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The supposedly offending advert.

Viewer complains about finger-lickin' gross KFC ad

They didn't like how it showed "a sloppy man wandering down a street in a sloppy bath robe".

Costa Coffee launched the 'Flat White Family' range which includes something called a 'flat black'.

UK coffee shop panned for its weird spin on NZ's flat white

Costa Coffee's bizarre drink has bean roasted online.

Cauliflowers are now selling for $10 a head due to the turbulent weather of late 2017.

Cauliflowers selling for $10 each

A horticulture expert says the vegetable's growth has been halted by climate change.

The mystery pasta.

Spaghetti discovered on top of Wellington's Mt Victoria

No one knows how the pasta got there.

Krispy Kreme's NZ opening drew long lines.

NZ's best doughnut shops that aren't Krispy Kreme

You won't need to line up for 36 hours to get these stores' sweet treats.

A Filipino woman was turned away from Krispy Kreme's launch event.

Krispy Kreme customer sent away from launch for not being a Kiwi

"She has to go, she has to go," a guard said.

Lines outside the Krispy Kreme store.

Krispy Kreme opening draws long line of customers

It's the first day for the company's flagship New Zealand store.

A hot summer has led to a higher than usual number of stomach bug cases.

Hot summer sees surge in tummy bugs

There are significantly more cases than this time last year.

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Uncovering the forgotten world of Chinese-owned fruit shops

Many of the shops have now closed and been replaced by supermarkets.

Will Smith tries a meat pie.

First-time meat pie eater Will Smith burns his mouth

Always blow on the pie, Will.

BRISTOL, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 20:  People pass a branch of KFC that is closed due to problems with the delivery of chicken on February 20, 2018 in Bristol, England. KFC has been forced to close hundred of its outlets as a shortage of chicken, due to a failure at the company's new delivery firm DHL, has disrupted the fast-food giant's UK operation and is thought to be costing the fast food chain £1million a day.  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

UK police ask public to keep calm during KFC chicken shortage

They keep getting calls about the Kentucky Fried Crisis.

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UK mum's life-size cake tribute to her daughters

Would you eat this?

Countdown is investigating how a couple were given free cigarettes with their groceries.

Couple given free cigarettes with Countdown groceries

The supermarket is investigating how it happened.

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL - FEBRUARY 17:  An employee serves a portion of Kentucky Fried Chicken and chips at the international chain's local franchise February 17, 2006 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Officials are trying to reassure consumers that it is safe to eat well cooked poultry following the discovery of the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu in swans in Europe. According to the Times newspaper of London, viruses are reportedly destroyed by cooking for at least one minute at 75C (167F) or higher.  (Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images)

KFC restaurants run out of chicken across the UK

"How does that even happen?"

Pictured: exactly the kind of boring predictable garbage you should avoid this Valentine's Day.

Newshub's top 10 alternative Valentine's Day date ideas

Because it's all a scam so you might as well enjoy yourselves.

The vendor likely dripped hot oil onto the hose of the cooking gas container, prompting the blast.

Gas explosion at Bolivia Carnival kills 8

Forty others are injured after a street vendor's cooking gas container exploded.

Food and Beverage

South Korean restaurants refuse to stop serving dog meat during Olympics

They say they will lose sales.

Tip Top has manufactured its latest products in Spain.

Tip Top's overseas manufacturing not so sweet for customers

The Kiwi ice cream maker sourced two of its latest treats from Spain, not NZ.

Close up of woman eating nachos/corn chips seen from side with white background

Doritos backtracks on 'lady-friendly', less crunchy chip plans

Rumours of a non-finger-lickable snack are "inaccurate", it says.

PepsiCo, which owns Doritos, says women don't like crunching loudly or messily in public.

Doritos to release 'lady-friendly' chip that doesn't crunch

The company says women don't like to eat loud, impolite foods.