29 days ago

Sulphites in Bread

Marie from Waikanae

Several month ago (161 days ago to be exact, but don't ask me to do the math on that) I posted a message sharing how disappointed I was to find that Countdown bread contains Sulphites. As this substance is linked to bowel cancer I wondered about the wisdom of putting it in our bread. Or anything else for that matter. Since then Countdown has changed its bread labeling, putting at the end of the label (who actually reads this) that it MIGHT contain Sulphites. I'm now even more disappointed in Countdown. Their sneaky bread labeling is downright devious. Telling someone the product might contain a chemical is just not informative. How can one make an informed purchasing decision when the product may or may not have the chemical they are seeking to avoid? Why should food producers be able to get away with this? If the brand is produced on the same production line as other foods containing sulphites, but doesn't actually have sulphites added, this should be stated. Maybe they are making bacon with sulphites added along with the bread, but somehow I doubt it. So, come on Countdown, how about coming clean on this, what's the real story here?

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5 hours ago

Local Business Hero competition closing soon

Prospa

If you haven’t nominated your favourite local business for the Prospa Local Business Hero awards – you’d better get a move on.

The nominations closes on Thursday 5 March 2020 – and the competition is hot across the country. Don’t forget...if your ‘business hero’ is a regional finalist, you BOTH get a $100 Prezzy® card. PLUS the national winner gets a raft of prizes including advertising packages and a cash prize of $2,500.

Nominate a business today and spread the word about your Prospa Local Business Hero.
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5 hours ago

Connect and play this Children's day

The Team from Oranga Tamariki

Want to show your child you love them? Take them to something exciting this Children's Day.

Children’s Day is on Sunday 1st of March and it's all about putting tamariki first. Find an event near you.
Learn more

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17 hours ago

Product of the week

Marie from Waikanae

This weeks pick for top product is Harraways Organic Rolled Oats. Bagged in paper and only a couple of dollars more than the non organic version, they are great value for money and very environmentally friendly. Great nutty taste too. I use them in muesli and most baking.



PS - for those who raised the important point about waxed paper in my post supporting Much Moores Ice Cream 1 litre cardboard pack: I found that by soaking the cardboard briefly the brown backing easily peeled off. I put this in my home compost where it seems to be breaking down fine, and sent the rest of the cardboard to the recycle bin.

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