They pick us up when we're feeling down, they laugh at all our jokes, they were even there through our first break-up ...

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Image: BFFF – Best Food Friends Forever

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1. Houmous  

Houmous is the snack of kings as it technically falls under the ‘healthy’ category … until you eat a whole tub of it. Vastly improved by the addition of cucumber, carrot, Doritos, breadsticks, toast … oh houmous is just great with anything. 

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2. Pret A Manger

You are never alone when Pret is your BFFF. On the corner of every lonely street you see the familiar sign that fills your heart with joy.


From the creamy porridge in the morning to the end-of-the-day bargains, there's no escape from Pret’s national takeover. Plus when you’re counting down the days until the Christmas sandwich goes back on sale – and it’s still only March – you know you have a problem. 

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Pret a Manger

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3. Semi-skimmed milk

Semi-skimmed milk is the perfect balance between the guilty appeal of full-fat milk and the tasteless virtuousness of white water (aka skinny milk).  


True addicts will know the horror of when a coffee shop only serves blue label … or manages to get your order wrong …

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4. Bananas

50 flippin’ pence in a coffee shop! But that doesn’t stop the daily purchase of a banana to snack on after breakfast.


Yes, it’s a lot cheaper to buy a bunch from a supermarket … an idea that always comes back to haunt us as we’re racing off to a last-minute meeting and need a quick pick-me-up. 

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5. Coffee

No matter what happens in life you can always count on one thing to be there for you, to get you through the day. To pick you up when you are feeling down. Yes, coffee. We love you. Don’t ever leave us.

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