MAATEE! This drool-worthy new hot cross bun is the ultimate Aussie treat

It turns out we have even more reason to get excited about hot cross buns this Easter, with the legends at Coles launching a drool-worthy new flavour inspired by one of the most iconic Aussie treats – the lamington.

The genius mash-up of the iconic treat and the humble hot cross bun came to life following a survey by the supermarket giant, with 54 per cent of customers revealing they would love to eat a lamington-flavoured bun.

As the name suggests, the mouth-watering concoction uses the unique flavour profile of the Aussie lamington, and is made with chocolate, studded with milk chocolate chips, toasted shaved coconut chunks and bursts of soft raspberry jellies.

According to food critics, it’s best served toasted and slathered in butter.

Coles Senior Category Manager Freddie Hancock said now was the perfect time to release the limited edition hot cross bun, just before Australia Day.

“We know Australians love traditional products that have a nostalgic pull but with a modern-day twist – and we think we’ve got a winner here with our new lamington hot cross buns just in time for Australia Day,” he said.

“We’re always listening to customer feedback to determine new product launches, and it’s important for us to have some fun with flavours and shake up the hot cross bun market to give customers something they’ve never had before, but ultimately it has to taste great.

“We’ve spent months fine-tuning the recipe to make sure we have the perfect flavour profile of a lamington in a hot cross bun using its traditional pairing of chocolate, coconut and raspberry.”

Available from today at more than 700 stores across the country, the Coles Lamington Hot Cross Buns are $3.50 for a 4-pack.

In-N-Out Burger

U.S. burger chain pops ‘In-N-Out’ of the Gold Coast tomorrow

In-N-Out Burgers are going to be on the Gold Coast tomorrow and they’re sticking on brand by literally just popping ‘In-N-Out’.

So don’t get too excited… they’re not setting up permanent shop… yet (plz guys), but they’re bringing a pop-up shop our way for ‘fun lunch’ and it’s probably worth calling in sick for.

Beloved by millions (of Americans), this burger chain doesn’t really need marketing… most Aussies know to visit the chain when they’re in the big, bad land of fast food.

But now they’ve come to us! With a pop-up in Brisbane earlier this week, and now a Friday feast for the Goldy tomorrow.

And maybe if we love them hard enough, they might put down more long-term roots? PLEASE.

There’ll be three beaut burgs on the menu tomorrow: the Double-Double, the Animal Style and the Protein Style burgers.

So ‘where will this pop up venue be?’ we here you ask… well where else? At the home of the trend legends themselves: Bine Bar in Nobbys.

It starts from 11.00am and will run until 2.00pm, but they’ll likely to sell out quick. They’ll be … ‘In-N-Out’ in a flash!

DROOL! Arnott’s unveils four new flavours of Tim Tams

Look, it’s hard to beat an original flavoured Tim Tam biscuit, but we have to admit… these new flavours look pretty damn good.

Arnott’s has released its new Tim Tam Crafted Collection, with four mouth-watering flavours inspired by Australia and New Zealand to choose from.

There’s Murray River salted caramel, Sunshine Coast strawberries and cream, Gisborne orange and dark chocolate, and manuka honey and cream.

“We love our Tim Tam fans just as much as they love us, so what they want, they get,” Matt Grant, Arnott’s marketing manager, said of the new range.

“Premium ingredients – sourced from some of the best regions across Australia and New Zealand – have been expertly crafted to create an indulgent experience for everyone who loves a Tim Tam.

“With decadent flavours like this, what more could you wish for?”

The biscuits are available at all major supermarkets now for RRP $3.65.

Summer Drinks

Dine out at the Paradise Centre this Summer!

The dining scene in the heart of Surfers Paradise is having a resurgence and should be on your radar when thinking of somewhere to enjoy a meal this summer.

Backing on to an epic people-watching mall and with loads of kids entertainment on hand (Timezone!), the Paradise Centre is the perfect place to head to grab a bite with friends or family.

Here is our pick of where to dine out at the Paradise Centre:

Surfers Paradise Beer Garden
After a multi-million dollar refurbishment, the Surfers Paradise Beer Garden has also completely revitalised its food and drink offering. Enjoy delicious share plates with friends, seafood lovers won’t want to miss the coastal tiger prawns, and the pork ribs are a must try!

Charlie’s
Feeding locals and tourists for more than 35 years, Charlie’s is an institution worth a visit this summer. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, their menu has something to suit everyone’s taste buds and is budget friendly!

Hard Rock Cafe
If you are after some live music and a rock’n’roll vibe, you can’t beat dining at Australia’s only Hard Rock Cafe. Tuck into some delicious American fare – the burger menu is hard to beat – and be sure to chase it down with one of their boozy milkshakes!

Get more inspiration of where to dine out at Paradise Centre in the video below:

Parking at the Paradise Centre is super convenient, with underground parking available at the centre. For more information, and to discover all the dining options, visit: paradisecentre.net.au/dining

This is a sponsored editorial brought to you by Paradise Centre.

 

McDonalds Cheese Burger

Maccas’ best burger ever says ‘adios’ after just three weeks

In incredibly distressing news for Maccas fans out there, it’s the final day to get your hands on the El Maco range.

Literally (probably) only Ronald McDonald knows why the golden arches have returned their best burger ever for only THREE WEEKS…

But they’re wrapping it up today, and we’re not ok.

After YEARS and YEARS of petitions (seriously, there’s a Facebook page), Maccas had answered our prayers, and brought back the Mexican-themed mouth waterer we’d been begging for.

‘The El Maco is back-o’ – what a slug line… except it’s a lie. The El Maco was only back-o for a limited time-o and I’m crying-yo! (sorry terrible times equal terrible rhymes).

It initially graced our tummies first in the 90’s we think (it’s honestly been ages), and has since made sporadic and not-long-enough returns.

And this has been one of them.

Not long enough, and not good enough maccas. Stick it on the menu full time please and let us get back to our best lives.

Earlier article: Maccas has brought back its best burger ever