Imagine a world where beer and chocolate were good for you

Imagine a world where beer and chocolate were good for you. That’s probably a bit of a pipe dream but some brands are better for you and the planet than others.

South London-brewed Yabba Beer has 30 per cent fewer calories than the average comparable product.

The brain child of university friends, Matt and Jonny, they discovered low-calorie beers on their travels to Australia.

Yabba Beer is brewed for longer and intended to be a session lager with a low 4 per cent ABV and lower on calories.

Named after that infamous Aussie cricketing heckle, the Yabba boys are keen to reduce their impact on the planet, planting trees and offsetting carbon use.

Plastic-free packaging is used and waste water and hops from the brewing process. Crisp, refreshing and most certainly thirst quenching, it’s a barbecue sipper for sure.

Chocoholics can rejoice at the appearance of a bar that has no hidden nasties, while dairy free.

Happi is a range white chocolate it’s okay to consume without feeling guilty. Made with gluten free oat milk and rice syrup, Happi chocolate is rich and creamy but best of all, has no artificial colours, flavourings or preservatives.

Choose between Plain White and Happi White Raspberry Oat Chocolate, sweet and creamy, with the fruity tang of raspberries.

Naturally flavoured and using single origin chocolate sourced directly and ethically from farmers and growers with a full ‘farm-to-bar’ supply chain, the new Happi Plain White and Happi Raspberry Oat Chocolate bars are a yummy addition to the four milk chocolate choices in the range.

With 35 per cent less sugar than other mass market brands, these white chocolate treats are available in 40g and 80g bars and join the Happi family which include Plain Happi, Cacao Nib Crunch, Salted Caramel and Orange as well as Happi Oat Milk Chocolate Buttons.

Happi is available in 40g and 80g bars and 100g bags of Buttons, RRP £1.75 – £3.50 from Ocado and local independent retailers.

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Meatopia Onfire London 2021 is back and bigger than ever.

The three day event takes place between September 3-5 at East London’s Tobacco Dock. Their goal is to showcase high quality, sustainable produce that’s full of flavour.

Meatopia promises a feast for the senses with delicious fire-cooked food, drinks and entertainment.

Chefs already confirmed include James Cochran of 12:51, Karan Gokani of Hoppers, Frank Fellows, Curtis Bell and Martin Anderson from The Ashes, Freddie Janssen of Snackbar.

Melissa Thompson AKA Fowl Mouths Food develops barbeque recipes and showcases grilling techniques.

She makes her Meatopia debut this year. Each day of the festival, 20-30 chefs create a bespoke dish and cook it right in front of festival-goers over live fire.

Eat as many dishes as you like using Meatbucks, purchased before the festival with ticket bundles or from the roving MeatBucaneers.

More than 60 of the UKs and the world’s best live fire chefs each cook an exclusive dish over sustainably-sourced wood and charcoal.

The full line up of chefs will be revealed in August. Tickets start at £22.50.

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