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Coles shopper's grim warning after item explodes in pantry

<p>A Coles customer has claimed a bottle of pasta sauce exploded in his pantry for "no reason".</p> <p>The shopper took to the Coles Facebook page to suggest the company put a warning on their Mum's Pizza Sauce.</p> <p>"Caution... bottle may explode for NO reason..." the man said.</p> <p>The customer shared proof of the aftermath with a photo of the pasta sauce seen dripping from the pantry's shelves and splattered on the roof and door.</p> <p>A squeeze tube of Coles' Mum's Pizza Sauce is seen sitting among the mess on the top shelf.</p> <p>The shopper explained he never got around to using the product after purchasing it on March 27.</p> <p>"Woke up this morning to a bang in the kitchen and found this in my pantry," he explained.</p> <p>"Definitely WILL NEVER buy this product again... my suggestion to anyone who has this in their pantry... get rid of it."</p> <p>One Facebook user appreciated the heads up and hoped the clean up wasn't too bad.</p> <p>"It looks like a crime scene," they said.</p> <p>"Thanks for the heads up I hope you got your cupboard cleaned up ok, sending you a virtual beer."</p> <p>Coles also responded to the Facebook post and thanked the man for bringing it to their attention.</p> <p>"We pride ourselves on the quality of our products so it's disappointing to hear of your experience," a spokesperson said before asking the shopper to privately message the company so the issue could be followed up.</p> <p>Coles told the man to visit his local store for a full refund or replacement.</p> <p>Speaking to Yahoo News Australia, the company revealed they are in contact with the customer.</p> <p>"Coles takes the quality of all our products seriously," the Coles spokesperson said.</p> <p>"We have spoken to the customer and will follow up with our supplier to investigate the matter."</p> <p>Mum's Pizza Sauce is listed for $3 on the Coles website. The storage instructions online say it should be refrigerated below 5C once opened and be used within five days.</p>

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Cadbury confirms new chocolate block rumour

<p>There has been a rumour swirling around on Facebook for days now about a collaboration that involves two of Cadbury's most popular flavours.</p> <p>And now, it's been confirmed that the rumours were true.</p> <p>So, yes, it's happening. Cadbury is introducing a new chocolate bar combining two cult flavours: Caramilk and Marble.</p> <p>And fans are ecstatic, with one saying, "Just shut up and take my money."</p> <p>The block has a "heavenly blend" of milk chocolate and Caramilk caramelised white chocolate on the outside, and is filled with the delicious hazelnut praline of the Marble chocolate block.</p> <p><img style="width: 360.48064085447265px; height: 500px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7840552/screen-shot-2021-04-01-at-12-2.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/15a36449bb9d40c1898c4bbfaaf8f858" /></p> <p>“Cadbury Caramilk and Cadbury Dairy Milk Marble are two of our cult favourites, so combining them both to create a new taste experience is sure to excite chocolate lovers across the country,” Katrina Watson, senior marketing manager for Cadbury, told news.com.au.</p> <p>“Our chocolate makers have been so excited to work on combining two of our most iconic flavours. We can’t wait to see how Cadbury fans respond when it lands on shelves next month.”</p> <p>Those with a sweet tooth are excited, with people taking to social media to comment on the new release.</p> <p>“Shut the front door,” one person commented.</p> <p>“Gonna need about 25kg of this,” wrote another, while a third joked: “I am now convinced that heaven does exists.”</p> <p>The new block will be available in major supermarkets from April 12 for $5.</p>

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What is THAT doing here? ALDI shopper's intriguing find

<p>An ALDI shopper spotted something very out of place while doing her weekly grocery run.</p> <p>Taking to Facebook to share a photo of the "interesting" find, the woman explained she was shopping at ALDI when she came across the item.</p> <p>The item in question was a pack of Woolworths-brand Cocktail Frankfurts - the woman even circled the Woolies logo.</p> <p>"That's not the packaging I get from ALDI," one person said in the comments.</p> <p>Another person agreed it was "bizarre" seeing a competitor's brand in ALDI and asked if the woman was able to scan them.</p> <p>She said no, the Woolies brand Frankfurts were behind an ALDI variety, she didn't try scanning the Woolies Franks.</p> <p><img style="width: 452.52679938744257px; height: 500px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7840534/screen-shot-2021-03-31-at-30918-pm.png" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/a2ab9cd4e88b4b42ac47ca8bdbc9ddd2" /></p> <p>The comments were soon inundated by people questioning how the Woolies Frankfurts ended up in ALDI.</p> <p>Someone suggested it may have been left there as a prank, while others said it's possible someone purchased them from Woolworths and somehow left them at ALDI.</p> <p>"Maybe someone went to Woolies first and did a shop there, dropped that from their bag?" someone suggested.</p> <p>However, people on Facebook posed other theories, suggesting the mix-up could have happened somewhere along the supply chain.</p> <p>"Some food is from the same factories, they package for other companies," one person said.</p> <p>"Occasionally they do get sent the wrong labelling."</p> <p>Others suggested someone packed the Woolies Franks in the wrong box.</p> <p>Both Aldi and Woolworths declined to comment.</p>

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"I really dislike you": Ally Langdon fires up on Karl over hot chillies

<p><span>Ally Langdon certainly got herself into a pickle when she ate one of the world’s hottest chillies live on air during Monday morning’s episode of <em>Today</em>.</span><br /><br /><span>While she and her co-host Karl Stefanovic chatted to chef Jarrod Moore, organiser of the Melbourne chilli eating championship, and Greg Barlow, the 2021 chilli eating champ, Ally tore into a Habenaro pepper.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7840400/daily-2.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/94364a3d12ba4f6aa05fd81882027f7d" /><br /><br /><span>Despite being hesitant, she didn’t pass up on the opportunity – especially after Jarrod said Greg managed to eat 18 Carolina Reapers (the world's hottest chilli).</span><br /><br /><span>"I really dislike you," she said, turning to Karl, after her face screwed up in regret.</span></p> <p><span>"Is it a slow build?" she then asked Jarrod who confirmed it was as most of the heat is in the seeds, which she hadn’t completely gotten into.</span><br /><br /><span>"You haven't even got the seeds yet," Karl said.</span><br /><br /><span>Ally took another big bite, which left entertainment Brooke Boney shocked.</span><br /><br /><span>"Oh, Ally!" she said. "What are you doing?"</span></p> <p><img style="width: 0px; height: 0px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7840401/daily-1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/baed1daea89b4eca84183237d13b476b" /><br /><br /><span>Ally put the pepper down slowly, saying: "OK. Now I'm feeling it.”</span><br /><br /><span>"Do you know what I am worried about? How we are going to get you to the toilet..." Karl said.</span><br /><br /><span>Ally suggested Karl could carry her, which he swiftly refused.</span><br /><br /><span>"Really regretting that second bite," Ally said in pain.</span><br /><br /><span>"I can't stand you Karl.</span><br /><br /><span>"This is horrible...it keeps getting worse!”</span><br /><br /><span>Ally returned to <em>Today</em> in early March, due to a brutal injury that left her on bed rest for weeks.</span></p>

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Woolworths accused of "disrespectful cultural appropriation"

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>Supermarket giant Woolworths has been accused of "disrespectful and unnecessary cultural appropriation" after a customer alerted the supermarket to the name of their chicken wings.</p> <p>Twitter user Bonzamaaate asked the supermarket why their packets of chicken wings were called "Boomerang Wings".</p> <p>“Surely ‘chicken wings’ would suffice?” he joked.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">Hey <a href="https://twitter.com/woolworths?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@woolworths</a>, what’s up with this unnecessary and disrespectful cultural appropriation? Surely “chicken wings” would suffice? <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BlackLivesMatter?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BlackLivesMatter</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Respect?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Respect</a> <a href="https://t.co/nfGzkDJ9GL">pic.twitter.com/nfGzkDJ9GL</a></p> — Doesn't suffer fools gladly. (@Bonzamaaate) <a href="https://twitter.com/Bonzamaaate/status/1370554318789615616?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 13, 2021</a></blockquote> <p>The term is commonly used within the Australian poultry industry to describe full chicken wings that haven't been cut or broken into segments, but the supermarket is considering a name change.</p> <p>“While this is a commonly used term to describe this cut of chicken in the poultry industry, we understand and appreciate the customer’s perspective,” the spokesperson said to<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://7news.com.au/lifestyle/food/woolworths-supermarket-accused-of-disrespectful-cultural-appropriation-over-chicken-pack-c-2374320" target="_blank"><em>7NEWS</em></a><em>.</em></p> <p>“Our poultry team is reviewing the feedback and will consider the appropriateness of this labelling into the future.”</p> </div> </div> </div>

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The $20 ALDI Easter item that's causing a frenzy

<p>Shoppers are taking to social media to brag about getting their hands on a limited-edition ALDI item.</p> <p>A Hot Cross Bun Gin Liqueur has recently hit the German supermarket's shelves to help celebrate Easter, but people have quickly realised there aren't many bottles around.</p> <p>Which is why, those lucky enough to nab the coveted item are happy to show it off.</p> <p>One woman posted a photo on the Aldi Mums Facebook page, writing: “Yes got one! Engadine, NSW.”</p> <p>Her post quickly attracted hundreds of comments many of which read “jealous” and “jello”.</p> <p>However, others took a more savage approach, instead sharing photos of their hauls after snapping up more than one bottle when finding it in-store.</p> <p>“Asked mum to buy me a bottle … but she has a shopping problem,” one woman wrote in the Australian Gin Appreciation Society Facebook group alongside a photo of four bottles on her bench top.</p> <p>Another shopper in Wagga shared a photo of their two bottles gloriously lined up at home.</p> <p>“For $20 a bottle it’s worth a try,” she said.</p> <p>The posts have attracted many jealous shoppers who are livid they haven't gotten their hands on the gin just yet.</p> <p>“If only we could find one,” one person commented.</p> <p>“I’ve been looking but haven’t got my hands on one yet,” another sighed.</p> <p>“This is so unfair, I’ve looked everywhere,” someone else chipped in.</p>

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Peach, mozzarella, basil and prosciutto salad

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Preparation time: 10 mins  </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Cooking time: 15 mins</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Serves 4</span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">4 peaches, halved, stones removed, cut into wedges</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Olive oil cooking spray</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">sea salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">100g shaved prosciutto slices, torn into pieces</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">½ cup small basil leaves</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">250g tub buffalo mozzarella, drained, thickly slice</span></li> </ul> <ol> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Heat a chargrill pan over high heat. Spray peaches with olive oil and chargrill, in batches for 1-2 minutes each side or until slightly charred and softened (see note). </span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Place peach slices onto a serving platter. Top with prosciutto, basil leaves and cheese. Drizzle with balsamic glaze and serve.  </span></li> </ol> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Note: If your peaches are sticking to the chargrill pan, simply line the base of the pan with non-stick baking paper first. This will still result in lovely chargrill marks. </span><span style="font-weight: 400;"><br /></span></p> <p>Recipe credit: <a href="/facebook.com/AustraliaSummerStonefruit"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Australian Summer Stonefruit</span></a></p>

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Woolies shelves stripped bare but not for the reason you think

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>Shoppers who visited Sydney's Neutral Bay Woolworths were left in shock as many shelves were left bare.</p> <p>Although some thought it was due to panic buying because of the coronavirus pandemic, Woolworths has said in a statement it was for another purpose.</p> <p>The store's products were deliberately removed to show the significant role that bees and insects play in Australia's food supply.</p> <p>With the 2020 bushfires alone destroying 15.6 million hectares of forests, the food supply for bees and homes for insects is rapidly dwindling.</p> <p>Woolworths Chief Marketing Officer Andrew Hicks said that he hoped the stunt would show people how much their personal food supply would be impacted.</p> <p>“As the Fresh Food People, we’re passionate about providing millions of Australians access to the fresh food they love most," he said. "What many people don’t realise is how much of our food supply relies directly on pollinating bees."</p> <p>“Our goal here is to start a conversation in Australian homes about what a supermarket without bees would look like and how their impact goes far beyond just fruit and vegetables. However, if we take small actions to support bees and pollination today, we can create a better tomorrow and prevent this from becoming a reality.”</p> </div> </div> </div>

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Coles makes huge home delivery announcement

<p>Coles is bringing a whole new level of service to online shopping with Coles Plus, a new subscription-based service aimed at rewarding its members.</p> <p>The service, which costs $19 a month, allows shoppers access to special benefits on liquor, home delivery and unlimited access to the supermarket giant's latest venture Click&amp;Collect Rapid.</p> <p>Click&amp;Collect Rapid allows customers to order up to 40 products with a minimum spend of $30, and pay a flat fee for $5 for it to be collected, packed and ready for collection 90 minutes later.</p> <p>Coles says the service is "unlike anything currently available in Australia".</p> <p>However, Woolworths offers a similar service called Delivery Unlimited, which has been running since 2019.</p> <p>Coles Chief Executive eCommerce Ben Hassing said Coles Online was building from 20 years’ experience to deliver a seamless customer experience and elevate the shopping experience for Coles Plus members.</p> <p><strong>What is Coles Plus?</strong></p> <p>“We know customers love the convenience of Coles Online, but they want more. Coles Plus is the latest way we are rewarding the loyalty of our digitally-engaged customers, ensuring Coles leads anytime, anywhere, anyhow shopping,” he said.</p> <p>“We continue to see significant growth in demand for online grocery shopping and we are investing in customer experience and capacity, which is having a positive impact on customer satisfaction.</p> <p>“Feedback from Australian families already using Coles Plus has been overwhelmingly encouraging and we are planning on adding more exciting updates in the future.”</p>

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ALDI shopper's plea after distressing incident at the checkout

<p>Customers have requested for ALDI checkout staff to scan items at a slower pace after a woman witnessed an elderly shopper become overwhelmed trying to pack her groceries.</p> <p>The scene unfolded at an ALDI store in NSW last week when the elderly customer battled to keep up with the quick pace of her cashier.</p> <p>The woman watched on as the shopper, who refused her help, struggle with what she described as ALDI's "rush in, rush out" approach.</p> <p>“Once her goods were beginning to scan the cashier was going so fast, I could see the poor lady struggle to put it back into her trolley, by the time she walked a short distance to the end of the cashier table, a third of her goods were sitting there already,” the observer wrote on ALDI’s Facebook page.</p> <p>“The cashier had to stop scanning as there was no space left... the queue had built up so far, despite this the cashier didn't call for another register to open.”</p> <p>The woman revealed the cashier began putting the shopper's items into her trolley to clear space for more items to be scanned.</p> <p>“The lady was visibly upset by how rushed she was. At the end she paid for her goods as the cashier loaded up the last of her goods into her trolley and told her to use the bench to sort it out,” she wrote.</p> <p>She added while she usually has no issue personally with using the separate bench to pack her groceries, seeing the older woman struggle changed her mind.</p> <p>“It was complete chaos and now the poor lady had to spend more time getting pushed about trying to sort her trolley after the cashier just threw things everywhere (eggs under milk cartons, bread loaf under tins, toilet paper squashing everything).”</p> <p>The woman implored ALDI to consider a re-evaluation of its “rush in, rush out” attitude, revealing she struggled with anxiety each time she approached the registers to check out.</p> <p>“I know the cashiers scan things as fast as possible and will then try to throw all my stuff in the trolley. I hate this. Why not just slow down the pace a little?” she wrote.</p> <p>An employer for the supermarket responded to the shopper's post, saying they were concerned upon hearing what she had to say and would "look into this further".</p> <p>An Aldi spokesperson said staff adjusted the speed they scan groceries based on each individual shopper.</p> <p>“Our employees will review and adjust their scan speed based on how quickly or slowly each customer packs their shopping,” the spokesperson told Yahoo News Australia in a statement.</p> <p>“If any customer would like an Aldi employee to slow down at the checkout, we encourage them to kindly request this. Our stores are designed to ensure customers can do their weekly shop in an efficient and convenient way.</p> <p>“One way we can do this is by asking customers to place their groceries back in their trolley once they have been scanned, and then pack at their own pace at the long bench behind the tills.”</p>

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The Kmart hack that keeps herbs fresh for six weeks

<p>A Kmart shopper has revealed how she keeps fresh herbs purchased from the supermarket in her refrigerator for up to six weeks.</p> <p>Posting on Facebook group Kmart Hacks &amp; Decor, Natasha praised the store's 4.5 Litre Fridge Food Saver which promises to keep items like herbs fresher for longer.</p> <p>“I am so in shock with these Kmart fridge containers,” Natasha wrote on the page.</p> <p>“I bought this coriander on January 30 and I have kept it in one of Kmart’s fridge containers and it is yet to go limp or rot.</p> <p>“I kept parsley for over six weeks in one of these containers they are just amazing and such food savers.”</p> <p>Natasha posted a photo of a bunch of coriander from Coles which appeared fresh, and an image of its use by date which reads "best before 4FEB21".</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height:265.3061224489796px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7839903/screen-shot-2021-02-15-at-21634-pm.png" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/5bfdd073254b426b87ac4badf8fc0f22" /></p> <p>She also commented: “They have saved me money as well, as I am not throwing out bad fruit and vegetables as much”.</p> <p>Other members of the Kmart Hacks &amp; Decor page posted on Facebook about their positive experiences with the Kmart Food Savers, which sell for $9, with a smaller 1.7 litre size going for $7.</p> <p>“We keep our baby spinach in one of these and the length of time it keeps for now is amazing!” one wrote.</p> <p>Another fan said: “Yes, I got some last weekend and I already love them. Going to get a couple more.”</p> <p>While yet another enthusiast revealed they used the container for storing “freshly cooked prawns … perfect over Christmas and kept them fresh for days,” another had a warning.</p> <p>One woman said the container, which includes a removable drainer, was only suitable for cleaning by handwashing.</p> <p>“Hubby ruined mine by putting them in the dishwasher,” she wrote.</p> <p>Another added: “The label says dishwasher safe but they are not dishwasher safe.”</p>

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“What a monster”: Mum shocks the internet with bizarre habit

<p><span>A woman has stirred the Internet into a frenzy over her mother’s bizarre ice cream habit</span><br /><br /><span>“My mom always eats the chocolate and puts it back in the freezer like that,” the woman captioned an image.</span><br /><br /><span>The picture shows a magnum ice cream with the chocolate shell eaten off and the vanilla ice cream still on the stick.</span><br /><br /><span>Ice cream addicts took to the comments to call out the mother’s crazy habit.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7839886/ice-cream-3.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/942489c867434e8683f84f0f98eb17ea" /><br /><br /><span>“She’s a monster,” one person joked, with another adding: “I refuse to believe this is real”.</span><br /><br /><span>“Run away and disown her,” a person said, while another called the move “gross”.</span><br /><br /><span>The woman cleared up any confusion saying her mum only carries out the weird habit about once a month and "leaves the vanilla part for my dad to eat".</span><br /><br /><span>“Does she know she can buy chocolate that isn't attached to ice cream and eat that,” a person commented.</span><br /><br /><span>“Also - if it’s the weird sort of chocolate that comes on ice cream bars that she is into specifically, and not just chocolate in general, you can buy that at the grocery store.”</span></p>

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Budget bubbles: Australia's Top 10 tasty champagnes

<p>Valentine's Day is fast approaching and what could be better than popping open a bottle of Champagne to celebrate the occasion.</p> <p>But if you're on a budget, you can get that Champagne taste on a sparkling wine budget - with some options coming in at less than $7.50.</p> <p>Speaking to 9Honey, a number of wine experts recommended their favourite sparkling under $20. Here's what they recommended:</p> <p><strong>Claire Creek Sparkling Moscato Rosa NV, $3.99</strong></p> <p>"Whether enjoyed as an aperitif or over a cream layered fruit Pavlova, sparkling moscato is a great way to freshen up the palate after a meal. Lifted, light red fruits of musk, fairy floss and strawberry tropical fruits, bring freshness and a balanced sweetness to the mouth. Best served chilled." -<span> </span><em>Jason Bowyer, Wine and Sparkling Buying Director, ALDI</em></p> <p><strong>Veuve-Olivier Sparkling Brut NV 750ml, $7.49</strong></p> <p>"If you can't go past a French bubbly, particularly a sparkling under $10, then look no further than this Gold Medal-winning bottle. This wine is a fresh, dry, and fruit-driven bubble full of citrus and toasted honey flavours. Available as part of our everyday range, this is the perfect bottle for a Valentine's Day toast."<span> </span><em>- Jason Bowyer, Wine and Sparkling Buying Director, ALDI</em></p> <p><strong>Yellowglen Chardonnay Pinot Noir &amp; Prosecco NV 750ml, $7.99</strong></p> <p>"This refreshing pinot noir and prosecco is exclusive to ALDI with fresh citrus and stone fruit flavours and a creamy finish."<span> </span><em>- Jason Bowyer, Wine and Sparkling Buying Director, ALDI</em></p> <p><strong>Yellowglen Chardonnay Pinot Noir Prosecco &amp; Rose NV 750ml, $7.99</strong></p> <p>"A pale pink, refreshing rose sparkling that is perfect for any celebration, with aromas of strawberries and white pear."<span> </span><em>- Jason Bowyer, Wine and Sparkling Buying Director, ALDI</em></p> <p><strong>Corte Carista Prosecco NV 750ml, $9.99</strong></p> <p>"This classic prosecco from the Veneto Fruilli Venezia Giulia region is fresh and dry, with flavours of white pear, acacia flowers and elegant perfume."<span> </span><em>- Jason Bowyer, Wine and Sparkling Buying Director, ALDI</em></p> <p><strong>Vallee Des Secrets Sparkling Cuvee NV, $12.99</strong></p> <p>"This masterful Grande Cuvee exudes freshness, vibrancy and subtle complexity. Another award winner available in stores every day, the Cuvee features flavours of white stone fruits, grapefruit and light red fruits."<span> </span><em>- Jason Bowyer, Wine and Sparkling Buying Director, ALDI</em></p> <p><strong>Amelia &amp; Trent Burge Versus Cuvee Brut, $14.99</strong></p> <p>"The perfect bottle of bubbles for lovers who like their sparkling wine on the crisp and dry side. This Chardonnay Pinot Noir sparkling is full of summer fruits with complex notes on the nose followed by a rich mouthfeel and a light, crisp finish."<span> </span><em>- Mathew Young, Champagne and Sparkling Wine Category Manager, Dan Murphy's</em></p> <p><strong>Villa Conchi Brut Selection Cava, $16.99</strong></p> <p>"For the woman in your life! With the aim of paying homage to Conchi, a woman who loved French sparkling wines, Villa Conchi Cava is a tribute to women around the world. A careful selection of vineyards in the heart of Catalunya, protected by the mountain of Montserrat, has been the main focus for the production of Villa Conchi. Their Cavas aim to present a fresher style from a Mediterranean climate."<span> </span><em>- Mathew Young, Champagne and Sparkling Wine Category Manager, Dan Murphy's</em></p> <p><strong>Belvino Prosecco DOC, $17.99</strong></p> <p>"With its eye-catching packaging, Belvino is sure to impress your Valentine. But this Prosecco from Italy is not just about the packaging! The finest grapes were chosen to create an intense sparkling wine with a rich bouquet and pronounced flavours of fresh cut pear and crisp apple. The mousse is soft and caressing and the flavours linger attractively."<span> </span><em>- Mathew Young, Champagne and Sparkling Wine Category Manager, Dan Murphy's</em></p> <p><strong>Dean &amp; Monroe King Valley Prosecco, $18</strong></p> <p>"If you are going for a stylish Valentine's Day picnic or table setting, this is the perfect bottle. This refreshing Prosecco from the renowned King Valley region is full of lovely flavours of melon and white peach."<span> </span><em>- Simon Wilson, BWS Learning Partner</em></p> <p>But if you do decide to splurge a little on a bottle of bubbly…</p> <p><strong>Monsigny Champagne Brut NV 750ml, $22.99</strong></p> <p>"This award winner offers great value for money and is available in stores every day. With a dried apple and nutty flavour, it's a signature of high-quality Champagne."<span> </span><em>- Jason Bowyer, Wine and Sparkling Buying Director, ALDI</em></p>

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"Blatant disregard for hygiene": Man slams Woolworths self-serve checkouts

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>A Woolworths customer slammed the supermarket giant for a "blatant disregard of hygiene" at one of its Melbourne stores.</p> <p>He said that he was disappointed to see that staff at his local store had left bins on the grocery shelves next to some self-serve registers.</p> <p>“It is almost inconceivable that anyone would place rubbish bins at any time on a surface where meat and vegetables are placed, but during a pandemic?” the customer wrote.</p> <p>“It is inexcusable.”</p> <p>He also said it was a "blatant disregard for hygiene".</p> <iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fwoolworths%2Fposts%2F5142232599182163&amp;width=500&amp;show_text=true&amp;height=561&amp;appId" width="500" height="561" style="border: none; overflow: hidden;" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="true" allow="autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; picture-in-picture; web-share"></iframe> <p>However, many defended the supermarket, saying that they didn't see the problem.</p> <p>“These bins are just for the receipts. How are they any less hygienic than the counter that people are touching?” said one.</p> <p>“He says, whilst using a touchscreen or keyboard, both of which harbour more bacteria than your average toilet seat,” another commenter said.</p> <p>“The two registers with bins on the bench are closed. What’s the big deal? The rubbish isn’t going to jump out, on to your meat and vegetables,” a third agreed.</p> <p>The irritated shopper said he would prefer to see the bins "on the FLOOR".</p> <p>A Woolworths spokesperson said that they would pass the shoppers feedback onto the relevant store.</p> </div> </div> </div>

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Kmart enthusiast shares genius chicken schnitzel hack

<p>A Kmart shopper has shared her method for cooking chicken schnitzel, with people saying it's a "game changer".</p> <p>Taking to the Kmart Mums Facebook group, the woman revealed she bakes the dish using the store's $5 roasting tray.</p> <p>But instead of following a conventional method, she flips the pan's roasting rack upside-down, slotting the chicken schnitzel pieces in vertically.</p> <p>The reason? You can cook more chicken in one go.</p> <p><img style="width: 433.33333333333337px; height: 500px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7839753/screen-shot-2021-02-04-at-2-1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/9dc9835670e04c4280d74db36c12bcc7" /></p> <p>Saying she wished she had thought of the trick earlier, the mum explained she had a "small oven" and a "big family", hence the creativity.</p> <p>"I've turned the rack upside down so it's lower and able to hold the chicken schnitzels up to save room in the oven," she explained.</p> <p>The chicken pieces stand upright while baking, and only need to be flipped once before they can be eaten.</p> <p>Commenters congratulated the woman for being a "genius."</p> <p>"Awesome solution, I will be trying that one. Thanks for sharing your brilliance," wrote one Facebook user.</p> <p>"OMG thank you for sharing this! I'm constantly getting annoyed with my small oven while cooking for our extra large family," shared another.</p> <p>A third person called the tip a "life saver", while one shared their own special space-saving hack.</p> <p>"I use this to toast bread for breakfast when there's a big crowd. Nobody has to wait for their toast," they wrote.</p>

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The clever egg yolk hack you will need to try for yourself

<p>A man's egg separating hack has gone viral.</p> <p>Cracking the shell and going back and forth to separate the whites from the yolk are a thing of the past as a TikTok video reveals an ingredient that will make your life a lot easier.</p> <p>Callum Gray demonstrated how a clove of garlic can help even the most amateur chef complete the complex task in seconds.</p> <p>In the video, Gray rubs his fingers on the garlic and then in one swift motion pinches the yolk and pulls it apart from the whites of the egg.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7839724/hero-28.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/a8819917553a4c9abdc800daca0397a3" /></p> <p>He then dumps the yolk into the mug, and the egg whites are left perfectly separated.</p> <p>Gray's video has racked up more than 1.7 million likes and 17,000 comments from stunned viewers hoping to try out the technique for themselves.</p> <p>Many marveled at Gray's cooking method, one commenting, "TikTok really teaches me more than school."</p> <p>Another speculated, "I think it's [because] garlic residue is sticky."</p> <p>One user was confused as to how Gray discovered the hack, questioning, "How does one figure this out?"</p> <p>Another person offered their own piece of advice to the TikTok chef.</p> <p>"If you want your hands to stop smelling of garlic rub them on stainless steel under cold water."</p>

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