In the week Defra announced that we throw away a fifth of all our food, compelling evidence comes of how it pays to hoard.

A storekeeper in Whitwell, Herts, discovered a vintage cereal haul after taking down some shelving. Behind it lay some boxes of Nabisco’s Malted Shreddies dating from the 1970s.

They inevitably ended up on eBay, with a single unopened box fetching upwards of £150.

Pleasingly, the store owner had earlier been unable to persuade her hens to eat some. Tasty.