Share the Love this Easter with Brumby’s Hot Cross Buns

March 29, 2017

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Calling all hot cross bun lovers: this Easter your dreams are about to come true thanks to Brumby’s Bakery which has just released 5 limited edition flavours to celebrate the occasion!

Even better: for every 6 pack of hot cross buns sold, Brumby’s will donate 25c to The Smith Family’s campaign around childhood education — which aims to break the cycle of poverty currently affecting over one million Australia kids.

So, as Craig David would say, what’s your flavour? More importantly, what does your fave flavour say about your personality? Let me break it down.

Traditional Hot Cross Buns from Brumby’s Bakery

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What your buns say about you: You like the simple things in life. Or, maybe, you use the conservative choice to hide a predilection for Metallica and sleeve tatts. Relax Heavy Metal Mum, your secret’s safe with me.

Berry & White Chocolate Hot Cross Buns from Brumby’s Bakery

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What your buns say about you: Beneath your super-mum exterior there’s a simmering, sensual spirit. It’s no surprise you like your Easter buns the way you like your men: rich and scandalously good looking.

Double Choc Hot Cross Buns from Brumby’s Bakery

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What your buns say about you: Let’s see: you’re a former corporate high-flyer with a taste for the finer things in life. You have a weakness for indulgence — too much is never enough.

Jaffa Hot Cross Buns from Brumby’s Bakery

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What your buns say about you: You crave adventure like you crave your morning caffeine hit. You’ve got a sixth sense when the kids are making mischief – which you’ll happily ignore for a five-minute bun break!

Date & Vanilla Hot Cross Buns from Brumby’s Bakery

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What your buns say about you: Truth: when Taylor Swift comes on in the car, you’ll happily belt it out and embarrass the kids.

Choc Caramel Hot Cross Buns from Brumby’s Bakery

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What it says about you: You’re a homebody happiest in a hot bath. The truth is,  going out is fun, but staying in with a toasted Choc Caramel bun is even better.

We are proud to announce that this Easter we are partnering with The Smith Family! 25 cents from every 6 pack of hot cross buns sold between the 1st of April and the 17th of April will go to The Smith Family to help support disadvantaged families.

Posted by Brumby’s on Thursday, March 23, 2017

 

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Quicker, Easier Food Shopping with Health Stars

March 17, 2017

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Have you heard of Health Stars? They’re the ratings on packaged food that help guide healthy shopping decisions. So how do they play out in your local supermarket? Let me take you on a tour…

Health Stars in the Fresh Fruit & Veg Section

Got ya! Fresh fruit and veg are top-notch nutrition, and as such, they won’t display a Health Star Rating which only applies to packaged food.

Health Stars in the Breads and Cereals Section

Ever wondered how the sugars, fats and salts weigh up for your favourite cereals — now you’ll be able to find out. Look for products that have ratings as close to five as possible, for the healthiest options

Health Stars in the Dairy Section

There are SO many options in this section and no wonder: my kids love cheese and yoghurt, so this was a great opportunity to see which brands offer the healthiest options.

Health Stars in the Condiments / Tea Coffee Section

Condiments (such as vinegar, herbs and spices) are defined as non-nutritive – same goes for tea and coffee – so you won’t see any health stars here.

Health Stars on Juice

Juices are something I like to have on hand when I need a treat, so it’s great to get some clarity on which are the best for my kids.

 

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Remember, health stars are used to compare similar products such as one breakfast cereal with another – you can’t compare different kinds of foods like bread to yoghurt.

One more thing to note: the Health Star Rating system is voluntary and appears on packaged food products at the discretion of food manufacturers and retailers (such as supermarkets). The system was developed by the Australian, State and Territory governments along with public health, consumer and industry groups. It launched in 2014 and you can check out the full list of brands that have adopted Health Star Ratings here http://bit.ly/2mdGgsh

Have you spotted Health Stars on the shelves? Have you found them useful?

For more information visit http://bit.ly/2mdGgsh 

 

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Supermarket Shopping Made Easy with Health Stars

March 7, 2017

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Remember when you could wander the shopping aisles in peace and quiet? When you could decide what you wanted on the spur of the moment and could take your time weighing up the nutritional benefits of various ingredients by scrutinising the back of the pack? Ha! These days, with kids in tow, it’s more like Fruit Ninja meets The Hunger Games: frantically shoving apples, biscuits, milk, etc into the trolley with Miss 2 grabbing at your phone (um, the screen she cracked last time doesn’t deter her?), Miss 8 dragging her feet, and you hoping no one realises that your “dress” is actually striped PJs you’ve been wearing for the last three days straight 🙈

Forget taking time to choose the healthiest stuff. The quicker you can get it done, the sooner it’ll be over. Into this groundhog day hectic mess, comes Health Star Rating: a front of pack labelling system that makes it easier to compare the nutritional ratings of similar packaged foods in a flash.

 

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Who Developed the Health Star System?

The system was developed by the Australian, State/Territory governments along with public health, consumer and industry groups. It launched in 2014 and is currently being implemented by food brands on a voluntary basis. You can check out the full list of brands that have adopted Health Star Ratingshere.

 

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What’s the information next to the star rating?

This shows the quantity of nutrients, specifically:

  • Energy (kilojoules).
  • Risk nutrients – saturated fat, sodium (salt) and sugars.
  • Positive nutrients – dietary fibre, protein and the proportion of fruit, vegetable, nut and legume content.

These are measured either per 100g, 100mL for liquids or per pack for single serve foods or per serve/portion (as specified).

 

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Do all foods have a health star rating?

The Health Star Rating system is voluntary and appears on packaged food products at the discretion of food manufacturers and retailers (such as supermarkets). There are some food products which are not expected to display the Health Star Rating, which include:

  • fresh unpackaged food (such as fresh fruit and vegetables);
  • alcoholic beverages;
  • formulated products for infants and young children;
  • non-nutritive condiments (such as vinegar, herbs and spices);
  • non-nutritive foods (such as tea, coffee);
  • single ingredient foods not intended to be eaten on their own (such as flour); and
  • foods where a Nutrition Information Panel is not required.

For more information visit http://bit.ly/2m2SdBR

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