Food & Drink

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

By Rick Stephens
22nd Sep 2021

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. 

  • 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.
  • It's been a minute since Four Pillars graced us with a new gin, but the time has come to stop whatever you're doing to get in on their latest limited bottle of botanicals. This time around, head distiller Cam and the team have whipped up two exclusive releases: a yellow yuzu Rarer Dry Gin and a green bergamot Rarest Dry Gin. They're both available to order on Saturday 11 September. Get in quick on this rare opportunity here.
  • Yoghurt dons, Chobani, have released a yoghurt for dogs called the Daily Dollop. The stuff is free of any lactose and it's low-fat; it's also packed with probiotics, protein and calcium making it a healthy treat for young Fido—find The Daily Dollop in most supermarkets from this week. 
  • An icon of every Aussie kitchen in the 80s and 90s is returning. Yep, the Women's Weekly Birthday Cake Book has made a triumphant comeback, and they've joined forces with Allen's Lollies for the reincarnation of such a momentous publication. This time around, it's affectionately titled The Party Cake Book—find it at Coles right now.
  • Krispy Kreme is serving up a feed of a different kind, this time for your canine. Yep, the international doughnut artisans have developed six dog-friendly doughies in collaboration with Queensland-based pet treat company Huds & Toke. Pick up the likes of original glazed, choc cookie or choc sprinkles for Sprinkles via Krispy Kreme drive-throughs or for click and collect at their stores Australia-wide. More details here.
  • 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.
  • 90s biscuit aisle mainstay, In A Biskit is making a triumphant return with two flavours hitting the shelves—Chicken In A Biskit and Drumstix In A Biskit. Are they kind of the same flavour? Maybe. Are we bothered by that? No. Are we hyped? You betchya. Find them at supermarkets and select independents for a very nostalgic price of $3.20.
  • 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.

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Image credit: Krispy Kreme

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