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Weekly Round up... 05 December 2017

By Donna Ahern
Weekly Round up... 05 December 2017

Tesco is promoting vegetable power this Christmas by doubling its vegetarian and vegan centrepiece food offering for Christmas dinners. With Portobello Mushroom Wellington, Festive Nut Roast, Turmeric Spiced Cauliflower Wellington, and Pecan and Peanut Roast, the options are sure to delight both veggies and omnivores.

UK retailer Waitrose has unveiled a limited edition Christmas wreath made with Brussels sprouts last Friday. The quirky decoration is made from sustainable foliage from Scottish fir trees interwoven with the green vegetable, known as the Marmite of Christmas dinner. However, the wreath comes at an eye-watering price of £35.

Kentucky bourbon whiskey distiller Jim Beam has unveiled the world’s first ‘artificially intelligent’ decanter by the name of ‘Jim’. Jim can pour a shot of bourbon through voice command and answer some of life’s greatest questions with the wisdom of ‘America’s native spirit’, according to parent company Beam Suntory.

UK retailer Tesco wants everybody to join in on Christmas celebrations, even the four-legged members of the family. For this reason, the retailer introduced Christmas-themed drinks and treats for pets, including tail-wagging innovations like Pawsecco, Bottom Sniffer beer and Christmas-themed snacks. Both drinks are nn-alcoholic, non-carbonated and designed to make your pets fully enjoy a glass of goodness over the holidays.


Mars Inc., Deutsche Bank AG, Adidas AG, Diageo Plc, Cadbury, and Lidl are among seven global brands that pulled their ads from YouTube after reports emerged that they were being shown alongside inappropriate content of children. The Times of London and Buzzfeed reported that ads appeared next to broadcasts with videos of scantily dressed children that carried inappropriate sexual comments from viewers.

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