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trending 20/12/2019

PINEAPPLE LUMP GIN EXISTS AND OMG

We can't think of a better combo tbh - our favourite Kiwiana pineapple lumps, mixed with delicious refreshing gin. 1919 Distilling have released a 'Pineapple L**** Gin - Kiwiana Limited Edition' and it honestly sounds like a dream. They obv can't call it pineapple lumps for legal reasons, but they "are pretty sure Kiwis will agree it's just as delicious as the original 1950's recipe from Oamaru. Dare we say even better in gin form for summer!"

They're already sold out on the 1919 website, but you can still get your hands on a bottle at Glengarry Wines if you're quick!

TIGER BEER'S CREEPY CRAWLY BAR SNACKS IN KINGSLAND

Do you like your beersies with a side of bugs? You're in luck. In a bid to promote sustainable food alternatives, Tiger are offering up a range of weird and wonderful bar snacks including the likes of roasted scorpions and tarantulas, garlic grasshippers, peri-peri crickets and teriyaki mealworms. Yikes. 

The snacks are available for a limited time only at The Portland Public House in Kingsland, Auckland. Get amongst if you're that way inclined. 

CHRISTMAS FOOD TRUCK HEAVEN

Silo Park are throwing a Christmas food truck bonanza, with Christmas at Silo Park from the 21-23rd December. They'll have DJs on the decks, loads of food trucks with Christmas food specials, entertainment, games and even carols for a sing-along - so festive. 

GOOD GEORGE'S HALF DAY OFF

Say bye-bye to your workplace for the year, and hit up Good George for an arvo bev or two at their Half Day Off on Friday 20th. Pack up early for the last day, and head along to any of Good George's locations for an afternoon of live music, good food and chilled bevs.

TACO BELL NEW STORE OPENING IN 2020

Taco Bell have announced they will be opening their second store in NZ in 2020, with Shortland Street in Auckland being the lucky recipient. It's expected to open in March, so get your bellies ready for some serious taco action.