Food wizards Bompas and Parr are setting up an Artisanal Chewing Gum factory this week. At Whiteley's, visitors will be able to taste no fewer than two hundred different flavours of chewing gum including curry, gin and tonic and beer yeast. They've worked out that in total there are 40,000 flavour combinations possible...which is much more than your average mint/spearmint/peppermint combo.

When you go to the Artisanal Chewing Gum Factory you'll be able to check out the flavour laboratory where you can sniff jam jars filled with smells, create your own gum in the kitchen and also take it all away at the end of the day in a cute little takeaway box. The factory is open from midday to 6pm, 25-31 October and tickets can only be bought on the door. At £2.50 a pop it's a bargain.