Food and Drink

Japan’s Favourite RTD, Strong Zero, Drops New Flavour

A grape punch you wouldn't expect.

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In Japan, it’s obligatory to sip on a strong zero. The cult favourite is notorious for being the drink the youngins love. The fact that it’s high ABV and low cal is a bonus and can be bought anywhere from camera shops to convenience stores. 

Last year, Beam Suntory launched Minus196 Double Lemon, and Aussie fans have since been reaching for the Japanese RTD. Now, there’s a new flavour to try. Introducing -196 Double Grape—a very iconic Japanese flavour. Think Hi-Chew gum if you know it.

 -196 Double Grape utilises the same technology as its lemon counterpart, taking whole grapes frozen in liquid nitrogen at a temperature of (you guessed it) -196°C, which are then pulverized. This powder is soaked in shochu and vodka—creating an extreme, fresh-flavoured grape drink topped with refreshing soda water. 

If you’re wondering what the difference is between the Aussie version and the original Japanese version. It’s simple, our sipper is a little lower in alcohol, which means we get 6% rather than the original 9%. 

You can grab some for yourself at leading liquor stores and in some independent retailers from late October. A four-pack will set you back $23, and a 10-pack for $49.

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Food and Drink

Red Rooster Is Serving Free Chicken and Piping Hot Cash This Christmas in July

Get your early dose of festive cheer.

Red Rooster Christmas in July
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The cold weather in most parts of Australia coinciding with EOFY celebrations is the closest thing that we’ll get to snowy Christmas vibes. And if you’re in dire need of some festive cheer after the first six months of 2023, grab your ugly sweater and head to your nearest Red Rooster for Xmas in July deals.

From June 29 – July 31, 2023, Red Rooster is serving up free food items, a chance to win $10,000 or one of 10 merch packs valued at $400 and other fun prizes. All you have to do is sign up as a Red Royalty member and spend $5 on at a location near you or online.

Each week there’ll be new delicious deals and prizes to win. The week one deals have already dropped and they’re looking pretty tasty. You can get access to them via your Red Royalty account. The more you purchase, the more chances you have to win.

Spoiler alert: you can get 10 chicken nuggets for free, right now. Brb running to Red Rooster.

Terms and conditions apply. Visit Red Rooster’s Christmas in July to see all the deals.

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