Cheap snack offers in shops and food outlets are as dangerous as happy hour drink giveaways, health campaigners claimed yesterday.
Desperate retailers are bombarding customers with cut-price chocolate, crisps, cakes and fizzy drinks to boost profits.
Nutritionist and obesity campaigner Zoe Harcombe said: “The supermarkets pounce on us at every opportunity and feed the obesity epidemic on their way to profits. Pushing this sort of processed food is as bad for health as selling drinks cheap or offering double measures. There was rightly an outcry about that, there should be similar concern about this.”
Zoe said coffee shops specialise in ever-larger drinks and ask customers if they want a cake, muffin or pastry with their order.