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Gold Caramelised Choc Magnum, Sausage Sizzle-Flavoured Chips, And More COVID-19 Comfort Foods Just Released

It's crunch time.

If there’s one thing many of us have embraced during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s been the comfort snacks getting us through those at-home Zoom calls and weekends on the couch.

A string of Aussie brands have released new editions of their crowd favourites with fresh flavours and ingredient mix-ups.

Magnum LUXE Gold Caramelised Chocolate

Magnum LUXE Gold Caramelised Chocolate
Magnum LUXE Gold Caramelised Chocolate

The warmer months are still here and we’re reaching for the ice cream.

Magnum’s latest addition to its delicious range is the the Magnum LUXE Gold Caramelised Chocolate.

And it’s exactly what it sounds like, with biscuit flavoured ice cream double swirled in toffee cinnamon sauce, and then coated in gold caramelised cracking chocolate with crunchy pecan and shortbread biscuit pieces.

This limited range is available in a multi-pack for $10.50 or pint for $9.00 at stockists including Woolworths, Coles, IGA and selected independent retailers.

Smith’s Limited Edition ‘Bring Backs’ range

Smith's Limited Edition ‘Bring Backs’ range: Sausage Sizzle
Smith's Limited Edition ‘Bring Backs’ range: Sausage Sizzle
Smiths Limited Edition ‘Bring Backs’ range: Garlic Bread
Smiths Limited Edition ‘Bring Backs’ range: Garlic Bread

Care for a crunchy snack or two?

To celebrate its 90th birthday, Smith’s has released its limited edition ‘Bring Backs’ range featuring five uniquely Aussie flavours: Crispy
Bacon, Tasty Cheese, Garlic Bread, Sausage Sizzle and Loaded Baked Potato.

The best part is they’re all in the popular Crinkle Cut format (you’re welcome).

On sale from $3.49, you can purchase the Crispy Bacon and Tasty Cheese packets at all major grocers, Garlic Bread at Woolworths, Sausage Sizzle at Coles, and Loaded Baked Potato at IGA and independent retailers only.

Christmas Dinner-Inspired KitKat Bars

KitKat has released a Christmas-inspired collection of chocolate bars.
KitKat has released a Christmas-inspired collection of chocolate bars.

You’ve heard correctly - savoury Christmas dinner-flavoured KitKats.

KitKat is getting us excited for the festive season by releasing four limited edition bars that are an homage to the Down Under summer Chrissy lunch and/or dinner.

The new flavours are Prosciutto, Melon and Champagne, Australian Baked Ham with Orange and Clove Glaze, Honey Glazed Carrots and Christmas Pudding with Brandy Custard.

Cured meat and chocolate? That’s got to be one for the Insta-ham.

Violet Crumble Chocolate Honeycomb Flavoured Milk

Violet Crumble Chocolate Honeycomb Flavoured Milk
Violet Crumble Chocolate Honeycomb Flavoured Milk

If you’ve been a fan of the chocolate bar, why not try the milk version?

Hitting shelves on October 1, the refreshing beverage comes just as the warmer weather kicks in, and follows on from the Violet Crumble Caramel that was released earlier this year.

“It may have been 107 years in the making, but it’s better late than never,” says Phil Sims, CEO of Robern Menz which has partnered with Bickford’s to produce the milk.
“There’s almost nothing more Australian than flavoured milk as we’ve all grown up with it, so we had to give Aussies what they want. Chocolate and honeycomb splattering together with milk just makes sense.”

Magnum LUXE Ruby

Magnum LUXE Ruby & Blood Orange
Magnum LUXE Ruby & Blood Orange

Magnum previously launched its range of delicious ice cream coated in ruby chocolate with a pastel pink look and a fruity taste.

You can choose from Ruby & Raspberry or Ruby & Blood Orange, both coming in packs of four at $10.40 or individuals at $4.70.

The new Magnum LUXE Ruby range is available at Coles, Woolworths, IGA, selected independent retailers, petrol and convenience stores.

Sodastream’s New Fizzy Drink Flavours

New Pepsi for SodaStream flavours
New Pepsi for SodaStream flavours

For those hooked onto their sparkling water machine and keen for a sweeter fix every now and then, SodaStream’s new range of flavours could do the trick.

The new syrups include classic flavours such as Pepsi Max, Pepsi, 7UP, Mirinda and Mountain Dew.

The new Pepsi for SodaStream flavoured syrups are available at major retailers including Coles, Woolworths, Harvey Norman, Kmart, and Big W for $7.00.

Ben & Jerry’s Dough-licious Pizza

Ben & Jerry’s Dough-licious Pizza
Ben & Jerry’s Dough-licious Pizza

If you can’t decide between ice cream and pizza for a cosy night in, why not have both?

The team at Ben & Jerry’s have introduced an ice cream pizza which features a baked cookie base, ice cream filling full of chunks and creamy swirl, and then the best part, the toppings.

You can choose hot fudge or caramel sauce, chunky cookie dough bites, enticing brownie chunks, and crunchy nuts and pretzels.

This is a limited time range available through Ben & Jerry’s’ physical Scoop Stores as well as through UberEats.

Koko Black’s Australian Classics Collection

Koko Black’s Australian Classics Collection
Koko Black’s Australian Classics Collection

What happens when the fancy-pants Melbourne chocolate brand Koko Black pays homage to iconic Australian sweet treats?

A limited edition Aussie classic line reimagining the Golden Gaytime, chocolate crackles, Wagon Wheel, Iced Vovo lamingtons and Corn Flakes - all made by hand.

It’s Koko’s nod to Australia’s good times past, as well as the good times still ahead and the range can be delivered Australia-wide which makes it the perfect present.

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