Join the marmite amnesty
British Airways is celebrating its centenary by launching a label for jars of Marmite. The cult-followed, borderline marketed yeast extract spread — subject to scrutiny over recipe conspiracies and most recently embarking on a classically divisive blend with peanut butter — is frequently reported as one of the most confiscated items at British airports. British Airways is benevolently solving the problem and earning itself some marketing kudos by offering the jars for purchase inflight, while London City Airport is today holding a marmite amnesty, so unfortunate passengers can swap their contraband jars for small, #brand goods. It’s not the first time the airport has offered a marmite amnesty, and, more pressingly, 70g, airline security-compliant jars are available to buy in supermarkets and online, without a BA label, for less money. Some are less excited than others about the prospect. [Business Traveller]
And in other news...
- Come Dine With Me, one of Britain’s most bizarre and most-adored television endeavours, has spawned a new restaurant in London.
- London-based tech startup Skipping Rocks Lab replaced plastic bottles with seaweed pouches at last weekend’s London Marathon. [Eater]
- Hey, where’s my purported silver bullet vegan burger that has already fallen prey to over-expansion at scale in service of huge corporations? [Eater]
- Listen to Chef’s Table’s Asma Khan, chef Elizabeth Haigh, and more London figures on the prevalence of gender inequality and sexual harassment in the London restaurant industry. [BBC Radio 4]
- My Million Pound Menu winner Ruth Hansom has joined Pomona’s in Notting Hill as head chef — Epoch, her project with fellow winner Emily Lambert, remains on the back burner. [Big Hospitality]
- Instagram-coveting doughnut chain Doughnut Time has opened two more kiosks, both in north London. [MCA]