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Tuesday 12 December 2023

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A new festive offering from Tony’s Chocolonely, and an impact-led launch from beverage brand Lo Bros, while Graham Norton pays homage to his Irish heritage with his latest Invivo tie-up.

Tony’s Chocolonely

Tony’s Chocolonely is back with a festive collection that lives up to its ethical, slave-free credentials.

The two offerings are Dark Chocolate Mint Candy Cane, which pairs dark chocolate with candy canes and is vegan-friendly, and Milk Chocolate Gingerbread.

Priced at $9.99 a block and available online from Cook & Nelson, and at Farro and select New World and speciality stores.

Graham Norton Irish Vodka

New Zealand wine and spirits company Invivo and Graham Norton have released a new vodka, which pays homage to the entertainer’s Irish heritage

The vodka is craft distilled, produced in Norton’s hometown of West Cork, Ireland, and made from pure Mullaghmesha Mountain water, filtered through 300-million-year-old West Cork red sandstone – and has a single Irish potato in every bottle.

This has inspired Cork-born Auckland-based bartender Dave Ryan to create a new cocktail he is calling the Tayto-tini, mixing the vodka with a house-made rosemary, thyme and sage cordial and a salted olive lemonade.

Limited edition cocktail boxes containing everything you need to make the Tayto-tini will be sold via Auckland-based catering food and drink supplier Black Pineapple from 7 December.

Graham Norton Irish Vodka is now available at local liquor stores with an RRP $59.99.

Los Bros’ new Not Soda range

The Lo Bros lot who are well known for their kombucha have branched out into a new beverage category.

Not Soda is described as an impact-led soda range by the Australian manufacturer because for every can sold Lo Bros will fund the removal of the equivalent weight of two plastic soft drink bottles from marine environments through a partnership with Seven Clean Seas.

The 375mL cans are now available at Countdown and Foodstuffs in New Zealand.



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