As I’m not the best at cooking, I love a ready meal.
But as this feature for The Sun newspaper shows, they might not be the healthiest of options.
I visited the Land of Lost Content pop culture museum in Shropshire to look at packing from dishes like lasagnes and cottage pies (my personal fave was the Crispy Pancakes) to see how they’d changed.
Out of all the items I looked at, only two were the same size or smaller.
Some of the meals had increased in size by 50% and others were double the calories they were 20 years ago.
The full feature appeared in Sunday’s Sun and you can read it below. It’s one of a series of consumer stories I’ve done recently, including Counting the calories in your Christmas sandwich!
I love doing features like this and visiting Stella’s museum was so fascinating. She has food packaging from just after the Second World War.
Plus loads of other vintage memorabilia, including Biba suits and Spice Girl and Wham scatter cushions.
It’s such an amazing place and I would highly recommend to anyone with an interest in pop culture!
As for the packaging, well, it’s certainly given me some food for thought!
Click here to read the full story.