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The Manchester restaurant serving up all sorts of fried cheese goodness on its new menu

This all looks so good!

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This Northern Quarter restaurant and bar has launched new dishes on the menu and it includes plenty of fried cheese goodness.

As the weather gets colder and the nights are darker, there’s only one thing to save us all – CHEESE! 

The Pen & Pencil has launched several new dishes on the menu that include just that – and they’ve even fried the cheese to make it even better. 

The dishes include the New York Mac & Cheeseburger (£10.50), a huge mac and cheese pattie that is deep-fried and served with crispy bacon, jalapeno mayo and iceberg lettuce in a sesame seed bun. 

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There’s also the Jefferson Mac & Cheese Lava Cake Salad (£12) which features a show-stopping mac and cheese ball, coated in breadcrumbs and deep-fried, all served on a bed of dressed mixed leaf. 

Once you slice this baby open, you’ll see all the gooey cheesy goodness ooze out.

Finally, there’s the Deep Fried Cheese & Prosciutto Sandwich (£8). Like a normal cheese toastie but covered in breadcrumbs and then deep-fried. 

It’s seriously naughty – but it’s winter now isn’t it?! 

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The new dishes aren’t all cheesy though. There’s a brand new Baked French Toast Casserole (£9) on the brunch menu. As well as Winter Squash Ratatouille (£9) and Homemade Potato Roti on Pea Soup (£8.50), both served with poached eggs.

And there’s also a spicy Nduja Potato Hash for £9.50.

For new main course dishes, you can grab a delicious Salmon with Sesame Couscous (£14), Monkfish with Beetroot Lentils & Clams (£14), BBQ Ribs (£14) and a New Yorker Chicken (£13.50).

If all that wasn’t enough, there are some brand spanking new sides too, including Cheese Fries (£4), Spinach & Feta Rolls (£4.50), Halloumi Fries (£3.50) and some incredible Cheeseburger Spring Rolls (£6).

You can book in at The Pen and Pencil here.

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Domino’s has launched a new Chocolate Orange Cookie with a seriously gooey middle


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Dominos have brought out a brand new and oozey Chocolate Orange Cookie that looks incredible.

The chunky cookies are a brand new addition to the takeaway pizza company’s dessert menu and feature a seriously gooey ‘melt-in-the-middle’ chocolate orange centre.

They come in boxes of four and will set you back £4.99 – the perfect addition to this weekends takeaway treat!


If you want to get your hands on some you’ll have to be quick as the limited edition snack won’t be around for long!

Josh Engleman from Domino’s said: “Who doesn’t love a Domino’s cookie as a sweet treat after a delicious piping hot pizza?

“Well, we’ve been working hard on bringing another crowd pleaser to the menu and we’re delighted to introduce the new Choc Orange Cookies.”

He added: “After listening to our legions of loyal fans, the smart cookies back at Domino’s HQ kitchen spent months carefully testing and trialling dozens of different recipes to ensure we create the ultimate dessert.

“We’re sure our new melt-in-the-middle delights are the perfect way to warm any winter evening.”

Order the cookies in-store, online or on the Domino’s app. 

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Gemma Collins has released her own advent calendar complete with pink chocolate

The most diva Christmas countdown ever.

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The GC has released her very own branded calendar so you can wake up to her every morning on the countdown to Christmas.

Fans of the meme queen will be buzzing to hear about her new ‘I’m Claustrophobic Santa’ advent calendar.

It features ‘luxury’ pink chocolate behind each window. 

She shared the news on Instagram with the caption: “Dreaming of a Pink Christmas? Then get your hands on the Luxury Limited Edition Gemma Collins Pink Chocolate Advent Calendar.

“The Only Way to Countdown to Christmas in True Diva Style.


“Each day you’ll get a delicious Pink Chocolate behind each window!

“Don’t miss this opportunity to get the most Divalicious Advent Calendar on the market.”

The calendar isn’t cheap though and will set you back £19.99.

After the GC share the news, fans were quick to comment on the post. One wrote: “would love one of these” and another tagged their friend saying “I’m getting you one of these”.

Pre-order the ‘I’m Claustrophobic Santa’ advent calendar here.

If you don’t think you can handle an advent calendar with this much sass, go for something much more simple!

Pringles released their calendar this year in B&M or you could go for a Friends themed one with 40 trinkets from the show instead of chocolate.

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You can get paid £40,000 a year to be a biscuit tester

Dream job!

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If you’re the family biscuit connoisseur, this might just be the job for you. 

Border Biscuits is on the hunt for a new ‘Master Biscuitier’ to join its team. That means you can get paid to taste biscuits.

What a dream job.

The salary is massive too! You can earn up to £40,000 to taste test Border Biscuits’ delicious range and help launch brand new products.

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You’ll also help the team in driving innovation, quality and sustainability across the business.

Paul Parkins, Managing Director of Border Biscuits, said: “This is an incredible opportunity for someone to fulfil their dream of creating delicious treats every day and of course, be paid for it!

“The successful candidate will be crowned our Master Biscuitier and lead our passionate team in creating delicious ideas for new biscuit creations.

“We’re encouraging people from across the country to apply and look forward to interviewing some great talent.”

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The lucky candidate will need an HND/Degree level qualification in either Food Science, Nutrition or food-related studies. Plus you’ll also need experience managing food product development (preferably in confectionery or bakery). 

Of course – you’ll need to be proficient in IT and have good scientific and practical experience with bakery products.

If successful, you can get £40k salary, 35 holiday days plus discounts in thousands of retailers. You’ll also be pleased to hear that you can work off all those biscuits with their free online exercise programme.

If you think you’re the custard crème of the crop, apply here

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