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Food
Mar 7, 2020

The best and worst alcohol-free beers for sale in NZ

Ever-increasing varieties of zero-alcohol beers beckon the sober or sober-curious from the supermarket shelf. But are any of them any good? We investigate. 

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Food
Feb 5, 2020

New Zealand's new-wave RTDs, reviewed and ranked

Premixed spirit-based drinks have shed their low-brow reputation and are taking over a summer barbecue near you. But are they any good?

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Food
Jan 10, 2020

What we ate on our holidays

From the deep south to the top of the north, we spread our culinary wings to sample regional summer delights. Here's what we can't stop thinking about. 

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Food
Dec 22, 2019

Recipe: Festive blackcurrant meringues

Petrified of pav failure? This Christmas, why not make meringues instead. 

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Food
Dec 9, 2019

Hammin’ it up: How to raise your glaze game this Christmas

Three glaze recipes to take your festive feast from ho-hum to ham-azing.

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Food
Dec 7, 2019

The ultimate hangover feed, as chosen by experts

Tis the season for hangovers, so we convinced some of New Zealand's most experienced consumers of food and/or drink to share their tried-and-true culinary remedies.

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Food
Aug 23, 2019

Review: George Clooney’s sexy tequila

George Clooney sold his tequila company for a billion dollars – but is it any good? The Spinoff finds out. 

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Food
Aug 9, 2019

How scary is no dairy? The Spinoff’s great big vegan cheese tasting

A crack team of Spinoff taste testers munched their way through 34 dairy-free cheese alternatives to bring you this definitive list of the good, the bad and the ugly.

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Food
Apr 26, 2019

The Spinoff’s official canned wine power rankings

An increasing range of vino is now available in cans, so The Spinoff team took it upon themselves to review and rank each one.

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Food
Apr 18, 2019

These are the best hot cross buns in New Zealand

The Spinoff has scoured the length and breadth of this great nation of ours to bring you the best hot cross buns in Aotearoa.

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Food
Feb 6, 2019

Where to eat delicious kai on Waitangi Day

It's Waitangi Day! Time to learn, respect, honour the treaty and eat some yum AF food.

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Food
Feb 1, 2019

Revealed: The amazing hack that fixes Cadbury marshmallow Easter eggs

We devise a genius plan to return the tragically transformed seasonal treats to their former glory.

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Food
Jan 15, 2019

So much more than meatballs: The Spinoff’s official IKEA food rankings

The Swedish retail monster is coming to NZ, but amid all the excitement its greatest asset has been left in the shadows. No longer: we celebrate the unique culinary experience that is eating at IKEA.

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Food
Jan 15, 2019

Sick burn: We eat some ridiculously hot chilli chocolate

An intrepid band of Spinoff employees try what may or may not be (OK, most likely not) the world's hottest chocolate, and find it pretty freakin' hot.

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Food
Jan 12, 2019

How low can you go? The Spinoff’s official low-alcohol beer power rankings

Does less booze mean less flavour? Well, yes, but it's not all bad.

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HelloFresh
Jan 8, 2019

The average Kiwi bloke who’s breaking the influencer marketing mould

How does a new meal kit delivery company break into the New Zealand market: they call up a handsome Kiwi fireman that we can all relate to. 

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Food
Dec 30, 2018

‘Like putting a magic spell in my mouth’: The Spinoff’s 2018 food and drink highs

The Spinoff Food whānau and friends reveal the best things they put in their gobs this year.

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Beverage
Dec 19, 2018

It’s a slam Dunc: Meet the beer that’s a bit like a gin

Alice discovers that juniper and hops are a match made in heaven, while Henry pops the cork on a bargain bottle of bubbly. 

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Food
Dec 14, 2018

The Spinoff Kitchen: How to glaze a Christmas ham

Sophie and Emerald Gilmour share two delicious glazes plus some ingenious tips for getting the best out of your Freedom Farms ham this Christmas.

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Beverage
Dec 13, 2018

Is it ever OK to put ice in your wine?

A fruity rosé inspires Henry to issue some eyebrow-raising advice, and Alice gets into the festive spirit. 

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Brewers Association
Dec 12, 2018

Better know your brew: the concise guide to beer varieties

How much do you really know about who your beer is? Elevate your Christmas party chat with the Spinoff's guide to beer varieties. 

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Beverage
Dec 5, 2018

Hazy in love: Is the West Coast IPA about to be dethroned? 

A new release from Sawmill has Alice praising the haze, and Henry plans his Christmas around an excellent-value, full-flavoured pinot.

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Food
Nov 29, 2018

Finally, we’re getting country-of-origin food labelling – so what does it mean?

The Consumers’ Right to Know (Country of Origin of Food) Bill passed in parliament last night, with support from all parties apart from Act. Here’s what it means for your supermarket shop.

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Beverage
Nov 28, 2018

Whose cider you on? A summery new drop even a hop-head can enjoy

Alice drinks outside her comfort zone, and Henry enjoys a young, fruity pinot gris named after a Martinborough legend.

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Beverage
Nov 28, 2018

‘You gotta push this through, bruv’: Watch Jamie Oliver’s sugar tax message to NZ

In a video filmed for a conference the health minister was scheduled to open but then withdrew from, celebrity chef Jamie Oliver implores David Clark to pass a sugar tax.

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Brewers Association
Nov 27, 2018

How to match beer and food: practical tips from people who know their stuff

The Spinoff asks the experts for tips on what food to match with your beer.

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