27 May 2016
Despite the nation’s sweet tooth, a lot of desserts still end up in the bin.
Brits waste £570 million worth of desserts and cakes every year
and with 15% of what we buy being wasted, it all adds up.
Whether they are shop bought or homemade, 160,000 tonnes of
cakes and desserts get binned by UK households. In addition to
this, 54,000 tonnes of yoghurt and 16,000 tonnes of cream and crème
fraiche are also discarded - usually because they have not been
used in time.
The variations with desserts are almost endless and therefore they
are a great way to make the best use of many food types.
Desserts are also a useful way of giving new life to leftover and
forgotten foods. It's not necessary to stand over a steaming
pudding basin for hours either; many of Love Food Hate
can be rustled up in a few minutes. There will also be
ideas and top tips to reduce the amount of puddings that get binned
by UK households, ensuring that all the food we buy gets it's just