Coca-Cola promises big marketing spends on the soon to be launched Fanta Still, and new flavours for its Relentless and Powerade brands. A pound;4m marketing budget for the new Suso brand will help get product onto and off the shelves quickly in the New Year. The possibility of a re-sealable can also excites – not just for carbonates but for beer too. And what does Britvic have tucked up its sleeves at this precise moment?

Neither Sainsbury’s nor Waitrose could supply the major branded silver polish ‘her indoors’ wanted – thank goodness for my local Premier store who came to the rescue. Independents are still the brand’s best friends.

I like the look and taste of Galaxy Mistletoe Kisses. An RRP of 55p for just three pecks does make this indulgent self-eat bar great value – although everyone here thinks kisses are for sharing.

Having sampled it, I am unsure whether the caffeine Instant Energy gum strips deliver what it promises. I sat in the armchair in front of the TV and fell asleep, but then it had been a heavy day.

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