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Hawkin's BazaarEating five portions of fruit and vegetables a day just got easier. If, like me, you find it difficult to find new and interesting ways with fruit and vegetables each and every day, then Hawkin's Bazaar ready-to-eat punnets of mushrooms and miniature hessian sacks filled with French potatoes may be of interest.

Nearly six quid for just 200g may sound a tad expensive even in this post wash-away growing season where many crops floated away in swollen rivers, but these veggies have something special going for them – they're chocolate. To be more precise, white chocolate filled with praline shaped to look like mushroms and potatoes. And very convincing they are too. Compare the images of the chocolate versions with the real thing and see if you can spot the difference.

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I might now be a greater lover of potatoes if my junior school had mashed up and served these chocolate potatoes for school lunches instead of the watery, stringy and lumpy reconstituted dried potato concoction claiming to be mash.

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Arniston Bay pouchThe German winemakers Black Tower are using this week’s ‘biggest-ever wine category review by a supermarket’ to launch their new red Dornfelder Pinot Noir. This light red wine will increase the Black Tower range from the current two whites (Rivaner and Pinot Grigio) and a rosé made from Portugieser and Dornfelder grapes. Among the other 369 new wines on Tesco’s shelves is a white wine from South Africa’s Arniston Baysold in a resealable 1.5-litre plastic pouch.

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shedInstalling a wine rack in his shed will now be top of Glyn Harrison’s list of jobs to do at his Griffithstown allotment. Winning Best Shed category in the National Allotments Week’s (13th - 19th August) competitions, Glyn accepted bottles of Chilean sponsors Caliterra Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc wine as part of his prize.