Chocolate Milk Slurpy

You can now buy ‘Choc Milk Slurpies’ from slushy machines in Australia

Choccy milk lovers rejoice – a miracle has finally happened…

Chocolate Milk Slurpie machines actually exist, and they’re here in Australia!

According to the ‘Choccy Milk‘ Facebook page, the ‘Frozen Oak’ machines have been installed at various Caltex service stations across Sydney and evidently, people are losing their minds.

“I would like to buy one of these, and by “these” I mean the whole machine,” one fan wrote.

“Looks like our choccy milk addiction has hit another level – this is life changing” commented another.

While no official list of where the machines are installed has been released, fellow chocolate milk enthusiasts have taken to the Choccy Milk Facebook page to update people on which Caltex servos they have spotted the frozen oak slushys in.

A list appearing to show a number of locations of where you can find the machines has also been posted to the Western Sydney starter packs Facebook.

Considering the positive response the machines have already had, there’s hope other states will get to experience this frozen chocolatey goodness some time very soon!

Lunch box pack

Lunchbox shocks spark warning for kids

With kids heading back to school today, Cancer Council have revealed health shocks found in the average child’s lunchbox. Research shows many lunchboxes contain the recommended serves of fruit but can be alarmingly low on vegetables and high on hidden sugar and salt.

Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift said many foods that appear to be healthy are actually high in saturated fat, sugar and salt. “Balancing the weekday lunchbox is a difficult task – we understand the time, financial, emotional and practical pressures Queensland parents face,” Ms Clift said.

“Parents should choose fresh, whole foods such as fruit, vegetables, legumes, lean meats, eggs, poultry, legumes and beans, wholegrains high in fibre and low fat dairy products including plain milk, yoghurt and cheese for school lunches. Processed and packaged foods should be avoided as much as possible.”

Cancer Council Queensland has released a go-to guide for parents shopping for school lunches:

• White bread has been processed and refined, which means it is less filling. Cancer Council recommends switching to wholegrain or high fibre varieties.
• Sliced hams and other processed meats on sandwiches should be replaced with healthier lean meats – processed and cured meats can be high in added salt and saturated fat.
• Cheese is an important source of calcium for children – choose low-fat varieties. Aim for cheeses that have less than 15g of fat per 100g.
• If you include a muesli bar as a snack – go for a wholegrain or high fibre variety. Ensure sugar is not one of the first three ingredients listed on the back of the packet.
• Swap out poppers with high sugar content, or coconut water poppers for plain water. Coconut water does not have a high nutrient content and can be expensive.
• Buy diced fruit in natural juice rather than syrup, choose popcorn over chips and sweet biscuits, and avoid salted crackers.

“A balanced lunchbox should contain one serve of lean protein, wholegrains (such as wholemeal bread, wraps, rice and muesli), one or two pieces of fruit, vegetables, low-fat dairy and plenty of water to keep kids hydrated,” Ms Clift said.

“When time is a factor and packaged food products need to be used, it’s important for parents to read food labels and look for the Health Star Rating on packaged products. Parents should check the kilojoule content on packaged food products, keeping in mind that one serve of a ‘discretionary food item’ is 600kj. Using the 100g column on the nutritional panel is the best way to compare products at the supermarket,” she said.

“It is also important to read the ingredients list and take note of the sugar, saturated fat and sodium (salt) levels. Try to avoid large amounts of added sugars. Aim for less than 15g of sugar per 100g and check that sugar is not listed high on the ingredient list.

“Choose breads and cereals with 3g or more fibre per serve, aim for the lowest saturated fat (less than 3g per 100g is best) and generally choose foods with less than 10g per 100g of fat.

“The Australian Dietary Guidelines recommend four and a half serves of vegetables daily for children aged four to eight, and five serves a day for children aged nine to 11.

More information about Cancer Council Queensland, and preparing a healthy lunchbox, is available via 13 11 20 or cancerqld.org.au.

Cookie Ingredients

RECALL: Target’s mason jar cookie mix pulled from shelves over ‘insect contamination’

Two popular pre-made cookie mixes packaged into glamorous copper mason jars have been pulled from shelves at target over fears they are contaminated with insects.

The nationwide recall was issued on Wednesday in a notice posted on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission website.

“Target Australia Pty Ltd has recalled Christmas Sprinkles Cookie Mix with a Mason Jar and Triple Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix with a Mason Jar from Target stores nationally due to foreign matter (insect contamination)” the recall notice reads.

“Possible discomfort caused by the ingestion of insect contamination (red flour beetle).”

“Consumers should not eat this product.”

PHOTO: Supplied | http://www.foodstandards.gov.au/

PHOTO: Supplied | http://www.foodstandards.gov.au/

Customers who have purchased the recalled cookie mix mason jars have been urged to return them to their nearest Target store for a full refund.

Teeth Lollies

Which lolly should Allen’s make next? Confectionary lovers urged to vote!

Okay guys, this is serious business – lolly lovers around the nation are being asked to vote for which Allen’s lolly they believe should hit supermarket shelves next.

It’s a tough decision, but I think we can do it.

The options include three of our childhood favourites with a bit of a twist – Choc and Cream Jellys, Funny Teeth and Ginger Cats.

The poll launches today and goes for only two weeks, so if you want to have your say you better get in quick!

Allens Lollies Remixed Flavours

PHOTO: Nestle Promotions | ALLENS Pick & Remix Vote

You can cast your vote online here.

Garlic Bread

Garlic bread recalled nationwide over fears it may contain plastic pieces

If you’re a garlic bread fan, I’m sorry to have to break this news to you.

Several brands of the popular herb bread have been recalled nationwide after plastic was discovered in the margarine used to make the delicious treat.

Food manufacturer George Weston Foods issued the recall this week following the discovery.

“GWF has immediately suspended production and the contaminated batch has been traced,” the company said in a statement.

“The recall is due to the presence of foreign matter (plastic pieces).”

The affected garlic bread was sold at Woolworths, Aldi, FoodWorks, Foodland, IGA and independent stores nationally.

It was also sold at popular Pizza Chains Domino’s and Pizza Hut, with the outlets having to remove the bread from the menu.

You can find a full list of the recalled Garlic Breads below:

• Aldi Me’n’u Garlic Bread Twin Pack 450g

• Woolworths Homebrand Garlic Bread 450g

• FoodWorks Best Buy Twin Pack Garlic Bread 450g

• Foodland Garlic Bread Twin Pack 450g

• IGA Bakers Oven Garlic Bread Minis 4 Pack

• IGA Bakers Oven Twin Pack Garlic Bread

• Australian Garlic Bread 11” Catering Single Garlic Bread

• Australian Garlic Bread Garlic Bread for One x12

• Australian Garlic Bread Baguette with Garlic x12

• Australian Garlic Bread 9” Herb Bread

• Australian Garlic Bread Catering 9” Garlic Bread

PHOTO: Supplied

PHOTO: Supplied

For more information on this recall, click here.