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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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Burger store owners apologise for "racist" Invasion Day post

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>The owner of a burger store in NSW has been forced to apologise after a social media post went viral for being racist.</p> <p>Downtown Brookly Penrith wrote a social media post on January 27th that referenced Invasion Day protestors as "bandwagoners".</p> <p>“3 great things about today!” the restaurant wrote on Facebook while referencing one of its burgers.</p> <p>“364 more sleeps til we have to listen to the Invasion Day bandwagoners again!”</p> <p>People were furious by the post, including former Labor MP Emma Husar who shared the post on her social media page.</p> <p>“Well, this level of racism is disappointing [and] also stupid,” she said.</p> <p>“Western Sydney is home to the largest numbers of First Nations people in a metro setting.”</p> <iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Femmahusarmp%2Fposts%2F2221357774663242&amp;width=500&amp;show_text=true&amp;height=548&amp;appId" width="500" height="548" style="border: none; overflow: hidden;" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="true" allow="autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; picture-in-picture; web-share"></iframe> <p>The owner of Downtown Brooklyn Chris O'Shae said that the post in question "may have pushed the boundaries a bit too far".</p> <p>“The point #3 was made in regards to social influencers and how they love to jump on bandwagons,” he said in a<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.facebook.com/DBPenrith/posts/1511593522370692" target="_blank">public apology</a>.</p> <p>“They use these days to support an issue for the likes or clout, then move on to the next one, forgetting about the true cause.</p> <p>“Unfortunately somewhere along the line, this has been misconstrued as being racist, and it has taken off from there.”</p> <p>He said that it was "never meant to be a racist or hateful post".</p> <p>The apology was slammed for "backpedalling".</p> <p>"Too late for an apology. You thought you could spew racist remarks about Aboriginal people and then tried to apologize. We don't accept your feeble excuse," one commenter wrote.</p> <p>One commenter pointed out that the burger joint has shut down their Instagram.</p> <p>"Interesting that you’ve closed down your IG? I guess it’s just easier to shut down all your pages than cover up all the gross things that were said," they said.</p> </div> </div> </div>

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"How is this possible?": Woolworths delivery leaves family in shock

<p>A family from NSW has taken to Facebook after they unpacked their Woolworths home delivery to find "dodgy" carrots, rotting onions and missing items.</p> <p>“These were part of our home delivery tonight. The bag of carrots is use by tomorrow - even if it wasn’t already dodgy, I couldn’t eat a bag of carrots in one night... Also a whole bag worth of frozen groceries missing,” the frustrated customer wrote on the store's Facebook page on Tuesday.</p> <p>The customer posted photos of a bag of carrots with some that appear to have turned into mush and two rotting red onions.</p> <p>The customers said the "dodgy" delivery wasn't a one-off incident that they received deliveries with missing items quite often.</p> <p>“I think this is about our fourth delivery in a row where items that were supposed to be delivered were not,” the man said.</p> <p>“We never get an apology, just a refund,” the woman replied.</p> <p>Facebook users were appalled at the state of the delivery and took to the comments to condemn the supermarket giant.</p> <p>“How is this even possible? WTF,” one person commented.</p> <p>A few people were concerned that those who relied on home deliveries for groceries were not receiving products of the highest quality.</p> <p>“I guess it’s their way of getting rid of produce they can't sell. Taking advantage of those who can't get to shops. Covid has certainly not helped,” one user insisted.</p> <p>“The other thing that breaks my heart is what about the poor elderly that rely on delivery services like these? They can't use a whole loaf of bread for example in a day... (that's even if it's in date),” another person replied.</p> <p>“Care factor for customer health? Zero. Care factor for profit margins? 100 per cent,” the original poster wrote.</p> <p>A spokesperson for Woolworths said the supermarket was aware of the customer's complaint and apologised "for missing the mark on this occasion".</p> <p>“We know it's frustrating when the quality of some products in our online orders aren’t up to our usual standard,” the spokesperson said in a statement.</p> <p>“We’re keen to follow up with our in-store team and are awaiting more information from the customer to do so.</p> <p>“If our customers have any concerns about the quality of the product they receive, we always encourage them to return the product back to their local store for a refund or replacement.”</p>

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Rejoice! The local Aussie businesses returning home

<p>After more than a decade of foreign ownership, many iconic Australian brands are returning home.</p> <p>This is due to Bega Cheese Limited completing its acquisition of Lion Dairy and Drinks which has iconic brands such as Dairy Farmers, Farmers Union, Yoplait, Big M and Daily Juice.</p> <p>"We are delighted to bring many Australian iconic brands to the Bega Cheese family," Executive Chairman Barry Irvin told<span> </span><em>A Current Affair</em>.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">After more than a decade of foreign ownership, a group of iconic local products are being returned to Australian shores. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/9ACA?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#9ACA</a><a href="https://t.co/rrLOCuUKZk">https://t.co/rrLOCuUKZk</a></p> — A Current Affair (@ACurrentAffair9) <a href="https://twitter.com/ACurrentAffair9/status/1354126960369274888?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 26, 2021</a></blockquote> <p>"Dairy Farmers and Farmers Union were founded before federation, some 120 years ago, and some dairy farming families that have supplied dairy farmers for that entire period of time."</p> <p>Australian entrepreneur Dick Smith was also thrilled with the news</p> <p>"It's absolutely fantastic to think that all these brands that were foreign-owned and bought by big American companies and European companies are now coming back to Australian hands," entrepreneur of Australian products, Dick Smith said.</p> <p>"People talk about Australian made and that's good, but Australian made and owned is important because the profits stay here, the wealth stays here."</p> <p>The $534 million dollar deal will result in Bega doubling in size as a company, with an estimated $3 billion in revenue.</p>

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Bakery creates Vegemite-infused lamingtons for Australia Day

<p><span>There is nothing quite more Australian than a good old lamington or vegemite on toast – however one bakery in Victoria has taken Aussie pride to a whole new level by combining the staple items!</span><br /><br /><span>A Melbourne bakery got creative ahead of January 26 celebrations and created perhaps the most Aussie dish possible – a Vegemite lamington!</span><br /><br /><span>Creator Tegan Milner, of South Yarra's Snow White Bakery, is the creator of the dish.</span><br /><br /><span>She describes the odd treat as a “'dense chocolate cake that's covered in a rich Vegemite and chocolate ganache and rolled through coconut then sandwiched together with homemade raspberry jam and finished off with generous amounts of Vegemite and chocolate ganache.”</span><br /><br /><span>Milner says she was excited when she was asked to create the dessert, despite mounting pressure to perform a delicious miracle.</span><br /><span></span></p> <p><span>"I often recreate nostalgic desserts reminiscent of everyone's childhood," she said to 9Kitchen.</span><br /><span></span></p> <p><span>"So to be able to play around with two loved Australian icons has been so much fun."</span></p> <p><span>Milner says the dessert is the perfect balance of sweet and savoury.</span></p> <p><span>"The Vegemite has been infused into the dark chocolate ganache creating this delicious salted chocolate flavour with a slight Vegemite aftertaste," she said.</span></p> <p><span>She assures people that it has an “amazing salted dark chocolate taste.”</span></p> <p><span>"It surprisingly works really well,” adding the vegemite “balances with the sweetness of the chocolate."</span></p> <p><span>She went on to say she believes the dessert will be just as popular as their normal, yet uniquely made chocolate lamingtons that they already sell at the bakery.</span></p> <p><span>"It already had a uniqueness to it as I use a chocolate sponge which is complimented with generous amounts of raspberry jam and coconut," Milner said.</span><br /><span></span></p> <p><span>"The addition of the Vegemite took the flavours to the next level."</span></p>

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Iconic Coon cheese unveils new name after racism claims

<p>The makers of Coon Cheese have rebranded after bowing to public pressure amid racism claims.</p> <p>The cheese was originally named "Coon" after American cheese pioneer Edward William Coon, but the word is also a racist slur against people of colour.</p> <p>The 85-year-old dairy product will now be known as "Cheer cheese" from July, a decision that was made six months ago in response to growing criticisms of racism.</p> <p>“The name Cheer has the significance of pleasure and joy,’ Saputo chief executive Lino A. Saputo said.</p> <p>“We took some time to think about this, we wanted to do the proper due diligence and consulted with different focus groups and we narrowed it down to three to five names and resoundingly consumers thought this was the right reflection of what we’re bringing for families."</p> <p>“CHEER Cheese is a cheese for everyone, and we trust our valued consumers and those who are new to our products will embrace this new name.”</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height:281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7839455/coon-hero-1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/63fa2e0e265449e9a8203b0e193c4cec" /></p> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>The company announced the decision six months ago as the Black Lives Movement gained momentum around the globe.</p> <p>“At Saputo, one of our basic principles as an organisation is to treat people with respect and without discrimination and we will not condone behaviour that goes against this,” the company said in a statement.</p> <p>Despite the cheerful name change, there was an outpouring of anger on social media after the name change was announced.</p> <p>One person said: “Absolutely bulls..t. I won’t ever call it that.”</p> <p>“I’m an Aussie and our Coon cheese is getting a name change to cheer cheese – another Aussie icon name gone,” another said.</p> <p>“How ridiculous. It may well be a racist slur, but was the gentleman’s surname. Cheer cheese? I mean, really?” one woman wrote.</p> <p>The new products will be on supermarket shelves nationwide from July 2021.</p> </div>

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The nifty kettle cleaning hack you need to try

<p>When did you last clean your kettle?</p> <p>Most people haven't cleaned their kettle since they purchased it, and scrubbing at it endlessly to get rid of the stubborn limescale isn't anyone's ideal way to spend their weekend.</p> <p>But unfortunately, if you want to avoid flakes in your cup of tea, it needs to be done.</p> <p>Thankfully, one woman has shared a simple and natural way of effectively cleaning your kettle, with zero scrubbing required.</p> <p>Plus, an added bonus is the hack uses fruit you'll likely already have at home, avoiding harsh cleaning chemicals.</p> <p>The woman, who shared the nifty hack on TikTok, uses slices of lemon as a natural cleaner and deodoriser.</p> <p>“This is the natural, no-scrub way to rid kettle limescale,” she captioned the demonstration clip on the video-sharing platform.</p> <p>In the video, she simply fills the kettle with water and adds a sliced lemon.</p> <p>Once the lemon has been added, the user who goes by the name Mama_Mila_ says to boil the kettle twice and keep the hot water in the kettle for 30 minutes before draining.</p> <p>She then suggests rinsing out the kettle with water before admiring your limescale-free appliance.</p> <p>After she shared the simple trick, TikTok users flocked to the comments, obsessed with the efficacy of the no-scrub method.</p> <p>“I just did this to my kettle. Amazing result. Thank you,” one impressed fan wrote.</p> <p>“This really works, thanks,” another added.</p>

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Bean dad sparks internet fury

<p>One of the biggest debates of 2021 so far has sent social media site Twitter into a furious divide – and it all started over a humble can of beans.</p> <p>Earlier this week US man John Roderick was met with fierce backlash after he took to Twitter share his own parenting story that involved making his nine-year-old daughter starve for six hours until she was able to open a can of beans.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.34556574923545px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7839375/bean-dad-2.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/980b37e0a02a4dcfac2916ab7a7a0abb" /></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.34556574923545px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7839374/bean-dad-3.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/8683226e648c47f98bdd1cc5cc06f112" /></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.38718173836696px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7839373/bean-dad-4.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/ba7680d19f194a7982b6e88af2fd5ce1" /></p> <p>The man has since deleted his Twitter account, but screenshots last forever.</p> <p>In a series of tweets, he recounted how horrified he was to discover his young child did not know how to use a can opener.</p> <p>He instructed her to “study the parts” and “study the cans” which left her struggling with the can for six hours in order to open the can.</p> <p>Hours later, Mr Roderick says his daughter had been left defeated.</p> <p>What was meant to be a hilarious parenting anecdote, a number of people did not see it that way.</p> <p>Nicknaming him “Bean Dad”, the father has been slammed for not helping his daughter, and insisting she starve instead of assisting her.</p> <p>The debate became even more heated when a series of racist and anti-Semitic tweets penned by Mr Roderick resurfaced.</p> <p>He promptly issued an apology for his “poorly told” parenting story.</p> <p>“I framed the story with me as the asshole dad because that’s my comedic persona and my fans and friends know it’s ‘a bit’,” he said in a statement.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">still waiting on my dad’s response but my mom’s response is killing me. “he is mean.” <a href="https://t.co/JKqhRpwwhY">pic.twitter.com/JKqhRpwwhY</a></p> — austin carter 🥨 (@_amcarter) <a href="https://twitter.com/_amcarter/status/1346134461457592327?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 4, 2021</a></blockquote> <p>“I was ignorant, insensitive to the message that my ‘pedant dad’ comedic persona was indistinguishable from how abusive dads act, talk and think.”</p> <p>In standard Twitter fashion, a number of users took the odd story and turned the parenting lesson into a parenting test.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr"><a href="https://t.co/XZ0VnMSFyW">pic.twitter.com/XZ0VnMSFyW</a></p> — Arianna Haut (@AriannaHaut) <a href="https://twitter.com/AriannaHaut/status/1346180249231347712?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 4, 2021</a></blockquote> <p>Writer Caroline Moss shared a screenshot of a text conversation between her and her dad where she wrote: “If I was eight and didn’t know how to open a can with a can opener, how would you suggest I learn.</p> <p>“Take a can, an opener, start the opening, let you finish. Give you another can let you start yourself. Help if necessary,” Caroline’s dad replied.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">This was a sweet answer but also weird bc we never went out to restaurants when I was 9 cuz we didn’t have money. For reference also I am 35 now, Dad is 68. <a href="https://t.co/caaCh99t3y">pic.twitter.com/caaCh99t3y</a></p> — Leslie (@Leslie_D) <a href="https://twitter.com/Leslie_D/status/1346213277253201922?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 4, 2021</a></blockquote> <p>Soon others were sharing their responses from their dads, which had a number of hilarious responses.</p>

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Man’s avocado deodorant stick sends internet into chaos

<p><span>One man has invented an avocado deodorant stick as a way to make the “fastest avocado toast ever”.</span><br /><br /><span>Posting to the TikTok page Unnecessary Inventions, the man behind the account introduced his insta invention, "avocado on a stick".</span><br /><br /><span>At the crux of it, it appears to just be an empty deodorant stick filled with smashed avocado.</span><br /><br /><span>"I invented the easiest way to make avocado toast," he says as the clip begins.</span><br /><br /><span>“Meet the avocado on a stick."</span><br /><br /><span>The tutorial went on to demonstrate how the avocado stick functions much the same as a stick of roll-on deodorant.</span><br /><br /><span>"This handy little container features fresh, mashed avocado. And you can twist this little knob to reveal a little more avocado," he says.</span><br /><br /><span>"Then you just grab a piece of toast and spread on your avocado. The fastest avocado toast ever."</span><br /><br /><span>The video has since been viewed over 4.6 million times.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7839271/avocado.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/ea9f3fdaf7fa442d941ee5361f68bbd9" /><br /><br /><span>"Im so repulsed [sic]" one person wrote.</span><br /><br /><span>Another added: "That really does not look edible.”</span><br /><br /><span>"This makes me uncomfortable," a third chimed in.</span><br /><br /><span>Not all the comments were bad however, with some choosing to admire his “creative take”.</span><br /><br /><span>“The point is you tried,” one person commented.</span><br /><br /><span>Another user added: “I appreciate the effort indeed.”</span></p>

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