Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Breakfast Documentary Is a Real Cereal Thriller ; PICK OF THE DAY INSIDE THE FACTORY, BBC2, 8pm

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Breakfast Documentary Is a Real Cereal Thriller ; PICK OF THE DAY INSIDE THE FACTORY, BBC2, 8pm

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BRITS chomp their way through over 1.5 million bowls of cornflakes every morning. And for Kellogg's part in it, this involves a whopping production line that begins with kernels of corn from Argentina.

Statistics like this are peppered all the way through this strangely gripping documentary, which you'll find difficult to switch off.

In theory, Gregg Wallace in a blue hair net and safety goggles, chatting to a load of blokes in a factory shouldn't be particularly entertaining.

But Gregg is genuinely thrilled by what he is learning and manages to make his visit (to Kellogg's biggest factory in Manchester) sound as exciting as the Willy Wonka chocolate factory.

"This place gets madder by the minute!" he grins, as he learns that corn is blown across a bridge into the plant. He then gives a slightly surprised worker a hug for being a self-confessed cornflake nerd. …

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