Food & Drink

Milk Frother Buying Guide

Posted by February 13th 2024

What is a milk frother? As the name suggests, a milk frother is a nifty gadget used to froth milk, typically to add to coffees and specialty drinks, such as frappés and even cocktails. It works …

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How to Save Money on Groceries

Posted by May 31st 2022

Author: Michael Lund Want to save money on groceries? Canstar has some great tips to provide relief at the check-out: How to Save Money on Groceries 1. Make a weekly meal plan One of the best ways to save …

Four Square: New Zealand's Favourite Supermarkets

Four Square: New Zealand’s Favourite Supermarket

Posted by May 31st 2022

The first supermarkets in NZ appeared in the 1920s under the Four Square brand. Although, back then, there wasn't a lot of super in supermarket! Fast forward a century and there's plenty on offer. Now we're …

Best Online Liquor Stores

Whisky and More: New Zealand’s Best Online Liquor Store

Posted by April 28th 2022

The alcohol industry is a big one here in New Zealand. According to Statistics New Zealand, in 2021 there were 499 million litres of alcohol sloshing around for domestic consumption. To break that down, that's …

A Guide to the Best Coffee Machines

Guide to the Best Coffee Machines

Posted by April 6th 2022

A good cup of coffee is one of life's great pleasures. But, unfortunately, a good cup of coffee from the comfort of home isn't always easy. Sure, there's always plunger coffee or, for the truly …

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Bargain Box: New Zealand’s Favourite Meal Kits

Posted by March 3rd 2022

Grocery shopping is a chore many of us wish to avoid. And thanks to the rise of meal kit delivery services, it's a chore that can be avoided! Meal kits cut out the fuss of planning …

2degrees Launches Electricity

Tabbed Table Test

Posted by September 12th 2023

The following table shows a selection of sponsored electricity providers on Canstar Blue’s database with links to referral partners. Sponsored Products Take Back Power No fixed term contracts or exit fees Choice of two plans: Flat: A simple flat-rate …

PAK’nSAVE: Kiwis’ Favourite Supermarket

Posted by June 29th 2021

Where would we be without supermarkets? The convenience of having every food item imaginable (just about) within our reach is something we often take for granted. The first supermarkets in NZ appeared in the 1920s under …

What is NZ’s Best Online Liquor Store? Big Barrel

Posted by March 30th 2021

Here in Aotearoa the production and sale of alcohol is a multi-billion dollar industry. According to figures from Statistics New Zealand, 495m litres of alcoholic drinks were available for domestic consumption in 2020. As a …

Meal Kit Deliveries: NZ’s Top Pick is Bargain Box

Posted by February 26th 2021

No one likes a dull dinner after a long day. Or the dreaded planning and purchasing of weekday meals. That's why so many Kiwis are spicing up their culinary lives by using a meal kit …

Kiwis’ Favourite Ice Cream Brand Revealed

Posted by November 19th 2020

New Zealanders are among the biggest fans in the world of the delectable and lickable summer treat that is ice cream. Whether it's dished up in a cone, scooped into a bowl or simply a …

Best Multivitamins and Immune-boosters for Spring

Posted by November 19th 2020

1. Citrus fruits Get your fill of oranges, mandarins, lemons and any other citrus fruits available in spring. Vitamin C is found in excess in citrus fruits. We all know it helps fight colds and flu, …

Kiwis and Pies: The Iconic Savoury We’ll Travel For

Posted by November 17th 2020

There’s no doubt about it: Kiwis love pies. Be it a mince and cheese classic, potato top or butter chicken, we’re big fans. The humble meat pie has been part of New Zealand cuisine since …

How Butter is Made

Posted by May 9th 2022

Have you ever wondered how butter is made? It’s much easier than you might think. Read how it's made here.

New Zealand plastic bag ban shows up the Aussies

Posted by September 7th 2018

New Zealand has announced that it will ban single-use plastic bags over the next year in a move that looks set to put Australia to shame. “We’re phasing out single-use plastic bags so we can better …

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Gaining value from loyalty programs

Posted by August 23rd 2018

Loyalty programs provide members with a range of incentives. We compare loyalty programs and show how to maximise the value.

How to bag a bargain on groceries

Posted by January 19th 2018

Grocery shoppers have a number of options at their disposal when it comes to bargain hunting, and savvy, informed decision-making, employing a range of readily available tools, can lead to significant savings at the checkout. Statistics …