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Add a pep to your step with a thermogenic brew from Beforeyouspeak Coffee
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Add a pep to your step with a thermogenic brew from Beforeyouspeak Coffee

For many (including us), coffee is a non-negotiable part of the morning routine. Whether you need it to roll out of bed, shake the incessant brain-fog or you're more of a mid-arvo sipper, there's a new brew that's guaranteed to give you a little extra kick with your caffeine. Now that we've got your attention, allow us to introduce you to the Octane blend by Beforeyouspeak Coffee. more

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What's poppin'? Golden Gaytime popcorn, that's what
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What’s poppin’? Golden Gaytime popcorn, that’s what

There are few things etched in childhood memories quite like a Golden Gaytime ice-cream. An enduring symbol of summertime happiness, the frozen national treasure has lent its name and signature crumb to spark joy in a whole new way. Friends and fellow sugar fiends, Golden Gaytime popcorn is a thing and it's a hard yes from us. more

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Have your European cravings catered to by Deli by Dalton
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Have your European cravings catered to by Deli by Dalton

It might be a little while before we are able to gallivant around Europe, eating our way across the continent and relishing in the gastronomic delights of some of the world's best food cultures. That doesn't mean we have to deprive our tastebuds of a culinary adventure. Jerome Dalton and the team at Dalton Catering are bringing the flavours of continental Europe to our homes and offices with Deli by Dalton – a next-day delivery catering service perfect for invoking the bliss of our sorely missed epicurean vacations. more

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4ZZZ celebrates 45 years on the air with new collaborative brew from Young Henrys
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4ZZZ celebrates 45 years on the air with new collaborative brew from Young Henrys

It's hard to imagine what Brisbane's music scene would be like without the support of the city's preeminent community radio station 4ZZZ. The beloved FM fixture is celebrating 45 years of operation and, frankly, it's never sounded better. To celebrate more than four decades in the biz, 4ZZZ has linked up with music-loving malt magicians Young Henrys to craft a beer imbued with qualities that reflect the station's appeal, resulting a bold and unique drop that's best enjoyed on a warm summer evening. more

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Tickle your tastebuds with Superbowl's new take-home sauces
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Tickle your tastebuds with Superbowl’s new take-home sauces

One of Fortitude Valley’s most popular Chinese venues, Superbowl is a favourite amongst Brisbane locals who flock to the tiny venue for its cheap flavoursome meals and good vibes. Now, there's one more reason to visit this much-loved eatery – Superbowl is slinging an enticing selection of take-home sauces so you can cook up a storm at home! more


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Long live goon! Level up your cardbordeaux game with these boutique boxed wines
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Long live goon! Level up your cardbordeaux game with these boutique boxed wines

There’s no point dancing around the obvious – boxed wine has a bad rep. Even reading the words “boutique cask wine” probably seems at odds with everything your youth has taught you about the humble goon sack. We’re here to tell you that vino in a box is making a seriously snazzy comeback – you can leave Goon of Fortune, Fruity Lexia (makes you sexier) and preservative hangovers of doom in the past! Some clever companies have cottoned on to the benefits of this humble Australian classic, so we’re here to walk you through the brave new world of grown-up goon. more

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Become a gin-ius with Gin Loot's monthly subscription service
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Become a gin-ius with Gin Loot’s monthly subscription service

With the recent renaissance of gin, you may have sipped enough of the botanical stuff to consider yourself an expert in the field. If you want to truly grow your juniper spirit knowledge, we suggest you consult Gin Loot, a monthly box of boozy goodness. From the masterminds of whisky subscription service, Whisky Loot, Gin Loot is set to launch later this year with plans to bring gin-spertise straight to your door. more

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Meet Long Rays – the Brisbane-born mixer making happy-hour drinks an all-Australian affair
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Meet Long Rays – the Brisbane-born mixer making happy-hour drinks an all-Australian affair

It only takes a quick glance at the shelves of any independent bottle shop to realise Australia's craft-spirits scene is in the best shape of its life. Our burgeoning distillery industry is producing world-beating tipples at a rapid clip, proving the potency of our country's botanical bounty. Looking to match the quality of our spirits is Long Rays – an independent beverage brand born under the Queensland sun that is designing distillery-vetted and bartender-approved mixers that eschew synthetic additives in favour of home-grown ingredients – elevating and enhancing vodka sodas and gin and tonics forever. more

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VoVos, Crackles and Gaytimes galore – chocolatier Koko Black unleashes a nostalgia-laden collection
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VoVos, Crackles and Gaytimes galore – chocolatier Koko Black unleashes a nostalgia-laden collection

There’s something undeniably charming about the classic Australian snack landscape. A combination of nostalgia, simplicity and straight-up deliciousness has cemented some truly incredible culinary creations into our country’s treats canon. Show us an Aussie that doesn’t go gaga for a Gaytime, loopy for a lamington or wacky for a Wagon Wheel and we will eat our collective hats! It is within this timeless selection of sweets that beloved artisan chocolatier Koko Black has found its latest inspiration, launching a limited-edition Australian Classics collection that will delight your tastebuds while igniting some serious throwback feels. more

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Get a little taste of Paris with OLALA's French food experiences delivered to your door
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Get a little taste of Paris with OLALA’s French food experiences delivered to your door

Summer sojourns may be off the menu for the foreseeable future (thanks again, COVID), but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy a little taste of Paris thanks to OLALA's French-food boxes. Loaded with everything you need to create a top-notch French feast including step-by-step recipes, quality French foodstuffs and even a Spotify playlist to set the mood. Bon appétit! more

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Off the leash – BrewDog's Brisbane-brewed beers go national
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Off the leash – BrewDog’s Brisbane-brewed beers go national

It's a hard unit of measurement to gauge, but if we had to record the levels of excitement that surrounded the opening of BrewDog's Murrarie HQ in November last year, the readings would be off the charts. The arrival of the Scottish-born brewing giant sent reverberations across the country's craft-beer community, but only from this week has Australia at large been able to sample the flavours of BrewDog's Brisbane-brewed bevvies. The hop heads at BrewDog have just launched an Australian e-commerce site, meaning that folks outside of Brisbane can snag the brewery's Aussie range in the comfort of their own home. more

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Smoothies in a cinch – sort your morning mix with help from Persys and Co
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Smoothies in a cinch – sort your morning mix with help from Persys and Co

Spring is just around the corner and with it comes a whole host of fresh seasonal fruit to devour. To us warm weather means it's smoothie season, but if you don't have the time to pop to the farmer's markets to stock up, or can't spare time to wash, chop and freeze your haul to avoid spoilage, allow us to introduce you to Persys and Co – a brand-new distributor of ready-to-blend smoothie packs chock full of Australian fruit and veg. The brainchild of a Brisbane-based sibling duo is looking to shake up our routines – so if you're eager to make the smoothie process even smoother, have a gander at what these 'whizz' kids (pun intended) are whipping up. more

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Big taste without big consequences – Big Drop Brewing Co. brings its low-alcohol brews to our shores
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Big taste without big consequences – Big Drop Brewing Co. brings its low-alcohol brews to our shores

In a perfect world, the advent of spring would come with an influx of social occasions rapidly filling up our social calendars. Picnics, barbecues, parties – sometimes many of these events land on the same day (there are only so many weekends to go around). When you're busy being a social butterfly, it helps having a beverage that won't have you stumbling from one soiree to the next, or too hung over for round two the next day. Big Drop Brewing Co. – one of the world's leading producers of ultra-low-alcohol craft beers – is arriving in Australia this week, debuting its heralded range of frothy beverages that are perfect for sustained summer sipping without the ensuing sore head. more

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Four Pillars unveils a palate-pleasing olive-leaf gin
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Four Pillars unveils a palate-pleasing olive-leaf gin

As distilleries around the country turn their attention towards creating pretty-hued sweet sips in line with current trends, the boutique Victorian-based Four Pillars is doing things a little differently and has created what could very well be the world's first olive-leaf gin. The savoury swill is guaranteed to have you dreaming of Mediterranean getaways and sojourns by the seaside, which is as close as we can get to a European adventure for the foreseeable future so we'll take it! more

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Enjoy a little taste of Melbourne's food scene with high-end staples from Co-Lab Pantry
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Enjoy a little taste of Melbourne’s food scene with high-end staples from Co-Lab Pantry

One of the things we missed the most during the craziness of 2020 was the experience of sharing really good food with excellent company. The silver lining – if there was one to be found – was that after a few too many baking fails, we have a newfound appreciation for culinary wizards that keep our favourite kitchens running. Sure, talent is one thing but ask any chef anywhere and they'll tell you that the secret to every amazing dish starts and ends with quality ingredients. To put it bluntly, you can't polish a turd. If you are eager to up the ante in the kitchen and want to invest in some quality pantry staples, you need Co-Lab Pantry in your life. more

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Sip better with Notwasted's curated selection of minimal-intervention natural wines
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Sip better with Notwasted’s curated selection of minimal-intervention natural wines

Once upon a time, your wine selection was basically red or white. Nowadays, if you peruse the wine list of your favourite restaurant, you're likely to come across a plethora of 'new' varieties including orange, skin contact, pet-nat and biodynamic – but what the heck does it all mean? To keep you up-to-date with cultural currency, Notwasted is here to help you navigate the wild (and tasty) new world of natural and minimal-intervention wines, and deliver them to your door. more