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Ex-health minister rants about Domino’s ‘disgusting’ new treat and says firms ‘should be ashamed of themselves’

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Earlier this week, pizza chain Domino's announced a new collaboration with Cadbury's, involving a whole egg inside a chocolate chip cookie.

Whether it’s emergency room wait times, the sharp rise in obese children or waiting lists for cancer treatments, there’s a lot to be angry about when it comes to the nation’s health.

But what has angered a former Health Minister the most, apparently, is a cream egg.

Earlier this week, pizza chain Domino’s announced a new collaboration with Cadbury’s, involving a whole creme egg inside a chocolate chip cookie.

And while many were enthusiastic about the concoction, Lord Bethell, who worked at the Department of Health and Social Care during the Covid pandemic, seemed seriously offended by the merger.

Earlier this week, pizza chain Domino’s announced a new collaboration with Cadbury’s, involving a whole egg inside a chocolate chip cookie.

While many were enthusiastic about the concoction, Lord Bethell (pictured), who worked at the Department of Health and Social Care during the Covid pandemic, appeared seriously offended by the merger.

While many were enthusiastic about the concoction, Lord Bethell (pictured), who worked at the Department of Health and Social Care during the Covid pandemic, appeared seriously offended by the merger.

On X, formerly known as Twitter, the conservative peer wrote: “This is disgusting.” A whole egg with Cadbury cream inside a Domino’s biscuit.

‘These are serious corporate food companies. What are they thinking?

‘The executive team, board and shareholders should be ashamed of themselves.

‘It’s not illegal. But it is harmful. It will weigh heavily on your future career prospects. And it’s disgusting.

He then went on to share photos of Domino’s board members, adding: ‘This goes against their noble-sounding corporate responsibility commitments.

On X, formerly known as Twitter, the conservative peer wrote:

On X, formerly known as Twitter, the conservative peer wrote: “This is disgusting.” A whole egg with Cadbury cream inside a Domino’s biscuit. ‘These are serious corporate food companies. What are they thinking? ‘The executive team, board and shareholders should be ashamed of themselves. ‘It’s not illegal. But it is harmful. It will weigh heavily on your future career prospects. And it’s disgusting’

‘They should know better. And use your talents to find less egregious ways to make a profit.

While the new concoction will have around 370 calories (more than the average packet of crisps or chocolate bar), there are drinks and treats available on the high street that boast much higher calorie amounts.

Meanwhile, Creme Scotch Eggs have been around for almost a decade, and deep-friend Mars bars are a well-known snack in Scotland.

Lord Bethell’s online followers were quick to point out that he was “screaming at a biscuit” and that the concoction “looks amazing”.

Lord Bethell's online followers were quick to point out that he was

Lord Bethell’s online followers were quick to point out that he was “screaming at a biscuit” and that the concoction “looks amazing”. Another person noted, “It’s not mandatory, you don’t have to eat it,” while another described his Tweets as “the most over-the-top, hilarious response to a candy he’s ever seen.” One user responded: “I’m a doctor and I’d like to think I’m in a pretty good situation.” I would absolutely devour that. ‘Receiving a treat like this from time to time is not what harms people’s health. The picture is much more complex than that.

Another person noted, “It’s not mandatory, you don’t have to eat it,” while another described her Tweets as “the most over-the-top, hilarious response to a candy I’ve ever seen.”

One user responded: “I’m a doctor and I’d like to think I’m in a pretty good situation.” I would absolutely devour that.

‘Receiving a treat like this from time to time is not what harms people’s health. The picture is much more complex than that.”

A Domino’s spokeswoman said: “These special edition cookies bring together two iconic and much-loved brands and are designed to be a delicious, shareable pre-Easter treat.”

‘At just over 370 calories per cookie, they are in line with the content of many other treats available on the high street, such as frappes and croissants.

“We know our customers love sharing our existing cookies and we hope they do the same with the new Creme Egg cookies.”

WHAT SHOULD A BALANCED DIET LOOK LIKE?

Meals should be based on potatoes, bread, rice, pasta or other starchy carbohydrates, ideally whole grains, according to the NHS.

Meals should be based on potatoes, bread, rice, pasta or other starchy carbohydrates, ideally whole grains, according to the NHS.

• Eat at least 5 servings of a variety of fruits and vegetables every day. All fresh, frozen, dried, and canned fruits and vegetables count

• Base meals are based on potatoes, bread, rice, pasta or other starchy carbohydrates, ideally whole grains.

• 30 grams of fiber per day: This is equivalent to eating all of the following: 5 servings of fruits and vegetables, 2 whole grain crackers, 2 thick slices of whole wheat bread, and one large baked potato with skin.

• Eat some dairy or dairy alternatives (such as soy drinks) by choosing low-fat, low-sugar options.

• Eat some beans, legumes, fish, eggs, meat and other proteins (including 2 servings of fish each week, one of which should be fatty).

• Choose unsaturated oils and spreads and consume them in small amounts

• Drink 6 to 8 cups/glasses of water a day

• Adults should consume less than 6 g of salt and 20 g of saturated fat for women or 30 g for men per day.

Fountain: NHS Eatwell Guide

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