So, why not take a break from the big food manufacturing challenges this year – Brexit, the prospects of a soft drinks industry levy and many others – and enjoy some of the more light-hearted stories from the industry.
Also featured are Burger King’s bright red chilli burger, the formula for making the perfect cup of coffee and beer-infused pizza.
To learn about these weird foods and more, click on the next image and take a tour through the strangest food and drink stories of 2016.
What do you think? What are some of the weirdest food and drink stories that you’ve come across, or experienced, this year? Tell us in the comments below.