Food: People expect chocolate to taste more BITTER if it is in black packaging, study finds

Black chocolate wrappers make consumers think that confectionary will taste more bitter, while yellow and pink create expectations of sweetness, a study found. Researchers from Brazil asked 420 individuals to predict the taste qualities of slabs of milk and dark chocolate that came presented in different coloured packaging. They also found that black wrapping made people expect … Read more

JANET STREET-PORTER: Do enjoy your first trip back to the pub – just don’t expect to have any fun

Who fancies a trip to the pub? Monday, April 12 is the long-awaited day when we can finally chill out at our local and enjoy a drink with family and friends. But don’t get too excited. A simple pleasure has become (in the hands of Boris and Co) an exercise in unnecessary red tape, with … Read more

Coronation Street’s Katie McGlynn says men expect her to be ‘Sinead Tinker’

Katie McGlynn has said that men expect her to be her late Coronation Street character Sinead Tinker and are ‘surprised’ when they realise she’s different. The soap star, 27, left the ITV soap in 2019 after her character Sinead died following a heartbreaking cervical cancer storyline. Yet despite being off the cobbles for more than … Read more

MARK ALMOND: What else can we expect from a leader so vain he named a vast stadium after himself? 

As if the spat between Britain and the EU over Brussels’ erratic attempts to control vaccine supplies wasn’t bad enough, India has now dealt a body blow to the idea that we should all be cooperating in the global fight against the virus. The decision to block vaccine exports by the Indian government – led … Read more

Expect trouble in paradise when Married At First Sight brides and grooms are rank other couples

Expect trouble in paradise when Married At First Sight brides and grooms are forced to rank other couples in the experiment By Caleb Taylor For Daily Mail Australia Published: 07:55 GMT, 1 March 2021 | Updated: 08:52 GMT, 1 March 2021 Married At First Sight has teased an explosive affair later this season.  And the … Read more

Two thirds of small British firms expect to grow their business in 2021

Many small and medium British businesses are becoming more confident about the near future despite the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, a new survey suggests.   After a dreadful 2020, two thirds of UK businesses have said they are optimistic about their prospects of growth in 2021, with younger business owners the most upbeat about … Read more

Kourtney Kardashian did not expect her decade-long friendship with Travis Barker to turn romantic

Kourtney Kardashian, 41, did not expect her decade-long friendship with Travis Barker, 45, to turn romantic but now that is has she feels ‘fortunate’ By Heidi Parker For Dailymail.com Published: 16:13 GMT, 18 February 2021 | Updated: 16:19 GMT, 18 February 2021 Kourtney Kardashian did not expect her longtime friendship with Travis Barker to turn … Read more

Michelle Keegan gives fans a glimpse of what to expect from her new autumnal clothing range

Michelle Keegan relaxes with pet Chihuahua Pip as she gives fans a glimpse of what to expect from her new autumnal clothing range By Jason Chester for MailOnline Published: 14:30 GMT, 11 February 2021 | Updated: 15:25 GMT, 11 February 2021 Michelle Keegan has given fans a glimpse of what to expect from her affordable … Read more

What to expect on Thursday’s impeachment hearing: Democrats to make a final push as defense begin

Prosecutors on Thursday are expected to wrap up their arguments for the impeachment of Donald Trump, making a final push to convince wavering Senators who were perhaps swayed by their powerful case on Wednesday. Using previously-unseen video footage, graphic reconstructions and actual audio from January 6, the nine Democrat impeachment managers, who serve as prosecutors, … Read more

What to expect during Donald Trump’s impeachment hearing on Wednesday

Democrat prosecutors hoping to convince skeptical Republicans to convict Donald Trump of insurrection will begin making their arguments on Wednesday. After Tuesday’s opening arguments over the legality of the trial, which concluded with a vote to proceed, the ‘meat’ of the proceedings will begin at noon on Wednesday. Nine House Democrats, who serve as prosecutors … Read more