Man Fired for Using Bag of Chips to Hide from Employer's GPS Tracking

The electrician was equal parts lazy and crafty.
Nick Rose

Preppers Taught Me How to Eat When the World Ends

I spoke to two very different preppers to understand how they plan to eat once the world comes to an end.
David Whelan

School Kids’ Packed Lunches Are Just as Bad as They Were Ten Years Ago

Surveying packed lunches in primary schools across England, researchers from the University of Leeds found that just 1.6 percent met the nutritional standards required of the meals served in school canteens.
Daisy Meager

Your 'Healthy' Hummus Could Contain More Salt Than Four Bags of Chips

Consensus Action on Salt and Health surveyed 210 of Britain’s most popular chilled dips and found that many contain worryingly high levels of salt.
Phoebe Hurst

Scientists Might Have Figured Out How to Stop You From Binge Eating

New research from Johns Hopkins University has found that suppressing certain neurons in rats’ brains can make them less likely to seek sugary rewards. This could have implications for human behaviour, too.
Daisy Meager

Lack of Sleep Could Be Why You Have the Munchies

According to a new study from the University of Chicago, lack of sleep may alter brain chemicals in a similar way to the hunger-boosting ingredient found in cannabis.
Munchies Staff

The Christmas Spirit Lives In the UK's Convenience Store Snacks

On Christmas, when UK markets basically shut down, convenience stores will still be bestowing their convenience —and comforting reliability—on us all.
Nell Frizzell

A Teenager Filmed David Cameron Eating Pringles and the Internet Went Crazy

For this week’s instalment of Politicians Eating Weird Shit, we turn to British Prime Minister David Cameron, eating salted snacks on a budget airline.
Phoebe Hurst

This School Banned Doritos After a Student Said a Spicy Chip Nearly Killed Her

A North Yorkshire school has banned Doritos Roulette chips after a 14-year-old suffered an asthma attack she says was induced by the extra hot flavour. “I really thought I was going to die,” she said.
Phoebe Hurst

Apparently Pork Scratchings Are a Health Food Now

A fitness food company has created what it claims to be the world’s first high protein pork scratching, transforming the pub nibble into a musclehead snack of choice.
Phoebe Hurst
General Election

Get Through Election Night with Grapefruit Beer and Fried Potatoes

Forget “Green salad” and “Labour lobster,” if you plan on making it through eight hours of UK election night TV, you’re going to need grapefruit beer punch and crisps. Lots of crisps.
Munchies Staff