All the latest products, new openings, and exciting announcements in Aotearoa!
KitKat Releases New Flavours For Ice Cream Lovers
There's no time for a break at KitKat HQ. This team the KitKat team have narrowed in on one specific group of snack-lovers, so ice cream fans – this one's for you. KitKat Mint Choc Chip and KitKat Caramel Crisp are now available in KitKat blocks and 4-finger snack-size bars.
Mint Choc Chip takes the original KitKat wafer and covers them in creamy mint-flavoured chocolate, topped with Swiss cocoa crisps. Caramel Crisp once again takes the original crisp wafer fingers and covers them in a creamy caramel-flavoured chocolate, topped with French caramel flakes, all set on a white chocolate base. Both KitKat flavours are available now nationwide at your local major supermarket and select convenience stores.
Chinese New Year At Eight
This weekend marks the Lunar New Year, bringing us into the Year of the Metal Ox, the second of 12 Zodiac signs in Chinese Astrology. The Ox is thought to bring with it prosperity and success in business, leaving us hopeful for the year ahead.
Celebrate the start of the Lunar New Year at Eight this week, with a buffet of special dishes including XO marinated chicken, Hoison marinated sirloin, traditional dim sum, wok noodles with Chinese pork sausage and fish cake, and melon and grapefruit salad. Book in for dinner and you’ll be treated to even more traditional options including tamarind glazed pork scotch, Singapore soft shell crab, baby octopus, fried squid, steamed whole fish, black sesame ice cream, mandarin sorbet, green tea log, and mandarin slices.
The New Years celebrations will be on at Eight from Wednesday 10th February to Saturday 13th February for lunch and dinner services. To book your table, click here!
Seedlip Get Amongst Pride
This month marks the celebration of Auckland's 2021 Pride Festival. This year marks Auckland's 9th consecutive year hosting the Pride Festival, celebrating the Rainbow Community of Tāmaki Makaurau. Global brand, Seedlip, creators of the world's first range of non-alcoholic spirits, have released a limited number of special edition Rainbow Label Spice 94 to support Auckland Pride. $10 from each bottle purchased will go directly to Safe Space Alliance, a New Zealand-founded organisation supporting LGBTQI+ worldwide.
Get your hands on a limited edition Rainbow Label of Spice 94, by heading into any WORLD store from today or jump online to secure a bottle. To find out more about Auckland Pride Festival and to check out all the awesome work they do, click here and to check out Safe Space Alliance and see what you can do to help, click here!
The Food Truck Guidebook
Loved by Aucklanders across the city, the Food Truck Collective has certainly built up their empire of the best portable food vendors, driving crowds to every event they host on the daily. The Food Truck Collective wants to share the love and lend a helping hand to those who may want to pursue their dream of setting up their own Food Truck.
With years of knowledge and experience under their belt, the team at the Food Truck Collective has released their e-book, Food Truck Guidebook - 2021 Edition, filled with ten chapters of tips, tricks, and insights on how to successfully get your idea running. You can purchase the book now for $10 here.
Britomart Street Food Festival
The annual Britomart Street Food Festival returns for 2021, taking place Friday 12th February from 12pm to 8pm. Britomart Square will be teeming with your favourite food trucks including Brooklyn Dogs, Double Dutch Fries, Captain Crepes, Vege Bang Bang, Grownup Donuts, Grub, and Hapunan (People's Choice winner at the Street Kai Awards). There'll also be a fully-licensed bar onsite to quench your thirst, live local music, and plenty of beanbags and seating to lounge around in. For all the details, head to the event page here, otherwise we'll see you there!
Go Bottomless At Goode Brothers This Valentine's Day
Still on the hunt for the perfect Valentine's Day spot? Why not treat your sweetheart to an offer they can't refuse? Head along to any Goode Brothers location in Auckland this Valentine's Day and add-on the option of bottomless bubbles with any main meal for just $25pp. Your glasses will stay topped up as you enjoy a relaxed date with your love. Make sure to book your table now so you don't miss out, check out the Botany, NorthWest, and New Lynn locations.
To discover more of our favourite spots for V-Day, check out our ultimate 2021 guide here.
McDonalds Launches America's Cup-Inspired Burgers
McDonald's has joined in the America's Cup fever with their new Emirates Team New Zealand burger range, launching Wednesday 10th February. The range includes The Skipper's Spicy Chicken with chicken, crunchy slaw, and spicy mayo; The Sailor's Double Beef with two Angus beef patties, crispy onions, beetroot, and smokey BBQ sauce; and The Foiling Crispy Fish with an NZ-caught hoki fillet, lettuce, slaw, and mayo.
The limited-time burgers are avaiable from 10:30am to 10:30pm at participating Macca's stores around the country.