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Trending – New Zealand's Foodie News 24th February

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

Whittaker's Bring Back A Crowd-Favourite

Hundreds & Thousands blocks are back! (Photo Source: Whittaker's Chocolate Lovers).

It's been a few good years since Whittaker's teamed up with Griffin's to bring us the Hundreds & Thousands Chocolate block, and since their short stint on supermarket shelves, the demand to bring it back has been overwhelming – and Whittaker's has heard our cries. Hundreds & Thousands Whittaker blocks are now officially back on sale, taking a delightfully pink-white chocolate and lacing it with hundreds and thousands sprinkles and crunchy biscuit bits.

The bar is once again, limited edition, meaning it'll only be around for a short while. You can grab a block (or two, or three) from your nearest supermarket .

Lewis Road Creamery Introduces Dessert In A Bottle

Banoffee Flavoured Milk is out now (Photo Source Lewis Road Creamery).

It's no secret Lewis Road Creamery is the master of creating the sweetest treats for the New Zealand public, but they may have just outdone themselves this time. Launching a brand new creation in their flavoured milk range, Lewis Road has taken the classic dessert, Banoffee Pie, and turned it into liquid gold. The new flavour, released Monday, is already proving popular as they're being whisked off supermarket shelves. The milk itself is Lewis Road's premium white milk infused with a natural banana puree and a sweet, creamy caramel to hit all the flavours of a Banoffee Pie.

The Banoffee Flavoured Milk is available in supermarkets in two sizes – 300ml and 750ml.

Bread & Butter Sourdough Class

Bread & Butter are celebrating their 8th birthday with you!

The iconic Bread & Butter Bakery in Grey Lynn has had swarms of hungry customers coming from all over Auckland to get their hands on their bread masterpieces. Celebrating their 8th birthday this March, owner and founder Isabel Pasch is celebrating B&B's birthday with sourdough master classes, teaching you how to recreate their famed organic sourdough at home. The master classes will run on Saturday 13th and Saturday 20th March, from 10am to 3pm. You'll enjoy a hands-on tutorial on break making, as well as morning tea, lunch, and an abundance of freshly baked goods to take home. You'll also receive your own live starter culture to recreate the sourdough in your own home.

Bread & Butter's master classes are $150pp, with a max of 10 people per class so bookings are essential. To inquire, email isabel@breadandbutter.nz.

Cocoro X Paris Butter

Cocoro and Paris Butter will join forces for one night only.

Two Auckland iconic venues have teamed up for a night of magic. Nick Honeyman of Paris Butter and Makoto Tokuyama of Cocoro will join forces to bring us a collaboration dinner at Cocoro in Ponsonby on Monday, March 1st. The evening will begin with an array of snacks to get started, followed by five courses from Nick and Makoto, working side by side. Bookings will be taken from 5:30pm to 8pm, with positions available at $160pp for a once in a lifetime degustation.

Spaces are filling up fast, so head to Cocoro online to reserve your spot.

Where To Get $7 Margaritas This Week

Mama Loco's Margaritas will be $7 all day every day until Feb 28th.

To celebrate International Margarita Day on Monday, Mama Loco is keeping the celebrations going all week with their deliciously fruity tequila concoctions. For just $7 you can get your hands on a variety of flavours from their frozen Margarita range, up until February 28th. They'll be switching up the flavours daily so you get to try something new each day. To book, head here and round up your friends for a fiesta!

Nespresso Takes You Around The World

The Shanghai Lungo features in Nespresso's new World Explorations line.

Nespresso has done it yet again, with the introduction of their latest global line. Seeing as we haven't been able to get to other parts of the world recently, Nespresso is bringing the world to us. World Explorations is inspired by the diversity of how coffee is enjoyed around the world. From the rich history of Vietnamese coffee houses to Argentina's Merienda coffee sessions, coffee brings us all together as a shared love across the globe. The line offers inspired flavours from Shanghai, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Stockholm, Tokyo, and Vienna, for a cultural touch during your daily coffee breaks.

The World Explorations pods are available online and in-store now, for $9.50 for a sleeve of 10.

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