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Take a plant-based break – vegan KitKat is coming soon to your local confectionery aisle
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Take a plant-based break – vegan KitKat is coming soon to your local confectionery aisle

Whilst we love to switch to plant-based alternatives where we can, getting one's hands on a vegan treat that isn't sugar-free (read: tasteless) or costs the same as our lunch proves to be a difficult task. Thankfully, the big brands are now jumping onboard the plant-based train and offering vegan versions of their beloved sweets. Enter snack-making machine Nestlé, which is finally making plant-based dreams come true with the launch of KitKat V, a vegan alternative to the OG KitKat. more

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Bougie up your bar cart with a crystal-shaped bottle of Elegance Vodka
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Bougie up your bar cart with a crystal-shaped bottle of Elegance Vodka

They say diamonds are a girl's best friend, and we'd tend to agree. If you fancy your bar cart resembling a jewellery box, then brand-new tipple Elegance Vodka will be right up your alley. This ultra-premium Australian-made spirit is distilled in small batches from 100-percent Chardonnay grapes sourced from the Barossa Valley, then bottled into a diamond-shaped vial that looks almost too good to open. Key word, almost. more

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Shame-free sipping – Basic Babe launches sparkling cocktails in a can
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Shame-free sipping – Basic Babe launches sparkling cocktails in a can

If there's one thing that always gives us post-party regret, it's the icky feeling that comes after consuming way too much sugar via super-sweet pre-mixed drinks. We've resolved to do without the sugar-crash shame spiral, so now we're looking for a less treacherous tipple. The team at Basic Brands (the makers of alcoholic seltzer Basic Babe) has just released a fresh set of canned cocktails – low in calories and 99 percent sugar free. We might have just found our next soiree sidekick ... more

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Cheese louise! You can get a cheesy fondue kit delivered straight to your door
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Cheese louise! You can get a cheesy fondue kit delivered straight to your door

If we were ever in the difficult position of choosing our last meal, you can absolutely put money down that we would order something slathered in cheese. If cheese is also your favourite food group, then please prepare yourself for some gouda –nay, great – news. Mould, the crew behind the virtual cheese festival that we took full advantage of through lockdown, has cooked up a new product to get us through the chilly nights. Give a warm welcome to the Fondue For Two Box, the perfect winter evening accompaniment. more


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Master the art of sourdough with You Knead Sourdough's handy starter kits
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Master the art of sourdough with You Knead Sourdough’s handy starter kits

One of the more unexpected pursuits that emerged from the COVID lockdown of 2020 was the sudden interest in home bakers attempting sourdough. Many tried and failed, as evidenced by the flood of semi-burnt, rock-like loaves that filled Instagram feeds daily. Thankfully, You Knead Sourdough is here to help you master the art for yourself with a super handy starter kit complete with everything you need to know to get baking. more

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Bottoms up! Brookie's Gin has launched its ready-to-drink gin and tonic
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Bottoms up! Brookie’s Gin has launched its ready-to-drink gin and tonic

Set amongst the lush rainforests of the Byron Bay hinterland is where you'll discover Cape Byron Distillery, the home of the highly awarded Brookie’s Gin. In a win for gin enthusiasts, the beloved distillery has now decided to make drinking its special spirit just a little easier with the release of its bottled Gin & Tonic with Native Finger Lime. We know what we're picking up at the bottle-o on Friday night. more

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Hey Tiger has teamed up with artist Rachael Sarra for a tastebud-tempting Mother's Day chocolate collection
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Hey Tiger has teamed up with artist Rachael Sarra for a tastebud-tempting Mother’s Day chocolate collection

Mother's Day is creeping up quickly, friends. Whilst we may often opt for the grocery store chocolate option when gift giving this time of year, we think you should try something a little bit different – but just as tasty. To help you out, Hey Tiger has teamed up with Brisbane-based artist Rachael Sarra for a limited-edition collection of chocolate bars that are just as pretty as they taste good. more

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Have a break and take a bite out of the new KitKat ice-cream stick
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Have a break and take a bite out of the new KitKat ice-cream stick

Although the weather is getting cooler, it's never not a good time for ice-cream. If you're craving a frosty treat, then there's a new kid on the block that is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth – KitKat ice-cream sticks. This delicious iced dessert is the baby of Australian ice-cream maker Peters and the choc-loving folks at Nestlé, who decided to put a new spin on the classic KitKat chocolate bars – and our tastebuds are eternally grateful. more

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Dreams do come true – two cult faves combine for Cadbury's new Caramilk Marble chocolate block
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Dreams do come true – two cult faves combine for Cadbury’s new Caramilk Marble chocolate block

This time last year, we were in the midst of very uncertain times. The beloved treat slingers at Cadbury were there to comfort us through this difficult period, offering solace by reviving their iconic Marble block (bless their cotton socks). This year, the dessert kingpin has decided to up the ante for its newest creation by combining two of our favourite flavours. Please give a warm welcome to Cadbury's newest chocolate block – Caramilk Marble. more

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Bye, mother – get your homemade bread started with these nifty Sourdough Flakes
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Bye, mother – get your homemade bread started with these nifty Sourdough Flakes

Most of us tried our hands at a bit of at-home bread making last year, which resulted in some differing results – especially if we couldn't get hold of some sacred sourdough starter. While the majority of us quickly gave up on our quest for mother dough, a group of professional bakers got busy whipping up sourdough starters in flake form to make our lives (and loaves) a little easier. So, dust off the ol' apron and start heating up the oven again friends, as it's time to get baking with Sourdough Flakes. more

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Simply the zest – upgrade your cocktail with artisanal dehydrated garnishes from Sonny's Food Co.
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Simply the zest – upgrade your cocktail with artisanal dehydrated garnishes from Sonny’s Food Co.

Whenever we dive into our home bar cart and attempt to make an Insta-worthy cocktail, there always seems to be an ingredient missing. Sure, you might have the tequila, triple sec and even fresh limes to make that perfect homemade margarita but it just needs that extra oomph – and that's where Sonny's Food Co. comes in. Set to take your mixology and charcuterie-board-building skills to the next level, Sonny's offers a selection of artisanal dehydrated garnishes that will have you feeling super proud of your curated cocktail or cheese board. more

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The round-up: replenish your home bar with spirits from Southeast Queensland's best craft distilleries
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The round-up: replenish your home bar with spirits from Southeast Queensland’s best craft distilleries

If the COVID lockdowns were good for one thing, it forced us to pay more attention to our home bar situation. With local watering holes shuttered for a lengthy stretch, many of us chose to support the independent craft spirit scene by stocking up on bottles for at-home consumption. Even though the bars are back open, we're still invested in making our cocktail cart as good as it can be. Southeast Queensland's boutique distilling industry is booming right now, with many small-batch operations putting the state on the map when it comes to craft sips. We've collated a list of top-notch distilleries from Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast, helping you fill any gaps in your collection or encourage you to replenish depleted stocks. more

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Enjoy a taste of the outback with meat delivery service Horizon Grazing
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Enjoy a taste of the outback with meat delivery service Horizon Grazing

The scorching midday heat, the smell of bug spray mixed with sizzling snags filling the air and a grumbling tummy getting louder as the minutes tick by – a Saturday arvo barbecue is an undeniable part of the quintessential summer experience. If you’re keen to pick up the tongs one coming weekend, we suggest ordering your next bevy of barbecue bites from Horizon Grazing – a paddock-to-plate experience that’s delivering ethically raised meat straight to your door. 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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Margs made mobile – liven up your event with a visit from cocktail van Margarita Margarita
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Margs made mobile – liven up your event with a visit from cocktail van Margarita Margarita

If you ask us, picking a favourite cocktail is like picking a favourite child – we couldn't possibly commit to one! Well, not everyone thinks it's a tough choice. The owners of brand-new cocktail van Margarita Margarita are making clear where their hearts lie and, to be honest, we absolutely get it. This former ice-cream van has lovingly retrofitted and transformed into a mobile dispensary of what are being touted as "the best margs ever". If you rank margaritas high on your summer sip list, then consider recruiting the services of these like-minded libation lovers for your next event. more