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Did You Know ... August 9, 2016

Did You Know ... Chocolate has overtaken vanilla as the most popular UK ice cream flavour for the first time in eight years? A Global New Products Database report by Mintel found 22% of ice cream products launched in the UK in the past year were chocolate, compared to 18% vanilla and 13% caramel.

Did You Know … TV celebrity Graham Norton has teamed up with Supervalu to launch a new blend of Sauvignon Blanc wine in September? He will also launch a new Shiraz with the retailer in November.

Did You Know ... Olympic Hopeful Shannon McCurley partook in a special training session  with a team of Deliveroo riders on the eve of her departure for Rio? The track cyclist spent over an hour sharing her expert tips on nutrition, fitness, road safety and bike maintenance with the riders.

Did You Know … Northern Irish cheese maker Mike Thomson of Mike’s Fancy Cheeses is releasing a younger version of his raw milk blue cheese? The new cheese, known as Baby Buck, is matured for only one month instead of four and is on sale before piercing.

Did You Know … L’Artisan Foods in Portadown are launching a coxhina snack in time for Rio Olympic Games? The street food has been a favourite of Brazilian owner Jose Andre's for many years, and he has decided now is the occasion to introduce it to Irish customers.

Did You Know … Mercury Security are deploying new CCTV Rapid Deployment vans to help protect vulnerable premises? The vans are equipped with more than €88,000 worth of crime-fighting technology.

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