Love Beets celebrates first Aussie Harvest

New Love BeetsGood News Australian Love Beets are now available in the fresh produce section! These home grown beets beetroot are peeled, cooked fresh and packed so they are ready to eat.

It also means no more purple fingers from peeling beetroot, as all of the hard work is done; you simply cut open the pack and add the beets to a salad, roast them in the oven, make juice, soups and dips, or even add them to your next chocolate cake.

Why Beetroot? It makes an incredibly healthy addition to your weekly meal planning, as this original super food contains:

  • Antioxidants, carotenoids and flavonoids which have been reported to help reduce absorption of LDL or ‘bad’ cholesterol into the bloodstream
  • Soluble fibre, which has also been shown to reduce cholesterol absorption
  • Folate which is great for expectant mothers

Beetroot is virtually fat free and low in calories, and has a low GL (glycaemic load) which means it is converted into sugars very slowly and therefore helps to keep blood sugar levels stable.

Produced by an Australian family-owned business, Love Beets come in 4 delicious flavours, including; Balsamic, Chilli and Traditional Sweet & Mild flavours and the exclusive to Coles Traditional Sweet & Mild Wedges.

Available in a convenient 250g vac pack, look out for the range in store or buy online at shop.coles.com.au.

3 delicious new bagels at Coles

New Coles BagelsIt’s the cooking method that makes bagels wonderfully moist, dense and chewy on the inside, and crispy on the outside. Slowly-fermented yeast dough is formed into donut shapes, then carefully boiled before baking. Our Bakery team are excited to introduce three new varieties of bagels prepared in the time honoured tradition to make the perfect base for a tasty brunch or lunch.

Try them with our simple filling ideas:

  1. Plain Bagels Split bagels and spread cut sides with capsicum dip. Fill with rocket leaves, thinly sliced pastrami, sliced field tomato, cucumber and gherkins.
  2. Multigrain Bagels Split bagels and spread the cut sides with cream cheese mixed with chopped fresh dill and chopped preserved lemon or finely grated lemon rind. Fill with thinly sliced red onion, mixed leaves and smoked salmon.
  3. Raisin & Cinnamon Bagels Split bagels and toast. Top each half with fresh ricotta mixed with a little vanilla extract, sliced banana and drizzle with maple syrup.

Feel refreshed with new Activia Fusions

New Activia Fusions at ColesThe new Activia Fusions range blends zesty fruit with Activia’s exclusive probiotics, Bifidus ActiRegularis, to improve your digestive comfort.

Featuring two exotic flavour combinations – Lemon & Ginger and Lychee & Pink Grapefruit – it’s a delicious and refreshing yoghurt.

Look out for it in the chilled section of your local Coles or buy online at shop.coles.com.au.

AFL Micros Spotted in Coles

AFL Micros at ColesNewsflash: AFL Micro-Figures have arrived at Coles! Bringing Australia’s favourite footy heroes from the stadium to the supermarket aisles, there are 30 football superstars up for grabs from all 18 AFL clubs.

Each unique AFL Micro-Figure captures the distinct characteristics of some of greatest players of our time, from the tattooed-sleeve of Dane Swan, to the perfectly positioned hair of Trent Cotchin and Nic Naitanui’s dreadlocks.  Collectors are also in with a chance to open the packet and find one of five rare and suited-up Brownlow Medal winning figures, including Chris Judd, Dane Swan, Gary Ablett, Jobe Watson, and current Australian of the Year, Adam Goodes.

In addition to the AFL Micro-Figures, Footy fans will also be able to create their own micro football field, by collecting 42 oval puzzle pieces.

The Official AFL Micro-Figures are available for $2 each, exclusively from Coles, Coles Online (NSW & QLD) and Coles Express. Each foil bag includes one AFL Micro-Figure, two footy field puzzle pieces, and a collector’s leaflet.

Treat yourself to new Adriano Zumbo Tim Tam biscuits

New Adriano Zumbo Tim TamsThis week we’re excited to introduce new, limited edition Adriano Zumbo Tim Tam biscuits and to celebrate we have 20 delicious treat packs to give away.  For your chance to win a pack, simply fill out the form below.

This competition has now finished, we will be contacting the lucky winners shortly.

About the range:
Devoted Tim Tam fans like us reckon you can never have too many flavours to choose from. Patissier extraordinaire Adriano Zumbo must agree, too, because now he’s teamed up with Arnott’s Tim Tam to create a limited edition range. Now dessert lovers can choose from seriously addictive Salted Caramel, deliciously decadent Choc Brownie and tantalizing Raspberry White Choc, all in handy treat packs of five biscuits.

Zoom down to the Coles biscuit aisle (or click over to shop.coles.com.au)  to try them all, and let us know which one’s your favourite!

*If you’re one of our lucky prize winners, your details will be used to contact you & mail your prize.  Your details will not be retained after the promotion closes. View Ts&Cs.

Heritage Veg

Heritage VegAdd colour and flavour to your table with the new Hatters range of seasonal vegetable varieties, exclusive to Coles.

Kohl Rabi
This unusual-looking vegie shares its lineage with cabbage – its name means ‘cabbage turnip’ in German – but it’s subtly sweet flavour is similar to broccoli. Enjoy it raw or  cooked.
Try this Replace half the potatoes with thinly sliced kohl rabi when making a potato and cheese bake.

Purple Baby Beets
Rich purple with a sweet, earthy flavour, these little bulbs add a welcome splash of colour to many dishes.
Try this Steam beets then cut in half and serve on baked puff pastry discs spread with ricotta and chives.

Golden Baby Beets
These gourmet bulbs have a subtle sweetness and are beautiful roasted or steamed. They’re also delicious pickled. To preserve their colour, keep them separate from purple ones when roasting.
Try this Slice raw beets very thinly and add to an Asian salad mix with a dressing made of orange juice, oil and grated ginger.

Coloured Radishes
Crisp with a subtle peppery flavour, these gorgeous coloured radish bulbs add appeal to any dish. They’re great in soups, salads, pasta sauces and sliced thinly on sandwiches.
Try this Make a peppery and pretty pink dip with finely grated radishes, sour cream, feta, lemon juice and chopped dill. Or add to your roast vegies 25 mins before the end of cooking.

Coloured Carrots
These sweet roots come in mixed bunches of purple, yellow and orange.
Try this Roast carrots sprinkled with Moroccan seasoning and drizzled with orange juice, honey and oil.

For recipe ideas visit recipes.coles.com.au and for more details on the range, go to hatters.com.au.