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Did You Know? ... 18 June, 2019

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Did You Know? ... 18 June, 2019

Did you know … Blackwater Distillery and Tanora came together to create the “tangerine citrus bomb”? Breaking News Ireland reported that Tanora created the tangerine soft drink, which many children in Cork consume. Blackwater combined the drink with gin to create an alcoholic beverage that can create a feeling of nostalgia.

Did you know … up to 68% of children’s meals in Ireland and the UK’s restaurants contain more total fat than recommended? The Journal also said full-service restaurant meals contain more energy, fat and salt than fast-food restaurants.

Did you know … M&S launched “the Daddy of all Burgers”? The burger is filled with cheese sauce and BBQ pulled beef, and it is wrapped in bacon, according to Her Ireland.

Did you know … Tayto was not the first crisp brand in Ireland? The Irish Times reported that Tayto stood out from its competitors because it offered different flavors, but Star Crisps were the first crisp brand in Ireland.

Did you know … a bright blue lobster was shipped to a seafood restaurant in Massachusetts, US? The restaurant’s employees decided the lobster was too rare to eat, so they donated it to the St Louis Aquarium in Missouri, as reported by Breaking News Ireland.


Did you know … a video of a lunch at an Irish hospital recently went viral? The executive head chef at the Rotunda maternity hospital posted a video of her colleague carving a turkey joint for a patient’s lunch. Soon, Twitter users began to ask about the meal options at the hospital. According to Evoke Ireland, the chef is passionate about serving fresh food and ensuring patients eat well.

© 2019 Checkout – your source for the latest Irish retail news. Article by Libby Seline. Click sign-up to subscribe to Checkout.

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