Gold Coast donut shop launches the flavour we’ve all been waiting for

Hold on to your muffin tops, Gold Coast, because a local donut shop is about to be sold out forever thanks to their latest creation.

D Point Ten donuts has answered the prayers of many of us mere mortals, and delivered what could only be described as heaven in a donut.

Caramilk. Donuts. Guys. No. But Yes.

They did it, we’re crying, and salivating.

Don’t freak out and run down to your nearest store (like I already did), because they’re not there YET.

They launch on Friday, which shall henceforth in my calendar be known as, D Point Ten Day.

However, I’ve spoken to Josh on the phone and he has advised they’re already taking orders NOW because they expect to sell out in record time.

I agree Josh, I agree. So I placed an order.

The D-point deities (this word means god/godess) have promised to continue stocking what’s sure to be their best seller as long as they can get Caramilk chocolate.

Celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver to open Aussie-first Pizzeria on Gold Coast

Gold Coast pizza lovers, boy do we have some good news…

We’re about get a slice of much-loved celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, with the British foodie choosing the Gold Coast as the home for his very first Australian Pizzeria.

The restaurant, which features a menu of “simple, honest, tasty food” is set to open at Pacific Fair in the coming weeks.

Construction has already begun at the 148sqm space, with a fun and fresh fit-out underway including an open kitchen designed so pizza enthusiasts can watch their meal being made.

“The Gold Coast is the perfect city to launch Jamie Oliver’s Pizzeria Down Under and I’ve got no doubt locals, tourists and especially families are going to absolutely love it,” Jamie Oliver said.

“From tossing artisan pizza dough by hand to removing freshly baked, steaming pizzas from feature ovens, our pizzerias have earned an unrivalled reputation for serving incredible, authentic hand-stretched pizzas topped with the most fantastic and delicious ingredients, not to mention tasty salads and delicious desserts.”

Hallmark Group, which owns and operates the media personality’s other Australian restaurants, says the Gold Coast Pizzeria will be the first of many across the country.

“Jamie continues to revolutionise the food industry with new recipes and concepts, and diners at Jamie Oliver’s Pizzeria will get to not only experience tasty and affordable food but with exceptional service in a warm and inviting atmosphere,” Hallmark Group General Manager of Restaurants Petra Orrenius said.

“We are excited to announce that the first Jamie Oliver’s Pizzeria on the Gold Coast is the start of an exciting journey across Australia with many more locations on the horizon.”

Jamie Oliver’s Pizzeria is due to open at Pacific Fair in the coming weeks.

Dreams do come true… You can now buy Cadbury Caramilk Philly Cream Cheese

Cadbury Caramilk fans unite.

This may just be the second greatest day of our lives… (The first was yesterday when Caramilk hit supermarket shelves, duh).

It’s been revealed that Cadbury Caramilk and Philadelphia cream cheese have partnered to create a tub of mouth-watering magic and it’s the heavenly food combination we never knew we needed until now.

A Caramilk fan came across the sweet $4 concoction during her supermarket run this morning and being the Caramilk angel she is, shared the life-changing news on social media.

“Woolworths, in with the other cream cheeses,” the woman wrote when asked where she found the caramel flavoured philly cheese.

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It’s no surprise people are losing their minds over it.

“We ate it today as soon as it came into the store…amazing!!” one person commented.

“I will be eating this with nothing but a spoon from the container,” wrote another.

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Others have expressed their desire to smother it on a toasted blueberry bagel, while some say it will make the most amazing cheesecake.

But anyone hoping to get their hands on this tasty masterpiece are being urged to do so quickly.

It’s available exclusively to Woolworths for a limited time only.

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Say ‘prost’ to Oktoberfest at The Star Gold Coast

Lederhosen lovers can say prost in style this month, with Oktoberfest celebrations taking over The Star Gold Coast.

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout October, locals can enjoy the Bavarian celebration in style on The Lawn at Garden Kitchen & Bar, which has been transformed into a mini-Munich with a glamourous coastal spin.

A bespoke Oktoberfest menu has been specially created for the event and features giant warm salted pretzels, grilled Bratwurst on brioche with handmade sauerkraut, Gruyere swiss cheese spätzle and Bavarian-style donuts that are sure to delight.

Indulge in smoked chicken drumsticks, warm salted pretzels and Bavarian doughnuts! | PHOTO: Supplied by The Star Gold Coast

When it comes to the beverages, there’s something for everyone with German craft beers available on-tap and an exclusive cocktail menu complete with edible flower garnishes.

There will also be thrilling entertainment experiences, including plenty of yodelling, to get everyone into the Bavarian spirit.

For more information on Oktoberfest at The Star Gold Coast, visit: star.com.au/goldcoast/whats-on/oktoberfest

Zarraffas

Wake up and smell the coffee

A daily obsession for many, coffee is one of the world’s most loved beverages with an estimated three billion cups enjoyed every day the world over.

Contributing to that impressive tally is Kenton Campbell, founder and managing director of Zarraffa’s Coffee on the Gold Coast.

With over 90 stores across Queensland, northern NSW and WA, Zarraffa’s serve over 15 thousand coffees a day and over one hundred thousand coffees per week in their 25 Gold Coast stores (13 traditional and 12 drive-thrus) alone.

While International Coffee Day (October 1) brings together coffee lovers globally to celebrate their fondness for a caffeine hit and supports the millions of coffee farmers whose livelihoods depend on it; for Campbell, the date is cause for extra celebration.

“October 1 is the anniversary of when I arrived in Australia 24 years ago,” says Campbell, an American ex-pat who turned a fortuitous encounter with two Australian businessmen at his Seattle coffee cart into a proudly Australian-owned and operated company with an annual turnover of approximately $120 million.

“It was the very beginnings of making my ‘American dream’ come true.”

Campbell’s research into the Australian coffee market saw him single out the Gold Coast as the perfect base to build his soon-to-be empire. Meeting his future wife there and starting a family was the extra froth on top.

“The lifestyle and alfresco outdoor cafe environment on the Gold Coast works for people looking to start their day right with a coffee and reading the paper in the sun,” says Campbell, who established Zarraffa’s Coffee, originally a roasting house operating from the backstreets of Southport in 1996.

“Back then customers would come in for their daily coffee and sit on a hessian bag full of green coffee beans yet to be roasted by me.”

Shrugging off the suggestion he is among one of the Gold Coast’s pioneers of cafe culture, Campbell says he was fortunate the timing was right.

“Things started to change in the early 2000s and I caught the wave of specialty coffee in Australia. I was one of the small guys up against the big industry players and now people say I am one of them. We’re big but what we haven’t lost is the same drive and reason we get up every day,” says Campbell.

“We’re all about providing education and appreciation with the people we train. When you have that appreciation you treat the product a little different. You smile that little bit more and you enjoy serving it every day.”

“We might’ve grown but we still care about where we get our coffee; we care about our customers and the very things that make us such a great brand.”

The focus of this year’s International Coffee Day is highlighting the plight of coffee farmers and the threat to their livelihoods as the cost of coffee beans are at an all-time low due to a global oversupply of coffee.

“We don’t buy fair trade, we are fair trade. We have picked one community we buy from direct. It is a farming coffee co-op in Meru north of Mount Kenya,” says Campbell.

“The relationship isn’t just about the coffee and the quality of that, it’s also about the community and the surrounding benefits associated with that.”

Campbell who opened his $20 million national headquarters and bespoke concept Kiwanda Cafe along the M1 Pacific Highway between Brisbane and the Gold Coast in August says he will soon be conducting a roastery tour experience designed to educate and inform customers about the Zarraffa’s Coffee bean-to-cup journey.

“Our customers will be able to understand the entire coffee journey from crop to cup. It will show how many people literally get involved before that cup of coffee is pushed across the counter to you,” he smiles. “It also speaks to our relationships with coffee-growing communities across the world and just what it takes to produce the ‘liquid gold’ we have come to enjoy every day.”

This feature has been produced in collaboration with City of Gold Coast

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