Product review: Para'kito | Win a Para'kito pack!

Nothing beats some outdoor fun with mates. Whether you’re camping in the Northern Territory, fishing off the coast of Western Australia, or simply enjoying a BBQ in Brisbane, it's always handy to have mosquito and insect protection devices on hand. 

We were recently at a BBQ at Ruffey Lake Park and thought it would be an opportune time to try out Para'Kito -  a 100 percent natural eco-friendly mosquito and insect protection device.

A European quality product, we liked that Para'Kito is both lightweight and completely waterproof, making it really easy to use. 

A natural and safe alternative to other products on the market, Para’Kito is ideal for adults, children, babies, pregnant women and allergy sufferers alike, as it has no direct contact with the skin, leaves no unpleasant odour and offers 24 hour protection from mosquitoes and insects.

A unique blend of seven essential oils including; lavender, geranium, citronella, pine tree, patchouli, clove and peppermint is infused into the heart of a polymer pellet, which slips easily into your Para’Kito wristband or clip.

These patented oils mask the presence of humans from mosquitos for 15 days effectively making the wearer invisible, even when coming in contact with water, eliminating the need for reapplying sticky chemical sprays.

The Para’Kito clip is particularly handy (it easily attaches to a back pack, belt, or can be hung inside a tent when sleeping) as well as for babies – just hang it from their pram or stroller. We found the clip useful to clip near the tables where we sat at the BBQ as it kept the mossies at bay. The kids on the other hand really liked the neoprene wristband as they could choose from a range of colours available.

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[23/12/2018] Announcement: Winners of the Blog Giveaway: 

Para'kito pack

Thank you to everyone who entered!

The winner is…

Jessica L. with the following entry:

"My favourite outdoor recipe is a simple and fresh salad. All I do is mix a pack of rocket, canned beetroot (sliced), goats cheese and a handful of walnuts with a juice of half a lemon and drizzle over some good quality extra virgin olive oil. It's easy, fresh and yummy. I love a picnic outdoors and this recipe is always popular."

… Congratulations, the winner will be contacted via email.

Competition Now Closed. 

Crust's 'La Dolce Pizza’ range

Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar is putting a fresh new twist on classic flavours, unveiling four new Italian inspired pizzas.
The new menu additions were inspired by flavours from Italy, and were crafted to bring the classic Italian Pizzeria vibe to Crust stores around the country.

The ‘La Dolce Pizza’ range comprises of Porcini, Chilli Gambero and Quattro Salumi pizzas with the fourth flavour being kept a secret. The secret pizza can be unlocked by customers in store or via Crust's website,

Crust are also giving away a classic Vespa to one lucky customer who purchases any Crust pizzas during the promotional period.*

Customers will be given a special ‘key’ with a unique password when they purchase any Crust pizza; they then need to visit the Crust website and enter their unique password to be eligible to win the classic Vespa.
We loved sampling the Chilli Gamberi (which we ordered from the Melbourne CBD store) - a fiery pizza which boasts a combination of Marinated Tiger Prawns, blanched Silverbeet Spinach and roasted Roma Tomatoes on a Tomato Base, garnished with Chilli Flakes and fresh chopped Red Chilli, dressed with Chilli infused EVOO and  a Lemon Wedge.

For more information about Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar or to order online visit

*The competition is being run across all Crust stores from November 2 to December 23. The winner of the classic Vespa will be drawn on December 23.

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LongLeaf Tea Vodka

LongLeaf Tea Vodka is a combination of the depth of flavours from founder, Ram Krish's Sri Lankan heritage growing up in tea plantations and the purity of nature in Australia, the place he now calls home.

LongLeaf was born out of a desire to create a unique and premium spirit that is 100% natural and 100% organic. Recently named 'Best Tea Vodka in the World' at last year's San Fransisco World Spirits Competition, LongLeaf Tea has been going from strength to strength, subsequently winning 2 other international awards including one premier competition in London.

We thoroughly enjoyed this aromatic, supremely refreshing fusion of the finest, hand-picked Ceylon tea, skillfully blended with artisanal, organic vodka made with the purest rain water from Australia’s Hunter Valley. 

Find out more about LongLeaf Tea Vodka here.

Spiral Foods Introduces New VeríVal Organic Porridge

Gastrology bloggers received the product courtesy of Spiral Foods.
Spiral Foods, Australia’s oldest and most trusted organic health food supplier, is excited to reveal their delicious new range of VeriVal Organic Porridge just in time for winter. Available for the first time in Australia under the exclusive rights of Spiral Foods, the VeriVal philosophy supports the notion that a wholesome, healthy breakfast is the key to the start of a good day.
Carefully hand mixed and packaged in the pristine Tyrolean Alps of Austria, VeriVal uses only the highest quality of organic ingredients.

The VeríVal Porridge range is a perfect choice for something different when it comes to the first meal of the day. 
We absolutely adored both the VeriVal Poppy Seed and Plum Porridge and the VeriVal Mango and Physalis Porridge.

The porridge is very easy to prepare making it very easy to have an organic, wholesome porridge that tastes great and makes you feel even better. Just add your choice of milk (or Bonsoy), heat and go.
The Poppy Seed and Plum Porridge Hot oat cereal is a delicious and textural mix of poppy seeds and plums, finished with a delicate plum granulate and bourbon vanilla. We loved the combination of nutty and earthy flavours which were beautifully balanced by the perfect hint of sweetness from the plums.
The Mango and Physalis Porridge on the other hand is a fruity mix of fun and fresh flavours and is made with sultana and date flakes, mixed with a subtle mango granulate.
Combining the highest quality organic ingredients with a unique variety of interesting and healthy blends, VeriVal Organic Porridges are perfect for those who are on the go and want something more flavoursome then traditional oats.
Find out more about VeriVal from Spiral Foods

Product Review: Richmond chicken curry paste

This post was sponsored by MATRADE's Malaysian Kitchen Program.
We love the smell of a delicious curry wafting through the kitchen. And with Malaysian curry recipe bases available at every Asian grocery store, whipping up a big pot of chicken curry is quick and easy.
Although not traditional, we add chickpeas, eggplant and carrots into our version as we think they make the dish really delicious! But for a more traditional version of the classic Malaysian chicken curry simply leave these ingredients out.


Richmond Chicken Curry Paste 250g from Oriental Merchant
125 ml coconut milk from Oriental Merchant
1.25kg chicken thighs
½ tsp sugar
½ tsp salt
1 can of chick peas
1 eggplant, cut into pieces, brushed with oil and baked in the oven until soft
2 chopped carrots
3 potatoes sliced into quarters
150 ml water
Cooking instructions

This recipe could not be easier. Simply cut the chicken into pieces and lightly fry with Richmond Chicken Curry Paste for 5 minutes on medium heat. Add all other ingredients into the pot and bring to boil until potatoes are soft. Serve with steamed rice. ENJOY!

Spiral Foods Introduces New VeríVal Organic Cereals

Gastrology bloggers received the product courtesy of Spiral Foods.
Brought to Australia for the first time by the good folk at Spiral Foods, VeríVal’s delicious range of organic, wholesome muesli and porridge makes it easy to start your day the right way.

VeríVal is lovingly hand mixed and packaged in the pristine Tyrolean Alps of Austria. Blending the highest quality organic ingredients and with a wide variety of interesting and healthy blends to choose from, even the fussiest of palates are catered for. We absolutely loved the surprising blends we received.
Toasted Muesli with Carrot and Apricot

The Carrot and Apricot toasted muesli was beautiful. While the addition of carrot took us back a bit when we read the description, we are pleased to report that this was surprisingly delicious. A mix of oat, barley and spelt flakes with a mixture of carrots, apricots and cinnamon, the muesli possesses just the perfect amount of sweetness thanks to the apricot and honey and each spoonful is delectably crunchy from the coating of nut purée.
Heritage Grains Muesli with Berries

The Heritage Grains Muesli with Berries invigorated the senses with the zest of the berries. Made from flaked wholegrain oats and wheat with a blend of elderberry & acerola rice crispies, blackberries, cranberries, redcurrants and blackcurrants, raspberry and strawberry pieces and unsweetened cornflakes, it was a pleasant blend of unique flavours.
Crunchy Orange and Acerola Berry Clusters sweetened with Austrian beet sugar

The Crunchy Orange and Acerola Berry Clusters were our favourite muesli. Comprising of crunchy clusters of oats and barley, sweetened with Austrian beet sugar, flavoured with acerola cherry powder and orange oil these morsels of goodness tasted like aromatic orange cookies. We loved how perfectly toasted and crunchy they were.
Spiral’s organic VeríVal products have no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. Each of the three flavours we tried were bursting with the goodness of whole grains, roasted nuts and juicy summer fruits, making them the perfect solution to a simple, healthy breakfast on the move. 

Spiral’s organic VeríVal products are stocked in a range of health food stores and independent suppliers around Australia.

Launch of Superior Gold smoked salmon @ The Flower Temple

Gastrology bloggers attended the event courtesy of Superior Gold.
Gastrology recently attended an exclusive launch event for Superior Gold, a brand new ultra-premium smoked salmon Launched just in time for the entertaining season, Superior Gold is setting a new benchmark for smoked salmon.
The official launch was an evening of sensory delight and was hosted by The Champagne Dame. We also experienced the art of superior salmon smoking with Superior Gold’s own talented Smoke Master, Nathan Smith.
The Flower Temple was the perfect back drop. We loved the beautiful space which was devoted to nature's beauty. Beautiful flowers spill from urns and rockeries in an enchanted indoor garden.
Superior Gold is set to redefine the smoked salmon category as it’s known, using the finest curing ingredients and most sophisticated smoking techniques to deliver Australians the ultimate smoked salmon culinary experience.
Rich in flavour, succulent in texture and sublime in taste, the new Superior Gold range is perfect for gourmet entertaining occasions. From Smoked Salmon Slices, Hot Smoked Salmon, to Connoisseur Cuts for cooking and traditional Gravadlax; Superior Gold has a delicacy for any canapé, entertaining platter or meal.
Only the finest quality Australian Atlantic Salmon is hand-selected from the exceptionally cool and pristine waters of Tasmania. The superior Australian Atlantic Salmon is artisanally cured and smoked by the Superior Gold Smoke Master, Nathan Smith.
Our favourite product from the range was the Superior Gold Hot Smoked Peppercorn Salmon. Perfect on its own with Superior Gold’s Garlic Aioli or added to a fresh salad, risotto or pasta dish, the hand selected superior Australian Atlantic Salmon is traditionally cured in a combination of Australian sea salt and Bundaberg raw sugar to preserve the premium quality, Once cured the salmon is then hot smoked over sustainably sourced Beechwood to bring out the salmon’s natural flavour whilst preserving the succulent texture and adding a smoky undertone. The Superior Gold Smoke Master, Nathan Smith, has overseen the process to ensure only the highest quality and premium tasting product is produced.
Superior Gold sets a new benchmark when it comes to premium taste. A beautiful deep orange coloured hue, matched with a tender texture and taste so delightfully sweet, smokey and sophisticated, Superior Gold has successfully pushed the boundaries to create a new premium product range, catering to all sophisticated entertaining occasions. 
Left: Superior Gold Gravadlax, radish, cucumber, horseradish
Right: Superior Gold Connoisseur Cut (freekah salad)

All Superior Gold salmon is responsibly sourced and farmed, in partnership with the WWF, and certified to ensure our environment and oceans are healthy for the future. The Superior Gold Smoked salmon range is also a good source of Omega 3 for optimum health.
Superior Gold salmon is beautifully packaged in a black sleeve with a signature gold emblem making it easy to spot in the refrigerated smoked salmon section of supermarkets. Superior Gold salmon is available in Coles, Woolworths and IGA from October 2014. RRP ranges from $5.49 through to $11.99.

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Product Review: Forage Cereal + Forage Paleo

Gastrology bloggers received the product courtesy of Forage.
Forage is a breakfast brand which embraces deliciousness and health.

Filled with a perfect balance of protein, good fats, natural fibre and carbohydrates, Forage uses premium quality ingredients. The Forage breakfast range includes raw and organic ingredients to fuel your body the natural way and get you ready for the day ahead.

The Forage range also caters to a variety of dietary requirements and lifestyles as it is gluten free, low calorie, light on digestion, high in protein and encourages reduced carbohydrates/ low carb eating. 

Forage was named after the fact that in order for our ancestors to find healthy, wholesome and life giving food, they had to forage in nature. Now this search is available in convenient 500g and 1kg packages that need nothing more than milk and healthy taste buds.
Forage Cereal

Forage Cereal was the first of the Forage family to be created that now also includes Forage Porridge and Forage Bircher as well as newly released Forage Paleo.
Forage's original blend, the Forage Cereal is made up of a delicious mixture which includes Organic Puffed Brown Rice, Organic Puffed Millet, Organic Puffed Quinoa, Pumpkin Seeds, Almonds, Sunflower Seeds, Coconut and the sweet natural flavour of  Dried Cranberries. The mix is low in salt and a good source of protein and dietary fibre.

We loved the amalgamation of the various whole grains which sit alongside crunchy nuts and seeds and deliciously plump cranberries, finished with the delicious flavour of coconut.
Forage Paleo 

It’s the big word in the health industry at the moment, with more and more people moving their diets closer to what our ancestors used to eat with high protein, high fat foods. To get the day started in true Paleo style, Forage Cereals have unleashed the very first Paleo Cereal designed specifically to fit a true caveman diet.
Utterly delicious, Forage Paleo is made up of a delicious variety of healthy treats such as Sunflower Seeds, Almonds, Macadamia Nuts, Currants Pepitas, Dates, Pecan Nuts, Cranberries, and Coconut. This mix is low in carbs, sodium & a great source of protein and dietary fibre. We enjoyed the light nutty flavours of the various seeds and creamy coconut and macadamia nuts which are lifted with deep juicy Currants, Dates and Cranberries. 
Forage Paleo is the perfect answer for the person eating paleo-style and for the person eating a purely vegan lifestyle.  

Forage is a stunningly healthy and tasty range of breakfast foods ready to be unearthed and enjoyed. Learn more about Forage here.

Product Review: Teans Gourmet Malaysian Traditional Curry Laksa Paste

This post was sponsored by MATRADE's Malaysian Kitchen Program.

One of the more popular Malaysian hawker dishes in Melbourne is the curry laksa. Referred by Malaysians as "Kari Mee", this big bowl of decadent broth is comfort food at it's best. The coconut milk in the broth is soothing and alleviates a lot of the heat, making it a great introduction to spicy food for the uninitiated. 

We loved how simple the  Teans Gourmet Malaysian Traditional Curry Laksa Paste is to use. All it takes is literally 15 minutes for you to have your very own  bowl of traditional Malaysian curry laksa noodles!
Cooking Instructions:

  1. Mix 1 packet of Tean's Gourmet Curry Laksa Paste in 1500ml boiling water.
  2. Add in 150ml thick coconut milk from 1 coconut and 100g fried tofu. Bring to a quick boil and switch to low fire. 
  3. Blanch 600g fresh egg noodles and 60g bean sprouts, divide into 6 portions and put in 6 big bowls. 
  4. Add slices of cooked meat and fish balls, 1/4 hard-boiled egg and some mint leaves on each bowl of noodles.
  5.  Pour hot curry laksa soup into the bowl of noodles and serve hot.
  6. ENJOY!
Teans Gourmet Malaysian Traditional Curry Laksa Paste is available from  Asian Grocery Store

Spiral Foods Product Reviews: Dip & Toss Pasta Oils | Organic Sugo | Chunky Tapenades

Gastrology bloggers received the products courtesy of Spiral Foods.
Spiral Foods takes the pressure off dinner parties with its versatile new range of Dip & Toss Pasta Oils; Organic Sugo; and Chunky Tapenades.
Spiral Foods products have no added preservatives or flavours and are NONGMO.

Spiral’s Dip & Toss Pasta Oils
Available in Rosemary & Garlic; Sun Dried Tomato & Basil; and Basil & Parmesan, we loved both the aroma and the rich taste of the Dip & Toss Pasta Oils courtesy of being made from fresh herbs, spices and premium quality cold-pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

We enjoyed Spiral’s Dip & Toss Pasta Oils simply used as a dip with crusty fresh bread…
And also enjoyed tossing the oils through our home made pumpkin ravioli…
The oils are very versatile. Their use ranges from being drizzled over pizza for aroma and flavour to being used as a salad dressing.

Organic Sugos
Lovely with fresh pasta, the Sugos were also a delight as a base for a chicken cacciatore dish we had and brilliant with pasta.
The Organic Sugos are available in three varieties: Basil & Garlic, Arrabiata and Primavera. 
Made from plump organic tomatoes and fresh herbs the Organic Sugos are rich, robust, and tempered with the smoothness of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. The Organic Sugos also pair very well with the Dip & Toss Oils, which together, bring a flourish of flavours.

Chunky Tapenades
The Chunky Tapenades are Spiral Foods’ newest range of spreads and are made from roughly chopped olives and premium quality olive oil. The tapenades are available in three varieties: Green Olive; Black Olive; and Muffuletta. The tapenades were bold and full bodied. It was clear that they were made from good quality ingredients. 
The Green Olive tapenade is full of flavour with a hint of capers and chilli, while the Black Olive is bold with the moreish taste of ripe Kalamata olives. The Muffuletta is made from a combination of both green and black olives, with roasted red peppers adding a subtle sweetness.
We loved the tapenades’ homemade taste and appearance. We thought that these tapenades were the perfect appetiser, when accompanied with crunchy bread.

What: Spiral Foods - Dip & Toss Pasta Oils; Organic Sugo; and Chunky Tapenades
Where: Stocked in a range of health food stores, independent suppliers and supermarkets around Australia 

Product Review: Tyrrells English Crisps

Gastrology bloggers received the product courtesy of Tyrrells English Crisps.
There is a new chip on the block for all chip devotees. Tyrrells crisps, one of UK’s largest maker of up-market chips, has made its first foray into the Aussie market.
The crisps are hand-cut and hand-cooked and spun for a less greasy, more delicate chip. They have much lower sodium content and contain natural flavours and no MSG. Many of the flavours are also gluten free - think sweet chilli & red pepper, cheddar cheese & chive, and tangy sea salt & cider vinegar.
Tyrrells Crisps is a British crisp company who are known around the world (currently stocked in over 30 countries) for their quintessentially British snacks. 

We loved how extra-crunchy the crisps were and enjoyed the lighter, more delicate flavours, courtesy of being made from natural flavours instead of MSG. 
Our favourite flavour of the bunch was the Mature Cheddar & Chive which boasted a little British flair – simply irresistible.

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Product Review: UNCLE TOBYS Oats Quick Sachets

This is a Nuffnang Product Talk
UNCLE TOBYS Oats Quick Sachets are a convenient and tasty oats option, perfect for busy people.
We tried the sachets and they were each tasty and VERY easy to prepare and mess-free. All you need to do is…
  1. Add milk (or water) and stir to mix;
  2. Microwave on high for 90 seconds, stir; and
  3. Allow to cool slightly before serving.

Just a note on using water though, it is significantly less flavoursome if you use water. It tastes far superior with milk! 
We also loved the fact that the oats do not contain any artificial colours or flavours. 

‘Dream mornings’ – what’s your idea of a dream/ideal morning?

My dream morning is being able to start my day with a quick run around Albert Park. We’re all busy and often it is tough to find time for some me-time. So, if you’re always on the lookout for easy and healthy brekkie solutions, the quick sachets are definitely worth checking out cause let’s be honest, spending ages making breakfast isn’t very appealing - “ain’t nobody got time for that”.

Review: Chilton's Artisan Pies

Gastrology bloggers received the pies courtesy of Chilton's Artisan Foods.
With winter officially here, it was the perfect opportunity to dig into Chilton’s delicately handmade pies – each freshly made in their kitchen.

Chilton's Artisan Foods has been quietly making pies and other savoury foods for Australian families for years, having now developed over 250 lines of savoury foods from pies to quiches, frittatas and pasties. 
Managing Director of Chilton's Artisan Foods, Phillip Marzella (who is known as the ultimate pie lover) has a long family history in connoisseur foods. His grandfather was the only baker in a small town, baking bread during the night for young partisans during WWII while his grandmother an accomplished pasta maker served fresh pasta to orphans. So, you can say making good food is in Phillip’s blood.

When Phillip came to Australia in the early 80’s his first part-time job as a fifteen year old was working with the original Piero Brunetti founder of the Brunetti cakes store. Today he’s excited about making everyone’s mealtime easy by serving up a homemade pie that not only tastes great but saves you having to make it.
What was apparent was the use of fresh, quality ingredients with uncompromising flavours, courtesy of being handmade with artisanal care.
Chilton’s pie pastry (a prime component of any excellent pie), was the perfect canvas in which to dunk in the gravied juices. Each pie pastry was perfectly made – a testament to being worked carefully by pastry maker, Maria (better known as ‘nonna’ in the Chilton’s kitchen) to give the fluffiest and softest crisp. 
Lamb & Rosemary pie

While it was difficult to pick a favourite, the lamb & rosemary pie was probably our favourite - I say “probably” because to be honest, we loved each and every pie.

The classic combination of lamb and rosemary worked an absolute treat. Rich and hearty with generous morsels of beautifully slow cooked lamb, it was an excellent pie. The tender pieces of lamb combined flawless texture with equally superlative flavours. It was a pleasure to mop the decadent gravy up with the pie pastry. Yum!
Serving Chilton's pie was magnificently easy - all we had to do was pop the pies in the oven, put our feet up and enjoy some wine while dinner was being prepared.
Whether it's the Lamb and Rosemary, Chicken & Vegetable, Beef & Red Wine or Cauliflower Leek & Cheese pie - we can attest to their deliciousness. Each gold-crusted and welcoming, these pies make the sort of dinner that you cook without any special effort but with plenty of gratification.

What: Chilton’s Pies (also available as a family size) 
How: Pop in the oven for ten minutes at 170C 
Where: Stockists include many Melbourne cafes including Mr Speaker, CBD, Café La Venice, St Kilda, Café Gruppo on Collins and David Jones, CBD as well as gourmet supermarket Leo’s Fine Foods.  
Delivery: Anyone can order pies of their choice up until 4pm daily for a next day delivery fresh from Chilton’s kitchen to yours 
Location: 20/128 Canterbury Road, Kilsyth 
Phone: (03) 8761 6601

Bourbon Street - new lunch and catering delivery service

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Bourbon Street.
Having opened only for a few months (March 2014) Bourbon Street, a lunch delivery and catering service based in South Melbourne, has already proven a hit. With its roots deeply ingrained in Blues music, Bourbon Street includes in its menu mouth-watering BBQ Beef, Pulled Pork and other Cajun delicatessens, with gluten free and vegetarian options.
Pulled Pork with brown rice

The pulled pork was a winner, imparting a unique flavour that comes only from genuine slow cooking over charcoal. It was beautifully tender, courtesy of being slow cooked for 12 hours and was slathered in a beautiful coffee-infused BBQ sauce and served with fresh apple slaw. 
Left: Candied Walnuts soaked in Bourbon and roasted with a hint of spice 'til they're crunchy.
Right: Crispy Kale Chips coated in chilli and smoked paprika.
Chili Sin Carne

A sinful sandwich of smokey, spiced beans cooked for 6 hours, the sandwich was topped with tasty cheese and delectably hedonistic corn chips. It was incredibly satisfying.

Bourbon Street is a brilliant new addition to Melbourne’s foodie scene, offering a delicious approach to lunch time by providing easier, more convenient access to high-quality and filling meals.

What: Bourbon Street lunch and catering delivery
Where: free delivery to Melbourne CBD, South Melbourne, Albert Park and South Yarra
When: every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
How: online through 

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Fig & Almond - The latest addition to Box of Scrolls

Gastrology bloggers received the scrolls courtesy of Box of Scrolls.
While Box of Scrolls is famous for delivering fresh, aromatic, cinnamon scrolls, it's not the only thing they do well. Box of Scrolls' product line also includes “Variety Scrolls” which feature delicious flavours such as Salted Caramel and Nutella & Banana and most recently, Fig & Almond scrolls.
The Fig & Almond scrolls are absolutely delicious. A blissful indulgence we loved the perfect balance of sweetness, cinnamon aroma and the crunch from the slivered almond that lay atop each scroll. We popped them in the oven for about a minute and the scrolls came out fluffy and moist on the inside - just stunning. 
The perfect way to indulge in the simple pleasures of life, Box of Scrolls’ fresh-baked scrolls is an old-fashioned reward that takes you back to simpler days.

Box Of Scrolls
Order online: Scrolls can be quickly delivered to most cities around Australia.
Phone: 1800 SCROLLS

Note: At the moment, the new Fig & Almond scrolls are only available from Oregano bake house on the weekends. However, they will be available to order online soon!

Read about Box of Scrolls' Salted Caramel and Nutella & Banana scrolls here or read about the original Box of Scrolls' Cinnamon scrolls here.

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Takeaway Review: Salon de Sushi | Ordered in via Menulog

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Menulog.
Location: 293 Clarendon St South Melbourne
Phone: 03 9939 3723
Cuisine: Japanese  
Overall Impression: 7/10
We recently ordered in a Japanese feast to enjoy at home via Menulog's Southbank Take-Away Restaurants link. We have visited Salon de Sushi on several occasions and have been consistently pleased by the quality of their nigiri and sushi. 
We were pleased that our delivery arrived as scheduled.

The selection of nigiri we ordered tasted fresh with sushi rice that was desirably moist. Of particular note were the scallop nigiri and eel nigiri. The scallop nigiri was well crafted. The sweet scallops were absolutely delicious. The slices of grilled eel that lay upon the eel nigiri were cooked in a lovely sweet soy sauce. We loved the fatty flesh that melted away in our mouths.
Salon de Sushi is one of the better value Japanese cuisine that Melbourne has to offer. While not the best Japanese cuisine we have tasted, the reasonable price tag, delivery convenience and quality ingredients used makes this restaurant one we would highly recommend.

Menulog is No.1 For Online Takeaway in Australia. Read more about Menulog here!

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Product Review: uTaste

uTaste is a decadent collection of gourmet treats sourced from Australia's top producers, boxed and delivered to subscribers on a monthly basis. 
Each month uTaste will scour the country for deliciousness, box it up and ship it to offices and homes across the country. Subscribers pay a small monthly fee of $29.00 (plus shipping) and in return receive a regular delivery of decadence. Boxes will feature the best of the best; chocolates, wines, macarons, cheese, coffee, teas, cupcakes and whatever else can be found in this great world of deliciousness.

uTaste is part of GOOD44 is a marketplace for specialty food and wellness producers. Great producers set up online shop fronts making it easier than ever to access the growing community of top local specialty producers.

We loved our February uTaste box which featured the following goodies:
  • Baylies of Strathalbyn | Rosemary Lavash 
  • The Spice Peddler | Lemon Pepper Seasoning
  • Riverina Grove | Gusto Chilli Salsa
  • Gourmet Lovers | EVOO & Balsamic Vinegar
  • Cairns Highlands Tea | Misty Mountains Tea
  • El Cielo | White Corn Tortillas
We particularly enjoyed the Misty Mountains Tea. An elegant and fine Tea, the tea is grown on volcanic hillsides draped in misty clouds. Only the first new tender tips and bud of each tea plant are carefully picked to create this rare and delicate tea.

What: Fine producers all together in one box delivered to your door
How: Subscribe online here
Costs: $29 per month (plus shipping)

Gastrology bloggers sampled the product courtesy of Good44.