The goods: glad tidings we bring

17th December 2020 | Eativity editors

It’s our last product rundown for the year, so we wanted to make sure we had something special for you. We’re nice like that. And so, in honour of the season of giving, we’ve sourced a sweet Christmas gift idea for the foodie in your life, plus we’ve uncovered a genius ingredient that’ll add some truly luxurious “oomph” to your summer cooking. We’ve also found a way for you to finally achieve that dream of TV stardom that doesn’t involve a role in Home & Away, and have awesome news for chocolate biscuit lovers everywhere.

A little lobster luxury, whenever you like

If you didn’t manage to snaffle up a cut-price lobster in time for Christmas, don’t despair. You can still bring the taste of Aussie lobster to your Christmas table with some lobster-infused olive oil. Made by Ferguson Australia – one of the country’s biggest exporters of southern rock lobsters – the oil combines the superb lobster flavour from the southern rock lobster infused with the finest South Australian olive oil. It’s 100% natural, and contains no artificial preservatives, colours, flavours or GMOs.

The oil is ideal to be used in a variety of dishes, from paellas and risottos to pastas, and can also add a little extra glam to mayonnaise for salads and sandwiches. Or you could try this idea from Debra Ferguson: “Cut a tomato into thick slices and place a layer of them on a plate with some feta cheese, black olives and ripped-up basil,” she says. “Just before you take it out to the table, drizzle a little bit of lobster oil over it.”  

You can buy Ferguson Lobster Infused Olive Oil online, and at select retailers.

The sweetest stocking filler

Egmont Honey, maker of high-quality manuka honey, has released a brand-new, limited-edition festive honey, just in time for Christmas. Designed to be a sweet stocking-filler or Secret Santa gift, Egmont’s Festive Honey is the taste of summer in a honey pot. It even comes with a personalised lid for writing a special Yuletide message to your lucky giftee. The honey is made to be enjoyed throughout the holiday season on toast, cereal, in smoothies or drizzled on ice cream.

Egmont Festive Honey will be sold exclusively at ALDI stores across Australia.

Another reason to look forward to 2021

Arnott’s has announced that four new Tim Tam flavours are set to hit shelves in the new year. The makers of Australia’s favourite chocolate biscuit have unveiled one of the four indulgent new flavours: Murray River Salted Double Choc.

The new flavour is the latest release from the Tim Tam Crafted Collection, inspired by the tastes of Australia. Arnott’s has sourced pure salt flakes from the pristine mineral waters of the Murray Darling River Basin to create a sweet and salty experience. The salt flakes have been stirred through gooey chocolate sauce and smooth cocoa chocolate cream, before being sandwiched between two crunchy choc biscuits and covered in milk chocolate.

You’ll be able to indulge in the new Tim Tam Crafted Collection come January 2021. More information will be revealed soon.

Your chance to be a TV star

Coca-Cola has announced the return of Share a Coke – where the Coke branding on the label is replaced by people’s names – along with something extra: the chance to star in a Coca-Cola TV ad. Up to 170 unique ads will be created and broadcast on various platforms, providing lots of opportunities for Aussies to potentially “taste the feeling” of TV fame.

Coke is now holding an open casting, giving anyone the chance to star in its ads. To make the cut, you need to film a short video of yourself giving a shout out to a mate you’d like to share a Coke with this summer. For more info, head to shoutout.coca-cola.com.au.

In a new twist for Share a Coke this year, classic Aussie nicknames will feature on bottles and cans, with more than 200 names, nicknames and colloquialisms available to inspire people to give a shout out to a mate. You can also customise your own bottle if you can’t find the nickname you want by visiting shareacoke.coca-cola.com.au.

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