Child killer Black died of heart at­tack

Se­lec­tion tubs are short on ev­ery­one’s favourites

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - NEWS - BY RUKI SAYID Con­sumer Ed­i­tor

SE­RIAL child killer Robert Black died from a heart at­tack, an in­quest jury has con­firmed.

The 68-year-old was found dead in his cell in Maghaberry Prison in Co Antrim in Jan­uary 2016.

He mur­dered four girls – in­clud­ing nine-year-old Jen­nifer Cardy, from Ballinderry, in 1981.

Jurors found he had died from a car­diac ar­rest, with de­gen­er­a­tion of the walls of the coro­nary artery a se­condary cause.

Un­der­ly­ing fac­tors in­cluded his age, his smok­ing and diet, high blood pres­sure, a pre­vi­ous stroke and di­a­betes.

Jurors found no de­fects in his treat­ment by the au­thor­i­ties.

Coro­ner Mcgur­gan told the hear­ing in Ar­magh no fam­ily mem­bers could be traced to at­tend. EVER won­dered why you’re al­ways left with Straw­berry De­lights when you re­ally wanted a Pur­ple One?

It’s be­cause the odds are against you – as re­search shows se­lec­tion tubs con­tain fewer of the favourites and more of the ones no one ever seems to want.

The hazel­nut-in-caramel Pur­ple One is the top pick for Qual­ity Street fans, with a quar­ter nam­ing it as their favourite.

But there are just five in a 720g tub, while there are 10 of the straw­berry creams – loved by just one in 10.

Con­sumers want mak­ers Nes­tle to halve the num­ber of straw­berry sweets and more than dou­ble the Pur­ple Ones, the study found – and dou­ble the two Tof­fee Pen­nies.

Ev­ery­thing’s not com­ing up Roses for Cad­bury devo­tees ei­ther. The thorn in their side is the Caramel Bite, which just one in 20 peo­ple would choose first.

There are six of them in a 660g tub, yet only five of the No1 choice, the Hazel­nut Caramel. And Cad­bury He­roes were heavy on the Eclairs, with 12 in a 660g tub, but light on the Wis­pas, of which there were just nine.

Mars Cel­e­bra­tions hit the best bal­ance, with 10 each of Mal­te­sers Teasers, Bounty, Galaxy and Galaxy Caramel, bring­ing a close match to shop­pers’ ex­pec­ta­tions.

Harry Rose, ed­i­tor of Which? mag­a­zine, which con­ducted the poll of 1,000 adults, said: “It’s not your fam­ily’s fault that your favourite flavours dis­ap­pear so quickly – there re­ally are too few Pur­ple Ones.”

Nes­tle said it di­vides its se­lec­tion into fruit creams, choco­lates and caramel/fudge – each cat­e­gory mak­ing up a third of the to­tal. It added: “That’s why you get more of the Straw­berry De­light, which is one of only two fruit creams. We’ve in­creased the num­ber of peo­ple’s favourites in this year’s as­sort­ment.”

Cad­bury said: “We re­view the mix reg­u­larly.” Mars Wrigley said of Cel­e­bra­tions: “The ran­dom mix does make it per­fect for shar­ing.”


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