On The Shelf – Food & Beverage https://foodmag.com.au Tue, 23 Jan 2018 23:42:06 +0000 en-AU hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.2 https://foodmag.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/prime-creative-media-50x50.png On The Shelf – Food & Beverage https://foodmag.com.au 32 32 McCain releases 50 per cent bigger meals https://foodmag.com.au/mccain-releases-50-per-cent-bigger-meals/ Tue, 01 Aug 2017 04:29:45 +0000 https://foodmag.com.au/?p=64021 Continue reading McCain releases 50 per cent bigger meals ]]> McCain Foods Australia is set to fill the freezer aisle with bigger meals and bigger flavour with the launch of new Mansize meals.

As many consumers continue to supplement their frozen meals, McCain saw the need to satisfy their hunger by creating even better quality and more satisfying frozen meals.

The meals are 50 percent larger than the traditional frozen meal, loaded with quality cuts of meat and hearty sides that completely satisfy the hungrier appetite.

According to McCain Foods ANZ Product Manager, Rebecca De Xavier Pinto,  McCain continues to look for ways to help both satisfy the hunger of consumers with great tasting food and offer fuss-free solutions.

Drawing inspiration from traditional pub favourites, consumers have three meal options in larger 480-500g packs: Bangers in a rich Onion Gravy with Creamy Potato Mash, Grilled Chicken and Bacon Creamy Pasta Bake and, Chicken Kiev with Vegetables and Potato.


New range of Festivale Dips https://foodmag.com.au/new-range-of-festivale-dips/ Thu, 13 Jul 2017 23:30:35 +0000 https://foodmag.com.au/?p=63784 Gourmet food innovators Chris’ has launched a range of Festivale Exotic Global Dips inspired by flavours from around the world. The new range focuses on flavour innovation, appealing to a consumer with a taste for travel and adventure, and are now available in selected Woolworths stores nationally.

Festivale includes four dip variations designed to transport the consumer to a foreign destination – Mediterranean Tirokafteri Spicy Fetta Dip, Southern Smashed Avocado & Fetta Dip, Sweet Potato & Coconut Sri Lankan Style Dip, and Chilli & Lime Mexican Inspired Dip.

Festivale’s bright packaging has been designed to evoke memories of food and travel, and is presented in premium black tubs for easy entertaining. Chris’ have created the range to target an audience with a passion for food from around the globe.

The Festivale Exotic Global Dip range includes:

Mediterranean Tirokafteri Spicy Fetta Dip

Clean and fresh, the Mediterranean Tirokafteri Spicy Fetta Dip features pieces of feta in a smooth base, spiced with chilli, complete with mellow undertones of olive oil. The dip has been inspired by summer in the Greek Islands, and is best enjoyed with warm pita bread, crackers or crisp, fresh vegetable sticks.

Southern Smashed Avocado & Fetta Dip

The Southern Smashed Avocado & Feta Style Dip combines ripe avocado, chopped feta, tangy lemon and a hint of clean, green parsley. The fresh and salt flavour pairs with corn chips, crackers, or wholemeal toast.

Sweet Potato & Coconut Sri Lankan Style Dip

Featuring a rich blend of roasted sweet potato infused with coconut, the Sweet Potato & Coconut Sri Lankan Style Dip fuses caramelised cayenne chilli puree with ginger, garlic, curry and lime leaf. This dip is best complemented with warm naan bread, or served as a side to curry or dahl.

Corn, Chilli & Lime Mexican Inspired Dip

The chunky Corn, Chilli & Lime Mexican Inspired Dip’s corn and cream cheese base is enlivened with red bell pepper pieces, and finished off with a burst of lime and chilli freshness. Corn chips are an ideal accompaniment, but a dollop of dip can also be added to tacos.


A fresh and nutritious look in ready meals https://foodmag.com.au/a-fresh-and-nutritious-look-in-ready-meals/ Wed, 28 Jun 2017 06:03:03 +0000 https://foodmag.com.au/?p=63514 Fancy That! has launched a range of fresh, nutritious ready meals in time for Winter.  The launch offer comprises six meals-for-one that are hearty and wholesome, ideal for enjoying at home.

“The meals deliver on key features that Australian’s are looking for, such as freshness, larger portion sizes, good nutritional values, and delicious recipes that suit their lifestyle choices,” says Leonie Cavanagh, Fancy That! Brand Manager.

These ready meals have no artificial colours, additives or preservatives.  The range covers a variety of dietary requirements such as low sodium, low sugar, good source of protein and excellent source of dietary fibre.

The packaging design further showcases the freshness and nutritional claims, with large windows allowing shoppers to see the quality and freshness of the food.

The launch range includes delicious recipes like Roast Chicken, Beef Stroganoff, Cottage Pie, Thai Green Curry, Spaghetti & Meatballs, and a Pumpkin & Chickpea Curry that’s suitable for vegans.


Nespresso relaunches ‘Tribute to Milano’ https://foodmag.com.au/nespresso-relaunches-tribute-to-milano/ Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:52:18 +0000 https://foodmag.com.au/?p=63497 This month, Nespresso has taken inspiration from the bustling Italian coffee culture of Milan to relaunch one of its most loved Grand Cru, Tribute to Milano. Responding to Australian’s love of intense coffee, the product is available as a limited edition.

Tribute to Milano is a reflection of the rich history and culture that Milan offers. In the hustle and bustle of the affluent Northern Italian city, coffee is usually enjoyed intense and at a fast pace whilst standing at the bar, complementing the intense Milanese way of life.

To honour this, Nespresso Coffee Experts have re-created a delicate blend of Arabica and Robusta beans that results in a delightful balance between fine fruity aromas and sweet cereal notes.

Mitch Monaghan, Nespresso Coffee Ambassador, explained: “We know that Australians have a love for a more intense coffee and discovering new coffee cultures through our Limited Edition Grands Crus. Originally launched in 2015, bringing back the Limited Edition Tribute to Milano is our way of showing our customers we know what they love.”

The Limited Edition Grand Cru has a mild bitterness and acidity with a rounded body and high intensity. Let this delightful Ristretto immerse you into the atmosphere of this enchanting Italian city.


Muesli with no added sugars, syrups and oils https://foodmag.com.au/muesli-with-no-added-sugars-syrups-and-oils/ Mon, 26 Jun 2017 06:30:47 +0000 https://foodmag.com.au/?p=63464 Continue reading Muesli with no added sugars, syrups and oils ]]> MixMyMuesli has officially launched into the market, offering consumers a healthy and convenient breakfast option with 100% no added sugars, syrups and oils.

Frustrated by misleading packaging claims consumers were exposed to on a daily basis, Directors Kris Veleski and Tim Joyce developed the muesli range to fill an obvious gap in the market for a nutritious muesli containing high sources of fibre and no refined sugars.

“We found that many Australian muesli manufacturers were deceiving Australians by promoting trendy ingredients or health slogans on their packaging, despite sugar making up more than 35% of the ingredients in some popular brands. We wanted to create an innovative, delicious muesli that was high in nutrients and offered real health benefits to consumers”, said Managing Director Kris Veleski.

Unlike the majority of muesli brands, these new products contain premium dried fruits, nuts and grains to increase the flavour of the base muesli. The Australian owned and made mueslis are also low in kilojoules, and combine natural, unprocessed and nutrient-dense ingredients.

“Unlike 71% of mueslis that contain added sugar to sweeten their taste, MixMyMuesli has 100% no added sugar across the entire range. The mixes are also low in kilojoules, averaging 1611KJ’s per 100g, which is almost 10% less than the typical muesli in the health food category,” added Director Tim Joyce.

With an average of 5.9g of sugar per serve, MixMyMuesli has been produced using premium dried fruits instead of refined sugar. Research has showed that dried fruits have up to 3.5 times the fibre, vitamins and minerals of fresh fruits, and encompass high amounts of micronutrients and antioxidants.

The range offers seven different mixes for Australian consumers with diverse health needs. The products include Runners Mix, Exotic Low Fat, Goji Berry & Chia Antioxidant, Organic Super Grains, Hi Protein, Café Style Gourmet Muesli and Gluten Free Deluxe.