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Trending – New Zealand's Foodie News 15th April

By Grace Noles
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All the latest products, new openings, and exciting announcements in Aotearoa!

Auckland's Hot Sauce Festival Returns

Auckland's 2021 Hot Sauce Festival.

The hottest festival of the year returns for 2021 and we're already sweating in anticipation. NZ's Sixth Annual Hot Sauce Festival is taking place on Saturday 29th May at the idyllic Sweat Shop Brew Kitchen, in full view of Auckland City. The festival combines finding the hottest hot sauce, the best homemade entry, a chilli-eating competition, live music, and brews from Sweat Shops onsite brewery.

Tickets are on sale now, which gives you entry and the opportunity to taste-test your way around 100 local and international hot sauces for just $10.

Lewis Road Creamery Introduces Refill Stations

Lewis Road Creamery's reusable glass milk bottles.

Doing their best to uphold sustainability in their company, Lewis Road Creamery has set up two Auckland locations to refill your LRC Organic Milk. You'll be able to refill your glass bottles in four easy steps (fill, drink, clean, repeat) at The Source Milford and The Source Kumeu. Easy as that, you'll be doing your part while also getting to enjoy the luxurious goodness of Lewis Road Creamery. Head in store today to buy your first bottle or getting refilling.

Kids Dine Half Price These Holidays

The Cody High Tea at Cordis.

School holidays are only mere days away and Cordis wants to help keep the kids occupied this term break. Enjoy an indulgent getaway that will keep both you and the kids happy with a visit to Cordis for all things foodie and relaxation-related. These holidays, children dine half price at Eight, their interactive buffet restaurant, coming in at $24.50 for lunch Wed-Fri and $44.50 for dinner Mon-Thu. Cordis will also be hosting High Tea for the little ones, complete with their very own range of sweet and savouries treats and a Cody red panda toy.

For all the exciting school holiday deals at Cordis, head here.

Petal Cupcakes Are Coming To A BP Near You

Petal's rosette cupcakes.

Beloved cupcake store, Petal, is coming to a BP Wild Bean cafe near you! The delicious cupcakes (which are topped with our favourite buttercream icing of all time) will be available in the cabinet at BP's Wild Bean Cafe so you can get your fix instantly on the go. Keep your eyes peeled for the brightly coloured cakes next time you're fuelling up – and treat yourself!

Burger Burger Celebrates Their Seventh Birthday

Burger Burger turns 7!

One of our fave gourmet burger chains is celebrating their birthday with a month full of deals. Burger Burger has rapidly grown over the past 7 years, now with six locations across the North and South Island, and boy there's a good reason for it. Their burgers offer creativity, ingenuity, inclusion of culture and dietary needs, and they just make a damn good burger. Help Burger Burger celebrate this month by keeping a close eye on their socials for special deals, including a 2-4-1 and special limited time flavours. Check out their Instagram to stay up to date!

Your Favourite Treats Turn Bite-Sized

The new snackable Bites range.

Four of New Zealand's favourite sweet treats have been turned into bite-sized delights for snacking on the go. The new range features mini Scorched Almonds, Chokitos, Allen's Raspberries in white chocolate, and Allen's Black Cats. There's no more need to have a cause of celebration to enjoy a box of Scorched Almonds, the new bite-size packets fit perfectly into your handbag, car door, or jacket pocket to keep you reaching back for more. It's the little moments in life that matter, and the new Bites range make up the perfect excuse to create a cosy moment.

Grab your favourite bag at all supermarkets and convenience stores nationwide for $4.09RRP.

Whittaker's Brings Out Two Exciting Flavours With Plunket

Whittaker's brings out two new flavours in support of Plunket.

It's always an exciting day when Whittaker's comes out with new flavours. Sitting on the shelves from next Monday for a limited amount of time will be two new deliciously exciting flavours. Both classic dessert favourites, we already know these are good as Whittaker's never misses. Look out for the creamy Carrot Cake with 28% cocoa white chocolate, apricot, and pecan pieces, and Strawberry and Waffles with 28% cocoa white chocolate. 20 cents from each block sold will go directly to Plunket, meaning you can have your (carrot) cake and eat it too with your good deed done for the day.

The 100gram blocks are on supermarket shelves from Monday 19th April, and if history has taught us anything – it's that these will be flying out the door so get in early!

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