Winemakers Allan Scott have come up with a crafty offering – the Gooseberry Bomb. The craft beer/wine hybrid in a can is made by combining Nelson sauvin hops with Marlborough sauvignon blanc grapes.
A perfect fridge partner for impromtu parties and picnics. The Collective’s new range of delicious labneh spreads are great for dipping, or as spreads to make burgers, wraps and sandwiches more interesting. Probiotic and gluten-free
Now here are some cheeses to make summer platters more interesting. Hutchinsons Sweet Chilli Club Cheddar, $10, with a gentle kick of chilli for extra zing, and Smoked Salmon Flavoured Cream Cheese, $ 5.80. New World and Pak’nSave.
How’s this for a coffee alternative? Nutra Organics Mermaid Latte – an infusion of sea minerals, blue spirulina and matcha blue pea flower. Herbs, chai spices, creamy coconut milk and manuka honey complete the blend.
Humanature’s pre-biotic defense formula ‘ Get My Guts Sorted’, $ 39.70 does just that. Helping to reboot your insides to soothe irritation and settle bloating, and support a healthy gut wall. It contains pure Enzogenol, pomegranate, green tea and soy extracts.
From the sea
Oceangreen Organic’s new nutrient-rich kelp supplement capsules contain wild- grown macrocystis pyrifera kelp, hand-harvested off Kaka Point in The Catlins. The kelp grows a metre a day and is the fastest- growing seaweed variety, naturally replenishing itself after harvesting.