August 2 - 8, 2020: Issue 460


addiction food

Georgie and Grant Campbell Addiction Food and Sydney Wildlife - photo by Margaret Woods

Addiction Food

Our focus is on providing delicious, compassionate and sustainable plant based products that are ethical and gentle on the environment.

Addiction Food was founded in Sydney in the year 2000 by Georgie and Grant Campbell. We are a husband and wife team doing our absolute best to keep the dream of manufacturing in Australia alive!

As a 100%  Australian owned and made family business we manufacture ethical planet friendly plant based sweets and treats that are gentle on our environment. 

We are volunteer wildlife carers for over 20 years and continue to rescue and rehabilitate sick and injured wildlife in our Sydney home. We have been volunteers with Sydney Wildlife since 2002.

Australia has the most unique flora and fauna in the world and being carers and involved in such a wonderful organisation is truly rewarding.

We have designed special packs with proceeds going to Sydney Wildlife… our plant based gluten free Funky Fudge Brownies, Funky Macadamia Brownies, Choc Orange Truffles and Choc Mint Truffles.  All packaging is completely biodegradable, compostable and made from plants.

With Sydney Wildlife we are privileged to care for many species including birds, possums ,snakes turtles, lizards, dragons, echidnas, kangaroo, wallabies, bandicoots and we also have 5 permanent rescue frogs. 

Sydney Wildlife is completely run by volunteers. They have absolutely no paid staff, 100% of the work is 100% for the wildlife.

I remember well our first brushtail possum rescue in Bondi. The poor darling had his head stuck in a Milo tin. Grant held him snugly while I pried it carefully, off his sweet little face. He snorted at me growled and took off thankfully unharmed but we knew he was thankful.

Grants early words; “No animals in the lounge room please”

As I reflect on this we have five frogs,  3 blue tongue lizards, a bearded dragon, a water dragon 3 snakes  a rescued lab rat a turtle and that’s just in the lounge room!

Most are on pain relief and antibiotics with heat pads. Everyone of them has their own story.

Apart from wildlife rescue and care, what I love the most is we have so much support from other dedicated volunteers always ready to support other members. If anyone is considering becoming a member of Sydney Wildlife I will say ‘Go For It!’  It is quite possibly the most rewarding work you may ever do in your life! Always expect the unexpected and keep a good sense of humour on you!!

As a volunteer you can do as much as you like. Not all volunteers care for wildlife in their own home and not all wildlife carers care for snakes. However snakes and other reptiles are sentient beings…the importance of them having a voice is equally important to us as it is any other animal. So it so happens that many of the animals Grant and I have in care happen to be reptiles.

Georgie with a blue tongue lizard still in her care - photo by Margaret Woods

Not that I am an expert! Far from it! I am constantly leaning on my experienced co-ordinators and exotic vets for help! I wouldn’t be able to do it otherwise.

A huge part of wildlife rescue is taking the opportunity to not only offer assistance to the animal needing care but also offering education for the caller as well as the general public. People always ask me what is my favourite animal that I have had in care…  There are hundreds of them that have made such an impact… they are ALL my favourites.

All our products are certified by Vegan Australia and are gluten free and palm oil free. We love our planet and are conscious of walking softly. 

Our motivation has always been and will continue to be a voice for the voiceless.

We are proud supporters of: 

  • Animal Liberation since 1999 
  • Sydney Wildlife since 2001
  • Sea Shepherd since 2006
  • Liberty Foundation since 2018

We have been proud supporters and sponsors of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras ,with Animal Liberation, Human Rights Conferences,  Peanuts Funny Farm,  Heart Acres,  The Cruelty Free Festival,  A Poultry Place,  Animal Voices, Aussie Farms, Will Tuttle Tours, and continue our community work with the Rural Fire Service and education in our local community.

Addiction Food started in a tiny apartment kitchen in Willoughby. That is where we perfected the original Funky Fudge Brownie 100% Gluten Free and Plant based, also our choc mint and choc orange truffles.

These along with the Funky Macadamia brownies are what makes up the gift packs with proceeds to Sydney Wildlife Rescue.

We put a lot of love to develop four brand new packaging in partnership with Sydney Wildlife Rescue: Funky Fudge Brownie, Funky Macadamia Brownie, Choc Mint Coconut Truffle and Choc Orange Coconut Truffle. Every time you buy one of those products, proceeds from the sale go to Sydney Wildlife Rescue - how great is this?

You can buy them online at and enjoy an introductory $12 flat rate delivery Australia wide! 

Stockists - In our area:

Avalon Wholefood, 25 Old Barrenjoey Rd, Avalon

Cocco Rocco Deli & Café, 51 The Centre, Forestville 

Cruise Espresso, 2/2 Moore Rd, Freshwater

Flannerys, 12/14 Park St, Mona Vale

Forest Brunch Bar, 26 The Centre, Forestville

Fuel Espresso Ba, 2/676 Pittwater Rd, Brookvale

Koto Avalon, 3/49 Old Barrenjoey Rd, Avalon Beach

Manly Farm, 16/17-25 Wentworth St., Manly

Manly Food Co-op, Lot 1/11-25 Wentworth St, Manly

Manly Health Foods, 8/23 Wentworth St, Manly

Mona Vale Wholefoods Store, 11/24 Waratah St, Mona Vale

Mr Vitamins Brookvale, Shop 241/145 Old Pittwater Rd, Brookvale

Roseberry Street Café, 2/62 Balgowlah Rd, Balgowlah

The Deli Bilgola, 211 Plateau Road, Bilgola Plateau

Two Sisters Pantry, 147 Sydney Rd, Fairlight

Wakehurst Golf Club, Upper Clontarf St, Seaforth

Wholesome Eatery, 17/64-68 Pitt Rd, North Curl Curl

Georgie visiting with one of the 'youngsters' being cared for at the Sydney Wildlife Rehabilitation Facility at Waratah Park - photo by Margaret Woods

Recipe Ideas - Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables

Apricot - January Summer Fruits  

Artichoke – The Flower Vegetable that Crops in Spring  

Australian and Native Cherries (Summer Fruits) - the Duntroon Connection - Marrianne Collinson Campbell 

Autumn is Apple Season 

Autumn Feast of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables for a Healthy Body

Autumn Tonic Soup: keep the chills out as we head into Winter with this simple seasonal recipe

Broccoli - Early Spring Crop

Beetroot: Summer Vegetables 

Cabbage - Winter Food 

Cherry - Australian summer Fruit 

Chick Pea Burgers with Homemade Hummus 

Classic Spring Trifles

Classic Winter Soups

Easter Feast - modern and historic  

Edible Weeds  Eggs: Five Ways - Savoury 

Fennel - Winter Vegetable  

Full Fruit Bowl for Seasonal Health

Figs - Late Summer Fruit  

Fresh Herbs for Health

Green Beans - Spring Vegetables

Healthful Cordials And Cleansing Tonics  Hogmanay (New Year) Dinner - Australian Style  Home Grown Food Program in Fruit and Veg Month by Jess Rosman  Honey, Honey: Inaugural World Bee Day - Honey Cake Recipes Around the World

Kale: for Pure Energy  Kale, Ricotta And Chicken Cannelloni

Make Your Own Treats For Christmas Gifts - Jaffa Rum Balls, White Christmas, Gingerbread People, Spicy Nut Mix, Strawberries Dipped in Christmas, Scottish Shortbread, Spanish Polverones, Melomakarona (Greek Christmas Honey Cookies), Kourabiedes (Greek Butter Biscuits), Italian Lemon Shortbread Squares (Shortbread con crema al limone)

Mandarins Spring Fruits  Mandarins Winter Fruits  

Mangoes - Summer Fruits  

Mother's Day at Breakfast Menu for those who 'can't cook'

Mums Vegetable Soup with Macaroni 

Mushrooms Autumnal Shifts

Nectarines - Summer crop 

Nicoise Salad: An Autumn Salad

Old Australian Chocolates Back On The Market: The Cherry Ripe Song of MacRobertsons

Packham's Triumph Pears - The Australian Pear  

Parsnip - Winter Vegetables  Pear - Autumn Fruits  

Perfect Summer Picnics  

Potato Gnocchi    Pumpkin  Pumpkin Season 2015

Sage - the 'saving' herb Remembrance Day 2012 Food  

Self-Saucing Winter Puddings  

Sensational Hot Scones For Cold Winter Mornings

Silverbeet - Winter Vegetable  

Spring Salad Season  Spring Strawberries Spring Salads  

Sugar Free Halloween

Summer Lilli Pillis  Summer Passionfruit  Summer Peaches, Quandongs (Wild Peach) - Marian Rowan Ellis Summer Peaches - From Wyong! Summer Plums - Greengages

Summer Raspberries Native Ones - Adam Forster

Sweet Corn

Ten Minute Spring SaladsSpring Fare 

The Food of Love  Tomato 

Vegetable Bhaji

Winter Crops Winter Vegetable Pies   Zucchini Strawberries  Cauliflower

Pittwater Restaurants, Cafés and Bistros

Addiction Food - Sydney Wildlife Fundraiser

Alma Restaurant Avalon 

Avalon Chinese Restaurant 

Avalon on the Beach Kiosk

Barrenjoey House: Winter 2017

Beco at Mona Vale, Newport and Avalon: Winter 2020

Café Edelweiss and the German Butchery at Bassett Street: Mona Vale  Caffeine Villains - Newport

Club Palm Beach: Fish Fridays

Cranky Fins Holidae Inn  

Cranzgot's Pizza Cafe

Duck Creek Macadamias - Orange Obsessions

Feed Me Too - Supplier Of Allergy Free Food & Services

Flannerys Organic & Wholefoods Market - Mona Vale

Home Grown Food Program in Fruit and Veg Month by Jess Rosman

Japanese Cuisine in Avalon: Four Options

Laurie Bimson's Marinated Kangaroo Recipe  

Lobster Nights at Club Palm Beach

Marina Café: Church Point - within The Quays Marina at Church Point

Mekong: Merchants of Taste - Vietnamese street food Avalon Beach

Mekong Merchant Restaurants In Mona Vale And Avalon Beach: Pho Specialists!

Modus Operandi Brewing Co., Brilliant Beers, Beautiful Burgers in Mona Vale

Oceana Traders - Seafood Merchants, Avalon Beach: For Fish & Chips Excellence

Palm Beach Fish and Chips Tops Scale at 10  

Parkview Restaurant: Avalon Beach RSL Club

Pasadena Pantry & Fresh

Pittwater COVID- 19 Restrictions Responses: Take Away from Restaurants and Cafes and Grocers and Food Available From Local Outlets  Local food suppliers and cafes and restaurants are currently adapting to social-distancing requirements and the closure of public spaces to large gatherings. Listed this week are those that have food you can order for take away or delivery and also those who supplied these outlets who also have food available to purchase.

Prontos Creative Food - Palm Beach  Pronto Creative Food Celebrates 30 Years - Palm Beach Success Story for Local Lady  Pronto Creative Food: Something Sweet

Riva Bar and Kitchen - Avalon Beach  Riva Bar And Kitchen Autumn Lunch May 2019

RMYC Function Food at Rotary Club of Pittwater 52nd Changeover Dinner  

RMYC Ladies Lunch for July(2012); 'Boosting Your Brain and turning Your Stress Into Success' by Dr. Helena Popovic

Rozana Mediterranean Cuisine - Avalon Beach

Salt Cove at RMYC Broken Bay Sky Thai Avalon  Sushi Ichiri  Sydney Edible Garden Trail Opens Next Weekend: March 21-22, 2020 - The Local Trail At Newport, Mona Vale, Elanora + More

The 2107 Restaurant - Avalon

The Avalon On The Beach Restaurant and Kiosk Opens in Avalon Beach SLSC clubhouse  

The Balcony Room at Palm Beach Golf Club

The Chick'n Shack Café at Careel Bay - For Lovers Of Old School Burgers and New School Ways

The Little Oak Tree Cafe at Careel Bay Shops

Waterfront Cafe - Church Point

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