Bite Size: 5 bits of Australian food news you should know for August 2021

Looking to switch up that shopping cart? Every so often the AU will be looking to 5 quick news bites we think Aussies should be across, whether that’s something as small as a new supermarket essential or a city-specific needt-to-know to keep you eating you eating well each day of the week.

Kit Kat Teams With Aero For a Chunky New Collaboration

You know those KitKat Chunky bars you try sneak onto the shopping list all the time? They’ve just taken a big step into collaboration territory. Newly released, the KitKat Chunky Aero Mint marks the very first time the KitKat and Aero teams have come together. Choc-mint has always been one of the most popular flavours of chocolate on supermarket shelves, so it was only a matter of time before something like this happened.

The refreshing minty new bar boasts three layers of the iconic crisp KitKat wafer, lusciously topped with Aero peppermint light aerated chocolate, and smothered in smooth milk chocolate.

KitKat Chunky Aero Mint will be available nationwide in grocery and convenience stores.

Nespresso Launch New Reviving Origins Range

Fans of pod coffee pay attention. Nespresso has just launched their latest range. The Nespresso Reviving Origins Range adds two new blends to the already rich and varied collection of Nespresso pods. For this, they’ve looked towards coffee from both Cuba and the Congo, both available as seasonable blends for anyone with a pod coffee machine.

The first one, Cafecito de Cuba is best described as an intense roasted coffee and the first Cuban blend for the company. Heading on over to the DRC is the Kahawaya ya Congo, a smooth and fruity coffee that is the first organic blend in the program. Both new blends will be available alongside returning Origins favourites: Amaha awe Uganda, Tamuka my Zimbabwe, and Esperanza de Colombia.

All five Reviving Origins pods are available in both Original and Vertuo ranges.

My Muscle Chef Expands To Protein Cookies

Supermarket shelves are packed with protein bars and protein cookies for many different brands, but never before has My Muscle Chef joined the fray. MMC is now one of the most popular ready-to-heat options in your local, with well proportioned meals that are actually far, far better than one would expect.

Now the brand has got a bunch of protein cookies to help bolster that offering, introducing 3 new flavours for the perfect go-to snack when you’re in need of a quick protein hit while satisfying that sweet tooth. Each of the oven-baked snacks include 25g protein and are a great source of prebiotic fibre.

The three new flavours are Salted Caramel and Macadmia, Choc Chip, and Triple Choc. Each flavours includes a combination of whey protein, good fats from nuts and prebiotic fibre. Each cookie is priced at $4.50 and they can be purchased online or at selected retail stores. They are also available in a bunch of curated packs like the Protein Booster Pack, which includes 2 bites, 2 shakes, and 2 cookies.

ChefPrep Launches To Bring Restaurant Quality Ready-To-Finish Meals

This one’s for the Sydneysiders. A new platform, Chefprep, has launched, with designs on delivering ready-to-heat meals from some of the city’s best restaurants. Better yet is that they deliver all across NSW, from Wollongong and Blue Mountains, to Newcastle, as well as all across Greater Sydney. Newtown’s legendary Deli O Delhi is on the platform, as is underrated Paddington gem I Maccheroni, and soon fried chicken favourites Butter Sydney. It’s one of the best Sydney lockdown takeaway options out right now.

Providoor Sydney Expands With New Restaurants Like Hubert and Alberto’s Lounge

It’s already been a few weeks but the Sydney launch of Providoor has been one of the biggest bites for locals trying to eat well in lockdown. Although we can’t get to our favourite restaurants right now, Providoor Sydney is fast curating signature dishes from the city’s favourites and delivering them across the state. Especially for those who live outside of the CBD and the East, where most of these restaurants are located, Providoor Sydney has been a true saviour.

It’s incredibly simple in the way it works. You go on, choose a restaurant, pick a dish, and it’ll be delivered to you in a matter of days – ready to finish, with instructions on how to add the finishing touches and plate it for something a bit more premium than your meat and 3 veg. You can also order from multiple restaurants at once.

Although it started off rather modest, with initial restaurant partners including Yellow, Bentley, Cirrus Dining, and The Apollo, the platform has swelled this week. Now you can get wines and cocktails, as well as dishes from Hubert, Alberto’s Lounge, DOC Pizza, Golden Century, and more. It’s a game-changer for locked down dinner parties, so start browsing at the link below.

Chris Singh

Chris Singh is an Editor-At-Large at the AU review, loves writing about travel and hospitality, and is partial to a perfectly textured octopus. You can reach him on Instagram: @chrisdsingh.