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Devro New Zealand Sausage Competition

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Eurofins NZ Laboratory Services Ltd

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James Crisp Ltd

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Global Baker - Dean Brettschneider

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DESCRIPTION: ESR can help protect your markets by testing your food products to the highest scientific standards of any organisation in New Zealand. A truly independent and globally networked organisation ... more
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Snack smarter with Nibblish – because life’s too short not to snack!

Spent the chilly season hibernating under the duvet with delicious tubs of ice cream, DVDs and decadent chocolate puddings? Wave goodbye to your winter wobbles and hello to Nibblish – the new snack delivery service that will wow both your tastebuds and your waistline, with healthy, guilt-free nibbles delivered direct to your door! Designed with busy Kiwis in mind – whether you’re up during the night with little ones, or working late to reach a deadline – active minds need efficient nutrition, which is why Nibblish provides all-natural snacks that satisfy, ... more


The History of Ice Cream in New Zealand: The history of the ice cream industry in this country is fascinating  - the product that we all love, in fact was often handicapped through the years by the perception that it was frivolous and non-essential.

From the restrictive, Victorian Sunday trading laws that persisted into the 1950s, to wartime rationing of sugar and milkfat (being prosecuted for having too much cream in their ice cream!), to PM Robert Muldoon's 1979 20% sales tax on ice cream alone. Disowned by the booming dairy industry, at the mercy of the nationalised Town Milk industry, and yet dependent on both for ingredients, ice cream manufacturers had to forge their own path.

Technology, geography, politics, pricing, and archaic legislation were often against them, and eventually they had to work together to survive. The New Zealand Ice Cream Manufacturers Association was incorporated in 1927, and has represented the industry ever since.

So who would have thought, especially from today's perspective, that ice cream would come to be seen as a genuine health food?

Claimed to be "a nutritious food", with "high food content", "properties that represent the finest, invigorating vitamines for the human system", and  “extremely valuable … in some of the most serious forms of illness and in convalescence.” In fact, the original company that launched the Tip Top ice cream brand in Wellington in 1935 was called Health Foods Ltd.

At one time, it was proposed that ice cream be distributed free to all New Zealand school children, instead of milk.

And during World War II, it was thought to be so important for morale that mini ice cream factories, ice cream mix, and even ice cream trucks were shipped from New Zealand to our troops fighting in the Middle East and in the Pacific.

Read much, much more in the NZ Ice Cream Manufacturers' Assn's "History of Ice Cream in New Zealand":

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