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Feel-Good Friday: 14 June 2024 – Gelato Bickies, RTDs, and a Whole Lotta Cheese


While the rain is pouring down outside Man of Many’s Sydney office, it has not dampened our enthusiasm for the imminent weekend one jot. We’re counting down the minutes until we can plunge headlong into our Friday night, but first things first. So here’s another round of Feel-Good Friday to wrap up your week with some positive vibes. Have a great weekend, all.

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Mandatory Twisted | Image: Mandatory Spirit Co

Thanks to Mandatory Spirit Co, We Can Indulge Guilt-Free

It’s Friday afternoon, so if you’re looking for something to toast to the weekend with, Mandatory Spirit Co has you covered. The Australian-owned firm recently introduced a new take on ready-to-drink flavoured vodkas in the form of Mandatory Twisted, Australia’s only non-carbonated vodka premix.

Available in two tempting flavours—Dark Fruits & Vodka and Passionfruit Vodka Punch—these beverages deliver plenty of natural flavours and freshness minus the fizz, so they’re light on the stomach. With a 4% ABV and zero sugar, each serving comes in at just 72 calories. Plus, they’re preservative-free, gluten-free, and vegan-friendly, so you can enjoy them without the guilt. 

What’s more, Mandatory Twisted cans come in a resealable and recyclable carton, maximising convenience, sustainability, and safety no matter where your Friday evening takes you. Cheers!

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Image: TEDxSydney

Paving the Way to Net Zero

By now, everyone’s aware of the importance of reaching net zero, but the question remains how are we going to get there? Fortunately TEDxSydney 2024 is heading to the Big Top at Luna Park on Thursday, June 27 to help tackle this very problem. 

The evening promises to be an intimate, empowering, and thought-provoking event with a lineup of influential speakers sharing their vision for Australia’s future. Focusing on sustainability efforts and complexities, solutions and technologies, the event will help map the way forward and maybe give us all a little hope that its not too late to save the planet and ourselves!

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Domino’s Double Decadence Crust | Image: Domino’s

Domino’s is Making a Crusty Comeback

We all know pizza is the food of the gods, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for improvement. In a world where too much cheese is never enough, we’re delighted to hear that Domino’s has decided to heed the results of a recent social poll and bring back its Double Decadence Crust, making this most cheesy of delicacies even cheesier. 

Layering some kind of hybrid super-cheese sauce that combines the powers of cheddar and parmesan between two crispy bases and topping it all with tastier, stretchier mozzarella, we can’t think of anything we’d rather indulge in on a lazy Friday evening. 

For a limited time only, you can add the Double Decadence Crust to any large Domino’s pizza. You just have to decide which toppings will taste best alongside all of that cheese. 

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Lemon Crisp-inspired Gelato | Image: Arnott’s

Gelato Messina Pays Tribute to Iconic Arnott’s Biscuits

If you’re more interested in indulging your sweet tooth this weekend, Arnott’s and Gelato Messina have just the thing. Teaming up for the first-ever Arnott’s Biscuit Week, these sugar-wielding svengalis have been serving up incredible limited-edition creations all week, each capturing the perfect balance of crunchy, creamy, buttery and sweet notes that made Arnott’s bickies such an Australian staple. 

While the Lemon Crisp-inspired gelato (pictured above) that kicked off the week will be hard to beat, yesterday’s Iced Vovo-inspired creation also looked nothing less than delectable. Saying that, we might grab a packet of Lemon Crisp on the way home and use it to spoon some ice cream straight out of the tub.