Foods that should be banned from supermarkets

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From cruel foie gras to disgusting beef dripping, we round up the everyday foods that should be banned. Immediately.

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We might be self-confessed foodies, but that doesn't mean we have a universal love for all things edible.

Here are eight foods we want to see banned because they're disgusting, weird or just plain cruel...

Marmite is now illegal in Canada


Amazingly, Marmite, Irn-Bru, Penguin bars and Lucozade have all been banned in Canada because they contain food colourings, vitamins and minerals outlawed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). We couldn't exist without Penguin bars, but banishing Marmite is high on our agenda.

Foie gras: The cruellest animal product ever?


Foie gras is made out of the liver of a duck or goose that's been fattened by force feeding corn. It's a horrible, painful process for the animals and many places, like Fortnum & Mason, have come under fire for selling it. An all-out ban can't come soon enough.

Beef dripping is spreadable animal fat


This was the height of fashion in the 1950s, but it was quickly replaced by healthier fats like sunflower oil and olive oil. It's still popular among grandparents nationwide, especially as a snack on toast. It's officially vile.

Fizzy drinks rot your insides


Whether it's diet fizzy pop or the full-fat variety you're better off giving it a miss. Not only does one can contain more than your daily allowance of sugar, but it's also bad for your teeth. Why bother?

Chocolate chip cereal is like eating sugar for breakfast


Breakfast cereals are full of hidden sugars and salt, so buying a chocolate, marshmallow-packed option is just making matters worse. We'd ban any cereal that's not good for you. Simple as that.

Pickled eggs from the fish and chip shop


A hard boiled egg drenched in vinegar is our idea of hell. Traditionally they were served in pubs with beer, but now they're confined to the back shelf of the chippy where they should stay. Forever.

Pork scratchings with hair


Eating fried pork scratching is literally eating the skin of an animal, which is why you find those teeny tiny little hairs on some of the crackers. Euugghh. We feel sick just writing this down.

Tinned anchovies


We don't care how many times Jamie Oliver tells us you can't taste them in food. We can. We hate them. And that one time when we found them on our pizza we almost cried.

What foods do you want banned? Tweet us @handbagcom

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