Posts Tagged: Australia

The Daily Poke: Tea shells

In the spirit of cutting down waste and finding healthy alternatives to coffee and sweets, The Husk Mill present to you Chocolate-flavoured teas.

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These teas are made from the outer shells of cacao beans – normally discarded in the chocolate-making process – and are rich in antioxidants, potassium and magnesium.

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The Daily Poke: Vodka, with tonic built in

Vodka with tonic built inSure. We all like the idea of well-being, but lapsing on a big night out will usually deliver a thumping reminder that we just can’t get away with it. At least, until now… Read more on The Daily Poke: Vodka, with tonic built in…

The Daily Poke: Good t-shirt day

Poke_Good t-shirt dayIf you’ve something on your mind, get it off your chest. Or on your chest. Head down to Uniqlo and their UMood system will help you find a T-shirt that precisely matches your present state of mind. Read more on The Daily Poke: Good t-shirt day…

The Daily Poke: Just scroll to stroll

Just scroll to stroll 1Like the ease of shopping online, but miss the simplicity of picking things straight off the aisle? Aussie Farmers Direct did. Read more on The Daily Poke: Just scroll to stroll…

The Daily Poke: The shape of shopping

Time poor retailingKids today. Too busy to do anything. Even, it seems, to go shopping. Luckily for time-poor 18-35 year-olds though, there are new shopping services emerging that offer just as much choice as the high street, but make products faster and easier to access. Slang, for example is a new retail app that uses a Tinder-like mechanism making it possible to bag a new pair of trainers with a single swipe. Read more on The Daily Poke: The shape of shopping…

The Daily Poke: Poetry in lotion

Poetry in lotionTo ease away the stresses of the day, what your skin really cries out for is a cooling shroud of Albatross Fog. Or how about a soothing scoop of Wandering Dusk? As part of an overall rebranding, organic skincare brand Mieux Derma has adopted a distinctly poetic approach to naming its products to enhance the sensory characteristics of each. Read more on The Daily Poke: Poetry in lotion…

The Daily Poke: Worth the wait

Worth the waitUntil recently, the only waiting taking place in McDonald’s has been in the queue to get to the counter. But now, customers at selected locations worldwide can walk in, take a seat and have their meals brought to the table by a bona fide waiter. Read more on The Daily Poke: Worth the wait…

The Daily Poke: Spread the joy

Spread the joyStrawberries and cream, peanut butter and jelly, chocolate and Vegemite… apparently.

Images of Vegemite-filled Dairy Milk have been doing the rounds on social media down under. But until now, many were left wondering whether it was just a photoshopped hoax. Read more on The Daily Poke: Spread the joy…

The Daily Poke: Pepper hacker

Pepper hackerPicture the scene: Mum’s managed to get the whole family to sit down to a tasty lasagne. Only Dad’s glued to the golf on TV, number one son is gaming with someone in Guangzhou, and even the nipper’s not giving her lip, as they’re Backchatting away on their smartphone. Conversation? Forget it. Family time? No chance.

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The Daily Poke: Surreally delicious

Surreally delicious 1When you think ‘energy drink’, one brand probably comes flying to mind first. Red Bull may have cornered the market with a strong positioning based on high-octane fun and achievement. But deliciousness, variety and individuality don’t really feature here, nor with any other energy drink brands.

Prancing confidently into this gap is Strangelove. Each of the premium, organic options (Ginger Beer, Blood Orange & Chilli, Smoked Cola, and Bitter Grapefruit) is introduced by its own surreal character ‘inspired by the founders’ past lives and the sins they wish to atone for’. Read more on The Daily Poke: Surreally delicious…