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MOOD tea 'Jolly Good | Image: MOOD tea

Feel-Good Friday: 3 May 2024 – Free Messina & Margarita Roulette

After another glorious week in the paradise that is the Man of Many office, we’re turning our sights to the weekend. Wet, rainy and presumably miserable, the next few days will likely be spent indoors and as far away from nature as possible. Boil the kettle, whack a soup on the stove and let’s crack into a great winter warmer, starting first with a beautiful little Feel-Good Friday appetiser. Bon Appétit.

MOOD tea 'Jolly Good | Image: MOOD tea
MOOD tea ‘Jolly Good | Image: MOOD tea

MOOD Tea’s New Flavour is ‘Jolly Good’

Social enterprise MOOD tea is no stranger to doing a bit of good for the community. This week, the brand unveiled a new ‘Jolly Good’ English Breakfast brew flavour that is designed to boost morning moods and raise funds for youth mental health. According to MOOD tea, 100 per cent of the profits made from the sale of the new Jolly Good release will go towards funding programs to help combat youth suicide.

The premium black tea blend, sourced from the Daintree region in Queensland, joins MOOD’s four other blends – ‘Happy Days’, ‘Get On Up’, ‘Be Kind, Unwind’ and ‘Sweet Lullaby’, and features the same compostable and biodegradable tea bag design.

According to Chris Freel, CEO of UnLtd & MOOD, funding from the new Jolly Good flavour will help the brand to build young people’s mental health knowledge and resilience at an early age. The social enterprise chief is planning to implement batyr programs in as many schools as possible across the country.

“MOOD tea gives people an easy way to support youth mental health programs whilst also allowing them to sip on a delicious premium brew,” Chris Freel, CEO of UnLtd & MOOD said. “Our newest English Breakfast blend has been sourced locally from the Daintree Region in QLD, so we are excited for the opportunity to also help fund local suppliers. For each box of MOOD tea purchased, more young lives will benefit from the programs we fund via our incredible charity partners.”

The new Jolly Good flavour is available for purchase directly from the MOOD tea website, so grab a pack and feeling Jolly Good about yourself.

Snapchat is Serving Up FREE Gelato Messina on Mates Day | Image: Snapchat
Snapchat is Serving Up FREE Gelato Messina on Mates Day | Image: Snapchat

Snapchat is Serving Up FREE Gelato Messina on Mates Day

Who doesn’t love free ice cream? Snapchat is teaming up with Gelato Messina to celebrate friendship this Mates Day (May 8) with a free scoop of the new limited-edition “Oh Snap!” flavour. Available across all Gelato Messina stores from 12.00pm on May 8 until stores close or the product sells out, the ice cream giveaway is all about celebrating friendship.

Inspired by the classic vanilla slice, Oh Snap! features a trio of sunny-yellow custard, zingy passion fruit icing and buttery puff pastry, representing the perfect friendship of flavours. Better yet, Snapchat will take over the Gelato Messina Surry Hills store in Sydney on Mates Day, adorning the venue with an unmistakable yellow hue. Open midday until 10.30pm (or run out) on May 8, drop by with your besties, enjoy a free scoop of Oh Snap! and soak up the sunshine and happiness that will spill across to local hang, Shannon Reserve.

Uber One Launches a Long Weekend Excuse Generator | Image: NBC Universal
Uber One Launches a Long Weekend Excuse Generator | Image: NBC Universal

Uber One Launches a Long Weekend Excuse Generator

Pulled too many sickies? On your third dead grandma? Uber One has you covered. The ridesharing technology company has launched a new long weekend ‘excuse generator’ that harnesses real-time data inputs to help Australians come up with more believable explanations for why they can’t work.

Dishonest Aussies simply need to head to the Excuse Generator site, input some basic details, and the AI-enabled tool will create a bespoke message to send to their manager. Critically, the generator takes into account how much an employee’s boss actually likes them, a response to data that revealed 67 per cent of working Australians in capital cities were more likely to request time off from work if they know that their boss likes them.

The data was collected as part of a nationwide study from YouGov and Uber One, which revealed some interesting results. According to the study, which surveyed 1,004 Australian workers aged 18 and above who reside in one of the capital cities, two in three city workers across Australia say that they have hesitated or would hesitate to request time off or leave work because they can’t find a good excuse. Well, here’s the answer.

Spice Temple's $99 Mud Crabs Return | Image: Spice Temple
Spice Temple’s $99 Mud Crabs Return | Image: Spice Temple

Spice Temple’s $99 Mud Crabs Return

Oo brother, seafood is back on the menu. Sydney institution Spice Temple is reviving its signature $99 mud crab feast for the month of May, loaded with your favourite Spice Temple spices and sauces. Chef Andy Evans is the man behind the new menu selection, with the esteemed flavour hound responsible for sourcing the freshest produce, ready to be cooked to order, delicately steamed and then presented alongside one of three traditional Chinese sauces, XO, ginger and shallot, or black bean and salted chilli.

“Our beautiful produce is at the heart of everything we do, we think these mud crabs are the best you can find in Sydney,” Evans said. “People absolutely loved them last time we did this, so we look forward to welcoming everyone back.” Spice Temple’s $99 mud crab deal will return for the month of May, with bookings available via the venue’s official website.

Oakberry Açaí is giving away 1,500 smoothies this weekend | Image: Oakberry Açaí
Oakberry Açaí is giving away 1,500 smoothies this weekend | Image: Oakberry Açaí

1,500 Free Açaí Smoothies Are Up For Grabs

The legends at Oakberry Açaí are celebrating their innovative new Super Glow Smoothie flavour, and they want you to get in on the action. The fresh food bowl and smoothie bar will serve up 1,500 free smoothies across the country on Saturday, 11 May, perfect for your weekend breakkie.

The limited-time offer comes via a collaboration with Melbourne-based wellness brand KAPOWDER, created by Valentina Ferrer. The smoothie combines Oakberry’s famous açaí and KAPOWDER’s collagen powder to provide a boost to your skin with a delicious strawberry taste. To celebrate the launch, the first one hundred customers at each of the fifteen flagship stores nationwide will receive a complimentary Super Glow Smoothie. Stores in Manly, Bondi Beach, Sydney, Coogee, Degraves St, St Kilda and more will provide the first 100 customers with a free smoothie.

“We are thrilled to partner with KAPOWDER on this innovative product,” Renan Fretes, CEO of Oakberry Açaí ANZ said. “Now, our customers across the country can enjoy this superfood smoothie and experience the benefits of collagen in their daily lives.”

Nu'u is launching a new margarita roulette activation | Image: Nu'u
Nu’u is launching a new margarita roulette activation | Image: Nu’u

Play Margarita Roulette in the Inner West

If you are a fan of Mexican flavours, you are in for a treat this month. Authentic Mexican and mezcal bar, Nu’u is launching a new margarita roulette activation every Saturday in May to celebrate Cinco De Mayo. Founded by Michelin-trained chef Manuel Diaz and his wife Diana Farrera, the two-story Glebe Mexican restaurant and mezcal restaurant is the second venue for the duo – their first being popular Pyrmont taqueria, Nativo Mexican.

To play margarita roulette at your table, you simply need to book in for Saturday night dinner between 5pm to 10pm, with the chance to try one of five limited edition margarita specials for just $10, or score a free margie on the wheel. Nu’u is offering up limited-edition options like the yuzu-based Double Trouble, rose wine-infused Blusharita, and a host more. Best of all, the margaritas are crafted by Diana, a certified Mezcologist – the only one in Australia!