Typically, agency folk harness their creativity to help clients’ businesses. But occasionally that creativity is put towards their own projects. And that’s exactly what globally recognised young creative and burrito aficionado Ben Polkinghorne has done with the Bangerrito, a burrito-flavoured sausage that’s made its way onto a few high end supermarket shelves and, all going to plan, might soon be seen in other markets.
Charlie’s has just launched its new straight up cola, which has “honest stuff like actual kola nuts, real malt, natural cane sugar and a cheeky squeeze of lemon”. But, in a nice touch, it’s also decided to tell drinkers what isn’t in the can just to see if they’re still paying attention.
Ahhh, the meat tube. Such flavour, such convenience and, in most cases, such dubious content. Kiwis who dislike mystery meat in their bangers will be pleased to know Freedom Farms, “the only company to only farm pigs the ‘kind’ way”, has just launched a range of pork snarlers made from ‘Happy Pigs’. We’ve got four $10 Freedom Farm vouchers to give away and all you have to do is come up with a name for a new variety of sausage (eg Campylonossi, The Melanie Kransky or Hawk and Sage). Extra points for telling us what your creation would include.
To celebrate the arrival of barbecue season (and to reference the recent increase in explicitly man-focused advertising) we thought it appropriate to compile a post filled to the brim with meat-related news, including the announcement of New Zealand’s Next Top Sausage, accolades for Silver Fern Farms and New Zealand’s penchant for gourmet burgers.
Harrington’s small goods is setting out to spread the meaty truth and destroy the sausagey lies with New Zealand’s first official Sausage Awareness Week. Of course, every week is unofficial sausage week in New Zealand, but the real one will run from 5-10 July and aims “to help Kiwis recognise that ‘what goes into the sausage goes into you'”.
Shocking results from further in-depth studies conducted over the summer break by the diligent researchers at Dresden’s Bikini Institute prove that fictional studies from late 2009 were correct: StopPress readers are in fact far superior to their peers in almost every conceivable way and also haven’t put on any weight over Christmas.