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As the weather heats up, Cadbury World’s talented chocolatiers have teamed up to create an incredible beach-scene, all made from chocolate.

Produced by Dawn Jenks and Donna Oluban over two days, the impressive display weighs 10kg – the equivalent of 222 standard bars of Cadbury Dairy Milk. Displaying an array of chocolate creations, the beach features a traditional ice-cream van, beach hut, sandcastle and an assortment of the attraction’s iconic Chuckle Beans who are enjoying a day out at the beach.

The creative scene includes sand crafted from a mix of white and milk chocolate, plus a 3D wave sculpted using chocolate mixed with blue cocoa butter, with white detailing. The ice-cream van includes yellow and white chocolate stripes piped by hand, plus a handmade cone sitting atop it. The beach hut features a wood-effect finish and the Chuckle Beans have hand-piped detailing which includes sunglasses, swimwear and even a sun hat.

Six Chuckle Beans can be spotted within the scene, catching waves, sunbathing under a parasol and enjoying a treat from the ice-cream van. The creation will be on display for guests to see throughout the summer holidays in Cadbury World’s Chocolate Making zone.

Cadbury World is home to 14 chocolatey zones that showcase the history, making and magic of Cadbury. From catching the talented chocolatiers in action in the Chocolate Making zone and practising your piping skills in the Have A Go zone, to learning about the history of the cocoa bean through the Aztec Jungle and riding on the Crunchie Rollercoaster in the 4D Chocolate Adventure, there’s plenty for visitors of all ages to enjoy at Cadbury World this summer.

Gerrard Baldwin, General Manager at Cadbury World, commented: “With so many families unable to make it to the beach this summer, we decided to bring the beach to Birmingham for everyone to enjoy. Taking our incredible chocolatiers two days to create, the beach scene will be available for visitors to see in our Chocolate Making Zone for the next six weeks.

“Cadbury World offers everything you need for a fantastic day out this summer, from an assortment of chocolatey zones, a brand new circus-themed stage show starring Freddo, plus our outdoor African Adventure Play Area. We look forward to welcoming visitors, whatever the weather.”

 

Qatar Duty Free (QDF) is marking its 21st anniversary by unveiling a significant investment and an enhanced retail portfolio of 21 new shopping and dining outlets. With a focus on embracing a range of tastes and budgets, the "21 in 21" project will elevate the existing award-winning duty-free experience at Hamad International Airport (HIA), transforming it into a premier global destination for international air travellers.

The new outlets, which will be located in both the departure and arrival areas, will gradually open over the coming months featuring global brands, several convenience and travel-essential stores - including a Big Value – and an enhanced dining offer that will make QDF the perfect place for all passengers to wind down with some shopping therapy and culinary delights between flights.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, H.E. Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “We aim to offer an unrivalled retail and dining experience in a unique environment for all our passengers travelling through HIA - the best airport in the Middle East and the third-best in the world – and introduce our customers to an enhanced Qatar Duty Free shopping experience.”

Engr. Badr Mohammed Al Meer, Chief Operating Officer at HIA, said: "The latest expansion of QDF’s retail portfolio is part of its joint effort with HIA to provide passengers with a diverse range of retail and culinary experiences. HIA’s expansive commercial space offers brands the opportunity to reach out to a truly global audience. We are always looking to diversify our offering to curate memorable retail experiences for all.”

Mr Thabet Musleh, Vice President, Operations, Qatar Duty Free, said: “In celebration of 21 years of award-winning accomplishments and delivering a five-star service to customers, this major investment marks the start of a new chapter in QDF's history and demonstrates our continuous commitment to providing a world-class duty-free experience." 

Adding to an existing outstanding portfolio of brands, Vialle di Lusso - a new shopping avenue at HIA - will incorporate luxury outlets such as Armani and Chloe with an unrivalled selection of ready-to-wear fashion items and accessories. In addition, QDF will launch the first airport boutique in the Middle East for the fashion designer Valentino and will debut stand-alone stores - the first in an airport in the Middle East - for prestigious brands such as Emilio Pucci, Fendi and Jimmy Choo.

An Emporio Armani Ristorante and Caffè will add more glamour to the Vialle di Lusso and offer an exquisite culinary experience in a relaxed setting, making QDF the first travel retailer in the world to house the Emporio Armani Ristorante and Caffè.

A stunning new Perfumes and Cosmetics store will also include the first Christian Louboutin boutique, making QDF the first travel retailer in the world to provide Christian Louboutin products. QDF will also be home to the first Adidas airport store, Q-Denim - a multi-brand men’s denim store - and the Qatari fashion brand Kashkha.

For diners, there will be something for all, including grab-and-go eateries for those on the move, a range of dine-in outlets, and fine-dining concepts to satisfy customers' appetite with more time to spare. In April, Qatar Airways signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a Joint Venture with HMSHost International, part of Autogrill Group, the largest food and beverage operator at high traffic locations globally.

The arrival duty free will reveal a new look and feel and a larger footprint with a wider selection of products and an impressive selection of global brands for travellers arriving in Qatar.

In October 2020, HIA and QDF were voted as "Best Airport Voted for by Millennials" and "Best Airport Retail Environment", respectively, by the Travel Retail Awards 2020.

The summer heatwave might be over for now but McDonald’s is still bringing those BBQ vibes with the launch of the brand-new BBQ Quarter Pounder with Cheese.

Made with 100% British & Irish beef, two slices of melted cheese, fresh onions, pickles and the delicious combination of ketchup, mustard and BBQ sauce, it’s a must-try for all QPC fans. What’s more, the delicious new creation will also be available as a Double BBQ Quarter Pounder - so meat lovers can really get their fix.

Cheese lovers can wave goodbye to Mozzarella Dippers and say hello to the delicious Garlic Cheese Bites, which will be available in both a single portion of five – or a Sharebox (£5.09) for those feel-good summer sharing moments. It’s also time for two new McFlurry flavours with Aero Chocolate and Aero Mint McFlurry departing to make way for the delicious Twix and Mars McFlurry to return.

People can take their pick this summer with smooth dairy ice cream, swirled together with your choice of Mars or Twix chocolate pieces and a caramel sauce. Both will be available in Regular and Mini sizes.  For those who don’t know, the iconic McFlurry turned 21 this month – having first joined the UK menu back in 2001.

The new additions join the McSpicy which launched on July 14 and is currently selling FAST. Made from a thick, succulent chicken fillet with a spicy coating, on a bed of crunchy, cool lettuce and mayo, between toasted sesame seed buns – The McSpicy has been heating up the summer after appearing ‘Live & Direct’ in the music video for AJ Tracey’s new 90s inspired track ‘Summertime Shootout’.

Fans that want a taste of the new limited-edition McDonald’s Summer line-up, will have to move fast as it’s only around for four more weeks - or until stocks last.

 

Innovative island resort Amilla Maldives has revealed what is believed to be ‘The Most Ethical Burger in the Maldives’: a mouth-watering marriage of the finest ethically sourced meat, homemade gluten free bun and fermented pickle, homegrown salad and egg… and even ketchup homemade from organic, island-grown bananas and coconut sugar. The guilt-free burger has been created as a celebration of Amilla’s pioneering pivot to a more resourceful, sustainable future and embodies the resort’s self-production concepts, Homemade@Amilla and Homegrown@Amilla, and its commitment to only using ethically sourced, hormone- and antibiotic-free meat suppliers wherever possible.

Redefining the impact of the much-loved beef burger, all ingredients have either been produced on-island at Amilla or sourced from companies that share the resort’s commitment to sustainable, environmentally positive food production. All beef served at Amilla is sourced from Australia’s finest 100 per cent grass-fed Cape Grim beef, raised on the pristine northern-western wilderness of Tasmania - renowned for the purest air in the world.

The collective of farmers nurture the finest quality of cattle resulting in superior tender, fat-marbled, premium grade beef from cattle that are hormone, antibiotic and GMO free, and Certified Humane.  The patty is topped with artisanal bacon from the UK’s Dingley Dell, cured on-site at their Suffolk-based outdoor farm, surrounded by 33.2 hectares of wildflowers planted to attract and protect the bumblebees.

The burger bun is homemade at Amilla from organic ground almond, psyllium husk, flaxseed and apple cider vinegar, making for an alkaline- and grain-free base – ideal for those following a low carb and gluten-free lifestyle. The burger is complemented by Homemade@Amilla ketchup made from organic bananas and coconut sugar grown onsite and homemade fermented cucumber pickle; garnished with ‘kulha fila fai’ or Maldivian rocket grown in Amilla’s organic gardens - a rich source of vitamins and inulin; and crowned with a majestic fried egg from ‘Cluckingham Palace’, Amilla’s very own free-range chicken run.

Amilla Maldives’ Executive Chef, Kaviraj Doolum, said: “It is truly a joy to work with food that comes from like-minded people who are passionate about their land and caring for their animals, you can taste the difference in the end product. I am also blessed to have access to vegetables and eggs with zero air miles, direct from the resort’s organic gardens.”

The resort’s Homegrown@Amilla project also continues to grow with the expansion of 16 new hydroponic houses, bringing the total to 22. This latest addition enables the Amilla Islanders to produce all salad leaves for the resort kitchens on-island, resulting in not only more nutritious meals, but also dramatically reducing waste packaging, plastic wrapping and the resort’s carbon footprint.

The McFlurry has been a fan favourite on the McDonald’s menu in the UK since the year 2000 - and like all the Millennium babies it is getting ready to hit the big 2-1 this summer.

After a year of missed celebrations and birthdays, we are finally able to get back together to celebrate in style…. and McDonald’s wants to celebrate with you!

To give its loyal fans a little extra joy, McDonald’s will be giving you the chance to win the iconic McFlurry Van at your birthday party. Whether you are turning 21 or…21 again!

The iconic ice-cream truck will be turning up to two lucky winner’s parties, offering guests a free McFlurry, plus McDonald’s will supply fun decorations to set the scene and a DJ to really get the party started! 

The McDonald’s Airstream has been converted into a bespoke McFlurry Van, with a fresh summer feel, just in time for McFlurry’s 21st birthday this Summer.

Starting from just 79p, the McFlurry is known for its creamy, vanilla soft dairy ice cream and yummy confectionary toppings such as Galaxy Chocolate, Oreo and Maltesers.

In line with Government guidance, social distancing and safety measures at restaurants remain in place. This includes hand sanitiser at every entrance for delivery couriers and dine-in and takeaway customers, table-service and contact tracing for customers who dine-in, and carefully managing the number of customers and crew inside each restaurant.

For decades Irn-Bru has been described as “indescribable” - but now it’s challenging the nation to put their taste buds to the test and pinpoint the Bru-nique flavour of the iconic Scottish soft drink. The UK-wide challenge is in celebration of Irn-Bru’s latest TV ad, which airs from Tuesday 13th July. 

It’s set in a wild west saloon, where a bar brawl of heated Bru fans erupts – with each patron declaring their flavour is the definitive Irn-Bru taste through fisticuffs. Thankfully, order is restored by a lone cowboy, who strikes peace by proposing everyone agrees “it tastes magic”.

Irn-Bru is loved by millions world-wide, but the taste is often a hot topic of debate. Bubblegum, tutti-fruity, orange, or cream soda; no one has ever quite managed to put their finger (or tongue) on the exact flavour. Which is why the popular soft drink has launched The Great Taste Debate – challenging the public to grab a can, take a sip, and tell them what flavours they detect via social media.

And, to sweeten the deal, Irn-Bru will give one lucky fan a year’s supply of their legendary fizz for the best tried-and-tasted video (T&Cs apply). TikTok stars including ex-Goggleboxer //www.tiktok.com/@tommalone_jr/video/6984304777140210949?lang=en&is_copy_url=0&;is_from_webapp=v1&sender_device=pc&sender_web_id=6980261485911049734">Tom Malone Jnr and //www.tiktok.com/@notsobigd?source=h5_m&_r=">Demi Yates are ready to have their say on the #IRNBRUChallenge by posting videos on the platform - which are set to have tongues wagging.

Tom Malone Jnr, said: “Irn-Bru’s great taste debate really does have the internet fizzing. I’ve seen viral videos of people tasting Irn-Bru for the first time and others going off in the comments with what they think it tastes like – so I’m really excited to be helping kick off this challenge! I’ve seen all sorts of weird and wonderful flavours shared; fresh oranges, sherbet, strawberries. I even saw someone describe the taste as fizzy unicorn tears. So, I can’t wait to see what the UK come up with when they take part.” 

Marketing Director at AG Barr, Adrian Troy, said: “Whether it’s bubble gum or tutti-fruity, Irn-Bru fans can never quite agree on the exact taste of our Bru-nique soft drink. Naturally, we decided to have a bit of fun with this.  Whatever the flavour, hopefully we can all agree on the fact Irn-Bru tastes magic.”

As well as airing on TV across the country, the ad can be viewed by scanning QR codes found on cans and bottles throughout the UK.