Taste Test: Gelato Messina’s Tim Tam range

On January 26th Arnott’s announced that their latest Tim Tam collaboration would be with one of Australia’s most beloved dessert brands, Gelato Messina. Excitement was immediate. Messina have become the go-to for funky gelato flavours, and Arnott’s iconic Tim Tam remain one of the country’s most beloved snacks (they are even available in the U.S now), so surely combining these two should ideally produce the most magical range of Tim Tam flavours yet.... Read More | Share it now!

On the Shelf: Doritos x Pizza Hut BBQ Meatlovers Corn Chips

Two years ago Doritos and Pizza Hut partnered up to offer Australians a limited edition Doritos Crunch Crust Pizza, a relatively well-received shot at collaborative junk food that was successful enough to warrant another team-up between the brands, even if it was divisive in taste – a corn and pepperoni aftertaste? no thanks. This time around, roles have been switched and Doritos have welcomed Pizza Hut to their realm with the BBQ Meatlovers Corn Chips, said to capture the flavour of the pizza hub’s popular BBQ Meatlovers pizza. For lovers of junk food, there could be nothing sweeter than the prospect of bite-sized slices of their fav pizza in crunchy form – emphasis on the word ‘sweet’.... Read More | Share it now!

On the Shelf: Aussielent – putting the powdered meal replacement to the test

I adore food. I love to eat. On occasion, I even enjoy cooking. I’m enamoured with burgers and burritos, and I’m Italian, so my appetite for pizza and pasta is commensurate with my heritage and then some. A terrible roadblock to that problem is that I’m prodigiously lazy. I consider food preparation for breakfast and lunch mundane at best, and I regard cleaning with a casual loathing.... Read More | Share it now!

On the Shelf: Oreo Thins – Tiramisu, Vanilla, and Lemon

The name gives you everything you need to know where the new Oreo Thins are concerned. The instantly recognisable brand of chocolate biscuits have been downsized, I’m not quite sure why, but they have. The thins were first introduced last year in the U.S and China, the brand continuing to experiment with ratios and flavours to keep the classic cookie sandwich feeling fresh on shelves around the world. The Australian entry for the latest Oreo saga popped up a few weeks ago and is already sending snack enthusiasts into frenzy, with three flavours: tiramisu, vanilla, and lemon; tiramisu being the most interesting addition.... Read More | Share it now!

On the Shelf: The Art of Wholefood’s Wellness Jellies

Australian owned and operated small business The Art of Whole Food have been around for two years now, founded by Nutritionist Samantha Beard who, after years of studying nutrition and herbal medicine, drew on her passion for cooking to start speaking to those who were wanting healthier alternatives to palatable foods. Beard went on to introduce products like bone broths using only grass-fed beef, free-range chicken, and organic produce. A year after the fundamental success of The Art of Whole Food, Beard has released what she calls Wellness Jellies, containing 100% Australian grass-fed beef gelatin – which contains the nutrients, protein, and amino acids needed for a healthy digestive system – and all-natural ingredients selected for their vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants while still providing a mixture that actually tastes good.... Read More | Share it now!

On the Shelf: Tim Tam Mocktail Range

Arnott’s iconic Tim Tam goes through changes every now and then, necessary because demand for these timeless biscuits won’t die down. There’s something about those velvety logs of chocolate encasing various flavours that still fills tourists with envy and Australians with pride, and it was only a matter of time before the brand’s next step looks towards some classic cocktails. Really, it’s surprising that these flavours are only hitting the market now.... Read More | Share it now!

On the Shelf: Cadbury Dairy Milk Gift Box

Just in time for Christmas, Cadbury have upped their gift offerings, introducing the Cadbury Dairy Milk Gift Box. The brand has been pretty fond of experimenting this year, and this has been met with mixed results (we all remember the Vegemite Chocolate, right?). This new gift box takes a more straight-forward approach, arguably a box Cadbury are at their best in, focusing on providing a “light-hearted gifting option” of seven uniquely shaped chocolate pieces that bring in some of the brand’s most famous flavours like Caramello, Strawberry, Pineapple, Peppermint, and Roast Almond.... Read More | Share it now!

On the Shelf: Grand Ferrero Rocher

The nutty chocolate taste is perceptible almost immediately as soon as someone mentions the great Ferrero Rocher. One of the most distinctive and loved balls of chocolate has long been a big player on special occasions around the world. There’s something about those roasted hazelnuts embedded in a wafer-thin chocolate shell, filled with gooey hazelnut chocolate, that sends chocolate lovers into frenzy. It’s not hard to understand why Ferrero Rocher is so popular, though it is hard to understand why it’s taken so long for them to take the beloved chocolate to the next level.... Read More | Share it now!