Steve Power: We’re wild blackberry wusses

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It has emerged that rice and noodle sales are surging in Britain and we’ve eaten an extra 9,000 tonnes of rice over the past year.

Sales would probably plummet drastically if we Brits were only allowed to eat them with chopsticks!

Just produce a bar that you can happily snap in the middle so chocolate lovers can just gorge themselves on a whopping great wedge of the stuff

We’d still be trying to finish a meal in mid-May that we started in January wouldn’t we?

Why do the makers of big bars of chocolate bother dividing it into little squares?

People who buy big bars of chocolate aren’t going to eat it a little square at a time. They’re just going to break the bar with their hands and then scoff the biggest bit of it that happens to break off.

Could big bar makers please stop kidding themselves and just produce a bar that you can happily snap in the middle so chocolate lovers can just gorge themselves on a whopping great wedge of the stuff? Please?

Professional Danish golfer Andreas Harto has announced plans to marry after proposing to his girlfriend on the 16th green at a local tournament. Does anyone else think this guy has got his timing all wrong?

Any man with sense knows the recipe for happiness is to get married first and then spend all your time on the golf course. Amazingly, she said yes!

If you go walking anywhere slightly green at the moment, chances are that you’ll come across bushes with blackberries on, because many of them are becoming ripe right now.

And the weird thing about wild blackberries is they’re one of the few foods you get more wary about eating when you get older.

As a kid, you just pick blackberries off the bush and eat them.

But when you’re grown up you start getting all fussy about trying to find one that looks ripe.

Then you worry about what insects might have been crawling all over it, and about staining your clothes if you drop it.

We’ve become complete wusses about wild blackberries. We should just pick them and eat them and stop being so scared!

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