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G&T A&E

G&T A&E

It’s that time of day again. The clock’s just struck five (or three. Or midday. Or ten in the morning.) You’ve had a hell of a week. And all you can think about is an ice-cold, citrusy gin and tonic.

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Food that goes bump in the night

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A report released in 2013 showed that over 80% of the world’s fridges contain at least two sticks of mouldy celery, half a pot of old houmous and an out-of-date coconut yoghurt. OK, so we made that up, but the survey did reveal that £1bn (€1.3bn, $1.6bn) of edible food is wasted in the UK each year.

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King of darkness

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At the risk of reinforcing a stereotype, Goths aren’t renown for their positive outlook on life. Doom, gloom, pain, and angst are words you’re more likely to associate with the culture, but Goths in Japan may finally have something to smile about thanks to Burger King.

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Mouth to mouth

Mouth to mouth

Have you ever noticed that teeth and chewing gum look remarkably similar? No? Well, someone else has. And that someone has designed some rather nice packaging.

Hani Douaji’s concepts for Trident Xtra Care feature illustrations of mouths – including some luscious red lips and a bushy tash – with the chewing gum revealed inside the smile.

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Great balls of frozen yogurt

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Reduce, reuse and recycle. The three R’s that form the cornerstones of responsible packaging. Now it looks like ‘consume’ could be added to the list thanks to Wikifoods, Inc. (After a brief flick through our thesaurus, we failed to find any suitable synonyms beginning with R.)

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Got posh milk?

Got posh milk

What’s on your breakfast table? A cereal box featuring cartoon animals? A sticky, squeezy bottle of congealed honey? A crumb-coated block of melting butter?

Raising the (breakfast) bar, at least in his imagination, is student Michael Garrett’s concept for Schepps Dairy Superior Milk.

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Watch and glow

Watch and glow

Shhhh at the front! If you’re an angry cinema-goer, the kind who tuts whenever someone rummages in their popcorn or fumbles with their fruit gums, this is for you.

Renowned food design studio Bompas & Parr has created luminescent ice cream so movie watchers can see their snacks in the dark. Created for Cornetto, the ice creams feature the iconic waffle cone and chocolate top, but with a glowing yellow filling.

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Red and green should never be seen

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A quick chat with our Biomotive Triggers expert Mr Simon Preece will reveal that red is a rather significant colour. Red alert, red lights, red letters, red rags, red tape, red carpet.

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A stimulating read

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Anyone fancy a brew?

Four words that are often whispered in our studios around the world. Saying it any louder can result in an order that would challenge even the most skilful of baristas. But following their alarm-clock cap Nescafe have found another innovative way to help people enjoy a nice brew. (Chink chink, Damo.)

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Thinking inside the box

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Once upon a time brushing your teeth was simple. 1. Put toothpaste on toothbrush. 2. brush for two minutes. Now we’ve got flossing, rinsing and tongue-scrubbing added to our list of daily hygiene, and toothpastes for just about every possible scenario. The bathroom cabinet just isn’t big enough.

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