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Australian rice brand, SunRice, has launched a new microwave cup range that mixes a premium blend of rice and ancient grains. SunRice has been focusing its NPD efforts on the trend of ancient grains, and the new SunRice SuperGrains microwave cups feature a range of grains from buckwheat to redberry rice. Ready in just 40 seconds, the cups are marketed as solutions for tasty and wholesome meal in dishes from stir-frys to poké bowls. Simple and quick to prepare, they provide an easy way to include wholegrains, protein and fibre into a diet.
“Ingredients rich in wholegrains, such as SunRice
A new range of baby food from Woolworths has been developed in collaboration with nutritionists, and is Australia’s first full range of baby food pouches boasting the ‘No Added Sugar’ label, including the fruit custard variety. Responding to a need for nutritious food for time-poor parents, Woolworths Smiling Tums range features nine different flavours to cater to babies from six months and is only RRP $1 a pouch.
The pouches include a selection of fruit and vegetable, meals and custards – all with no added sugar or salt, artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.
“We are also committed to making the Woolworths food range healthier for customers and to do this, our team, together with nutritionists, have worked hard to remove added sugar from our full range of baby food without compromising on taste,” Woolworths senior nutritionist Natalie Chong says.
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SuperGrains are fantastic for energy production and to satisfy hunger, keeping us feeling full for longer,” SunRice health ambassador and dietitian Lyndi Cohen says.
The four new varieties in 250g cups for an RRP of $3.79 include Multigrain Blend, Active Blend, available at Coles, Woolworths and independent stores nationwide.
The range is naturally sweetened with fruit or vegies and comes in a range of flavour combinations from Sweet Potato, Carrot and Parsnip Puree to Apple and Strawberry Fruit Custard.
In a move that’s more than just organic, McCormick’s new organic range of spices and herbs are packaged in
transparent pouches so shoppers can see what’s inside. The packets also have easy-to-read information on the provenance as well as a display listing dates of harvest, packing and best-before suggestions for freshness assessment.
The back of the packs include a scannable Chat Bot for smart access via a messenger app that connects consumers to McCormick for tips, recipes and even more product information on any of the range of seven organic herbs and spices. The handy resealable pouches have been designed with an opening that is wide enough for spoon access.
The McCormick organic spices and herbs includes chilli, cumin and tumeric from India, cinnamon from Vietnam, mixed herbs from Morocco and Egypt, oregano from Turkey and paprika from Spain.
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The latest offering from Haigh’s is a Dark Orange Bar that is described as a soft moreish chocolate with an orange truffle centre, enrobed in Haigh’s rich dark chocolate with a striped orange decoration RRP $11.75. The other new addition is a Milk Hazelnut Praline Wafer Bar consisting of a smooth hazelnut praline paste sandwiched between light wafer biscuits and then enrobed in milk chocolate, RRP $11.75. Both are available at Haigh’s Chocolates stores in Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra, and Sydney or online. Haigh’s Chocolates, has been making fine chocolates from the cocoa bean since 1915. The company says roasting and manufacturing raw cocoa beans give the company the means to develop unique blends of premium milk and dark chocolate with its distinctive freshness, texture, aroma and flavour.

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