Each ingredient in Magic Muesli’s muesli and porridge is selected for the important role that it plays in maintaining a healthy body and mind. Oats and psyllium are a good source of dietary fibre. Goji berries contain antioxidants and cranberries contain vitamin C. Ground linseeds, sunflower seeds and almonds release the good fatty acids and whole linseeds aid digestion. Walnuts and chia seeds provide essential omega-3. And almonds, pumpkin seeds, buckwheat, sesame seeds and currants add goodness. The muesli is not toasted and contains no added sugar, no syrups, no juice, no added fats, and no preservatives – just raw and natural.
Bicycle Thieves Cafe, Northcote
Briki cafe, Thornbury
Dineamic Cafe, Carlton North
Dineamic Food, Camberwell
East Elevation, Brunswick East
Little Woodpecker, Blackburn North
McAdam’s Apple, Croydon
Richmond Rush Cafe
Warrandyte Stonehouse Cafe
Wild Things Food, Fitzroy North
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Manuko make a range of chocolate slices and truffles, stocked in select cafes and specialty retailers around Melbourne. All products are made from Certified Organic ingredients, and are raw, gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free and vegan. Their products have a two month shelf life when stored refrigerated.
Their slices include salted caramel, turkish delight, hazelnut ganache, otway walnut ganache, peanut crunch, matcha mint, choc jaffa and choc coconut. Their truffles include original, turkish delight and mint.
Local outlets:Bennetts Butchers, Canterbury
La Deliziosa, Balwyn East
Leo’s Fine Food & Wine, Heidelberg
Mirabella’s of Doncaster
Pure Bread Bakery, Surrey Hills
Savouring Italy Continental Deli, North Balwyn
Signorelli Fresh, Balwyn
Notes (in their own words):
For many years since migrating from Italy in 1954, Renzo Bortot has been making his own pasta sauces for his own personal use. These were based on recipes and traditions from his homeland, subsequently refined for Australian ingredients and way of life. Today his daughter Vivien continues the tradition but has expanded it into this small business so that everyone can have access to the luscious pasta sauces. More Than a Mouthful commenced in 2004 and aims to produce the best tomato pasta sauces on the market using quality and only natural ingredients.
The pasta sauces include tomato & basil, tomato & chilli, tomato & olive, tomato & pine nuts, tomato & roasted capsicum, tomato red wine & capers, and puttanesca. Other products include egg linguine, egg tagliatelle, lime marmalade, 3 citrus marmalade, lemon butter, passionfruit butter, spicy tomato sauce, Moroccan fig mazah and preserved lemons.
My Goosey Gander currently focuses on making granola and some baked goods. The granola is made with all certified organic ingredients, lightly toasted and slightly sweetened with maple syrup and rice malt syrup. Mixed by hand and baked in small batches. The baked goods are gluten, dairy and refined sugar free, using (where possible) locally sourced, certified organic and free range ingredients. In the future, it plans to offer other breakfast options for those with intolerances and alternative lifestyle choices (paleo etc).
Currently, the granola can be ordered online and the baked goods can be bought at Natural Food Market, Montmorency or Platform 3095, Eltham.