There’s a fox on the loose
Oct 4th 2011, 14:44
This clever mix of classic ginger beer – always a firm favourite - with a naughty twist, is guaranteed to liven up the coming festive season.
Hooch knows that South Africans love their ginger beer and thought they’d love it even more with a bit of zing. So they’ve introduced South Africa’s first ever alcoholic ginger beer.
With the great South African summer just around the corner and its promise of long, warm days, braai’s, sundowners and good times with friends, Hooch offers the perfect way to celebrate everybody’s favourite season with this spicy summer companion.
The label was designed by Creative Performance and the campaign design was co-ordinated by Fresh. It is available in a case configuration of 4 x 6 units, and will retail for approximately R9.95 per unit or R48.95 for a six pack.
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To address the growing market need for complete system solutions, Bosch Packaging Technology has launched an online information platform featuring its value enhancing complete system solutions for the confectionery, bakery, nuts, snacks and powder industries. The new microsite, www.solutions4value.com, allows food and non-food producers to find an optimal system solution for their specific application. In addition, the ‘Insights’ section provides expert opinions on the common challenges faced by producers when selecting and running packaging equipment.
Unfortunately, if you thought 2016 was a wild ride, it is likely to just have been the opening salvo before more upheaval. The foreign exchange market is set to be even more volatile in 2017 than before. Thanks to the Trump election, Brexit, possible populist wins in Europe, wars and terrorism, local political uncertainties and many other factors, South Africans are going to be faced with ongoing foreign exchange exposure. And a volatile rand breeds risk and insecurity. Not to mention the recent uproar with the local banks’ forex scandal.
Bright, contemporary interiors, enlarged food court, vibrant “First for Namibia” family entertainment facility gets a new look and feel.
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Johannesburg’s caterer-to-the-stars, Vicky Crease has given a traditional South African recipe a decadent new twist. Using another South African classic, Castle Milk Stout as one of the ingredients, Crease calls her creation a ‘Stoutlicious Milk Tart’. “Last year I created a Beeramisu dessert, using Castle Milk Stout in this traditional Italian dessert, and it was a great success. So I had to really think out of the box to try and beat that, and it came to me that Milk Tart is such a South African favourite, that it was possibly something I could put a new spin on,” Crease said. “Who can resist fresh cream, infused with Castle Milk Stout, to create a dessert which is cool for the summer months and also not too heavy as an after-dinner treat.” The caramel shard adds a hint of sweet and salty into the mix - right on trend according to Crease. For those who would like to try it at home, here’s the recipe:
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