1. Spring is here
Heralding the start of spring this year is TWG Tea’s Spring 2017 Haute Couture Tea Collection – a lovely blush of pink that comes with the luxurious Always Sakura Tea. Just like the seasons, the green tea blend with hints of Rainier cherry and sweet florals is only available for a limited time, as only small quantities of the blend are produced. To complement the brew and sweet pink of the collectable tin, TWG Tea has also unveiled a limited edition Always Sakura Tea infused macaron and gift box, making it the perfect gift for the season.
Always Sakura Tea is priced at S$40, while the tea infused macarons are priced at S$12, S$24 and S$48 for 6, 12 and 24 pieces respectively. Available at all TWG Tea Salons & Boutiques.
2. All for the better
Rich in ALA Omega-3 goodness and low with low Glycemic Index (GI) and less sugar, the F&N NutriSoy Omega range offers a delicious drink, while taking the work out of maintaining a healthier diet. Plus as soybeans are a low GI food with high protein and dietary fibre, the beverage is rich in calcium and vitamin D, and contains nine amino-acids that are vital for optimal growth and maintenance of body tissues. Nutritious, tasty and halal certified, it’s easy to make the right choice for a better wellbeing.
Priced at S$2.45 per 1-litre pack and at S$1.50 for a 475ml pack. Available at major supermarkets, hypermarkets and selected convenience stores.
3. Crunchy new munch
Health-conscious snack lovers can now munch on Mission Foods’ new grain-based bites that come with flavour and crunch. Filled with healthy grains and containing 30% less oil than potato chips, the new flavours – Multigrain and Corn & Rice – are rich in fibre and lend an energy boost, while maintaining the brand’s trademark textures. The Multigrain flavour is made from a blend of corn, rice-meal, oats, whole wheat and linseed, while the Corn & Rice is gluten-free.
Available at leading supermarkets island wide.
4. Cook in colour
Presenting uncompromising quality that celebrates the passion for cooking is a new range of Signature Cast Iron Casseroles by Le Creuset. Designed with a new easy-grip with 45% larger handles and easy-clean enamel interiors, topped with a stylish, heat-resistant stainless steel knob and tight-fitting lid, the new collection of cast iron casseroles keeps food warmer for longer, while a range of vibrant shades lends a pop of colour to your kitchen.
Available at Le Creuset counters in major department stores island wide.
5. Beat the heat
As the weather starts to heat up, there’s no better time to start digging into a tub of smooth Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. But for a limited time only, you can enjoy one of the swirl-iest ice cream flavours to hit the scene with Vanilla Caramel Fudge. Made with fudge and gooey caramel swirls, the new flavour offers rich, sweet and creamy goodness with each scoop.
Priced at S$13.90. Available at all leading supermarkets.
6. Hawkers unite
Set to keep the local hawker trade alive in Singapore, Asia Pacific Breweries Singapore (APB Singapore) has launched the inaugural Tiger Street Food Support Fund. In a continued effort to promote and support local hawkers here, the company launched a series of initiatives last year to raise awareness and public support for the trade, which culminated in the awarding of 25 new and potential hawkers with a grant of S$10,000 each to help build their hawker businesses. Said Venus Teoh, APB Singapore’s head of marketing, “Through this Fund, we hope to inspire people to ‘uncage’ their potential and follow their dreams of becoming a hawker by helping them kick-start their business. Our hawkers are an integral part of our local street food culture, and we will continue to explore new ways to support the hawker trade in Singapore.”
For more information, visit www.tigerbeer.com.sg or www.facebook.com/TigerBeer.SG.
7. Home-cooked goodness a click away
Diners are even closer to enjoying home-cooked meals is a new online platform Dine Inn. Hosting about 200 home chefs who simply love to cook, Dine Inn connects home-cooked food lovers with their favourite meals, with options that range from dining at the Host’s place or delivery and self-collect, to hiring a chef to cook at your home. And that’s not all. Aspiring chefs can also join in and leverage the platforms features to start off their own culinary business, all from the comfort of their own kitchen.
Available online at http://sg.dineinn.com/ or download the app on the App Store and Google Play.
8. Tasty new-old flavours
Giving local flavours a fresh spin is PrimaDeli’s, with its new Pandan Kaya with Gula Melaka Roll, created in collaboration with celebrity chef Madam Siti Mastura Alwi. Soft, fluffy pandan sponge is moist and light, layered with sweet kaya cream is drizzled with gula melaka, making the roll is tantalising addition to the local confectionery scene.
Priced at S$6.00. Available at PrimaDeli outlets.
9. Flavourful hydration
Staying hydrated in this climate gets a touch more flavourful with UFC Refresh Coconut Water’s exciting new flavours that are bound to keep you refreshed. Introducing the UFC Refresh Coconut Water with Watermelon and the UFC Refresh Coconut Water with Matcha Green Tea – two flavours that have become quick favourites with coconut water fans here, while inviting those that are not keen on the original taste of coconut water to also enjoy its benefits. High in fibre for easy digestion with a new refreshing and botanical flavour, the coconut water is also high in manganese, a mineral that boosts good skin and protections against free radical damage. With no added sugar and preservatives, making it 100% natural, the beverage is made from fresh coconuts harvested from Thailand’s ‘coconut belt’, where only the best coconuts are grown.
Available in 500ml and 1-litre bottles at major supermarkets and e-tailers.
10. Go Pure for health
To commerate its launch in Singapore, health product brand Go Pure held an all-day event in partnership with community food project and kitchen initiative Open Farm Community (OFC) at Dempsy Hill. Along with an all-day honey sampling activities, the event also featured an exclusive sunset yoga sessions with Jessica Sinclair, Singapore's leading yogini, allowing guests to take in the natural surroundings, while learning more about the health benefits of honey. Known for its medicinal purposes and antibacterial properties, Go Pure brings a line of honeys and supplements to consumers here, providing effortless, nutritious means of maintaining a healthful life.
The new line of 500ml Go Pure Linden Honey is priced at S$25 (Natural) and S$35 (Organic), while the 500ml Go Pure Acacia Honey is priced at S$30 (Natural) and S$45 (Organic), while the GO Pure Pure Propolis Supplements range from S$115 to S$132. Available at Go Pure Retail Outlet and www.gopure.sg.
11. Floral spring treats
This spring, Häagen-Dazs' Limited Edition Little Gardens Collection returns once again with the popular Rose Raspberry & Lychee flavour, along with a new addition, Elderflower & Blackcurrant. Featuring colourful, new packaging by London-based interior designer, Kitty McCall, who is renowned for bold and vivid artistry, the Little Gardens collection is available for a limited time only. The Rose Raspberry & Lychee flavour is a luscious combination of Turkish rose extract, juicy handpicked Taiwanese lychees and sweet raspberries, while the new Elderflower & Blackcurrant flavour is an alluring concoction of fruit and flowers that's rich, sweet and simply delightful. Additionally, a limited edition menu will feature three new creations - Elderflower Cake, Flower Fondue and Flower Rhapsody.
11 The Little Gardens collection is priced at S$14.50 per pint, while the Elderflower Cake (available for take-away only) is priced at S$39.00, Flower Fondue at S$ 45.90 and Flower Rhapsody at S$16.90. Available at Häagen-Dazs outlets island wide.