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Heat up your morning with $4 porridge with any coffee at Muffin Break nationwide

Heat up your morning with $4 porridge with any coffee at Muffin Break nationwide

23 June 2017
It’s always a mad rush in the morning, and breakfast seems to be an afterthought on the way to work.

On a Mission to Grow New Zealand's Wine Industry

20 June 2017
The Chairmen of Ngatarawa Wines and Mission Estate Winery today announced that Mission Estate will acquire the Ngatarawa brands; The Stables, Stables Reserve, Glazebrook and Alwyn.
Slow food fast

Slow food fast

20 June 2017
Slow food fast – it sounds like a riddle, but now it's a reality for those who want to eat beautiful, fresh food, but don't have the time to prepare it.
Speight's Introduces the Master Brewers Range and a Brand New Brew

Speight's Introduces the Master Brewers Range and a Brand New Brew

1 June 2017
Whether it’s a reward for a hard day’s work, or an excuse to celebrate great company, sometimes the occasion calls for something a little more top shelf to enjoy.
The Collective Russian Fudge Yogurt Is Back – No Bull!

The Collective Russian Fudge Yogurt Is Back – No Bull!

1 June 2017
Have you heard the news about an old time Kiwi favourite? By popular demand and for a limited time only, The Collective is bringing back its utterly delicious and damn-right decadent Russian Fudge gourmet yoghurt, in honour of its upcoming seventh birthday celebrations – hip hip hooray! Just like all Collective yoghurts, Russian Fudge is probiotic and contains no nasties.

Ciao Italia – Christchurch's first Italian Festival - showcasing Italian fun, food and fanfare

23 May 2017
Ciao Italia, the first ever Italian festival held in Christchurch, will take place on Wednesday, 14 June from 6.00-9.30pm at The Colombo, 363 Colombo Street, Sydenham.
Pancakes make life happy

Pancakes make life happy

19 May 2017
The modern world is complicated, but when it comes to simple moments of enjoyment – like eating pancakes – it doesn't have to be.

Food - The best natural beauty theraphy

16 May 2017
Organisers of The Food Show, the biggest culinary event in New Zealand, say the latest trend in food is the movement towards using food as a means of enhancing beauty, from the inside and out.
Give Mum's a Break this Mother's Day with Muffin Break

Give Mum's a Break this Mother's Day with Muffin Break

11 May 2017
This Mother’s Day find a moment to have a ‘Mother’s Break’ with time for yourself in the busy-ness of the everyday.
Can't beat a Jazz Apple

Can't beat a Jazz Apple

11 May 2017
One bite into a JAZZTM apple will reveal why this refreshment sensation has become a global phenomenon.
New Zealand's #1 Greek style yoghurt brand now brings you double the protein

New Zealand's #1 Greek style yoghurt brand now brings you double the protein

10 May 2017
Yoplait has launched a range of delicious Greek style yoghurts loaded with twice the average amount of protein in Yoplait regular yoghurts*.

Home St. Brings Back Bread The Way It Should Be

9 May 2017
Let the gluten free and health-concious rejoice! From the masterminds behind Bakeworks comes Home St.
It's here! New Pana chocolate flavour...

It's here! New Pana chocolate flavour...

1 May 2017
We are excited to welcome a new addition to the Pana chocolate family: STRAWBERRY & PISTACHIO 50% Cacao with strawberry and pistachio pieces Using the finest organic ingredients from trusted suppliers, Pana Chocolate has achieved a quality, raw and great tasting chocolate with no added nasties.
Whip Your Party Platters into Shape with new Lisa's Whipped Dips!

Whip Your Party Platters into Shape with new Lisa's Whipped Dips!

25 April 2017
If your home is the life of the party and dips are a non-negotiable on your party platters, whip your entertaining skills into shape with the premium taste experience of new Lisa’s Deliciously Whipped Dips! Luxurious, light and deliciously airy, new Lisa’s Whipped Dips are the perfect go-to for any gathering with friends and family.

$10,000 and thousands of free coffees and muffins are waiting for you

13 April 2017
If you’re dropping into Muffin Break for a deliciously fresh barista made coffee, making sure you’ve paired it with one of their vast choices of freshly baked muffins (we’re partial to a delicious Duffin…) your cheeky muffin break stop could prove lucrative with a chance to win $10,000, or one of thousands of free coffees and muffins.
Super Wholegrain Key to Better Health

Super Wholegrain Key to Better Health

12 April 2017
A new study has shown additional benefits for wholegrains including rice – and this one is good for your waistline Researchers at Tufts University in Boston have linked wholegrain consumption with increased metabolism and energy expenditure, both of which are beneficial for weight control.
Your Hot Cross Buns Could Be Giving You Dementia

Your Hot Cross Buns Could Be Giving You Dementia

12 April 2017
Australia’s anti-ageing doctor, Dr Elstein, says this Easter we should avoid stocking up on hot cross buns, an Easter favourite, as eating gluten could be setting us up to develop obesity and dementia.
Mission Estate Takes a Sustainable Approach To Dixie Chicks Concert

Mission Estate Takes a Sustainable Approach To Dixie Chicks Concert

7 April 2017
The team at Mission Estate, working in close consultation with the NZ Police, has created a uniquely designed PET* wine bottle for the upcoming Dixie Chicks concert, which is being held at the winery on Saturday 8th April.
National competition-winning barista hails from Upper Hutt

National competition-winning barista hails from Upper Hutt

4 April 2017
One of the country’s best baristas believes practice, passion and strategic screen time helped him win a national barista competition run by Muffin Break and Jamaica Blue Cafés.

Healthy Fare Trending in 2017

4 April 2017
With the countdown on and less than a week to go until the annual Christchurch Food Show, some of the show’s celebrity chefs have shared their predictions on what will be trending in food in 2017.
Handy, delicious and thoughtful meals with home delivery

Handy, delicious and thoughtful meals with home delivery

4 April 2017
Cook’s Night Off is a buy one give one meal subscription full of convenience, taste and heart Cook’s Night Off provide chef-prepared delicious meals, delivered fresh, ready to heat and eat.
Raglan Coconut Yoghurt teams up with TerraCycle to recycle its Little Yoghis

Raglan Coconut Yoghurt teams up with TerraCycle to recycle its Little Yoghis

4 April 2017
To coincide with the launch of its new ‘Little Yoghi’ range of coconut yoghurt pouches, Raglan Coconut Yoghurt has joined up with recycling pioneers TerraCycle to make the pouches nationally recyclable in New Zealand.
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