Cadbury launches $3 LAVA CAKE versions of its famous Dairy Milk chocolate blocks

‘Heaven in a packet’: Cadbury launches $3 LAVA CAKE versions of its famous Dairy Milk chocolate blocks – complete with gooey Caramello centres

  • Australian shoppers are going wild over Cadbury’s Caramello lava cakes 
  • The two-pack molten pudding kit are available at supermarket stores for $6
  • The range, available in the frozen section, comes in two different flavours
  • The products are available in the frozen section of Woolworths and IGA 

Foodies have gone into meltdown after Cadbury launched a new range of lava cake versions of its iconic Dairy Milk chocolate blocks.

The two-pack pudding kit, retailed for $6 at supermarket stores across the country, includes a ‘light and airy’ sponge with a gooey centre.

The range comes in two different flavours – milk chocolate with a ‘chocolate fondant’ and Caramello oozing with caramel, sending shoppers into a frenzy.

Australian foodies are going wild over Cadbury’s lava cakes, available at supermarket stores

Thousands of people with a sweet tooth are raving about the new product, with many saying they needed the puddings in their lives.

‘Heaven in a packet,’ one said.

Another said: ‘Sweet Jesus come make me fatter.’

And another said: ‘It says two pack. I would eat two packs.’

The two-pack pudding kit, retailed for $6 at supermarket stores such as Woolworths and IGA, includes a 'light and airy' sponge with a gooey centre

The two-pack pudding kit, retailed for $6 at supermarket stores such as Woolworths and IGA, includes a ‘light and airy’ sponge with a gooey centre

While one foodie with an ‘ultra sweet tooth’ said the puddings are ‘amazing’ but she needed to add cream to ‘soften the sweetness’.

Saving time mixing up a batch from scratch, home cooks are only required to remove the pudding from the box and place into the oven or microwave as instructed.

The products are available in the frozen section of Woolworths and IGA.

Emma Weymouth and Rachel Riley party at Kensington Palace bash 

The Viscountess of Weymouth put on a glamorous display as she attended the Tusk Ball in Kensington Palace on Thursday. 

Emma, 33, who is based at 130-room Longleat House Ceawlin in Wiltshire, turned heads in a floor-length leopard print gown with a plunging neckline and puff sleeves. 

The mother-of-two was joined by Rachel Riley, who opted for a nude bodice dress and coordinating clutch.

The pair were attending the lavish party to help raise funds for the Tusk charity, which works to help conservation in Africa with its Royal Patron Prince William

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The Viscountess of Weymouth put on a glamorous display as she attended the Tusk Ball in Kensington Palace on Thursday

Wearing her hair in a sleek bun adorned with a large red rose, Emma accessorised with diamond earrings and nude court shoes, opting for minimal make-up. 

Meanwhile TV presenter Rachel, 33, put on a dazzling display in a floor length dress with silver piping and a matching clutch.

Wearing her hair in loose curls and injecting a splash of colour with statement lipstick, she beamed as she  posed for pictures with Emma.

The star-studded guestlist also included Princess Anne’s son Peter Phillips, 41, who posed alongside photographer David Yarrow and Zara Phillips’ husband Mike Tindall.

The men put on a dapper display in black tuxedos and crisp white shirts. 

The mother-of-two was joined by Rachel Riley, who opted for a nude bodice dress and coordinating clutch

The mother-of-two was joined by Rachel Riley, who opted for a nude bodice dress and coordinating clutch

Emma, 33, who is based at 130-room Longleat House Ceawlin in Wiltshire, turned heads in a floor-length leopard print gown with a plunging neckline and puff sleeves

Emma, 33, who is based at 130-room Longleat House Ceawlin in Wiltshire, turned heads in a floor-length leopard print gown with a plunging neckline and puff sleeves

Tusk’s Royal Patron Prince William said in his speech at last year’s event, ‘Now is not the time to be complacent’ and ‘what Tusk has achieved in microcosm in a number of communities in Africa needs elevating to a much bigger scale’. 

The charity tackles conservation challenges, from human-wildlife conflict and habitat loss to the ongoing challenge of poaching and the illegal wildlife trade. 

The plush event kicked off with a champagne and canapés reception in the State Apartments, and was followed by a three-course dinner, live and silent auction and entertainment in the Pavilion next to the Palace’s beautiful sunken gardens.

After the Tusk Ball, Emma attended a Michael Kors dinner party at Brown's Hotel Mayfair

 After the Tusk Ball, Emma attended a Michael Kors dinner party at Brown’s Hotel Mayfair

The mother-of-two looked glamorous in a floor length leopard print dress and nude heels

The mother-of-two looked glamorous in a floor length leopard print dress and nude heels

The Viscountess carried a bunch of pink flowers to match the bloom in her hair as she left the five-star hotel last night

The Viscountess carried a bunch of pink flowers to match the bloom in her hair as she left the five-star hotel last night

The Viscountess of Weymouth was later seen attending a private dinner hosted by Michael Kors at Brown’s Hotel Mayfair.

The mother-of-two looked glamorous in her leopard print dress and nude heels as she stepped out of the five-star hotel in central London. 

She was seen holding a black carrier bag and bunch of pink flowers, which matched the bloom in her hair, as she left the venue last night. 

Emma's stunning dress, pictured, featured puff sleeves and long train. The Viscountess added some colour to her look by wearing pink in her hair

Emma’s stunning dress, pictured, featured puff sleeves and long train. The Viscountess added some colour to her look by wearing pink in her hair

The pair were attending the lavish party to help raise funds for the Tusk charity, which works to help conservation in Africa with its Royal Patron Prince William

The pair were attending the lavish party to help raise funds for the Tusk charity, which works to help conservation in Africa with its Royal Patron Prince William

Emma married Ceawlin Thynn, Viscount Weymouth, 44, in 2013, and the pair live in 130-room Longleat House Ceawlin, with their two young children.

The philanthropist and chef splits her time between London and the sprawling Elizabethan stately pile in Wiltshire’s famous safari park Longleat with her husband, the son of the 7th Marquess of Bath, and their two sons, John, 4, and Henry, 1.

Emma, who will become a marchioness when her husband assumes the title held by his 86-year-old father, Alexander, gave birth to her first child, the Honourable John Alexander Ladi Thynn, in October 2014.

In December 2016 she welcomed his little brother, the Honourable Henry Richard Isaac Thynn, via surrogate at a private clinic in West Hollywood.

The couple revealed at the time that their choice of surrogacy was the result of a terrifying brain illness suffered by Emma during her first pregnancy in 2014, which prompted doctors to warn that having a second child could kill her.

Wearing her hair in a sleek bun adorned with a large red rose, Emma accessorised with diamond earrings and nude court shoes, opting for minimal make-up

Wearing her hair in a sleek bun adorned with a large red rose, Emma accessorised with diamond earrings and nude court shoes, opting for minimal make-up

Joining Emma, TV presenter Rachel, 33, put on a dazzling display in a floor length dress with silver piping and a matching clutch

Joining Emma, TV presenter Rachel, 33, put on a dazzling display in a floor length dress with silver piping and a matching clutch

‘It was one of the most incredible gifts I could ever receive,’ she previously told the MailOnline.

‘I’m so grateful. It is a miracle to have Henry, my second beautiful boy, here in the middle of Wiltshire via California. I have been asked by so many people about it, and I cannot recommend it more as it gave me my second son.

But she revealed she is keen to keep her sons grounded, and previously said: ‘It’s important for them to be exposed to a variety of friends and experiences.

‘They go to school in London [the family divides its time 50/50 between Longleat and the capital] where they meet folk from all walks of life. I think that’s the key.’

Emma grew up Emma McQuiston in Kensington, daughter of English socialite Suzanna McQuiston and Chief Oladipo Jadesimi, a Nigerian oil magnate who gave her away at her wedding. 

Mike Tindall looked dapper in a black velvet suit and crisp white shirt as he joined guests at the event

Mike Tindall looked dapper in a black velvet suit and crisp white shirt as he joined guests at the event

What Peanut Butter tastes the best?

Nine brands of peanut butter are scored based on taste and price – and budget option beats out the big-name brands

  • Choice has put nine of Australia’s finest peanut butter brands to the test
  • And Aldi’s Bramwells Peanut Butter Smooth came out on top at $2.39 a tub
  • In second place was Kraft’s version, followed by Bega and then Woolworths
  • They were ranked based on taste, price, saltiness and the amount of sugar in it

Several well-known brands of peanut butter have been put to the test by Australian experts – and the cheapest option from Aldi has won.

Consumer advocacy group Choice Australia pitted nine of the most popular brands against each other and asked 365 people to do a blind tasting.

The results saw Aldi’s Bramwells Peanut Butter Smooth ($2.39) come out on top in the categories of taste and price, although it did have the highest amount of sugar  overall (13g per 100g).

Consumer advocacy group Choice Australia pitted nine of the most popular brands against each other and asked 365 people to do a blind tasting

‘Bramwells Smooth Peanut Butter from Aldi is made of 90 per cent peanuts and produced in Argentina,’ Choice said.

In second place was Kraft Peanut Butter ($5.98) with 84 per cent in the taste stakes.

‘Kraft is made up of 86 per cent peanuts and is created in Australia from less than 10 per cent Australian ingredients. With 635mg sodium per 100g, it’s the saltiest product in the taste test,’ they said.

'Bramwells Smooth Peanut Butter from Aldi is made of 90 per cent peanuts and produced in Argentina,' Choice said

‘Bramwells Smooth Peanut Butter from Aldi is made of 90 per cent peanuts and produced in Argentina,’ Choice said

In second place was Kraft Peanut Butter ($5.98) with 84 per cent in the taste stakes

There was a tie for third with a taste rating of 76 per cent with Bega ($2.85) and Sanitarium ($4.80) only differing in price

Kraft (left) came in second place and Bega (right) and Sanitarium came third

Which are Australia’s favourite peanut butters?

1.  Aldi’s Bramwells Peanut Butter Smooth

2.  Kraft Peanut Butter Smooth

3. Bega Peanut Butter Smooth

4. Sanitarium Peanut Butter Smooth

5. Woolworths Peanut Butter Smooth

6. Coles Peanut Butter Smooth

7. Mayver’s Peanut Butter Smooth

8. Mother Earth Natural Peanut Butter Smooth

9. Pic’s Peanut Butter Smooth 

There was a tie for third with a taste rating of 76 per cent with Bega ($2.85) and Sanitarium ($4.80) only differing in price.

Sanitarium has five per cent more peanuts in it than Bega does but the latter has more salt.

The fourth place was taken out by Woolworths’ home brand ($3.50), which won points for being cheap (80c per 100g) and having less sodium than many of the other competitors.

Coles, Mayver’s, Mother Earth Natural and Pic’s were the last to be added to the leader board with taste ratings ranging from 70 to 53 per cent. 

Most peanut butters contain vegetable oil and peanuts, with some even adding preservatives and sugar to enhance the flavour.  

Johanna Griggs reveals her hack for packing a suitcase in three minutes

Australian television presenter Johanna Griggs can pack a suitcase at a moments’ notice, a trick that comes in handy given she takes up to 100 flights a year.

The host of House Rules and former athlete swears by the benefits of an organised packing schedule as it means she’s always prepped to go without any fuss.

Speaking to Escape she revealed her number one hack, one that allowed her to pack in under three minutes, was to have a travel bag ready with all her essentials.

‘Chargers, undies, socks, slips, gym gear – and then just transfer your toiletries and the clothes you need. It allows you to pack in under three minutes,’ she told Escape.  

Australian television presenter Johanna Griggs (pictured) can pack a suitcase at a moments notice, a trick that comes in handy given she takes up to 100 flights a year

The television presenter swears by the benefits of an organised packing schedule as it means she's prepped to go without any fuss

The television presenter swears by the benefits of an organised packing schedule as it means she’s prepped to go without any fuss

The busy media personality revealed when it comes to business trips, her packing style is ‘hyper organised’, however, she is a little more relaxed when going on holiday with family.

One rule she swears by, regardless of the trip, is that of packing clothing that can be easily layered up.

This way she doesn’t have to contend with bulky items taking up excess space and she can manage any weather condition.

Packing layers rather than myriad bulky items ensures Johanna has enough clothing options to deal with any weather condition (stock image)

Packing layers rather than myriad bulky items ensures Johanna has enough clothing options to deal with any weather condition (stock image)

Another way she said she minimised her packing time when travelling for work was to always have a partially packed case nearby.

This ‘on-the-road’ case includes items such as gym gear, running shoes, device chargers, and ‘a big jar of Moccona Indulgence instant coffee’.

While choosing luggage can come down to budget, often spending a little extra means what you’ve bought will last the distance – a principle Johanna stands by. 

Johanna revealed she is a fan of the brand Samsonite and will use the company's lightweight hard cases when travelling

Johanna revealed she is a fan of the brand Samsonite and will use the company’s lightweight hard cases when travelling

What are Johanna Griggs’ washbag essentials?

* Toothpaste, toothbrush and floss

* Cocobetty makeup wipes

 * Dermalogica moisturiser

* Sunscreen

* Dove soap

* Travel-sized packets of shampoo and conditioner

* Baby powder

* Angel perfume by Thierry Mugler

* A wide-tooth comb 

Here, the star revealed she a fan of Samsonite lightweight hard cases, small and large sizes and in black and grey.

She also said she will use her ‘enormous’ black handbag as carry-on luggage as there’s plenty of room to store her in-flight essentials.

The presenter also shared what she packs in her washbag to ensure she has everything to hand on arrival.

Items include toothpaste, toothbrush, floss, Cocobetty makeup wipes, Dermalogica moisturiser, sunscreen and Dove soap.

Other pieces that are must-haves are travel-sized packets of shampoo and conditioner, baby powder, deodorant, Angel perfume by Thierry Mugler, and a wide-tooth comb.  

When travelilng the presenter said she prefers to wear jeans, R.M. Williams boots, a shirt and a jacket 'when it's chilly'

When travelilng the presenter said she prefers to wear jeans, R.M. Williams boots, a shirt and a jacket ‘when it’s chilly’

Johanna revealed that in addition to packing like a pro, she also has a set routine to ensure everything is in order when she boards the plane.

‘Get your devices, paperwork, headphones and whatever else you need out before you board the plane.’ she told the publication.

She said the benefit of doing this meant that you wouldn’t hold up the queue and once you’d boarded it was easy enough to stash everything in the seat pocket in front.

Johanna revealed that in addition to packing like a pro, she also has a set routine to ensure everything is in order when she boards the plane

Johanna revealed that in addition to packing like a pro, she also has a set routine to ensure everything is in order when she boards the plane

When it comes to travel outfits, the glamorous star said she kept things simple, opting instead for clothing that was easy to wear and kept her warm.

‘Typically R.M. Williams boots, jeans, a shirt and a jacket when it’s chilly.’

Johanna also revealed a few of her best tips for coping with arriving in a new city. 

While Johanna tips have been gleaned from years of travel, she's not been immune to the odd mishap

While Johanna tips have been gleaned from years of travel, she’s not been immune to the odd mishap

These included downloading the weather app Rain Parrot, which she said was great for accurate weather predictions, and switching up her pillows at the hotel as she preferred the firmest pillow possible. This was usually found on the couch.

While her tips have been gleaned from years of travel, she’s not been immune to the odd mishap – including having to deal with an instant coffee spill:

‘The biggest packing mistake I made was not putting my coffee in a ziplock bag and ending up with coffee coating everything in my suitcase. Disaster!’ 

Ambulance services records 80% jump in staff leaving the workforce

Ambulance services records 80% jump in staff leaving the workforce as 33,000 employees have quit since 2010

  • The number of people leaving NHS ambulance trusts hit 4,875 in 2017-18
  • That is a rise of 80 per cent from the 2,704 who left in 2010-11, figures show
  • A third of ambulance staff have been victims of violence in the past year 

Ambulance services have seen an 80 per cent leap in staff leaving the workforce.

More than 33,000 workers in England have left their jobs since 2010, raising concerns that patients may have to wait longer in blue-light emergencies.

Ambulance crews are on the frontline of the NHS, with a third having been victims of violence in the past year.

More than 33,000 workers in England have left their jobs since 2010, raising concerns that patients may have to wait longer in blue-light emergencies

There has been a recent recruitment crisis, leaving a workforce shortage of almost 1,000 staff last year.

New figures now show the number of people leaving NHS ambulance trusts hit 4,875 in 2017-18.

That is a rise of 80 per cent from the 2,704 who left in 2010-11, although the figure is not just for paramedics and takes into account retirements and people transferring between ambulance trusts.

The statistics were sourced by the Labour party, and shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth said it was evidence of a ‘retention and recruitment crisis afflicting our NHS’.

HOW ARE EMERGENCIES CATEGORISED WHEN YOU CALL FOR AN AMBULANCE?

Category 1: People with life-threatening injuries and illnesses, such as a cardiac arrest or serious allergic reactions.

On average, an ambulance arrives within seven minutes.

Category 2: Emergency conditions such as burns, epilepsy or stroke.

An ambulance should arrive within 18 minutes. 

Category 3‘Urgent calls’ like late-stages of labour, non-severe burns and diabetes. Patients may be treated by ambulance staff at home.

If the patient requires hospital treatment, at least nine times out of ten an ambulance will arrive within two hours. 

Category 4: ‘Less urgent calls’ such as diarrhoea, vomiting and urine infections. Patients may be given advice over the phone, or referred to another service such as a GP or pharmacist.

If hospital treatment is required, at least nine times out of ten an ambulance will arrive within three hours.

Source: NHS England 

He added: ‘Workforce shortages place huge pressures on ambulance services and its patients who too often are left stranded waiting longer and longer for an ambulance to arrive.’

Earlier this year it emerged cut-price ambulance staff with only a few weeks of training are being sent on thousands of 999 calls, including to people suffering heart attacks and cardiac arrests.

Seven out of 10 overstretched ambulance services send ’emergency care assistants’ to call-outs after a four to 12-week training course, unaccompanied by more qualified paramedics who do a three-year degree.

The latest figures show the rate of people leaving ambulance services has steadily grown from 2010-11, reaching a record of 5,002 staff in 2016-17.

That number fell slightly in 2017-18, but in total 33,141 ambulance workers have left their jobs since 2010.

The London Ambulance Service has had to fill the most vacancies, with more than 4,000 people jumping ship in less than a decade. The figures include managers, qualified ambulance staff and support staff.

Last year it was reported that one patient had waited 62 hours for an ambulance in Wales, while the East of England, South East Coast and South Central ambulance services all recorded waits of more than 24 hours in the year to June 2018.

More than 200,000 nurses have quit the NHS since 2010, according to damning figures reported in March, with poor work-life balance and rising demand feared to be pushing staff out of the NHS.