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Monday Munchies: November 7 – Sip and Savour

Would you look at that?! We’ve managed to put down the food for a second to bring our loyal readers two editions in a row *pats himself on the back*. Welcome back to another edition of Monday Munchies, and in case you’re new, this is where we round up the best food news, reviews, and more in one special place. This week’s edition has a focus on all things liquid, with new seltzers, radioactive slushies, and our favourite of all – whiskey.

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Hungry jacks x jelly belly bursties
Image: Hungry Jack’s

Hungry Jack’s Grabs Jelly Belly For Outrageous Bursties

Hungry Jack’s has collaborated with the world-famous candy makers Jelly Belly to launch a range of Bursties and Frozen Drinks that are sure to tantalize the tastebuds and serenade the senses of even the fanciest of candy connoisseurs. Three new Jelly Belly Bursties flavours have arrived, including Watermelon, Grape, and Blueberry. Each boasts authentic and intense flavour with a fruity burst of joy with every sip.

To further enhance the taste sensation and take Aussies on a sensory adventure, Hungry Jack’s is adding a new Frozen Drink flavour to their line-up with Sour Fizz Tingle Frozen Drink. The fun doesn’t stop there, the brand’s also bringing back one of their fan-favourite Frozen Drink flavours, Bubblegum.

“We strive to innovate our Bursties and Frozen Drinks range to create interesting and delicious flavour combinations that define summer,” said Scott Baird, Hungry Jack’s Chief Marketing Officer.

Hungry Jack’s Jelly Belly Bursties and Frozen Drinks are available exclusively, both in-store and drive-thru, at Hungry Jacks nationwide right now.

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White claw surge
Image: White Claw

White Claw Turns Up the Wick With New ‘Surge’ Cans

When the world’s biggest-selling alcoholic seltzer brand turns up the wick to twenty-out-of-ten we listen. White Claw Surge delivers a 6.5% ABV per 330ml can while still offering everything we love about the classic White Claw range – natural flavours, low carbs (2g), no artificial sweeteners and naturally gluten-free.

With Summer weather coming into full effect, these are perfect for summer afternoons catching golden hour at rooftop bars and jamming at local gigs. Crafted with sparkling water, alcohol and a hint of natural fruit flavour, the Surge delivers pure refreshment with a kick.

“We are excited to extend the White Claw range in Australia. When we first launched here in October 2020, we sold one million cans in the first week. The Hard Seltzer category is now worth $210m AUD and growing 188% YOY, with White Claw being the number one contributor to value growth last summer (IRI MAT to June 2022),” said Scott Walton, President of Mark Anthony Brands International.

White Claw Surge will be available nationwide from Monday 14 November at Aussie bottle stores and bars at an RRP of $30 for a 4-pack.

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Nola whiskey wednesdays
Image: NOLA Smokehouse and Bar

Woodford Reserve and NOLA Announce Whiskey Wednesdays

Arriving on the first Wednesday of the month, NOLA Smokehouse and Bar’s famous Whiskey Wednesdays are back. This is your chance to sip through some of the best whiskies the bar has on offer.

To mark the occasion, the first Whiskey Wednesday will be hosted by Andy Tsai from Brown-Forman Australia, who will be talking about all things Woodford Reserve. The evening will feature a free guided tasting of Woodford Reserve whiskies and a one-night-only half-price back bar of NOLA’s comprehensive whiskey collection.

The evening will look at Woodford Reserve’s core range, alongside a high-end Masters Collection flight which will be available to purchase for those looking to explore whiskey in more depth and try some more unique varietals. Bookings can still be made via the link below.

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Fairy Bread Day Returns, Get Out Your 100 and 1000’s

We’re going to bet you’re thinking about some fairy bread after reading this title. It might sound ridiculous, but this is absolutely essential news – Fairy Bread Day is returning in 2022. On November 24, Dollar Sweets are urging fairy bread lovers everywhere to whip out the 100 and 1000s for a good cause, raising funds for leading youth mental health organisation, ReachOut.

Australian family-owned confectionery company, Dollar Sweets, has spearheaded Fairy Bread Day for the past two years, raising a massive $62.9K in donations for ReachOut to support young people when it comes to their mental health and suicide prevention.

“The team here at Dollar Sweets couldn’t be more proud and excited to have drawn such huge attention to Fairy Bread Day over the years. Watching the day spread near and far through our initiatives brings us so much joy, and we can’t wait to see how experimental everyone gets again in 2022 to raise as much as we can for our friends at ReachOut,” said Miranda Higgins, Managing Director of Dollar Sweets.

For the month of November, Dollar Sweets donates 10 cents from every sale of their 100 and 1000’s sold, to support ReachOut, as well as enabling access for fairy bread lovers to pledge donations directly via till 1 December.

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Sip and savour festival hayden quinn
Image: Sip and Savour

Hayden Quinn Joins Sip and Savour Festival Line-Up

When: Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 February 2023
Time: SAT: 1pm – 8pm & SUN: 11am – 5pm
Where: QEII Square, 515 Olive Street Albury, NSW 2640

Famed food adventurer Hayden Quinn is set to journey to Albury for a new two-day festival, Sip and Savour, running Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 February 2023.

With a host of TV credits to his name including Taste of Australia, Family Food Fight, Surfing the Menu – Next Generation and, of course, MasterChef Australia, Hayden will bring his infectious passion and inspiration by way of masterclasses and demonstrations showcasing the very best of Albury/Wodonga produce.

“As a lover of everything regional Australia has to offer, Sip and Savour really called to me. Food and drink always taste best close to the source. I can’t wait to celebrate and share what the mighty Murray region has to offer,” said Hayden.

Supported by Bridge Road Brewers, Albury City Tourism and Destination NSW, the multi-sensory event will feature major musical talents Kate Miller Heidke, Josh Pyke, Lisa Mitchell and Telenova. Tickets are on sale now from Further program details are to be released.

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