Our products are produced using the best NZ ingredients that we can find. It matters to us where our ingredients come from - we always try to source from suppliers, farmers and growers who we know and trust and care as much about good food as you do.
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I Love Pies
Sour Cream Pastry
We think you can’t make a good pie if you don’t start with good pastry. Our pastry is a bit different, it’s made with sour cream, we also use real butter rather than hydrogenated fats and yellow food colouring. We think it tastes pretty delicious and we are sure you will taste the difference. Our pastry is carefully hand folded to create a puffy puff pastry on top and a nice short crust on the bottom.
Fresh Vegetables and Herbs
We believe that fresh is best and when it comes to herbs and vegetables, a limp sad carrot won’t do, neither will frozen icy peas. Enough said.
Free Range Chicken
We use Rangitikei Corn Fed Free Range Chicken, in our Chicken, Leek and Mustard pie. Rangitikei are New Zealand’s first chicken meat producer to carry the SPCA ‘Blue Tick’ certification mark. All Rangitikei Chicken are raised Free Range with the freedom to be outside and grow at a natural rate. They are corn fed produce, which delivers a richer, tastier buttery flavour. We use their chicken not only because they are free ranged but also because they taste like chicken use to taste – yum!www.rangitikeichicken.co.nz
We only use top quality New Zealand Angus beef in our pies. We have chosen to use 100% Rump steak, a prime cut of meat which we feel gives the best succulent texture and flavour in our pies. The cattle are grass fed and sourced locally from farms where sustainable farming and the welfare and health of the animals is carefully controlled. When preparing the meat a dedicated process is used in which the beef is naturally aged for a minimum of 21 days to enhance the meat quality, creating a unique and delicious flavour. This lovely quality meat is the kind of stuff you would cook with at home!
Free Range Pork
We use NZ Free Range Pork and Bacon produced from Harmony, which is SPCA Blue Tick Certified. The Pigs have a varied diet including fresh grass and grains, there are no cages, no pens and only open pastures and plenty of space for them to roam. Harmony go to extraordinary lengths to ensure that their meat goes from pasture to plate with absolute care at every stage. The manuka smoked bacon is cured specially for us and is 100% natural so is free from preservatives, nitrates or colours. We agree with Harmony that a happy pig makes the best tasting bacon and pork and therefore great tasting sausage rolls and pies.www.harmony.co.nz
We use smoked fish produced by Smokey of KatiKati which is 100% natural and therefore free from colour, flavourings and preservatives. They use A grade fish which is sourced locally from New Zealand's finest fishing companies, and then smoked the classic kiwi way simply with salt and manuka wood chips. We have chosen to use Kahawai and Trevally, not only are these delicious smoked but they are also recommended as a more sustainable fish species to use.
I Love Baking
Dates are a wonderful and natural source of sugar that have been cultivated and eaten by many cultures for thousands of years. They contain fibre, protein and a wide range of essential nutrients including potassium. 20% of the sweetness in our cookies comes from the natural goodness of dates. We love using dates as they give a lovely natural caramel taste and colour to our cookies.
In our cookie range we use locally-grown wholegrain oats from Otago and Southland. They are low GI and high in fibre. The wholegrain oats we use are finely ground which allows us to reduce the white flour content. At the same time, they give a delicious flavour and texture to our cookies.
Our cookies, pies and sausage rolls are made with 100% New Zealand butter which is a natural fat, and is widely considered as one of the 'healthy' fats. Most manufactures use unnatural margarines and pastry fats which are a cheap source of fat and contain palm oil. We proudly use butter in all our pastry and cookies as not only does it taste great but it also means we are palm oil free which is better for our environment.
We use unrefined sugar in our cookies which has been made by pressing out, cleaning and crystallising the juice from the sugar cane. Unlike refined sugar it retains much more of sugar’s natural nutrients, such as calcium, iron and magnesium and it also adds a subtle and natural depth of colour to our cookies.
Mānuka Health Honey
Our Mānuka Honey Muesli Cookies contain the natural goodness of MGO™30+ Mānuka Honey Blend from Mānuka Health NZ. The Mānuka Honey we use comes from beehives in remote and pristine areas of New Zealand. Not only does it taste delicious it is also renowned for its unique natural properties that have made it a favourite all over the world.