A new ‘Neverspoons’ app has been created to encourage people to drink at independent pubs instead of Wetherspoons.
The app has been set up as part of the boycott Wetherspoons campaign that launched on social media after the owners received backlash for refusing to pay their suppliers in lockdown.
The Neverspoons app includes a map of alternative pubs in the surrounding area of Spoons establishments, where you can get a pint at instead.
The app uses green pins for recommended pubs and red pins for Wetherspoons, so you can see just how close the alternatives are.
The app also lets users generate a list of independent bars in the surrounding area of their local Spoons, which is accompanied by distance and even directions to make this super easy.
Currently, the app is only available on Android as Apple require ‘a few more hoops to jump through when it comes to App development’, according to the Neverspoons website. You can sign up to be notified when the iPhone app is launched here.
Neverspoons founder Shane Jones said: “Far too many traditional pubs closed down after the previous recession and it was pretty sad to see. Post lockdown could see us heading back that way.
“There are too many of these former pubs in amazing buildings, now derelict, that used to be the central hub for a lot of communities.
“If you can put some money in the till of a smaller independent pub through the use of this app, then it’s done the job I intended it to.”
The app currently only features alternative independent bars and pubs surrounding a selected few Wetherspoons, but you can send in recommendations via this form here.
The app is still in early developments, and a lot of people are asking for a feature such as a radius filter to get an idea of how far away they are, or a ‘use my location’ feature to be able to change your location.
Most people are buzzing with the app saying its ‘easy to use’, and ‘lets you find pubs by cheapest prices making it the easiest way to wean people of spoons’.
You can now get paid £200 to eat Greggs Festive Bakes
Pretty much everyone loves Greggs Festive Bakes so this will come as amazing news to us all.
MoneyBeach.co.uk is hiring a Festive Food Tester to discover exactly what the best limited-edition Christmas food is.
So if you love all things turkey and cranberry – this is the perfect job for you.
Along with Greggs Festive Bake, you’ll also get to taste McDonald’s Celebrations McFlurry and M&S’s latest (and weird) addition to their festive lineup, the Santa’s Yum Nut.
You’ll get all the festive treats delivered right to your door and review them based on taste, value for money and festiveness.
The successful applicant will be provided with £75 to order a range of Yuletide yumminess from places like Greggs, KFC, Costa Coffee and McDonalds.
And the job is all remote which is great news for the Manchester applicants as we head into tier 3 next week.
Once all the information has been collated, MoneyBeach.co.uk will officially crown the best festive food in the UK.
Mike Rees, CEO of MoneyBeach.co.uk, comments: “As a specialist website for restaurant and takeaway insurance, we keep a keen eye on takeaway trends in the UK.
“This year is the first year that many limited-edition Christmas menus have been available for delivery at home, and it prompted us to wonder if we could find out once and for all which festive food is officially the best.
“We’ll be looking for someone who loves Christmas as much as they love takeaways, as it’s really important for us to know how much festive joy each dish or snack brings.”
Applications are open now and you have to be over 18 to apply.
Asda is now selling ‘Nutella’ flavoured KitKats and they’re the ultimate snack
Take my money!
Sounds like taking a break just got a hell of a lot more delicious.
Nestle, the brand behind KitKat, have now combined the popular chocolate biscuit with hazelnut spread to create the ultimate choccy biccy.
It’s not actually Nutella, but instead, a chocolate hazelnut spread that tastes just like it.
Kevssnackreviews posted the news over on Instagram, just a month after the recent launch of KitKat honeycomb flavour.
The bars consist of chocolate covered wafer biscuit fingers with a good layer of chocolate hazelnut spread in the middle too!
Amy Bennett-Inge, assistant brand manager for KitKat, said: “We’ve experienced huge demand for our two-finger KitKats this year and we know that fans love to try new flavours from the brand.
“We think our honeycomb and chocolate hazelnut spread varieties really hit the spot, and we’re sure they’ll become popular new additions to the range.”
The KitKat bars are now available at Asda in packs of nine and will set you back £1.50.
Lindt is now doing Candy Cane Lindor Truffles and they’re the perfect Christmas treat
These look amazing.
Lindt is combining its succulent white chocolate Lindor range with Candy Cane truffles for the perfect festive treat.
The indulgent treats are a brand new flavour for the UK and are absolutely perfect for Christmas.
Combining deliciously smooth white Lindt chocolate with peppermint candy cane pieces and an oozy truffle centre.
Kevssnackreviews shared the new flavour on Instagram with the caption: “There’s crunchy candy cane pieces in the shell atop the classic smooth filling, it’s nicely minty but the white chocolate tempers the flavour so it’s not too overpowering.
“The chocolate melts in the mouth nicely leaving little crunchy candy cane pieces.”
The treats are available for £5.99 on GBGifts.co.uk but boxes are already selling fast so you’ll have to be quick!
You can also get the truffles on Amazon but they come with a heftier price tag of £22.99, as the truffles come from America.
In other white chocolate news, you can now buy a white choc flavoured liqueur from Aldi that tastes just like a boozy Milkybar.
The boozy treat, described as ‘a light yet luxurious cream liqueur with the classic flavour of cocoa butter and cream’, is part of their festive range and will set you back £6.99.