Food & Drink

The Feed | The Food And Drink News You Need To Know About

By Rick Stephens
14th Feb 2022

Culinary culture runs deep throughout the country, and so it’s no surprise that food (and bev) news comes in thick and fast on the daily.

You’d miss it in a mouthful if your ears weren’t to the ground, and that’s why we’re rounding up everything you need to know, eat and drink in one convenient list more affectionately known as The Feed. 

  • In case you missed it, Wednesday 16 February is International Tim Tam Day, and to celebrate, the great Aussie biccie has gone and released a Tim Tam scent, so you can smell exactly like that afterschool snack did from your childhood. It's available for a limited time over on the Tim Tam website.
  • Coffee titans Industry Beans have just released a range of cold brew in cans. There are three different brews up for grabs, a Single Origin Still, Single Origin Sparkling, and a Superfood Cascara Spritz.  Find them at Industry Beans in Melbourne, Brissy and Sydney, as well as online here.
  • Bagnum is the collab between local legends Built To Spill and Urban List. Think easy-to-pour bagged wine that is every bit classic as it is boujee. Each Bagnum holds a whopping 1.5L of juicy Aussie wine from Sparrow & Vine with three wine varietals on offer: a Bagnum Sangiovese Rosé, a citrusy Semillon Bagnum (white) and a Nero D’Avola Bagnum (red).
  • Everyone's first alcoholic bev from the moment they turned 18, UDL, is mainlining the nostalgia right to the senses with two cocktails in a can. Get your hands around a canned Pina Colada and a Blue Lagoon made with blue lemonade (yep, one of those flavours where their origins are an anomaly) in 4-packs across battleshops Aus-wide.
  • The Netflix of the oyster world, the Halo Club is a subscription delivery service shipping you a fresh batch of oysters each month. The award-winning outfit sources their shuckers from Coffin Bay in South Australia, but don't worry, they deliver across the country (except NT). The first shipment when you sign up comes with three dozen beauties and a bespoke shucking kit—now that's something worth shelling out your hard-earned cash for.
  • A sustainable (and incredibly tasty) whisky is being produced from an off-grid distillery in Victoria’s Kinglake region. It’s aptly titled Kinglake Distillery where there’s no power, water, gas, or telephone lines to the locale, and instead they use solar and generator power for electricity, a tank for gas and an on-site dam for recycling cooling water. They’re set to become the first certified carbon neutral whisky in the country by the end of this year. So what are you waiting for, drink up and do good here.
  • Japan’s unofficial tipple, Suntory’s Strong Zero, is finally available across the country. The beloved mix of shochu, vodka and soda is coming to you via the Minus 196 Double Lemon version specifically, which is made by crushing lemons and soaking them in alcohol before mixing it up with everything else you find inside the can. Order up at First Choice Liquor.
  • In chocolate-related news that’ll no doubt send the country into a sugar-induced frenzy, Cadbury has gone ahead and created a Caramilk ice-cream. Find out everything you need to know right here.
  • Whisky pioneers, Starward, have released a very special bottle called Unexpeated, using a very old method of malting. As with almost all of their whisky, this one’s aged in wine barrels, though this drop differs in that it’s finished in peated whisky-drenched barrels from the finest heritage distilleries in Islay, Scotland. If that’s not making sense, what you really need to know is that it creates a stunningly smokey flavour unlike anything else you’ll find on the shelf. Order direct from the source or at retailers like Dan Murphy’s from Saturday 7 August.
  • Australia’s DJ/Producer darling, Fisher, is getting on board the booze train with his mates over Hairy Dog for a line of seltzers titled Hard FIZZ. Crack open a can of the likes of Watermelon & Berry, and Lemon & Ginger here.
  • Taka Gin, an Indigenous-owned spirit has hit the market. It uses several botanicals foraged from around greater Melbourne and it’s damn delicious. Order it here.

Editor's note: Urban List editors independently select and write about stuff we love and think you'll like too. Urban List has affiliate partnerships, so we get revenue from your purchase.

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