Spray it, don’t say it! ProChef Sesame Oil Spray

Product Name: ProChef Sesame Oil

Manufacturer: Pascoe’s

Ingredients: Sesame Oil (65%), Butane, Propane

Shelf life: Two years

Packaging: Pascoe’s

Product Manager:  Grainne Tierney, 02 8774 4723

Website:   www.pascoes.com.au

What the company says:

Now commonplace in Australian kitchens, sesame oil has been used in Asian and Indian cooking for over 2,500 years and is guaranteed to enhance the flavour of any gourmet meal. 

Recently launched in Australia, ProChef Sesame Oil Spray not only tastes great but is a versatile alternative to conventional oils.

The oil in the ProChef range is used from 100% Australian oil, with the Sesame Oil derived from toasted, cold press sesame seeds.

The convenience of the spray bottle allows a portion controlled, mess free cooking experience where stir fries, delicious salad dressings and marinades can be made easily, quickly with no fuss.

The ProChef Sesame Oil is particularly suited for meats such as pork and chicken as well as dishes containing fish.

While Sesame oil is an important ingredient in many Asian dishes, it can also be used in dressings and sauces.

Sesame oil has a strong and distinctive flavor of its own, making it hard to substitute in recipes because no other oil lends the dish the same flavor.

Sesame oil spray also has a high smoking point of around 450 degrees making it a good choice for sautéing.

Made from 100 per cent Australian oil from an Australian owned company, the ProChef premium range of spray oils include; Coconut Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Canola Oil and Olive Oil, and are available from leading grocery stores throughout Australia.
 

No muss, no fuss: Leggo’s One Pan meal solutions

Product: Leggo’s One Pan Fettucine Pesto

Manufacturer: Simplot Australia

Ingredients: Cooked egg pasta (water, durum wheat semolina, egg, salt) (57%), grilled vegetables (red capsicum, eggplant, zucchini) (12%), water, basil (7%), tomato,extra virgin olive oil, pecorino romano cheese (2.5%), sunflower oil, cheese ,cashew nuts (1%), wheat starch, salt, garlic, natural flavour, roasted garlic, blackpepper.

Shelf life: 15 months

Packaging Design : Stand up bag

Product Manager: Gemma Doughty, Account Director @ Thrive PR

Website: www.leggos.com.au

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Product: Leggo's One Pan Fettuccine Primavera

Manufacturer: Simplot Australia

Ingredients: Cooked egg pasta (water, durum wheat semolina, egg, salt) (50%), water, grilled vegetables (capsicum, zucchini) (11%), white wine (3.5%), extra virgin olive oil, leek, roasted garlic (1.5%), wheat flour, butter, vegetable broth (contains celery, natural flavour), coriander, parsley, natural flavour.

Shelf life: 15 months

Packaging Design : Stand up bag

Product Manager: Gemma Doughty, Account Director @ Thrive PR

Website: www.leggos.com.au

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Product: Leggo's One Pan Penne Arrabbiata

Manufacturer: Simplot Australia

Ingredients:Cooked pasta (58%) (water, durum wheat semolina, salt) , tomato juice (31%), water, tomato (2.0%), onion, extra virgin olive oil, sunflower oil, salt, sugar, wheat starch, parsley, garlic, dried chilli, white pepper.

Shelf life: 15 months

Packaging Design: Stand up bag

Product Manager: Gemma Doughty, Account Director @ Thrive PR

Website: www.leggos.com.au

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Product: Leggo's One Pan Gnocchi Napoli

Manufacturer: Simplot Australia

Ingredients: Potato Gnocchi (66%) (potato, durum wheat semolina, water, salt) , tomato juice (18%), water, tomato (4%), mozzarella cheese (3.5%), sunflower oil, onion, basil (0.5%), wheat starch, salt, sugar, garlic, white pepper, chilli.

Shelf life: 15 months

Packaging Design : Stand up bag

Product Manager: Gemma Doughty, Account Director @ Thrive PR

Website: www.leggos.com.au

What the company says:

Simplot is proud to launch its first-to-market product for Leggo’s, One Pan.

Supported with a national advertising campaign, One Pan brings authentic Italian flavours to mealtimes in just 7 minutes.

Leggo’s One Pan is an innovative and creative new range of four frozen meals with a simple concept: a meal for two containing frozen pasta, sauce and vegetables, that takes only seven minutes to cook in a pan.

Where most products are microwaved or popped in the oven, Leggo’s One Pan is simply cooked on the stovetop. They are delicious to eat on their own, or you can add 200g of your favourite meat – some spicy chorizo, grilled chicken, tender beef or your favourite seafood, to add your own special touch to each meal.

As a meal for two, Leggo’s One Pan is not only convenient, but allows you to bring out the Italian romantic within and share it with someone special.

Simplot Australia General Manager of Retail Marketing, Tara Lordsmith, said “We're excited to see the launch of the new Leggo's One Pan range. Weidentified a gap in the market in Australia for this type of meal, so we're

confident shoppers will embrace the great Leggo's Authentico taste they know and love straight from the freezer.”

The four variants include:

  • Fettuccine Primavera with grilled vegetables in a garlic and white wine sauce
  • Fettuccine Pesto with creamy pesto and grilled vegetables
  • Gnocchi Napoli with a rich tomato, mozzarella and basil sauce
  • Penne Arrabbiata with a rich tomato, garlic and chilli pepper sauce

The new Leggo’s One Pan range is available in the freezers of Woolworths, Coles and independent supermarkets nationwide, with RRPs from $7.99.

The supporting advertising campaign kicks off on May 6, and marks the

introduction of the innovative Leggo’s One Pan range into the Australian market.

Created by BWM, the Leggo’s One Pan TVCs will be screened nationwide across multiple free-to-air channels. The campaign also includes posters in high traffic areas, shopping centres and outside Coles, Woolworths and independent supermarkets.

An outrageously tasty cider: Lucky Duck cider

Product Name: Lucky Duck Apple Cider

Manufacturer: Lucky Duck Cider Company

Ingredients: Braeburn Apples, Yeast, Water, Sugar, Sulphites

Shelf life: 12 months

Packaging: Steve Benn

Product Manager: Shane Capron 0401 211 782 shane@luckyduckcider.com.

Website:   luckyduckcider.com

What the company says:

 

Meet Lucky!

Two little ducks set off one day over the hill and far away to hunt for the world’s finest Braeburn apples with the help of many friends they produced an outrageously tasty cider…

Tale

Colby Kitchin and Shane Capron are those two little ducks.

The young twenty something Melbournian cider lovers threw caution to the wind 18 months ago and set off on a passionate journey to make Melbourne’s very own apple cider.

Coming from very different backgrounds – Colby is an osteopath and Shane a marketer – together they bring a fresh enthusiasm to the alcohol industry.

Taste

Utilising the expertise of two local Victorian wine makers, Lucky Duck Apple Cider is made from Braeburn apples, renowned for their perfect combination of bitters and sharps.

The notable, yet restrained sweetness greets the drinker and eases them into the big apple bang mid palate, characteristic of Lucky Duck.

It’s crisp finish provides an overall refreshing experience, encouraging repeated encounters.

Recognition

Bottled only 9 weeks ago Lucky Duck Apple Cider’s already impressing the locals. As a last minute entrant into the March Victorian Microbreweries Showcase Lucky Duck Apple Cider swept the pool beating 12 local ciders to take out both People’s Choice awards for Best Cider: Lucky Duck Apple Cider and Best Cider Producer: Lucky Duck.

 “We saw a gap in the Australian cider market for something bold, balanced and proudly local, so we went for it,” Capron said.

“People seem to love our story and want to get behind us, supporting the little guy. It’s got a little bit of a David vs. Goliath feel to it I suppose…. It definitely helps that the drink’s really tasty. ”

Cider Facts*

Cider sales increased by 35% in the past year

Sales outpaced all other alcoholic categories in Australia

Australian cider drinkers try to buy Australian made products and seek private label options

*All Australian cider market profile & facts sourced from the 2010 & 2011 Nielsen Alcoholic Cider Reports

 

 

A good soul: Soul Virgin Non-Alcoholic drinks

Product: Soul Virgins Non-Alcoholic Mojito

Manufacturer: Soul Beverages

Ingredients: Carbonated Water, Sugar, Reconstituted Lemon Juice (1.8%), Reconstituted Lime Juice (1.7%), Food Acids (330), Clouding Agent, Flavours, Preservative (211).

Shelf life: 24 months

Packaging: Soul Beverages

Product Manager:  Michael Firth, Integrity Sales Management 0429 183 282

Website: www.drinksoul.com

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Product: Soul Virgins Non-Alcoholic Cosmopolitan

Manufacturer: Soul Beverages

Ingredients: Carbonated Water, Cane Sugar, Reconstituted Cranberry Juice (4.5%), Reconstituted Lime Juice (1.0%), Acidity regulator (Citric Acid), Natural Flavour, Natural Clouding Agent, Preservative (211), Colour (129, 122).

Shelf life: 24 months

Packaging: Soul Beverages

Product Manager:  Michael Firth, Integrity Sales Management 0429 183 282

Website: www.drinksoul.com

What the company says:

Soft drinks brand Soul Virgins has landed in Australia

The soft drinks market has a new player in Australia. New Zealand brand Soul Virgins will be stocked in the country from April 2012 with initial distribution in 800 Woolworths across the country. 

The product is presented in glass bottles using the same combinations as the world’s most popular cocktails without the alcohol.

The brand has two variants in the Australian market: Soul Mojito – lime, lemon and mint and Soul Cosmopolitan – cranberry and lime.

These delicious sparkling beverages, made with fruit concentrates and natural flavours, are perfect for any occasion.

Whether you’re the designated driver, a mother-to-be, or you simply don’t have time for hangovers, soul virgins will quench your thirst.

Geoff Hunt, who founded the brand along with his wife Julia in 2009, is proud to talk about the success of Soul Virgins in New Zealand.

“As consumers continue their search for quality and innovative soft drinks, we felt it was time to bring these great flavours to the Australian market,” Geoff says.

“Soul Virgins is a true reflection of the brand’s effort to providing a premium, natural and delicious soft drink in a convenient format,” he adds.

The company shifts well over 1000 cartons per month in New Zealand and expects that number to increase fivefold when the Australian market speeds up. Soul is also a supporter of ‘Hello Sunday Morning’, a non-profit organisation committed to changing the world's relationship with alcohol.

Soul Virgins is currently available in Woolworths Supermarkets across Australia and distributed by Bravo Foods of S.A. and Atthow Agencies of Brisbane.

 

Nothing but good: Chobani Greek Yoghurt

Product Name: Chobani Greek Yogurt – Plain

Manufacturer: Chobani Pty Ltd.

Ingredients: Cultured pasteurized nonfat milk, live and active cultures: S. Thermophilus, L. Bulgaricus, L. Acidophilus, Bifidus and L. Casei. Contains milk.

Shelf life: 50 days with refrigeration

Packaging: Chobani Pty Ltd.

Product Manager: Peter Meek

Website: www.chobani.com.au

What the company says:

CHOBANI LAUNCHES PLAIN GREEK YOGURT VARIANTS
– Fat free and 98% fat free Greek Yogurt ideal for cooking and snacking –

Chobani, America’s #1 yogurt brand , has introduced two plain Greek yogurt varieties into NSW and Victoria Woolworths stores, including fat free and 98% fat free options in two sizes (170g and 907g).

Ideal for cooking, or topping up your breakfast and favourite snacks, Chobani handcrafts its deliciously thick, creamy yogurt using a centuries-old straining technique.

This process removes the excess liquid from the yogurt so Chobani doesn’t break down when heated, as regular yogurt tends to do, making it the perfect ingredient for all of your baking and cooking needs.

Versatile and easy to use, Chobani Greek Yogurt is the perfect ingredient to help chefs and home cooks, alike, get creative in the kitchen. Use Chobani to lighten up dishes and reduce the calories, fat and cholesterol from your favourite recipes without sacrificing on taste.

Chobani is an ideal substitute for butter, oil, sour cream, mayonnaise, milk and cream when cooking anything from desserts to mains and snacks.

Chobani Kitchen offers a variety of delicious recipes including pancakes, banana muffins and Thai red curry. For quick, easy recipe ideas visit www.chobanikitchen.com.

Like all Chobani products, Chobani Plain is thick, creamy and full of health benefits including:
• Provides two times more protein than regular yogurt
• Made with only natural ingredients
• Has five live and active cultures and three probiotics
• Provides a good source of bone-building calcium
• Free of gluten and Kosher-certified

Chobani is available in Woolworths in NSW and Victoria for $1.99/170g RRP and $5.79/907g. In addition to the Plain varieties, it comes in a range of fruity flavours including Peach (fat free), Blueberry (fat free), Strawberry (fat free), Mango (98% fat free), Passion Fruit (98% fat free), and Pineapple (98% fat free).

For the love of caramel: Caramelicious flavoured caramel

Product Name: Caramelicious Salted Butter Caramel
Manufacturer: Caramelicious
Ingredients: Sugar, glucose, water, butter, salt, cream
Shelf life: 12 months
Packaging: Géraldine Terrin, Labomine design (France) www.labominedesign.fr
Product Manager: Rémi Tremsal, 0435 096 398, sales@caramelicious.com.au
Website: www.caramelicious.com.au
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Product Name: Caramelicious Vanilla Caramel
Manufacturer: Caramelicious
Ingredients: Sugar, glucose, water, butter, salt, cream, vanilla extract.
Shelf life: 12 months
Packaging: Géraldine Terrin, Labomine design (France) www.labominedesign.fr
Product Manager: Rémi Tremsal, 0435 096 398, sales@caramelicious.com.au
Website: www.caramelicious.com.au

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Product Name: Caramelicious Cocoa Caramel
Manufacturer: Caramelicious
Ingredients: Sugar, glucose, water, butter, salt, cream, cocoa
Shelf life: 12 months
Packaging: Géraldine Terrin, Labomine design (France) www.labominedesign.fr
Product Manager: Rémi Tremsal, 0435 096 398, sales@caramelicious.com.au
Website: www.caramelicious.com.au

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Product Name: Caramelicious Cocoa Hazelnut Caramel
Manufacturer: Caramelicious
Ingredients: Sugar, glucose, water, butter, salt, cream, hazelnut, cocoa
Shelf life: 12 months
Packaging: Géraldine Terrin, Labomine design (France) www.labominedesign.fr
Product Manager: Rémi Tremsal, 0435 096 398, sales@caramelicious.com.au
Website: www.caramelicious.com.au

What the company says:

Authentic French Caramel

Caramelicious is all natural, handmade in small batches and slow simmered to create soft and buttery rich gourmet caramels that true caramel connoisseur love and appreciate.

We use only the freshest and finest ingredients available to homemade our exotic and unique caramels. Our products are all natural, no artificial flavours, no artificial colours, no preservatives and are gluten free.

They are available in four varieties: Salted Butter, Vanilla, Cocoa and Cocoa hazelnut to suit any set of taste buds.

Our love of caramel started as children and we have never out grown it.

With a traditional caramel recipe handed down through generation and having great passion for fine confections and having received rave reviews for his homemade caramels, French born, Rémi has turned his passion into a caramelicious business.

His goal is to turn all of the non-caramel lovers into caramel connoisseurs with his secret recipe and love of caramel.

Available now in some Delicatessen shops around Melbourne. You can also meet us at one of the Crafts markets, food and wine festivals in Victoria.

Salted Butter Caramel is a very individual condiment and providing the most discerning critic with flavour to enthuse. 
To view Salted Butter Caramel and the full range or for further information visit the Caramelicious website.

These little creations would be just perfect for:

– A spread for buns, toasts, croissants and breakfast rusks. Absolutely delicious on pancakes, waffles and cakes.

– In desserts, it can be used on your flans, tarts, tiramisus, cooked fruits, baked apples (to name a few).

– In a fondue pot, it can be made into a fondue for pieces of fruits or skewers of fruits. It can be melted and used as a coulis on ice-cream or as a topping in pastries.

– When cooking add one spoonful of caramel to duck breast or roasted pork at the end of the cooking time, to chicken, game or on foie gras cooked in a frying pan.

Like Mama used to make: Mama Kaz launches new muffin range

Product: Mama Kaz Apple Cinnamon Muffin

Manufacturer: Mama Kaz

Ingredients: Sugar, Wheat Flour, Egg, Vegetable Oil (Antioxidant (307)), Apple (5%), Vegetable Fat, (Vegetable Oil, Emulsifiers (471, 477), Antioxidant (320)), Milk Solids, Butter (Cream (Milk), Water), Thickener (1422), Raising Agent (500, 541), Salt, Vegetable Gum (415), Flavour (Contains Egg & Milk), Cinnamon (0.15%), Emulsifier (481), Acidity Regulator (330).

Contains Wheat, Egg, Milk.

May be present: Tree nuts, Soy, Sulphites and Sesame.

Shelf life: 5 days

Packaging: Mama Kaz

Product Manager: Abbie Thompson at Polkadot PR 02 9281 4190

Website: www.mamakaz.com.au

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Product: Mama Kaz Tropical Passion Muffin

Manufacturer: Mama Kaz

Ingredients: Sugar, Wheat Flour, Egg, Vegetable Oil (Antioxidant (307)), Passionfruit (5%), Vegetable Fat (Vegetable Oil, Emulsifiers (471, 477), Antioxidant (320)), Milk Solids, Thickener (1422), Raising Agent (500, 541), Salt, Maize Starch, Vegetable Gum (415), Flavour (Contains Egg & Milk), Emulsifier (481), Acidity Regulator (330).

Contains Wheat, Egg, Milk.

May be present: Tree nuts, Soy, Sulphites and Sesame.

Shelf life: 5 days

Packaging: Mama Kaz

Product Manager: Abbie Thompson at Polkadot PR 02 9281 4190

Website: www.mamakaz.com.au

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Product: Mama Kaz Pear and Raspberry Muffin

Manufacturer: Mama Kaz

Ingredients: Wheat Flour, Sugar, Egg, Vegetable Oil (Antioxidant (307)), Pear (5%), Raspberries (4.5%), Vegetable Fat (Vegetable Oil, Emulsifiers (471, 477), Antioxidant (320)), Milk Solids, Thickener (1422), Mineral Salt / Raising Agent (500, 541), Salt, Vegetable Gum (415), Flavour (Contains Egg & Milk), Emulsifier (481), Acidity Regulator (330).

Shelf life: 5 days

Packaging: Mama Kaz

Product Manager: Abbie Thompson at Polkadot PR 02 9281 4190

Website: www.mamakaz.com.au

What the company says: 

AUSTRALIAN OWNED BANANA BREAD COMPANY MAMA KAZ EXPANDS WITH NEW MUFFIN RANGE

Mama Kaz, the famous family owned 100% natural banana bread company, has undergone a vast expansion, introducing a brand new product line with the additions of gourmet muffins.

Available now across Australia in cafes, gourmet supermarkets, schools, universities, and convenience stores the muffins are the first non-bread product to be added to the Mama Kaz line-up which already includes an extensive variety of banana flavours, fruit flavours and iced products.

There are seven varieties in the new muffin range from sweet and decadent flavours that offer a real indulgent treat to fruit-filled savoury varieties for a guilt-free snack on the go!

All products are made locally and are 100% natural, with 100% real fruit and no preservatives.

Delivered fresh, the muffins can be frozen for up to six months, and are sure to be a hit with Australians looking for a tasty snack.

The range includes:
• Tropical Passionfruit – A delicious tropical passion fruit muffin.
• Belgian Choc – Belgium chocolate oozes through the muffin when heated
• Mixed Berry – A delicious mix of berries throughout, this muffin is filled with berry goodness.
• Double Choc – With melted choc chips, a great treat for any chocoholic!
• Apple Cinnamon – A fresh combination of Apples & Cinnamon
• Orange Poppy Seed – This delicious combination of zesty orange and poppy seeds – a taste sensation!
• Pear Raspberry – Delicious, fruity and light, a lovely fresh tasting delight!

Based on a secret family recipe, Mama Kaz’s banana bread has long been a family favourite, well-known for the deliciously moist larger than life loaves that are 100% natural, preservative free, wholesome and low in fat, made from 100% real fruit and dairy free (except Mango & coconut).
 

Unleash your wild side: Wild Child Juices

Product: Wild Child- Green Cleanse
Manufacturer: Wild About Fruit
Ingredients: Apple juice, mango puree, banana puree, spinach, wheatgrass, spirulina;
Shelf life: 6 months
Packaging: Chimera Design
Product Manager: Ben Mould, ph: 03 5964 4226
Website: www.wildchildjuice.com.au

Product: Wild Child- Veggie Detox
Manufacturer: Wild About Fruit
Ingredients: Apple juice, beetroot juice reconstituted, carrot juice reconstituted, lemon juice reconstituted.
Shelf life: 6 months
Packaging: Chimera Design
Product Manager: Ben Mould, ph: 03 5964 4226
Website: www.wildchildjuice.com.au

Product Name: Wild Child- Antioxidant Energy
Manufacturer: Wild About Fruit
Ingredients: apple juice, pomegranate juice, blackcurrant juice reconstituted, Acai,Goji.
Shelf life: 6 months
Packaging: Chimera Design
Product Manager: Ben Mould, ph: 03 5964 4226
Website: www.wildchildjuice.com.au

Product: Wild Child- Mango Passion
Manufacturer: Wild About Fruit
Ingredients: Apple juice, mango puree, banana puree, passionfruit juice.
Shelf life: 6 months
Packaging: Chimera Design
Product Manager: Ben Mould, ph: 03 5964 4226
Website: www.wildchildjuice.com.au

What the company says:

Say Hi to the new kid on the block…Wild Child super-juices!

Four healthy, yummy flavours to bring out your inner wild child!

Wild Child super-juices were born on the Wild about fruit orchard in the Yarra Valley, created with the same “pure fruit” philosophy as the Wild about Juice range of Low GI juices.

This means there are no preservatives, no added sugar or water and no trendy boosts.
There is no added anything! Wild Child promises pure, healthy, yummy all-fruit taste, packed full of nutrition and attitude.

Healthy attitude that is!

Wild Child is made from a base of Wild about Juice apple juice, with a blend of the finest fruit and vegetables and is available in four mouth-watering flavours – Green Cleanse; Antioxidant Energy; Mango Passion; and Veggie Detox.

Available in 300ml or 1L bottles, Wild Child is perfect for people who want to get that extra kick out of life.

Whether you enjoy Wild Child as a morning boost for breakky or mixed with your fave liqueur to get the party started, Wild Child super-juices are healthy, yummy and versatile… which Wild Child are you?

Nourish your inner wild child and purify your body with Veggie Detox; contains apple, carrot, beetroot and lemon juice for a natural boost that tastes great!

Regenerate and rejuvenate with Green Cleanse; contains apple, mango, banana, spinach, wheatgrass and spirulina to naturally detox and cleanse your body.

Antioxidant Energy contains apple, pomegranate, blackcurrant, acai, and goji berries, the ultimate blend of the world’s finest super-fruits and a natural source of antioxidants to boost energy and fight free radicals.

Chill out with Mango Passion, a sunny combination of mangoes, banana, apple, and passionfruit. An energy rich combination of luscious tropical fruit to promote digestive health, enhance your mood and encourage relaxation.

Wild Child super-juices are currently available at selected stores in Victoria. For more information please visit www.facebook.com/wildaboutjuice or ww.wildchildjuice.com.au

An apple a day keeps the doctor away: Wild About Juice

Product: Wild About Juice- Cloudy Apple
Manufacturer: Wild About Fruit
Ingredients: Nothing added, 100% pure ingredients. 100% cloudy apple juice with natural apple fibre.
Shelf life: 6 months
Packaging: Chimera Design
Product Manager: Ben Mould, ph: 03 5964 4226
Website: www.wildaboutjuice.com.au

Product: Wild About Juice- Filtered Apple
Manufacturer: Wild About Fruit
Ingredients: Nothing added, 100% pure ingredients. 100% filtered apple juice.
Shelf life: 6 months
Packaging: Chimera Design
Product Manager: Ben Mould, ph: 03 5964 4226
Website: www.wildaboutjuice.com.au

Product: Wild About Juice- Apple Pine Passion
Manufacturer: Wild About Fruit
Ingredients: Nothing added, 100% pure ingredients. 80% apple juice, 15% pineapple juice, 5% passionfruit juice with natural fruit fibre;
Shelf life: 6 months
Packaging: Chimera Design
Product Manager: Ben Mould, ph: 03 5964 4226
Website: www.wildaboutjuice.com.au

Product: Wild About Juice- Apple Pine Passion
Manufacturer: Wild About Fruit
Ingredients: Nothing added, 100% pure ingredients. 80% apple juice, 15% pineapple juice, 5% passionfruit juice with natural fruit fibre; natural fruit fibre;
Shelf life: 6 months
Packaging: Chimera Design
Product Manager: Ben Mould, ph: 03 5964 4226
Website: www.wildaboutjuice.com.au

Product: Wild About Juice- Apple & Mango
Manufacturer: Wild About Fruit
Ingredients: Nothing added, 100% pure ingredients. 85% apple juice, 15% mango puree with natural apple and mango fibre.
Shelf life: 6 months
Packaging: Chimera Design
Product Manager: Ben Mould, ph: 03 5964 4226
Website: www.wildaboutjuice.com.au

Product: Wild About Juice- Apple & Cherry
Manufacturer: Wild About Fruit
Ingredients: Nothing added, 100% pure ingredients. 80% apple juice, 20% cherry juice with natural apple and cherry fibre. Shelf life: 6 months
Packaging: Chimera Design
Product Manager: Ben Mould, ph: 03 5964 4226
Website: www.wildaboutjuice.com.au

Product: Wild About Juice- Apple & Blackcurrant
Manufacturer: Wild About Fruit
Ingredients: Nothing added, 100% pure ingredients. 87.5% apple juice, 12.5% reconstituted blackcurrant juice with natural apple fibre.
Shelf life: 6 months
Packaging: Chimera Design
Product Manager: Ben Mould, ph: 03 5964 4226
Website: www.wildaboutjuice.com.au

What the company says:

An apple a day keeps the doctor away…
Wild about Juice: the first and only bona fide juice on the Australian market with a low GI rating

Welcome the warmer months with Wild about Juice, a new range of fresh, yummy, healthy juices straight from the Yarra Valley – 100 per cent Australian, no added anything!

Wild about Juice is a brand new range of innovative apple-based juices that use a special patented juicing process to retain the high antioxidant capacity of the fruit, and is the first and only juice in Australia to be given a low GI rating.

Good to know you really can enjoy juice again?

We think so too.

Wild about Juice is the next step for third generation 100% Australian company, Wild About Fruit.

This 100% Australian, family-owned and operated business has been passionately growing apples & cherries in the Yarra Valley since 1930, and now is proud to be producing the Wild about Juice range of premium, healthy juices.

Owner-operator of Wild about Juice Ben Mould said the patented juicing process is healthier and more environmentally friendly than other juicing techniques.

“This special process extracts and retains the goodness from the fruit by also juicing the skin which contains more fibre and antioxidants than the flesh,” Ben said.

“Wild about Juice promotes natural nutrition, as it has no reservatives or additives, and this juicing process also leaves minimal waste, making it highly sustainable.”

Wild about Juice delivers you the healthiest, tastiest juices possible and is now available in selectstores around Victoria. Flavours include Apple, Pine, Passion; Cloudy Apple, Apple & Cherry; Apple & Mango; Filtered Apple; Apple & Blackcurrant.

The story… A few years ago in Victoria’s picturesque Yarra Valley, a third generation orchardist named Ben Mould got to thinking… “Could an apple juice be made that actually tasted like a crisp orchard fresh apple, AND also contain as much of the nutrients from the apple as possible?”

Ben knew that crushing the apple caused oxidization, damaging the apple’s delicate nutrients, which are found mainly in the skin.

Most people have experienced the taste of commercially made apple juice – sickly sweet confectionary flavour that leaves a nasty after-taste.

Even juicing at home damages the cells and if you leave the juice on the bench it turns brown in minutes.

No process was available to protect the apple’s antioxidants. Not to be deterred, Ben saw this as an opportunity and invented a unique and patented juicing process that uses the whole apple* and protects the good stuff, resulting in an apple juice that tastes just like a crisp orchard fresh apple!

Wild about Juice contains twice the nutritional value of the fruit than any other fruit juice on the Australian market.

An independent nutritional analysis on apple juices and apple-blended products in Australia confirmed that the unique processing method employed by Wild about Juice which processes the whole fruit* retains the naturally occurring phytonutrients and flavonoids contained in apples.

Wild about Fruit has also has added a new range of specialty superjuices – Wild Child – to their current range of apple based juices. Watch this space!

Wild about Juice juices are currently available at selected stores in Victoria.
For more information please visit www.facebook.com/wildaboutjuice or www.wildchildjuice.com.au

Antioxidants

Wild about Juice still retains the core healthfulness of a fresh apple. According to an independent scientific study conducted in 2000 the antioxidants from the fruit remained in the juice, after the juicing process.

There are four powerful antioxidants found in Wild About Juice;
1. Catchins are a potent form of antioxidant which are good for coronary and cardiovascular health
2. Flavanols help in the protection of cancer and supports cardiovascular health
3. Chalcones are known for their anti-inflammatory attributes
4. Phenolic Acids (Chlorogenic) are one of the most potent natural antioxidant groups known.

In 2000, Cornell University researchers reported in the journal that one apple packs more cancer-fighting antioxidant capability than a 1,500-milligram dose of vitamin C.

In fact one of the antioxidants in an apple, Phenolic Acid, is one of the most potent natural antioxidant groups known and are five times more effective than other antioxidants including Vitamin C.

Glycemic Index
What is the Glycemic Index?
Not all carbohydrate foods are created equal, in fact they behave quite differently in our bodies.

The glycemic index (or GI) describes this difference by ranking carbohydrates according to their effect on our blood glucose levels.

Choosing low GI carbs – the ones that produce only small fluctuations in our blood glucose and insulin levels – is the secret to long-term health reducing your risk of heart disease and diabetes and is the key to sustainable weight loss.

What are the Benefits of the Glycemic Index?

  • Low GI diets help people lose and manage weight
  • Low GI diets increase the body’s sensitivity to insulin
  • Low GI carbs improve diabetes management
  • Low GI carbs reduce the risk of heart disease
  • Low GI carbs improve blood cholesterol levels
  • Low GI carbs can help you manage the symptoms of PCOS
  • Low GI carbs reduce hunger and keep you fuller for longer
  • Low GI carbs prolong physical endurance
  • High GI carbs help re-fuel carbohydrate stores after exercise

Squaring things up: Sanitarium/Cookie Time One Square Meal

 Product: Sanitarium One Square Meal- Apricots with Manuka Honey

Manufacturer: Corvina Foods

Ingredients: Rolled oats, Dried apricots 12% (with antioxidant (220)), Manuka honey 11%, Vegetable oil, Maltodextrin, Isolated soy protein (non GM), Whole grain wheat, Humectant (glycerin), Rice flour, Raisins, Maize starch, Vegetable gum (acacia), Natural flavour, Salt, Vitamins & Minerals (Calcium, Vitamin C, Magnesium, Zinc, Niacin, Vitamin B2, Vitamin A, Folate, Iodine, Vitamin D), Malted barley extract, Emulsifier (soy lecithin), Natural colour (caramel III).
Contains soy, sulphites and gluten containing cereal products.
This product or some of its ingredients are made on equipment that also handles sesame seeds, tree nuts & milk products.

Shelf life: 6 months

Packaging: Convex

Product Manager: Lincoln Booth, General Manager, Cookie Time Limited 0427 2795783

Website: www.onesquaremeal.com

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Product: Sanitarium One Square Meal- Cranberry with Manuka Honey

Manufacturer: Corvina Foods

Ingredients: Rolled oats, Brown rice syrup, Vegetable oil, Maltodextrin, Isolated soy protein (non GM), Dried cranberries 6% (cranberries, deionised & clarified pineapple juice concentrates, vegetable oil), Whole grain wheat, Humectant (glycerin), Rice flour, Vegetable gum (acacia), Raisins, Manuka honey 2%, Blackcurrant fruit pieces 2% (fruit (concentrated apple puree, deionised apple juice concentrate, blackcurrant puree, concentrated blackcurrant juice), wheat fibre, gelling agent (pectin), natural flavour), Emulsifier (soy lecithin), Salt, Vitamins & Minerals (Calcium, Magnesium, Vitamin C, Niacin, Vitamin E, Zinc, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Iron, Vitamin B1, Vitamin A, Folate, Iodine, Vitamin D, Vitamin B12), Natural flavour, Food acid (citric acid), Malted barley extract. Contains soy & gluten containing cereal products.
This product or some of its ingredients are made on equipment that handles sesame seeds, tree nuts & milk products.

Shelf life: 6 months

Packaging: Convex

Product Manager: Lincoln Booth, General Manager, Cookie Time Limited 0427 2795783

Website: www.onesquaremeal.com

What the company says:

Cookie Time Limited and Sanitarium have joined forces in a major licensing deal to launch CTL’s breakthrough meal bar One Square Meal into the Australian market.

The licensing arrangement, which has taken 18 months to commercialise from initial discussions through to production, is the first step in CTL’s global licensing plans – with product due in market late this month. Sanitarium has secured two brand ambassadors for the Australian launch: soccer and cricket international Ellyse Perry, and triathlon star Brad Kahlefeldt (see editors notes).

The Australian product will be known as Sanitarium One Square Meal, with Sanitarium holding the license for Australia to manufacture, distribute, market and sell the product and CTL intellectual property company One Square Meal Limited retaining the trademarks and patent.

One Square Meal is the total meal to go, and uniquely provides one third of the recommended daily intake of energy, protein, carbohydrates, good fats and dietary fibre in a handy, portable two-bar format.

All you need – breakfast, lunch, whenever – One Square Meal also contains ten vitamins and six minerals.

Specific numbers around the Australian deal are confidential but multi-million dollar sales are projected for year one.

The licensing agreement is long term, with royalties set as a percentage of sales.

CTL general manager Lincoln Booth says moving into the Australian market is incredibly exciting, and a significant step in realising the company’s global licensing plans for One Square Meal.

“Having similar values and the right capabilities were critical in putting together this deal and we are delighted to be working alongside a company which has both credibility and huge market reach.

“Licensing is the pinnacle achievement in terms of business success.

"It takes a lot of effort to pull off but it is an absolute confirmation of the value and international relevance of your intellectual property.

"We’ve got some big growth plans and opportunities in play and we see this as the first of many licensing opportunities for us, with North America our next goal.”

The CTL team is heading to the United States in the second quarter of this year to engage with prospective licensing partners and explore further opportunities for One Square Meal across North American territories.

Trademarks for One Square Meal already in place in Australia, Canada, Japan, the United States and European Union, and the company now has trademark applications underway in a number of longer term markets.

CTL – which celebrates its 29th birthday on 7 February, is in growth mode, counter-cyclical to market conditions. Smart entrepreneurship and innovation are key drivers in its business planning.

Booth says the Christchurch earthquakes on top of general market conditions have made it a tough year, but the company is committed to investing now for future gains.

That investment includes new plant in its Christchurch factory; appointment of award-winning DOW design to refresh its flagship Cookie Time brand; and the appointment of creative agency Consortium to work across all CTL brands – Cookie Time, One Square Meal and Bumper Bar.

Sanitarium One Square Meal is scheduled for launch into Coles and Woolworths supermarkets throughout Australia this week, to be followed by launch into convenience stores.

Manufacturing is being done in Australia, and production started on 4 January to meet the instore dates.

Sanitarium has a 12-month advertising and marketing campaign planned to support the launch.

Rick Wilson, Sanitarium General manager sales & marketing, says the company is excited to be launching One Square Meal into the Australian market.

“One Square Meal has done extremely well in New Zealand. It’s designed for busy people that take their health seriously and we believe it to be a very good fit for Sanitarium. Sanitarium is committed to its consumers and delivering innovative and great tasting healthy products that are both convenient and good for you – One Square Meal is exactly that," he says.

The product will initially be available in two flavours – Apricot with Manuka Honey and Cranberry with Manuka Honey – in a two-pack format. Six packs and bite sized bars will likely follow later in the year.

About Cookie Time Ltd

Founded in 1983, Cookie Time Limited is an entrepreneurial, innovation-led food company. Its business includes franchised distribution and retail, licensing and manufacturing operations. Headquartered in New Zealand, the company is actively focused on international licensing opportunities.

Committed to quality, operational excellence and ongoing growth, this successful iconic company has a substantial portfolio which includes some of New Zealand’s most loved food brands, and innovations such as gluten-free cookies, and Smart Cookies with the National Heart Foundation tick.

It also makes Bumper Bars and the world-first meal bar One Square Meal – a breakthrough bar that delivers one third of daily nutritional requirements.

In 2010, CTL opened its first full-scale retail space, the Cookie Time Cookie Bar in Queenstown.

The company employs more than 80 full time staff at its Christchurch head office, factory and food science laboratory.

In addition, more than 40 independent franchisees distribute Cookie Time Limited products throughout New Zealand.

Take a dip on Australia Day: Red Rock Deli party snacks

 Product: Red Rock Deli Deli-Style Dips and Gourmet Crackers

Red Rock Deli Hommus, Pinenut and Caramelised Onion dip

Ingredients: Chickpeas (49%), canola oil [antioxidant (320)], caramelised onion (11%) [onion, vinegar, canola oil, sugar, food acid (citric acid), preservative (202)], pine nuts (8%), sesame seed paste, lemon juice (sulphites), water, vinegar, garlic, salt, food acid (citric acid), vegetable gum (guar), preservatives (211, 202).

Manufacturer: PepsiCo

Shelf Life: 8 weeks

Packaging: John Magart, CHIMERA design

Product Manager: Janine Smith
02 8987 2116
jsmith@porternovelli.com.au

Website: www.redrockdeli.com.au/

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Red Rock Deli Moroccan Sweet Potato, Sesame and Pistachio dip

Ingredients: Sweet potato (62%), canola oil [antioxidant (320)], pistachio nuts (12%), cashews, lemon juice (sulphites), sesame seed paste (2%), garlic, salt, herb, spices, sugar, rice flour, food acid (lactic acid), preservative (202), natural colour (carotene).

Manufacturer: PepsiCo

Shelf Life: 8 weeks

Packaging: John Magart, CHIMERA design

Product Manager: Janine Smith
02 8987 2116
jsmith@porternovelli.com.au

Website: www.redrockdeli.com.au/

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Red Rock Deli Thai Chilli, Lemongrass, Coriander and Cashew dip

Ingredients: Cashews (30%), red capsicum, canola oil [antioxidant (320)], coriander (10%), chilli sauce [sugar, chilli (0.3%), red capsicum, garlic, vegetable gum (xanthan), thickener (1422), paprika, food acid (acetic acid)], lemon grass (2.5 %) [food acid (citric acid), vegetable gum (xanthan)] lime juice, lemon juice (sulphites), sugar, chilli (0.8%), salt, spices, food acid (citric acid, acetic acid), preservative (202), natural flavour.

Manufacturer: PepsiCo

Shelf Life: 8 weeks

Packaging: John Magart, CHIMERA design

Product Manager: Janine Smith
02 8987 2116
jsmith@porternovelli.com.au

Website
: www.redrockdeli.com.au/

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Red Rock Deli Yoghurt, Cucumber, Feta and Dill dip

Ingredients: Yoghurt (73%) [milk, milk solids, culture], cucumber (17%), fetta cheese (4%) [milk, salt, food acid (acetic acid), nonanimal rennet, culture, presercative (202)], canola oil [antioxidant (320], garlic, salt, mineral salt (452), thickener (1422), vegetable gum (xanthan), dill tipps (0.2%), preservative (202).

Manufacturer: PepsiCo

Shelf Life: 8 weeks

Packaging: John Magart ,CHIMERA design

Product Manager: Janine Smith
02 8987 2116
jsmith@porternovelli.com.au

Website: www.redrockdeli.com.au/
 

What the company says:

GREEN AND GOLD PARTY STARTERS
Celebrate Australia Day with these scrumptious snacks from Red Rock Deli

Now the festive season is over, what better way to beat the back-to-work-blues than by planning the next big celebrations!

Luckily, it’s just two weeks until Australia’s favourite holiday and Red Rock Deli has some great new treats to get festivities underway.

Introducing… the Red Rock Deli Green and Gold goodies!
Yogurt, Cucumber, Feta and Dill Dip
Thai Chilli, Lemongrass, Corriander and Cashew Dip
Moroccan Sweet Potato, Sesame and Pistachio Dip
Hommus, Pinenut and Caramelised Onion Dip

Part of the new and exciting range of Red Rock Deli Gourmet Crackers and Deli Style Dips, these scrumptious snacks boast the perfect blend of fresh ingredients and will bring a gourmet twist to the traditional Aussie Day celebrations.

Coupled with the Red Rock Deli Gourmet Crackers, in Rosemary and Caramelised Onion as well as Fire Roasted Red Chilli and Thai Basil, these dips are bound to impress your guests. They can also be used to spice up some old Aussie favourites such as:

Enjoy the Yoghurt and Cucumber dip as a sauce with lamb.

Use a tablespoon of Thai Chilli dip when preparing homemade chicken burgers for an added kick.

If you’re feeling really adventurous, try out some of the other dips in the range with lunch:
No Aussie Burger is complete without beetroot – why not try the Balsamic Beetroot, Feta and Cashew Dip to top it off.

Give the Sundried Tomato, Chargrilled Eggplant and Pinenut Dip a whirl on your favourite gourmet sausages instead of your usual tomato sauce.

The Red Rock Deli range is available to purchase from Woolworths, Coles and selected independent supermarkets with RRP from $4.29 (dips) and $3.49 (crackers).

The delicious deli-style dip is also available in Roasted Red Capsicum, Pecorino, Cashew and Basil.
 

 

 

 

What a sweetie: Natvia Natural Sweetener

Product Name: Natvia Natural Sweetener
Manufacturer: Natvia Australia
Ingredients: Erythritol – a naturally occurring nectar found in fruits like melons and grapes,
Stevia (Reb A)
Shelf life: three years
Packaging: Natvia
Product Manager: Sam Tew 03 9510 8919
Website: www.natvia.com.au

What the company says:

Australia’s addicted to the crystal killer
Australian’s are heavily addicted to sugar hitting up on more than 24 teaspoons every day. The sweet killer is putting thousands of lives at risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer.

At an average of 44 kg per of sugar per year, Australia’s sugar consumption is thought to be the highest in the world with European countries consuming 40 kg per year and the USA 33 kg per year.

The Australian sugar industry produces 4.6 million tonnes of raw sugar annually and is thought to use about one million tonnes domestically.

Recent studies have found sugar is an addictive substance and poses serious dangers of long term poor health and even death. Sugar affects opioids and dopamine in the brain and has an addictive potential.

Additionally, diets high in sugar have been linked to obesity as well as many other chronic and life-threatening conditions.

A 2011 study by the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM) found people who consumed high sugar diets for just two weeks had already increased their cholesterol and triglycerides.

This study shows that consuming a diet of one-quarter sugars can have sudden and startling impacts on health.

It’s frightening to think what a life-time of sugar addiction can do to our bodies.

Sugar is like glass scraping the insides of our blood vessels and making holes. As the blood vessels heal they form scabs like anywhere else in your body.

This scab (artherosclerosis) can then break off and may cause a heart attack or stroke which is why a diabetic will most likely die from a heart attack.

Diets high in sugar are also linked to Alzheimer’s disease, Osteoporosis, Immune Dysfunction, Imbalance of digestive flora & Yeast infections, Depression, skin conditions and Attention deficit disorder.

Natural sweeteners as a smart alternative to added sugars in beverages and baking.

Natvia is an all natural sweetener that actually tastes like sugar and can be used in exactly the same way as sugar – in your favourite coffee or to swap the calories in your favourite cupcakes!

Made from the leaves of the stevia plant and blended with natural fruit nectars, Natvia is a healthy, natural alternative to sugar and artificial sweeteners.

It has 95% fewer calories than sugar, has a low GI and contains no aspartame.

Five tips to lower your sugar intake:
1. Eat whole fresh foods Snack on fresh fruit, nuts, yoghurt or cheese and crackers, instead of sweet biscuits, chocolate or cakes.

2. Swap Sugar for Natvia Swap sugar for a natural sweetener like Natvia. There’s no reason to go cold turkey. Natvia can be used on your cappucino or even in your favourite cupcakes.

3. Swap Cereal Sugar for Natvia Top your breakfast cereal with fruit, yoghurt or Natvia natural sweetener.

4. Special occasions only Save sweet treats like lollies, chocolate, cakes and biscuits for special occasions. You’ll enjoy them more!

5. Swap Soft Drink for Water Instead of soft drink, juice or cordial, quench your thirst with water. Always carry a bottle of water with you.

 

Hot potato: San Remo potato filled pasta

Product Name: San Remo Potato Agnolotti fresh pasta- Potato, Leek and Dill
Manufacturer: San Remo pasta company
Ingredient: Pasta (Durum wheat semolina, water, egg, salt, acidity regulator (E270), colours (E160b, E100), filling (potato (16%) (contains preservative (E223)), zucchini, chesses (milk, salt, culture, enzyme, anti-caking agent (rice, flour), yeast extract, leek (3%), onion, potato flakes (contains preservative (E222)), breadcrumbs, semolina (wheat), dill (0.2%) milk solids, salt, garlic powder, sugar, spices).
May contain traces of peanuts, tree nuts, sesame, soy, crustacea and fish.
Shelf Life: 90 days
Packaging: Zynke Design
Product Manager: Claudia Lordao, 8261 0555, CLordao@sanremo.com.au
Website: www.sanremo.com.au, www.facebook.com/sanremopasta

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Product Name: San Remo Potato Agnolotti fresh pasta- Potato, Spinach and Onion
Manufacturer: San Remo pasta company
Ingredients: Pasta (durum wheat semolina, water, egg, salt, acidity regulator (E270), colours, (E160b, E100)). Filling: (potato (16%)(contains preservative (E223)), spinach (10%), chesses (milk, salt culture, enzyme, anti-caking agent (rice, flour), yeast extract), potato flakes, (contains preservative (E222)), onion (2%), breadcrumbs, semolina (wheat), salt, lemon juice, olive oil, milk solids, garlic powder, sugar, spices).
Contains dairy products. May contain traces of peanuts, tree nuts, sesame, soy, crustacea and fish.
Shelf Life: 90 days
Packaging: Zynke Design
Product Manager: Claudia Lordao, 8261 0555, CLordao@sanremo.com.au
Website: www.sanremo.com.au, www.facebook.com/sanremopasta

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Product Name: San Remo Potato Agnolotti fresh pasta- Potato, Bacon and Sage
Manufacturer: San Remo pasta company
Ingredients: Pasta (Durum wheat semolina, water, egg, salt, acidity regulator (E270), colours (E160b, E100)). Filling: (potato (19%)(contains preservative (E223)), cheeses (milk, salt, culture, enzyme, anti-caking agent (rice flour) yeast extract), bacon (7%) (pork, water, salt, sugar, maltodextrin, potato starch), soy protein, dextrose, flavour, hydrolysed vegetable protein, mineral salts (E450, E451, E452, E508), antioxidant (E316), Acidity regulator (E331), preservative (E250), thickener (E407), anti-caking agent (E554), emulsifier (E433)), onion, breadcrumbs, potato flakes (preservative (E222)), semolina (wheat), milk solids, sale, sage (0.1%), garlic powder, sugar, spices).
May contain traces of peanuts, tree nuts, sesame, crustacean and fish.
Shelf Life: 90 days
Packaging:  Zynke Design
Product Manager: Claudia Lordao, 8261 0555, CLordao@sanremo.com.au
Website: www.sanremo.com.au, www.facebook.com/sanremopasta

Product Name: San Remo Potato Agnolotti fresh pasta- Potato, Cheese and Onion
Manufacturer: San Remo pasta company
Ingredients: Pasta: (Durum wheat semolina, water, egg, salt, acidity regulator (E270), colours (E160b, E100)), filling: (potato (23%) (contains preservative E223)), cheeses (12%) (milk, salt, culture, enzyme, anti-caking agent (rice flour), yeast extract), onion (3%), breadcrumbs, potato flakes (preservative (E222)), semolina (wheat), milk solids, salt, garlic powder, sugar, spices).
May contain traces of peanuts, tree nuts, sesame, soy, crustacean and fish.
Shelf Life: 90 days
Packaging: Zynke Design
Product Manager: Claudia Lordao, 8261 0555, CLordao@sanremo.com.au
Website: www.sanremo.com.au, www.facebook.com/sanremopasta

What the company says:

San Remo’s new fresh range of potato filled pasta is a special mealtime alternative perfect for sharing with family and friends.

A versatile dinner option that can be boiled, baked or fried, new Potato Agnolotti
fresh pasta by San Remo provides a variety of different options and delicious
flavours that will appeal to the whole family.

Inspired by traditional potato dumplings from Eastern Europe, new Potato Agnolotti is now available in four savoury varieties.

“San Remo is committed to creating innovative pasta products that combine tradition and great flavours with the best possible quality,” said Michael Neale, Head of Sales and Marketing at San Remo.

“Our focus for this range was to create a special Italian version of the traditional
potato dumpling using a variety of flavoursome ingredients.”

San Remo’s new Potato Agnolotti fresh pasta range is available at Coles
supermarkets.

Beauty and the Greek: Chobani Flavoured Greek Yoghurt

 Product: Chobani Greek Yogurt- Blueberry

Manufacturer: Chobani

Ingredients: Fat free yogurt (80%) [cultured pasteurised nonfat milk. live and active cultures: S. Thermophilus, l. Bulgaricus, L. Acidophilus, Bifidus, and L. Casei. Fruit on the bottom: (20%) [blueberries (8.6%), evaporated cane juice, pectin, locust bean gum, natural flavour, food acid (330, 331, 333)].

Shelf life: 50 days with refridgeration

Packaging: Chobani

Product manager: Peter Meek

Website: www.chobani.com.au (available soon)

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Product: Chobani Greek Yogurt- Mango

Manufacturer: Chobani

Ingredients: Low fat yogurt (80%) [cultured pasteurised nonfat milk, cream. live and active cultures: S. Thermophilus, L. Bulgaricus, L. Acidophilus, Bifidus, and L. Casei. Fruit on the bottom: (20%) [mango (8.0%), evaporated cane juice, pectin, locust bean gum, natural flavours, Fruit and vegetable juice concentrate, food acid (330, 331, 333)].

Shelf life: 50 days with refridgeration

Packaging: Chobani

Product manager: Peter Meek

Website: www.chobani.com.au (available soon)

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Product: Chobani Greek Yogurt- Passionfruit

Manufacturer: Chobani

Ingredients: Low Fat yogurt (80%) [cultured pasteurised nonfat milk, cream. live and active cultures: S. Thermophilus, L. Bulgaricus, L. Acidophilus, Bifidus, and L. Casei. Fruit on the bottom: (20%) [passion fruit puree (8.0%), evaporated cane juice, pectin, natural flavour, locust bean gum, food acid (330, 331, 333)].

Shelf life: 50 days with refridgeration

Packaging: Chobani

Product manager: Peter Meek

Website: www.chobani.com.au (available soon)

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Product: Chobani Greek Yogurt- Peach

Manufacturer: Chobani

Ingredients: Fat free yogurt (80%) [cultured pasteurised nonfat milk. live and active cultures: S. Thermophilus, L. Bulgaricus, L. Acidophilus, Bifidus, and L. Casei. Fruit on the bottom: (20%) [Peaches (7.7%), evaporated cane juice, pectin, locust bean gum, natural flavour, food acid (330, 331, 333)].

Shelf life: 50 days with refridgeration

Packaging: Chobani

Product manager: Peter Meek

Website: www.chobani.com.au (available soon)

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Product: Chobani Greek Yogurt- Strawberry

Manufacturer: Chobani

Ingredients: Fat free yogurt (80%) [cultured pasteurised nonfat milk. live and active cultures: S. Thermophilus, L. Bulgaricus, L. Acidophilus, Bifidus, and L. Casei. Fruit on the bottom: (20%) [Peaches (7.7%), evaporated cane juice, pectin, locust bean gum, natural flavour, food acid (330, 331, 333)].

Shelf life: 50 days with refridgeration

Packaging: Chobani

Product manager: Peter Meek

Website: www.chobani.com.au (available soon)

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Product: Chobani Greek Yogurt- Vanilla

Manufacturer: Chobani

Ingredients: Cultured, pasteurised, nonfat milk, evaporated cane juice, natural vanilla flavour, locust bean gum, pectin, live and active cultures: S. Thermophilus, L. Bulgaricus, L. Acidopholus, Bifidus and L. Casei, Food acid (330,333).

Shelf life: 50 days with refridgeration

Packaging: Chobani

Product manager: Peter Meek

Website: www.chobani.com.au (available soon)

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Product: Chobani Greek Yogurt- Pineapple

Manufacturer: Chobani

Ingredients: Low fat yogurt (80%) [cultured pasteurised nonfat milk, cream. Live and active cultures: S. Thermophilus, L. Bulgaricus, L. Acidophilus, Bifidus, and L. Casei. Fruit on the bottom: (20%) [Evaporated cane juice, pinapple (4.0%), pectin, pineapple juice concentrate (0.2%), locust bean gum, natural flavour, tumeric, food acid (330, 331, 333)],

Shelf life: 50 days with refridgeration

Packaging: Chobani

Product manager: Peter Meek

Website: www.chobani.com.au (available soon)

What the company says:

Chobani, America’s #1 selling yogurt brand, has launched its popular flavoured Greek yogurt range in Woolworths’ stores throughout New South Wales.

Introduced in New York in 2007, Chobani has experienced rapid growth.

In 2010, the brand was named one of the most successful food and beverage consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands in the US and now leads the US yogurt category.

The company attributes its success to its core belief that consumers have great taste; they just need great options.

That is why Chobani produces only the highest quality, best tasting products made with only natural ingredients.

This philosophy has won Chobani a loyal customer base throughout the US, who have not only embraced the product but champion the brand online.

 

Chobani’s launch in Australia marks the first international expansion for the brand.

 

“To take Chobani beyond the US is very exciting for us,” said Hamdi Ulukaya, CEO and Founder of Chobani.

“We chose Australia as our first international market because we know that Australian consumers are passionate about food, and we hope they’ll love Chobani as much as our American fans do.”

Chobani was founded by Hamdi Ulukaya, who left his job at his family’s dairy operations in Turkey to study business in New York.

Noticing how poor the quality of the yogurt was in the US compared to what he was used to in Turkey, he purchased a vacant dairy factory and began producing Chobani using a centuries-old straining process.

Today, Chobani is the largest dairy manufacturer in New York State.

"Our goal is to grow the yogurt category in Australia," said Ulukaya.

"Our launch in NSW is the first step towards bringing Chobani to all of Australia."

Chobani is distributed in Australia through Bead Foods, a wholly owned subsidiary of Chobani, and will be available in Woolworths stores throughout NSW in a variety of 170g flavours: Peach (fat free), Blueberry (fat free), Strawberry (fat free), Vanilla (fat free), Mango (98% fat free), Passion Fruit (98% fat free), and Pineapple (98% fat free).


You can follow Chobani on Facebook and the Australian Chobani website, www.chobani.com.au, will be available soon.

About Chobani

As America’s #1 selling yogurt, Chobani was founded on the belief that people have great taste; they just need great options.

That is why Chobani produces only the highest quality, best tasting products made with only natural ingredients.

It is also this belief that brought Chobani to Australia — home to a nation of people who are passionate about food and some of the best milk in the world.

As part of the company’s ‘Nothing But Good’ philosophy, Chobani is committed to supporting local farmers surrounding its production sites, including its Melbourne-based plant in Dandendong.

It gives a portion of its annual profits to charities worldwide through its Shepherd’s Gift Foundation, the company’s charitable arm.

All Chobani products are gluten free, Kosher certified and provide double the protein compared to regular yogurt with five live and active cultures, and three strains of probiotics.

Chobani retails for RRP $2.29/170g. Chobani is available at Woolworths’ stores throughout NSW.

 


Looks like jelly, tastes like a milkshake: Aeroplane Wobble

Product: Aeroplane Wobble
Manufacturer: McCormick
Ingredients: Sugar, gelatine (beef origin), flavour, cocoa powder (2.5%), acidity regulator (331), colours (150C)
Shelf life: Two years.
Packaging: SO brandesign.
Product Manager: Linsey MacIntosh (03) 9264 0395
Website: www.aeroplanejelly.com.au

What the company says:

Aeroplane, one of Australia’s most iconic and trusted brands, has added a new and unique dimension to their dessert range with the introduction of Aeroplane Wobble, a dairy dessert mix, the first of its kind to hit Australian shelves.

It’s not a pudding, nor a mouse, it looks like jelly and tastes like a milkshake! The Wobble range is a delicious and simple to prepare dairy dessert mix packed with all of the goodness of milk, making it the ideal choice for growing bones.

Thanks to Wobble’s super simple and kid friendly, just add milk preparation, parents can relax and let their children take over the kitchen. And the best part – Wobble sets at the same speed as traditional jelly meaning it’s not long to wait to gobble down your wobble!

Three delicious, tempting flavours including chocolate, strawberry and banana means the whole family can enjoy without having to squabble for their favourite Wobble.

The easy to create Wobble dairy dessert range is the perfect afternoon snack and is ideal to have on hand to whip up simple, convenient and delicious deserts. Created with the help of 95 junior dessert connoisseurs means Wobble is sure to put a smile on any gobble.

Wobble is the perfect fuss-free addition to all of your favourite sweet treats, allowing you to create a delicious variety of scrumptious deserts such as cheesecakes, tarts, ice-cream and pannacotta in your own kitchen!

Simple Snacking: Uncle Tobys Simply

Product: Uncle Tobys Simply nibbles (apple, passionfruit and lemon)
Manufacturer: Nestle
Ingredients: concentrated apple puree, concentrated apple juice, passionfruit juice, concentrated lemon juice, wheat fibre, gelling agent (pectin), flavour
Shelf Life: 7 months
Packaging: Passport
Product Manager: Jane Stabler- The PR Shop
Website: www.uncletobys.com.au

Product: Uncle Tobys Simply nibbles (apple, raspberry & lime)
Manufacturer: Nestle
Ingredients: concentrated apple puree, concentrated apple juice, raspberry puree, concentrated lime juice, wheat fibre, concentrated lemon juice, concentrated elderberry juice, gelling agent (pectin), flavour
Shelf Life: 7 months
Packaging: Passport
Product Manager: Jane Stabler- The PR Shop
Website: www.uncletobys.com.au

Product: Uncle Tobys Simply fruit bars (sultanas, apricot, poppyseed & orange)
Manufacturer: Nestle
Ingredients: concentrated sultanas, dired apricots, oats, dried dates, sunflower oil (soy), poppy seeds, orange oil, preservative (sulphur dioxide)
Shelf Life: 7 months
Packaging: Passport
Product Manager: Jane Stabler- The PR Shop
Website: www.uncletobys.com.au

Product: Uncle Tobys Simply fruit bars (sultanas, dates, apple & cinnamon)
Manufacturer: Nestle
Ingredients: sultanas, dried dates, oats, dried apple, sunflower oil (soy), cinnamon, preservative (sulphur dioxide)
Shelf Life: 7 months
Packaging: Passport
Product Manager: Jane Stabler- The PR Shop
Website: www.uncletobys.com.au

Product: Uncle Tobys Nature’s Mix
Manufacturer: Nestle
Ingredients: sultanas [sultanas, vegetable oil], pumpkin seeds, almonds, cranberries [sugar, cranberries, sunflower oil]
Shelf Life: 7 months
Packaging: Passport
Product Manager: Jane Stabler- The PR Shop
Website: www.uncletobys.com.au

What the company says:
More than a third of Australian women feel their lives are too complicated while nearly 40 per cent wish eating healthily was easier.
A recent study of 1000 women commissioned by the Uncle Tobys team, found that 44 per cent of women aged between 24 and 39 consider food labels too tricky to read, and 70 per cent want simple snacks with just a few healthy ingredients to nibble on during their busy days.
The study coincides with the launch of the Uncle Tobys Simply range of adults snacks, and highlights the lack of uncomplicated and minimally processed grazing options…until now.
The new Uncle Tobys Simply range of portion-controlled snacks comes in a selection of fruit bars, fruit nibbles & nature’s mix.
The snacks feature only a handful of ingredients; fruit, grains, nuts and seeds, and very little else.
The new Uncle Tobys Simply range is in store September 2011.
Uncle Tobys Simply. It’s not that complicated.
To learn more about Uncle Tobys Simply range click here.
Survey highlights:
• 48 per cent of women surveyed wish their personal finances were less complicated.
• 43 per cent wish keeping healthy was easier.
• 39 per cent want healthy eating to be less complicated.
• 37 per cent of women admit they have a tendency to overcomplicate things.
• 48 per cent said they struggle trying to find quality time to spend with their partner.

Little tin with a big mission: Fish 4 Ever Skipjack Tuna

Product: Skipjack Tuna
Manufacturer: Fish 4 Ever
Ingredients: Sustainably- fished Skipjack Tuna, Water, Salt
Shelf Life: 18 months
Packaging: Santa Catarina Industria
Product Manager: Rafaella Scorretti
Website: www.fish4ever.co.uk

What the company says

Here’s one for the good guys! Fish 4 Ever Skipjack Tuna, for the second year running has been rated by international environmental watchdog Greenpeace, as Australia’s most sustainable tuna in its Canned Tuna Guide.

Fish 4 Ever’s pole and line caught skipjack tuna received a score of 89% in the latest survey and received praise from Greenpeace for pioneering sustainable tuna in Australia, setting the benchmark for the Australian market and for remaining a world leader in fair and environmentally sound sourcing of tuna.

Fish 4 Ever is distributed by First Ray, an Australian company and family business that promotes organic, fair trade and sustainable foods nationally. First Ray co-founder Sandy Abram is ecstatic with the Greenpeace assessment of their Fish 4 Ever skipjack tuna. “We are thrilled by this result and to have Fish 4 Ever deservedly recognised as Australia’s best choice when it comes to canned tuna”, says Ms Abram, “not only does Fish 4 Ever Skipjack Tuna support sustainable fishing practices, but it holds equitable trade very close to its heart supporting local fishermen and small fishing communities”.

Fish 4 Ever Skipjack Tuna is caught in the pristine waters of the Azores using a traditional pole and line method. This method avoids by-catch or harm to other species and the marine environment itself. In contrast, illegal and industrial fishing and bad methods (such as purse seine nets, Fish Aggregation Devices (FADs) and dragnets) also inadvertently catch turtles, whales, dolphin and shark; kill endangered species and immature fish; damage the ocean floor; and disrupt the whole marine environment and eco-system.

Fish 4 Ever has been available in Australia for 6 years now and sustainability has always been part of her DNA. “During this time, we have seen a growing awareness around sustainable tuna fishing”, says Ms Abram, “so we are thrilled to be able to bring to the Australian people a sustainable choice and one that reflects this change and makes a positive difference in our marine environment and world”.

The Fish 4 Ever range includes tuna (all pole and line caught), sardines, salmon, mackerel, herrings and anchovies. 70% of Fish 4 Ever products are MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) certified further endorsing its sustainability credentials.

Fish 4 Ever Skipjack Tuna is available in good independent grocers, organic, gourmet and health food stores around Australia. It is also available in Thomas Dux stores in Sydney and Melbourne and Harris Farms stores in Sydney. It is available in 185gm tins and retails for $3.95.

Five out of five : Weight watchers endorsed Muffin Break Muffins

Product: Weight watchers endorsed Muffin Break Muffins- Cranberry/Blueberry and Passionfruit/ Pineapple (each contains only five Weight Watchers points)
Manufacturer: Muffin Break
Ingredients: Wheat flour, Sugar, Sweet Sorbitol (420), Dextrose, Thickeners [1422 (From Maize), 1412 (From Tapico) 415, 466], Egg Powder, raising Agents (541, 500), Milk Solids, Emulsifiers [477, 435, 471, 340, 472 (E)], Salt, Vegetable Oil, Oat Fibre, Favour, water real cranberries, blueberries, passionfruit seeds and pineapple pieces.
Shelf Life: One day (3 when refrigerated)
Product Manager: Susan Darwiche
Website: www.muffinbreak.com.au

What the company says

Health-conscious Aussies are in for two new sweet treats this spring, when a duo of delicious fresh flavours will be added to the Weight Watchers range sold at Muffin Break stores across the country.

Each containing a Pro Points value of 5, Cranberry and Blueberry as well as Passionfruit and Pineapple muffins endorsed by Weight Watchers will be available baked fresh in-store every day, from 1 September.

While blueberries have been a stable muffin ingredient for centuries, cranberries are a relatively new pantry item at Muffin Break. Full of powerful health properties particularly for women, cranberries are set to inject a burst of sweetness to a number of upcoming Muffin Break recipes.

The perfect light snack as the weather warms-up, the Passionfruit and Pineapple muffin has a tropical tang that is sure to satisfy those with a sweet-tooth.

The two new flavours will bring the total number of muffins in the Weight Watchers range to seven.
Featuring 5-6 Pro Points per 100-120g muffin, the range also includes Chocolate Raspberry, Peach Cinnamon, Chocolate Orange, Raspberry Apple and Strawberry White Chocolate varieties.

The RRP of each of the new Weight Watchers muffins is $4.00

Let them eat icing: Queen’s Royal Icing

Product: Queen’s Royal Icing
Manufacturer: Queen Fine Foods
Ingredients: Sugar, Tapioca Starch, Egg White powder, Food Acid (300)
Shelf life: Two years
Packaging: Queen Fine Foods
Product Manager: Jessica Colacino
Website: www.queen.com.au

What the company says

Queen Fine Foods have put the icing on the Queen’s cake with the latest edition to their diverse range of baking products introducing, Queen’s Royal Icing.

Friends, family, Lords and Ladies will be impressed with the ease, versatility, and taste of Queen Royal Icing, the first of its kind on Australian shelves with a ‘just add water’ preparation.

Perfect for decorating cakes, biscuits and cupcakes, Queen Royal Icing dries to a smooth, firm and elegant finish.

Its professional results and versatility in the kitchen has seen Queen Royal Icing quickly become a favourite for pastry chefs and home-bakers alike.

Queen Royal Icing’s no fuss preparation means you can be ready for cake decorating and piping within minutes.

Queen Royal Icing can also be used to create intricate and lavish cakes and creations such as tiered cakes and gingerbread houses, as the icing works as an edible adhesive with the final product ready for a royal audience.

Thanks to the ease of Queen Royal Icing bakers of every level will be royally pleased as they have more time to relax and enjoy the most regal of treats, just as the Queen intended.

Treat guest like they’re part of the Royal family with these delicious baked delights:

The Queen’s Birthday Butter Cake – A delectable guilty pleasure worthy of a crown. Queen Royal Icing is at its best drizzled atop a Queen’s cake.
Sir Strawberry Kisses – Queen’s Royal Icing acts as an edible adhesive, hugging the divide strawberry flavours to a crisp bisuit.
Royal Chocolate Eclairs – A royal indulgence fit for a Queen. A bite sized explosion of chocolate with a delicate French pastry.

Queen Royal Icing is now available from supermarkets and independents nationwide, RRP $3.99

How to stop food cravings

What an excruciating week for food cravings: lemon tart, chocolate, vegemite and Red Rock chips (the Honey Soy Chicken kind) – my tastebuds have been busy this week!

…I seem to cave each time a craving comes along and I’m beginning to wonder whether it’s my poor self control that is to blame…

Why is it that we crave certain foods? And are there other ways we can satisfy our cravings without actually eating? I turned to science to find some answers…

What are food cravings?

When we crave a particular food – the feeling is hard to knock. Food cravings are different from making regular food choices and simply feeling hungry because the desire for food is more intense and very specific for cravings.

Why do we crave certain foods?

There are different reasons why we crave certain foods. Food cravings are sometimes a way of our bodies saying we’re hungry or we need certain nutrients – such as sugar or carbohydrates. Cravings can also be associated with eating disorders, guilt, depression or stress. Women are particular prone to craving certain foods (especially during that cranky time of the month and during pregnancy).

Scientific research has shown that our minds and bodies can learn to crave specific foods. For example, a study carried out by University College London found that our craving for chocolate is strengthened when we repeatedly eat chocolate when we’re hungry but not when we repeatedly eat it when full (Appetite, Vol. 32, Issue 2, April 1999, pp. 219-240).

A study by Marika Tiggemann and Eva Kemps at the School of Psychology at Flinders University showed visual imagery also triggers food cravings. Tiggemann and Kemps found that the intensity of a craving for a particular food correlated with the vividness of an image of that food (Appetite, Vol. 45, Issue 3, Dec 2005, pp. 305-313).

Food cravings can also be culture-specific. For example, Egyptians crave vegetables but Western societies are suckers for chocolate. No surprise there!

It’s no addiction

Food cravings and drug addictions are not the same, but the feelings and behaviours associated with both are very similar.

Marcia Pelchat at Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia, US, found the action of many of the neurotransmitter systems in our bodies are the same in both food cravings and in cravings for drugs of abuse.

For example, levels of brain serotonin, a chemical associated with sleep, memory and relaxation, increases when we drink alcohol. Illicit drugs such as amphetamines and cocaine also trigger higher levels of brain serotonin. In terms of food, there have been studies to show that eating carbohydrates also raises brain serotonin levels (Physiology & Behaviour, Vol. 76, Issue 3, July 2002, pp.  347-352). This might explain the ‘heavy’ feeling and afternoon slump after we get after eating a high-carbohydrate lunch!

One major body of evidence for a relationship between food and the release of endorphins associated with taking certain drugs such as is the analgesic (pain-relieving) effects we get when we eat sweets. Infants who are given sugary water to drink cry less than those infants who are given plain water (Pediatrics, Vol. 87, Issue 2, 1991, pp. 215-218).

How can we manage food cravings?

The most obvious answer is to satisfy the craving – go and eat it! According to Tiggemann and Kemps, food cravings can also be induced by thought, smell or pictures. I might just go and spend a moment staring at a lemon tart. 

 

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