of salt in a deep saucepan for 5 minutes. Add the diced chicken and fry for 7 minutes, until white all over. Pour in half of the wine and add a large helping of ground pepper. Cook for 10 minutes and add the double cream, turning down the temperature. Add…