Mike kicks off a brand new ‘Week On’ series, this time eating nothing but canned food in what could be classed as the ‘apocalypse diet’.
Enjoy watching, whilst Mike definitely doesn’t.
A few tinned food facts:
- Birmingham is the tinned food capital of the UK. A total of 640,000 cans of food are eaten in the city each day  – that’s 58 cans for every 100 residents. Next in the tinned food league table is Glasgow, followed by Manchester and Newcastle.
- A typical household has at least ten tins of food at any one time, according to the industry body Canned Food UK.
- The early tins of food were expensive and became a novelty status symbol for the middle classes. As the technology improved during the 19th century and cans became cheaper, tinned condensed milk was the most popular product.
- The current method of canning was pioneered in 1904. The Max Ams Machine Company of New York patented the double-seam process now used in most modern food cans. Today a machine can safely seal more than 2,000 cans a minute. After the food is sealed, the cans are quickly heated to preserve the contents and to create an airtight seal to keep food fresh until eaten.