Cadbury’s has released a new range of orange flavoured variations of some of its most popular chocolate products and there’s an old favourite returning too.
The beloved chocolate manufacturer is giving chocolate orange fans everything they could’ve wished for this week as it was announced that the limited edition Orange Twirl would once again be available to get your hands on in the UK from today.
The Orange Twirl is the classic Cadbury Dairy Milk treat infused with a delicious orange essence and is so good that one customer described it as “better than Terry’s Chocolate Orange”.
If you’re desperate to try it though, it unfortunately won’t be as easy as just nipping to your local shop and grabbing a bar.
The chocolate bar actually goes on pre-sale online today (18th August), where an initial 5,000 bars will be sold today and 5,000 more on 20th August. The resale isn’t accessible to everyone though, so you’ll also need to show Cadbury some love on Twitter in order to get in.
The Twitter exclusive pre-sale will let you bag an Orange Twirl for just 69p, but it’s only on a ‘first come first served’ basis from 12pm.
Radhika Pai – Brand Manager for Cadbury at Mondelez – said: “We are very excited to bring limited edition Twirl Orange back in the UK after the positive response it received last year. It was clear our fans loved Twirl Orange, so we wanted to give people more chances to enjoy it, especially anyone that missed out last year.”
“The online pre-sale means that everyone has a chance to get their hands on one, no matter where they are in the UK, from the comfort of their homes.”
It seems that’s not all that Cadbury is launching this week though, as there’s also Orange Giant Buttons and Orange Fingers too.
Eagle-eyed shoppers over at the popular food spotting and reviewing Instagram account @newfoodsuk shared the sighting of these other two chocolate orange treats in a post yesterday afternoon, and with it amassing hundreds of likes and comments in just a few hours, it seems people are already getting giddy over them.
In a full follow-up review of the Orange Giant Buttons, @newfoodsuk said: “As soon as you open the bag, you’re hit with the freshness of the Dairy Milk, and the zestiness of the Orange. They have the very distinct taste of Dairy Milk we all love, which goes perfectly with the orange flavour.”
“Cadbury and orange lovers, you need these in your life right now. Stop what you’re doing and head to your nearest [shop] – you won’t be disappointed”.
A full review of the Orange Fingers is to be expected shortly, so keep your eyes peeled.
According to @newfoodsuk, these two chocolate orange treats were picked up from a local Londis store, but it has been said that they are available to get your hands at a number of other supermarkets and shops – you might just need to keep your fingers crossed and hope for the best.
The COVID-19 pandemic may have taken its toll on industries of all shapes and sizes over these past few months, but supporting local/independent business has never been more important than it is right now.
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Drivers could be fined for using common ‘thank you gestures’ on UK roads
Motorists are being warned that some common unspoken rules of the road could actually see them hit with a hefty fine.
Given that us Brits are known for our manners and being polite, it has become common practice for drivers across the country to use a number of popular gestures to say thank you to our fellow road users when they give way to us, let us into a junction or lane, or just generally do something to help us out on the road.
A quick wave, thumbs up, or a flash of the headlights takes just a second to do, but the kindness goes a long way and helps to keep the peace.
In fact, when another driver doesn’t say thank you, we tend to think it’s pretty rude.
To prove this point, a new study of UK drivers was conducted by National Tyres and Autocare, and it found that one in five drivers choose to flash their headlights to say thanks, while one in three like to give a classic wave, and then one in six opt for a simple thumbs up.
But did you know that some of these gestures are actually in breach of the Highway Code and could end up landing us in a bit of trouble and see us have to fork out money if we’re caught in the act?
In some cases, fines can rack up as high as £1,000.
When it comes to flashing our headlights to say thank you, rule 110 of the Highway Code actually states that we should “only flash headlights to let other road users know that you are there”, and we should not do not flash them to “convey any other message or intimidate other road users”.
Using hazard lights is another common way to say thank you, but again, according to rule 116 of the Highway code: “You must not use hazard warning lights while driving or being towed unless you are on a motorway or unrestricted dual carriageway and you need to warn drivers behind you of a hazard or obstruction ahead.”
It’s stated that we should only use hazard lights “for long enough to ensure that your warning has been observed”, and nothing more.
By far the most common way to say thank you on the road during the daytime is to give a classic wave or thumbs up, but according to rule 160 of the Highway Code, once moving a vehicle you should “drive or ride with both hands on the wheel or handlebars where possible as this will help you to remain in full control of the vehicle at all times”.
It adds: “You may use driver assistance systems while you are driving but make sure you use any system according to the manufacturer’s instructions.”
The latter of these common thank you gestures is the one that could land drivers in the most trouble if caught, as not only can fines rack up to £1,000, but being in breach of having proper control of your vehicle could also mean discretionary disqualification, and three penalty points on your licence as well.
A Manc photographer is taking beautiful on-the-spot portraits around the city
There are about a hundred and one brilliant photographers taking pictures around the city centre every day, but most of them tend to focus on the macro scale of things — snapping our lovely architecture, long shots of our rain-soaked streets, parades of morning commuters and so on.
So, when we stumbled across this lovely little TikTok account showcasing some of the most simple but beautiful portraits you’ll see anywhere online, all taken around the streets of our beloved city, it understandably caught our attention.
Manc photographer Scott James, or ‘certigrammer‘ as he goes by online, makes his living doing everything from weddings and commercials shoots to music videos, taking photos for Sheffield United and more, but we happened to come across a more recent pastime of his: taking pictures of strangers.
People are clearly chiming with his casual, understated and fundamentally wholesome style. So are we, and it’s not hard to see why.
Perhaps most impressively, it seems like he’s only been at this particular kind of photography for a little over a week and is already pulling in thousands of well-earned views across his social media.
As you can see, there is a very candid nature to his approach; he snaps people just going about their business and even when he stops people on the spot and asks if they’d be willing to pose, he still manages to capture that impromptu and organic vibe.
From happy couples and randomers on the street, to complimenting an old boy on his style, he photographs people from all walks of life.