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Simple tastes: pipes, pizzas and cups of tea

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: March 15, 2014

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Tony Benn was renowned as a prodigious tea-drinker and a prolific pipe smoker. But he had another passion: The triple cheese pizza.

He was so attached to this delicacy that he was positively distraught when he went shopping one day to find that this item had disappeared from his local supermarket.

"I went in search of them because I have eaten two of them every day for years," he said. The brand which Benn was reported to relish was the Chicago Town Deep Dish Triple Cheese Pizza.

Benn would drink tea from massive mugs, claiming once that he drank one pint of tea every hour – and during his life had "drunk enough tea to float the QE2".

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