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What price a cup of tea in Eastenders?

  Phil Mitchell would surely get this ‘Sorted’ if he were a real person and not an Eastender character. Shock Eastend tea prices. Some eagle eyed viewers to a recent edition of BBC’s Eastenders soap opera were left a little perplexed at the price of a cup of tea in the café in Walford. One […]

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The world’s first vending machine for the homeless

It’s a sad truth about modern life that for everyone who has a warm and welcoming home there are large number of people who have no home at all. Britain’s homeless this winter are headline news with new government pledges to increase funding to provide them with suitable accommodation, but this a long term problem […]

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Is the soft drinks industry bottling it?

As 2017 closed and we started to look forward to what 2018 has in store, it appears that some elements of the drinks industry are decidedly stuck in their old thinking as regards how to dispose of old plastic bottles. The Government is determined to try and stem the flood of plastic waste that ends […]

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Walkers Shortbread celebrates

It’s known the world over as ‘The World’s Finest Shortbread’ and you too can get Walkers Shortbread through UKVending. What is more in 2018 the company behind these delicious shortbread biscuits is celebrating its 120th anniversary. Not bad for a product with just four ingredients: Flour, sugar, salt and pure creamery butter. The story of […]

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The Square Mile Challenge

A new scheme in the City of London is aiming to recycle five million disposable coffee cups this year. If you ever travel into the City of London, you sometimes have to watch where you step because of all the thrown away coffee cups and other debris on the streets. Whilst the refuse collectors do […]

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Happy New Year

Everyone at UKVending we would like to wish all our customers a Happy, prosperous and enjoyable New Year.

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A coffee face off?

No matter whether you’re young or old a mobile phone brings with it one certain temptation – to take selfies. Now imagine you want to combine this skill with your passion for coffee - impossible? Nothing in this world is truly impossible it seems. The so called selficcino has come of age. A central London […]

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Happy Christmas

Everyone at UKVending we would like to wish all our customers a very Merry and Happy Christmas.

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5 Things about Sugar

  Almost every day we are being told to watch out on how much sugar we are knowingly and unknowingly putting into our bodies. The general rule is that we are eating too much sugar in virtually every product we consume. We are addicted to the stuff because we, as human beings, are programmed to […]

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It’s a Marshmallow World this Christmas

Its Christmas time and I’ve noticed that whenever I order some hot chocolate it comes with marshmallows. It also coincides with Dean Martin singing a Marshmallow World so I thought perhaps the world was telling me to look into what exactly a marshmallow is? “When the snow comes to cover the ground, It’s the time […]

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International Tea Day

On behalf of all of us at UKVending welcome to International Tea Day. Yes, there really is an International Day that celebrates the world of tea production, brewing and, of course, consumption too. The day was first founded on 15 December 2005 in New Delhi as a way to foster an awareness of the work […]

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UK’s changing tea habits

Us Brits do like tea, it has tradition stamped through it. The whole world could be falling apart but us British will always find something to believe in when it comes to a nice cuppa, or do we? Here at UKVending we have discovered that in recent polls the nation’s taste buds have been turning, […]

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Tea to fight the flu

This time of year we’re all trying to get in the last of the Christmas presents, decorate the tree and perhaps even stuff the all important turkey for the big day. The one thing we’re all trying to avoid is catching a seasonal bug or even worse the dreaded flu. Well there is some good […]

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24 million ways to make a cup of tea!

As you stand in your kitchen or at work have you ever contemplated the number of different ways you could make your cup of tea? No? Well someone has. Their names are Sebastian Michaelis and Dr James Hind of Nottingham Trent University. Have a guess at what they discovered? 24 million! Yes, 24 million different […]

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3 cups of coffee could have a health benefit

Every month it seems like there is further evidence of the benefits of a healthy diet and lifestyle and that coffee can play a part. The latest published research was in the respected British Medical Journal (BMJ). Essentially the journal concluded that moderate coffee drinking, ie no more than three to four cups a day […]

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Plastic roads

The world is beginning to notice just how many plastic bottles are thrown away every single day. In fact, the world is slowly drowning in a sea of plastic bottles, most of which cannot be recycled in a conventional way. So it is always nice to hear of innovative and novel ways in which we, […]

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How much is too much caffeine?

How often do you hear the expression around the office from colleagues, “I’ll be fine when I get my caffeine fix’? We’ve all experienced it, the slight buzz and the extra energy that caffeine gives us, and let’s be honest it does help us get going in the morning as it is an essential part […]

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Airline Coffee

  If you’re like me, you have never ever turned left when boarding a plane. By turning right you have signalled that your ticket is for the economy flight section, those fortunate enough to be given the golden boarding pass that allows them to sit in comfort with ample leg room and superior food and […]

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5 Things you need for your break room

So you’ve got your coffee, tea or hot chocolate and you want to enjoy its refreshing qualities: sadly standing outside next to the smokers from the office huddling under the canopy protecting from the rain. Surely there must be a better way to enjoy your precious beverage. If your workplace has a break room does […]

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Could there be a future ban on vending machines in schools

Across Europe there appears to be a consensus of opinion as to the suitability of where and, more importantly, where not to place vending machines that sell high sugar content soft drinks. Top of the list of where not to place these machines will in future be schools right across the European Union. The industry […]

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The importance of tea in the First World War

Lest we forget Today marks the 99th occasion when the Cenotaph in Central London bears silent witness to the remembrance of all those who fell during The War to End All Wars\u2026sadly history saw fit that another global conflict consumed the world just twenty one short years later. In November 2017 we can barely imagine […]

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