That Retail Life – What’s Hot This Week + Win!
I’m seeing a lot of awesome new products each week so thought it was about time I curated these new releases into a weekly ‘Hot List’ that’s short and snappy, giving you guys the lowdown on the latest and greatest from brands we love.
What’s New – November #1
Marcel’s Happy Pancakes – Gluten Free RRP $4.99
Marcel’s have rebranded and launched Happy Pancakes – Gluten Free this month, perfect timing for our family as Nixon and I are gluten free right now as we try a diet modification to get our asthma under control. The entire freezer range, Happy Pancakes, Ooh La La Crepes and Fancy Blinis, are sporting the cute new packaging so make sure you keep an eye out for the fun imagery in good supermarkets and specialty food stores nationwide.
Mac’s Brewhouse Non-Alcoholic Soda 4 Pack RRP $6.99
I attended the launch for these new, low sugar, zero alcohol adult sodas this week and they are sooooo good! This is brewed soda with a malt base combined with juices, spices and natural flavours and the result is freaking delicious! My faves are the Citrus & Vanilla and the Lime and Coconut and these two are joined by Ginger Root and Lemon & Barley, perfect summer flavours for the season ahead. I’m already dreaming up cocktail recipes using these as mixers, yum!
Available in a four-pack in supermarkets and single bottles at Z and BP stations.
I lOVE Donovan’s Seasonal Collection for Christmas gifts! These beautiful, limited edition treats are perfect presents for teachers, tutors, neighbours or are lovely to add to the dessert table on Christmas Day. The kiwi flavours are what makes this range totally special; Fruit and Nut Chocolate Bark, Chocolate Gingerbread Clusters, Coconut Ice Squares, Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels, Double Chocolate Fudge and Almond and Cranberry Clusters will leave you wanting to try every variety in the range.
Available in leading supermarkets and specialty stores nationwide.
How to Catch Santa by Jean Reagan RRP 19.99
A new Christmas story each year has always been a tradition in our house and this Christmas Eve How-To guide is soooo cute! How to Catch Santa is a super fun story but it’s also choc full of great ideas for ramping up the magic for your littles this Christmas! This is a story your family will love and pretty much use as a roadmap to a festive Christmas Eve, this year and well into the future.
The third product to complete the Drops of Crystal range from Manuka Doctor has just launched and Cashmere Touch Cream is just as luxe and gorgeous as you would expect. Tested over 10 minute and 28 day periods, the combination of Purified Bee Venom and Manuka Honey with crystal tears – oil extracted from the Pistacia Lentiscus tree is delivering 97% of respondents wrinkle reduction and increased firmness with 90% reporting increased skin elasticity after 28 days.
The sensation of applying this cream will have you converted after a single use, it’s absolutely gorgeous!
Smirnoff Pure Pre-Mixed Vodkas RRP $12.99 for a four-pack
YAY. I’m a BIG fan of vodka cocktails but can’t stomach the sugary sweet overload of many pre-mixed offerings. Smirnoff have nailed these four flavours, I found it very hard trying to decide my fave but they’re are all delish. Choose between my pick, Ginger, Lime & Soda and Classic Lime & Soda, Cranberry Apple & Soda and Passionfruit, Lime & Soda,
Available from all good stockists this month.
Ernest Adams Slices, loaves, Cakes and Cookies RRP $4.99
One of NZ’s fave brands has been baking up sweet treats for over 80 years and now the good bakers at Ernest Adams have revamped their slices, loaves and cookies adding better quality ingredients, new recipes and bigger slices and cookies. New additions like Rocky Road Slice and Salted Caramel and Pecan Slice are sure to make a big impression this kiwi summer.
I have two amazing Ernest Adams prize packs to giveaway, to enter just leave a comment below!
Competition closes Sunday 20th 10pm. NZ residents only.