Organic Arjuna Ginger Bar

The Arjuna Ginger Bar is a better-for-you indulgence made with fresh organic ginger and sweetened with low-GI organic coconut sugar.

Handcrafted in East Java from organic ‘sparrow’ ginger, grown on the slopes of the Arjuna volcano (hence its name!), the Bar is a rich and deeply satisfying treat.

It also actively supports the small cooperative of farmers who sustainably farm the organic ginger used to make it. The profit-share program, known as Arjuna Share, guarantees a minimum price of 15% over commercial value, in line with Fairtrade guidelines for fresh organic ginger, and additionally pays 0.5% of worldwide sales revenue from Arjuna Ginger Bars to the organic ginger farmers’ cooperative in East Java.

Muesli and muesli bars

Carman’s, the 2016 naming rights partner of the Carman’s Women’s Fun Run, will donate 20 cents to the Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) for every special edition very pink package of Carman’s muesli and muesli bars that is sold.

The limited edition packaging will feature on Carman’s Super Berry Muesli and Super Berry Muesli Bars, made with cranberries, blueberries and goji berries, which will hit supermarket shelves in time for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.

Manufacturer: Carman’s

Launch date: 1 October 2016

Ingredients – Super Berry Muesli:

Whole Grain Oats, Fruit10% (Berries [Cranberries 2%, Goji Berries 1%, Blueberries 1%], Currants, Coconut 2%), Nuts 9% (Almonds, Pecans), Seeds 9% (Sunflower Seeds, Sesame Seeds, Pepitas1%), Golden Syrup, Sunflower Oil, Cinnamon.

Ingredients – Super Berry Muesli Bars:

Carman’s Muesli Blend 79% (Whole Grain Oats 47%, Fruit [Berries (Cranberries 4.3%, Goji Berries 2.9%, Blueberries 1.4%), Currants, Coconut 2.9%], Seeds 14% [Pepitas, Sunflower Seeds, Sesame Seeds], Sunflower Oil, Nuts 7% (Almonds, Pecans), Golden Syrup, Oat Flour, Cinnamon), Glucose, Natural Vanilla Flavour.

Both these products are suitable for a vegan diet.

GI RATING 50 = LOW GI (Foods with a low glycaemic index (GI) help control hunger and provide more sustained energy).

Shelf Life: 1 year

Packaging: Box

Country of origin: Australia

Brand Website:


Cacao Bliss chocolate drink

Morlife’s Cacao Bliss chocolate drink contains functional ingredients, such as cacao, maca, inulin, lemon balm, eleutherococcus and ginkgo, making it the perfect drink to enjoy and relax with… especially after a busy day.

This drinking powder incorporates the taste of cacao, coconut and lucuma with subtle hints of carob. It can be enjoyed hot or cold, at any time of the day.

Manufacturer: Morlife

Launch date: August 2016

Ingredients (average quantities):

Organic Cacao Powder (27.8%*), Coconut Powder (15.7%*), Organic Lucuma (8.6%*), Cocoa Powder, Xylitol, Strawberry powder, L-Glutamine (4%*), Natural Chocolate Flavour (4.0%), Inulin, Carob (3.4%*), Maca extract (3.3%*), Lemon Balm Extract (3.2%*), Himalayan Salt, Magnesium Citrate, Natural Vanilla Flavour (0.5%), Eleutherococcus Extract (0.3%*), Bacopa Extract, Ginkgo Extract (0.13%*), Steviol Glycosides, Guar Gum.

Shelf Life: Two years

Packaging: 150g foil pouch

Product Manager: Sahar Marvasti

Country of origin: The chocolate drink is manufactured in Australia from local and imported ingredients



DIY beer kit from Coopers

Coopers Brewery has released a new DIY Brewing extract ahead of Christmas, reviving the beer maker’s earliest successful push into lagers.

Golden Crown Lager has been released as part of the Thomas Cooper’s Selection range of extracts and celebrates Gold Crown Lager, the first lager made by Coopers in 1968.

Gold Crown was a delicate, less sweet beer of the Dortmunder style and created a whole new market for Coopers when it was introduced.

Developed by Maxwell Cooper, Gold Crown achieved strong success. Eventually superseded by other Coopers’ lager brands in 1982, the beer remains an important milestone in Coopers’ brewing history.

Coopers Marketing Manager, Brewing Products, Mr Scott Harris, said the new Golden Crown Lager extract makes a classic lager with deep golden hues and a firm malty body.

“It’s refreshingly bitter with a lingering fruity aroma, crowned by a tight compact head,” he said.

“It’s recommended to be brewed with Coopers Light Dry Malt and Coopers carbonation drops.”

Coopers has a total of 20 DIY Brewing Extracts as well as a range of brewing accessories to assist DIY beer makers.

Jarlsberg launches cheese mini’s

Jarlsberg cheese is now available in a new mini format.

Currently available at Woolworths, Coles and leading independent supermarkets in packs of five minis, each 20g Jarlsberg Mini is a perfectly round, individually wrapped miniature cheese wheel.

Bite-sized and consistent with the brand’s sweet nutty taste Australian’s have come to love, the products are ideal for breakfast on the go, school lunches, work lunches and snacking occasions.

Naturally low in lactose, the cheese portions suit the needs of today’s busy families with hectic schedules who snack more frequently but want healthier, all natural and fresh ready to eat options.

Tiger Buck beef jerky targets beer & liquor aficionados

Tiger Buck’s progressive branding and iconic packaging has been influenced by saloon bar games of the American frontier, and traditional playing card design.  These elements combine to create a brand that complements a premium drinking experience and delivers unmatched brand-in-hand exposure.

Tiger Buck is a medium-soft, approachable beef jerky. The signature flavour is its smokey bbq notes, and the more you chew, the more it shines through.  Tiger Buck uses no artificial flavours or colours, and is made from 100 per cent raw, unprocessed Australian Beef. It’s low in fat, it’s a great source of protein, and has also been endorsed by Coeliac Australia as a certified Gluten Free product.

This beef jerky was born of the idea that premium pre-packaged bar-snack options are almost non-existent.  Venues and retailers focus endlessly on constructing wine-lists, beer-lists, and back-bars, with snack options almost always forgotten.  A premium bar-snack can be an important addition to a customer offering, often leading to an increased spend-per-head on drinks.

The beef jerky will be available at bars and retailers across Australia in November 2016- Melbourne stockists include: The Beaufort, Stomping Ground, The Local Taphouse, Boilermaker House and Less Than Zero.

Creator, Benjamin Cairns has worked across local and global liquor brands for over 15 years.  He is currently also part of the Melbourne-based East 9th Brewing Co.  The lack of quality ‘drinking snacks’ at bars and liquor retailers drove him to create the Tiger Buck brand.

Savoury muesli bars

Uncle Tobys has crafted its very first savoury muesli bar, Roasted Macadamia & Chickpeas with Spice (35g), now available as part of the premium Farmer’s Pick range.

In addition to the new warming savoury combination, the company has also added a brand new sweet and salty delight to the popular muesli bar range, crafted using a moreish blend of  Pecan, Maple & Cashew  with Salt (35g).

Keeping the discerning snacker in mind, unlike most muesli bars you won’t find a single added flavour in the range, just the deliciously natural taste of real quality ingredients like maple syrup, almonds, macadamias, pecans and 100 per cent Australian whole grains.

Scott Coles, General Manager at Uncle Tobys, said, “Most people think ‘sweet’ when they hear the words muesli bar but we know a lot of consumers opt for savoury snacks, so we’ve crafted our very first unique tasting combination of chickpeas and spices to give shoppers real choice and variety. At Uncle Tobys, we’re committed to bringing new and delicious healthier snacks for our customers, so we’re excited to hear what snackers out there think of our latest sweet and savoury flavour creations.”

The muesli bar also feature the industry standard health star ratings, with all bars in the range achieving 4 out of 5 health star ratings, so snackers can be sure they are making the right food choices while on the go.

Sacred Hill Wine Company rebrands its Quench Collective

Sacred Hill Wine Company (SHWC) has rebranded its Quench Collective with a new look and name which is no longer brand or beverage specific.

According to the company, the move will allow the necessary flexibility and diversification to build the business in the future.

SHWC was set up in 2012 by Sacred Hill Vineyards to solely manage domestic sales and distribution of the Sacred Hill portfolio of wine brands.

“From the beginning, we set out to grow this as a key area of the business. The journey has been a successful one so far and now the time has come to move on from the Sacred Hill name and set Quench Collective on a new course,” said David Mason, Founder and Managing Director of Sacred Hill Vineyards.

Following two rewarding years distributing Panhead prior to its acquisition by Lion, Quench Collective now has a proven track record in growing agency brands.  In recent months Quench Collective has become the national distributor for Paynters and Zeffer Ciders, alongside craft beer brands Liberty Brewing and 8 Wired.

Quench Collective is the distributor and representative for a stable of brands in the liquor market:   Sacred Hill; Ti Point; Whitecliff; Gunn Estate; Wild South; Landscape; 8 Wired; Liberty; Paynters; and Zeffer Cider.

Quench Collective will remain wholly owned by Sacred Hill Vineyards.


Rekorderlig releases new cider cocktails

Rekorderlig, is shaking up the cocktail experience, blending some of its most popular flavours to create an exciting new range of ready-to-drink Cider Cocktails.

A welcomed addition for those Australians looking for convenient, quality cocktails. The Rekorderlig Cider Cocktail range is the latest innovation from the premium Swedish cider brand.

The cocktail range features blends of spirits, fruit ciders and garnishes with their three most popular flavours: Passionfruit Gimlet, Wild Berries Bramble and Swedish Punch.

Passionfruit Gimlet is a citrusy blend of Rekorderlig Passionfruit Cider, gin and a hint of lime; Wild Berries Bramble, a fruity mix of white rum and Wild Berries Cider; and Swedish Punch, blending mint, lime, cucumber and elderflower with much-loved Rekorderlig Strawberry-Lime Cider and vodka for an extra twist.

Presented in 250ml cans, the new range ensures that a great tasting, premium cocktail can be enjoyed anywhere and for any occasion.

“With summer on the way, and outdoor entertaining now on the agenda of Australians across the country, we’re excited to offer a premium range of drinks to accompany good times, anywhere. Be it a picnic, house party or poolside, Rekorderlig Cider Cocktails allow you to enjoy a premium cocktail experience without the need for extensive cocktail skills.” said Nikki Langford, marketing manager.


Be Natural relaunches with Coco-Nutty Granola

Be Natural has introduced a number of new granolas, cereals and snack bars with completely new recipes and ingredients. These new products will join Be Natural’s existing cereal range, all under a new-look Be Natural brand.

The leading product in the rebrand is its Coco-nutty Granola, Australia’s first granola designed specifically to be eaten with coconut water.

It contains whole grain and fibre with oven-baked muesli made with spelt, shredded coconut, nuts, seeds or fruits, and is available in two flavours: coconut, almond, spelt & cinnamon as well as coconut, spelt & fig.

According to the company, it is the first granola of its kind to be crafted with ingredients that are specifically formulated to have with coconut water.

According to IBIS World, the soy and almond milk industry experienced growth of 5.9 per cent between 2009-10 and 2014-15 and, as Australian Food News reports, coconut water consumption grew by 540 per cent between 2008 and 2012. Be Natural is responding to an increased demand for breakfast foods that go hand in hand with milk alternatives.

The release of the granola is part of a wider product launch and rebrand for Be Natural, as it looks to bring the health food trend into the mainstream, catering to everyone, everywhere.

Soon to be joining Be Natural’s existing portfolio is an organics range, crunchy granola & seeds bars and muesli & quinoa bars.

Glaceau fruitdropwater

Coca-Cola South Pacific has launched Glaceau fruitdropwater, a low-kilojoule flavoured sparkling spring water launched specifically for the Australian market.

The spring water product offers variety and taste with sparkling spring water made with 4% fruit juice plus a hint of sugar and natural flavours.

Primarily aimed at health conscious females aged 30 and above, it is low kilojoule and made with natural flavours. It blends sparkling spring water with real juice and is sweetened with a hint of sugar.

The launch will be supported by a targeted customer media campaign with a strong out-of-home presence. The product will be supported in retail stores with a range of impactful visual and merchandising solutions.

Glaceau fruitdropwater is available in three ‘superfruity vavavoom’ combinations – raspberry apple, pomegranate pear and cranberry lime. All three will be available in 500ml single serves, while the raspberry apple and pomegranate pear flavours will also be packaged in 1.2L multi serves.

The product can be purchased at IGA now in both 500ml and 1.2L varieties, with the 500ml bottle also available from on-the-go outlets. From October, the 500ml range will also be available from 7-Eleven outlets.

Hakuna Matata Frittata

Sunny Queen Meal Solutions offering a full range of simple and tasty products that are ready to heat and serve. Adding to their popular range of omelettes, scrambled and poached eggs, the company’s new flavourful, rustic Frittatas come in two flavours, hearty Vegetable and delicious Asian Chicken and Corn.

Portioned for a lunch or dinner meal, these frittatas are a powerhouse of nutritious vegetables and real farm fresh eggs, with a light and fluffy texture that will be sure to satisfy everyone. The range also includes both a vegetarian and chicken based option to appeal to all palates.

Cooked with real ingredients and snap frozen, the frittatas can be heated and served within minutes and also eliminate the risk of egg contamination, which is especially important when cooking large scale quantities. Additionally, reduced overheads and shorter cook times mean a better bottom line for your business in terms of profitability and time to plate.

As well as being gluten free, having no artificial colours or flavours and being HACCP certified, these new frittatas mean no mess and no waste, making them the smart choice for serving egg based meals.



Icelandic Glacial Water

Icelandic Glacial is the premium natural spring water, bottled at the source from Iceland’s legendary Ölfus Spring, which was formed more than 5,000 years ago and is shielded from pollution by an impenetrable barrier of lava rock.

The spring produces water is so pure that nothing is added or taken away. As a result, Icelandic Glacial possesses exceptional balance featuring a naturally low mineral content and a naturally alkaline pH of 8.4.

Icelandic Glacial is further distinguished as the world’s first certified carbon neutral natural spring bottled water for product and operation. Icelandic Glacial uses 100% natural green energy to fuel its production delivering a premium bottled water to discerning consumers around the world while maintaining a “net zero” carbon footprint.

Icelandic Glacial produces both sparkling and natural spring water.

Manufacturer: Icelandic Glacial

Launch date: July 2016

Ingredients: Natural Spring Water & Carbon Dioxide

Shelf Life: 2 Years from Production Date

Packaging: PET Range: 330ml, 500ml, 750ml Sports Cap, 1 Litre & 1.5 Litre

Country of origin: Iceland

Brand Website:

Almond milk in single serve format

Almond Breeze is launching a range of flavoured almond milks in a single serve offering into the retail market.

Set to hit the shelves in petrol stations and convenience stores from late September, the range has been developed in Australia and will be available in three flavours: chocolate, coffee and coconut.

According to the company, with less than 100 calories per serve and low in saturated fat, this format has been created to appeal to women seeking a healthy alternative.

Almond milk is the fastest growing milk in the non-dairy category and in just a few years has overtaken soy in terms of $ sales1 for the first time.

“In research our consumers told us they were enjoying Almond Breeze at home and in cafes, and were also seeking a convenient option to enjoy on the go or whenever the impulse grabs them. Our new single serve format is the perfect solution for busy women when they’re out and about,” said Roger Ringwood, Country Director for Almond Breeze Australia & New Zealand.


Coca-Cola launches LIFT Hard Hitting Lemon

Coca-Cola South Pacific has launched LIFT Hard Hitting Lemon, a brand new formulation which is being introduced to shift the perception of the Lemon Flavour offerings in market.

The new product offers Aussies a full bodied lemon drink with sharper taste, more bite and a sugar content now at 8.4g/100ml. LIFT Hard Hitting Lemon is tailored specifically for the Australian market and will replace the current LIFTdrink.

In the last three years, ‘Flavour’ offerings have been steadily growing Coca-Cola’s share of the carbonated soft drink category and the brand has identified an avenue to further capitalise on this by driving growth among consumers of Lemon products. This opportunity is borne from consumer insights that demonstrate a disconnect between what is available to Lemon consumers and what they really want.

As a result, LIFT Hard Hitting Lemon has been designed to disrupt the market by providing a bolder, better taste. The superior strength and bitterness of the drink is intended to appeal primarily to males aged 35 and above, with the overarching campaign encouraging consumers to ‘ditch the soft stuff’ and opt for LIFT Hard Hitting Lemon.

To encourage trial and raise awareness, the launch will be supported by a fully integrated multi-million dollar marketing campaign that includes multi-channel executions across social media, digital platforms, out-of-home and in-store retail activations.

In addition, Coca-Cola has partnered with the AFL and Triple M as part of a strategy to connect with sports fans and reinforce the product’s Hard Hitting proposition. Sampling activity will also take place at a number of major sporting stadiums across the country, including the MCG, SCG and GABBA, as well as at the AFL Grand Final live site, to put the product into the hands of sports fans.


Premixed cocktails

These premixed cocktails are convenient, delicious, and handmade. Available for wholesale.

The range includes:

No 44 – A traditional French aperitif. A combination of orange, coffee beans and vanilla vodka. Pour 65 ml over ice, add an orange twist.

Spiced Negroni – A blend of Spiced Gin, Campari and Vermouth Rossi. Pour 65 ml over ice add an orange twist.

Peach Manhattan – A twist on the classic much loved Manhattan with Peach Brandy, White Vermouth and Bitters. Pour 65 ml over ice add a twist.

Kir Cocktail – A traditional French aperitif made with Crème de Cassis and white Burgundy. Pour 65 ml over ice add a twist.

Shelf Life: 2 years

Packaging: 200 mil bottles

Product Manager: Fikadu Acknaw

Country of origin: Australia

Brand Website:

Natural Raw C Coffee + Coconut water

Natural Raw C is the only 100% organic Arabica coffee + coconut water on the market – this vegan friendly, dairy/gluten/fat free beverage provides you with the natural boost you crave anytime, anywhere. It is the perfect healthy and delicious pick-me-up.

Product Manufacturer: Natural Raw C

Launch date: 12.09.2016

Ingredients: Coconut water, coconut flower nectar, 100% arabica coffee extract, natural flavour.

Shelf Life: 18 months

Packaging: Tetra

Product Manager: Elyse Elmer

Country of origin: Thailand

Brand Website:


Easy-to-use squeezable dips and aiolis

Chris’ Dips has launched new, easy-to-use squeezable dips and aiolis in a 1kg Food Service range.

The new Saucier Chef Range puts that final professional touch to a meal – whether it’s a dollop on the side, or drizzle on the top of any dish, the range takes the current traditional dips to an easy finishing off format.

The range is available for order from September 2016. The Food Service squeezable bottle range offers four of Chris’ most popular traditional dip flavours including Hommus and Avocado.

The new selection of Aiolis includes four enticing flavours including Wasabi Aioli and Gherkin & Mustard Aioli. All freshly prepared the new range comes in 1kg easy-squeeze bottles for convenient application that enhances almost any meal.

The range is both gluten free and suitable for vegetarians. Professional chefs and cooks will agree the restaurant quality of both flavour and texture will make them look good when applying to any dish that leaves their kitchen.


Gatorade launches its world-first liquid concentrate

Gatorade is revolutionising hydration options for Australians with the introduction of new Gatorade Liquid Concentrate, a thirst-quenching and easy source of hydration for athletes.

Available in Woolworths, the 1 litre Gatorade Liquid Concentrate is available in two flavours – Blue Bolt and Lemon Lime – and will make 5 litres of Gatorade by adding water.  It is on shelves in Woolworths, and will be rolled out with other independent retailers over the next few months.

This launch is backed up with digital advertising, out of home, a social media campaign and a range of in-store activations and display support.

“Gatorade Liquid Concentrate is a world first for the brand and it’s going to change the way teams and individuals hydrate to ensure they perform at their best. This product has all the Gatorade benefits in a new convenient format, with the backing of over 50 years of scientific research,” said PepsiCo Australia & New Zealand Senior Director Franchise Beverages, Brad Van Dijk.


Curo Alkaline Water

Curo Lifestyle was born from a vision, to empower others to take control of their health naturally.

Curo is naturally occurring alkaline water bottled at the source in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales. This water is rich in alkaline minerals that help neutralise toxins and flush them out of your body to leave you feeling lighter and full of energy.

Available in 600ml and 1.5L sizes.

Manufacturer: Jo Hancock Investments

Launch date: 01/07/16

Ingredients: Natural alkaline water

Bicarbonate 224mg/L

Calcium 62mg/L

Magnesium 12mg/L

Potassium <1mg/L

Chloride 3mg/L

Sodium 8mg/L

Silica 19.7mg/L

pH 8.19

Shelf Life: 1 year from date of bottling

Packaging: Biodegradable, BPA, BPS free PET bottles

Product Manager: Thomas Cho

Country of origin: Australia

Brand Website: