In my last blog on breakfast, I was lamenting the fact that my inability to find marmalade could make me grumpy first thing in the morning. See “BREAKFAST TRADITIONS” by clicking on 24th June 2012 in the ARCHIVE.
Now lo and behold, a recent study has found that 6 out of 10 people in the UK regularly wake up in a bad mood. The biggest cause of this is a bad night’s sleep – so it’s not just about marmalade then. One in four of the people surveyed said they automatically woke up in a grumpy mood – they definitely should try eating marmalade for breakfast. The researchers found that the grumpiness related to – queuing to get into the bathroom; having no milk for a hot drink and waking up in bad weather. It seems they didn’t investigate marmalade as a significant factor which I think is an oversight on their part.
On the positive side they found that a third of us can lift our dark mood by taking a hot shower. A further 21% of people said a colder, refreshing shower is more likely to do the trick.
SURPRISE, SURPRISE, THE STUDY WAS CARRIED OUT BY TRITON SHOWERS.
What a pity it wasn’t undertaken by Premier Foods; then it might have dramatically increased the sales of Frank Cooper’s “Oxford” Marmalade.