In the last dying breaths of 2016 another victim has been claimed. Crumpets.
A new report has found crumpets contain 'alarmingly high' levels of salt and should be avoided. Just when you think the year can't sink any lower.
The report by Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH) puts crumpets to shame with Warbutons Giant Crumpets coming particularly under fire as they contain more salt than three packets of ready salted crisps. Don't worry, we've eaten a four on the trot before too.
On average each crumpet contained 0.62g of salt, the same as a packet and a half of ready salted crisps. Which is better but not much.
Chairman of Cash, Professor Graham MacGregor commented that, "Salt reduction targets have been set for manufacturers to reach before the end of 2017, and if some companies (e.g. Warburtons) don't achieve them, we must regulate the targets to ensure a level playing field, as requested by many of the supermarkets and British Retail Consortium."
What treasured item that we hold dear is next to be set alight? Stay tuned.