The goods: top of the morning to you
Are you a cereal kind of person, or do you prefer muesli? Perhaps pancakes are more your bag, or maybe you like something a tad saltier to start the day. Whatever your morning preference, we’ve got some new products that will have you meeting the morrow with a smile. We’ve also got some saintly snacks to feed the pre-lunch munchies, plus a sugar-free drink to quench that almost-summer thirst that’s been brewing.
When worlds collide: is it a muesli or a cereal?
Kellogg’s has launched Just Right Fusion, a new cereal range combining the crunch of muesli with the crispiness of cereal. It’s a nutritious blend that fuses crunchy muesli made with oats and a light crispy bran mixed with fibre-rich multi-grain flakes. The range comes in two varieties – Cranberry & Apple adds the tanginess of apples and sweetened cranberries to a mix of flakes, fruit, crunchy oat clusters, toasted and puffed cereal and chewy fruit; Almond & Cashew is a blend of crunchy oat clusters, toasted flakes, crispy bran and rice with a medley of nuts and seeds.
The new Just Right Fusion range is now available in Coles and Woolworths.
Sweet as you like, without the calorie bomb
If you prefer pancakes for breakfast, you can now drown them in as much maple syrup as you like without worrying about all the added sugar. Lakanto Monkfruit Maple Flavoured Syrup is naturally sweet, containing just two net carbs and 24 calories per 30ml serve (on average, maple flavoured syrup contains 84 calories per 30ml serve). Lakanto’s Monkfruit Maple Flavoured Syrup also acts just like any other wet sugar when cooked, meaning it can be used as a direct 1:1 replacement in baking or hot drinks.
Lakanto Maple Flavoured Syrup is available in the sugar aisle in over 2500 outlets nationwide, including Woolworths, independent supermarkets and health food stores.
Easier & squeezier: a fuss-free way to Vegemite your day
Then there are those who prefer a more savoury start to the day. And if you’re Aussie-as, that salty choice is bound to be Vegemite. Now your morning Veg on toast is even easier to make, with the introduction of Vegemite Squeezy – the same Vegemite, just squeezier and upside down in a squeezable bottle. You can also use it to whip up some Vegemite and cheese spaghetti or Vegemite and cheese scrolls with less mess and less fuss.
Vegemite Squeezy is now available in 200g and 350g packs from a retailer near you. You can find more information on the full Vegemite product range here.
Bigger is better: new Table of Plenty Rice Thins
Once breakfast has passed but lunch still feels like eons away, it’s time for a healthy snack. But which to choose? Eativity fave Table of Plenty has added another product to its burgeoning range, introducing a larger version of its Rice Thins. The new range is still low in calories, but the larger portion size will leave you feeling more properly satisfied.
Available in packs of two cakes, the range comprises four flavours: Dark Chocolate and Coconut (vegan), Passionfruit Yoghurt, Salted Caramel and Belgian Milk Chocolate. All are gluten-, palm oil- and GMO-free, and at just 75 calories a cake, they’re perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth but also an appetite for looking after themselves.
Famous Soda puts the fit back into fizz
All this talk of food can sure work up a thirst, and we’ve found a celebrity-worthy bevvie to hit the spot. Australian mother and son team Julie and Michael Pillon have created Famous Soda as a healthier alternative to the usual sugar- and additive-laden fizzy drinks currently available. The drinks have zero sugar, are 100 percent natural and Australian made. At only 8 calories per bottle and available in Blood Orange, Passion Fruit, Pink Lemonade, Lemon and Ginger Beer, these drinks are a refreshing way to stay hydrated and sugar-free this summer.
Famous Soda is available in 250ml slimline cans and premium glass bottles in leading health foods stores, cafes, restaurants and supermarkets, including Coles, Woolworths, Coles Express and independent stores.