Tag Archives: Marks & Spencer

Sweet-tasting broccoli

24 Aug

Working in PR, I know that some news stories need to be taken with a pinch of salt. Not because they’re lies, we’d never do that, but some do use a little bit of creative license. I’m in two minds about this one…new sweet-tasting broccoli has been launched in Tesco, to persuade more children to eat their greens. I didn’t know that we could just ‘invent’ new vegetables.

But Tesco isn’t the first retailer to hit the headlines with new fangled healthy fruit and veg. After announcing the papple ( a cross between a pear and an apple) Marks and Spencer has recently brought the grango into our lives. A grape that tastes like a mango? Really? Apparently they’re on sale until the end of September, but I haven’t seen any yet.

Are these genuinely healthy, new varieties of healthy food to help us get our five-a-day? Or a new PR tactic to entice health-conscious shoppers into supermarkets?

Healthy stuff


It’s not just any ice cream…it’s Percy Pig ice cream

20 May

In my job I do a lot of work with a famous ice cream brand so frozen treats are firmly on my radar. And I have good news: In a stroke of genius, Marks and Spencers has launched its iconic Percy Pig sweets into the ice cream aisle. Percy Pig-aholics are going crazy and our curly-tailed friend is even trending on Twitter as we speak.


Oink your way to the freezer. It's Percy Pig ice cream