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Shelf Life: Big Drop Brewing Co brings its signature beers to Australia

This week’s Shelf Life features Big Drop low-alcohol beer, Australia’s first baked potato chip and Will & Co’s new coffee stout.

Big Drop Brewing Co brings two signature beers to Australia

Big Drop Brewing Co has launched two of its full-flavour 0.5 per cent ABV alcohol beers – Pine Trail Pale Ale and Uptown Craft Lager – into Australia.

The Big Drop range, billed as an alternative for craft beer lovers wanting to cut back on alcohol, is available to purchase in four-packs at $14.99. Brewed locally in Victoria, both beers are low in gluten and carbohydrates.

The range is sold nationwide through Dan Murphy’s and will soon be in BWS stores.

Smith’s launches Australia’s first baked potato chip

Snack-food manufacturer Smith’s has launched Oven Baked, Australia’s first baked potato chip. With its cooking method, Smith’s has 50 per cent less fat than its Crinkle Cut potato chips while keeping the same flavour.

“A recent study revealed that 53 per cent of Australians are increasingly looking for healthier options in indulgent food and drink categories such as chips,” said Vered Moses, lead nutrition scientist and dietitian at PepsiCo ANZ. “So we wanted to create a product that catered to the needs of this consumer but still delivered great taste and quality.”

Smith’s Oven Baked comes in three flavours – Sea Salt, Sour Cream & Chives and Roast Chicken & Thyme. The range is available at Coles, Woolworths and independent retailers at RRP $3.49

Will & Co teams with Bondi Brewing Co to launch Will & Co White Coffee Stout

Will & Co has teamed with Beach Brewing Co to create a coffee beer, Will & Co White Coffee Stout.

“It was a real fun process. As it was stout season it was a no brainer to team up, but we didn’t want to create something run of the mill,” said Paul Parks, founder of Bondi Brewing Co. “The Will & Co White Stout is a mind bender. Your brain gets ready for a Pale Ale and then, bam! [you get] a fist full of coffee in your face!”

The company said the beer is unique for its light colour in comparison to traditional dark stouts.

The product is available at selected bottle shops and Bondi venues.

Allen’s Milk Bottles with Oak-inspired taste

Allen’s has introduced an Oak-inspired range with two options to its Milk Bottles confectionery range. There are two flavour options: Iced Coffee and Flavoured, the latter which comes in creamy chocolate, sweet strawberry and vanilla malt.

“With two Aussie favourites coming together, this new and nostalgic range will give Aussies a trip down memory lane and is sure to bring smiles to lolly lovers across the nation,” the company said.

Allen’s Oak-inspired Milk Bottles mixed bags (RRP $2.99) are available at Coles, Woolworths and Independents. The Allen’s Oak inspired Iced Coffee bag (RRP $2.99) is available at Coles and independents only.

Ben & Jerry’s introduces Topped range with two flavours

Ben & Jerry’s has launched an ice-cream range called Topped, promising a melt-in-the-mouth experience. The range features a layer of chocolate over chunks and swirls and fudgy ampersand shapes.

The two flavours, Salted Caramel Brownie and Chocolate Caramel Cookie Dough, will be available exclusively at Coles stores and online.

Baileys launches limited-edition Apple Pie Irish Cream Liqueur

Baileys is launching limited-edition Apple Pie Irish Cream Liqueur, to celebrate what it coins ‘Friendgiving’. Baileys Apple Pie blends the classic flavour of freshly baked apple pie and creamy vanilla ice cream with hints of cinnamon and spice.

“With the launch of Baileys Apple Pie, we hope to provide consumers with a convenient way to experience this familiar comfort,” said Stacey Cunningham, director of Liqueurs at Diageo. “We encourage consumers to celebrate the ‘season’ responsibly and enjoy the indulgence of Baileys Apple Pie with friends and family.”

Baileys Apple Pie is now available nationwide, RRP $24.99.

Nespresso unveiled Master Origins range

Nespresso has launched the Master Origins range, celebrating local farmers’ craftsmanship. 

Complementing the existing lineup, the three new single origins are limited-edition Aged Sumatra, Costa Rica, and Ethiopia. 

The range also features single-origin coffees from Indonesia, Ethiopia, Colombia, India and Nicaragua for Original Line, as well as Colombia and Mexico for its VertuoLine.

“Our Master Origins are an opportunity for the local knowledge of our farmers to shine through and create the ultimate cup of quality coffee,” said Jean-Marc Dragoli, business executive office at Nespresso Oceania. 

The Nespresso Master Origins range is available online and at Nespresso boutiques.

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