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The #MeToo reality TV series, 'healthy' chocolate and the safety goggles trend

Today we are taking a trip back in time to our secondary school science classes - the land of Bunsen burners, litmus paper and glass jars full of hydrochloric acid. As well as those exceedingly unflattering and highly uncool safety goggles.

Now put down that test tube for a moment because this reporter has a piece of somewhat shocking news for you. It is those perspex glasses, which as teenagers we didn't want to be seen dead in but science teachers assured us would see us dead if we didn't wear them, that are now 'a trend'.

They are being stocked as bonafide fashion items by uber trendy LA fashion brand Brashy Studios - a contemporary streetwear emporium frequented by the likes of model Bella Hadid. A nonsensical trend perhaps but a pocket friendly one, as these safety goggles are available to you for a mere £17 (or 25 of your finest American dollars). Alternatively, this reporter has a plan. You could purchase these at B&Q.

Meanwhile, the wheels are in motion to launch a #MeToo reality TV show called 'The Silence Breaker'. The proposed show, which will admittedly first air in Israel but in this intergalactic age will surely be available on Netflix before you can say 'voyerism', aims to act as a fly-on-the-wall series documenting sexual harassment at work.

Hidden cameras will be put up in various workplaces to document real life harassment as it happens before giving victims the chance to tell their own story. The programme is being billed as an investigative factual entertainment programme and will end with an on-camera confrontation with the harasser.

The show comes off the back of the huge #MeToo social media phenomenon which has seen countless people share their own harassment stories following the outing of movie producer Harvey Weinstein as a sexual predator.

This reporter is glad she has already purchased her safety specs because she feels a sudden urgent need to protect her eyes. Talking of which, we have neatly come full circle because we finish with a little science experiment. Thankfully Nestle has down most of the hard work for us.

The confectionery brand claims to have come up with a 'healthy' bar of chocolate by radically reducing the amount of sugar through a mind-boggling piece of chemical wizardry.

Nestle has taken its regular white chocolate Milkybar and transformed it into the Milkybar Wowsome* which boasts 30 per cent less sugar than its predecessor. This has been achieved, according to the science bods based in a factory in humble Cumbria, by restructuring the sugar to make it more 'amorphous and porous'.

This is done by spraying sugar, milk and water into warm air and then drying the mixture. The resulting sugar dissolves faster, like candy floss, and according to both adult and child chocolate tasters, it is sweeter than the original stuff.

Nestle have come up with this reduced sugar version of their Milkybar as a result of the government's pressure to reduce the amount of sugar in products by 20 per cent by 2020. This new Willy Wonka style technology may just be the way forward for other confectioners, this reporter surmises, though it has got something of the courgette cake about it.**

*This reporter is not overly enamoured by the name either.

**If you're going to eat cake, eat a 'proper' cake. Alternatively, have a satsuma.

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