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Sunday, May 10, 2015

New Zealand Food Connection features eight quality food and beverages in Manila





New Zealand Food Connection presented their Eight food and beverage offerings last May 8 at Ballroom 2, Fairmont Hotel. An exclusive trade show was presented to the food enthusiasts and media, designed to connect New Zealand's quality food and beverage, if you are into healthy and organic food and drinks then New Zealand has it for you.



The first booth that offered me a taste of New Zealand ice cream was at  New Zealand Natural Ice cream stall.  I enjoyed their Vanilla regular ice cream and Vanilla Sugar-Free ice cream, it tasted the same with its creamy, milky taste to it. You cant distinguish between the two, now diabetics or those who are on a diet can enjoy their ice cream without the guilt.   Ms. Teefanie Chunpeng VP-Finance New Zealand Natural Ice Cream Inc., told that they only put fresh milk to their ice cream, that's why its creamy and fresh. No artificial flavorings and powdered milk. I had 3 cups of delicious goodness for my first stop.


Next was the Rockit Apples, I thought these are gala apples with its red intense blush colour. The Rockit apple is incredibly sweet, crunchy, cute and has no bitter after taste to it. It offers a healthy snack alternative for both children and adult. It is the best apple that I have tasted so far. I love their packaging.



What caught my attention was the Charlie's Organic Drinks, I had a free taste of non alcoholic and sweet Ginger beer. It is best served cold.  I love that its organic, since Im cutting on sodas and iced teas, this is the best alternative healthy drink for me and to all those watching their sugar intake.




More than 100 Philippine food and beverage influencers enjoyed a taste of great New Zealand products this week as New Zealand Food Connection kicked off in Manila.

Featured products included New Zealand wines and all natural, non-alcoholic beverages. Wine and beverages are among New Zealand’s fastest growing export products to the Philippines, with nearly two million litres exported in the year to March 2015 – growth of nearly a third in just one year.


New Zealand dairy is a household staple in the Philippines, one of New Zealand’s top dairy export destinations. New Zealand Food Connection highlighted the household name Anchor products, as well as a brand Filipinos love: New Zealand Natural ice-cream, which is known for its natural ingredients and huge variety of delicious flavours.

“The Philippines is a close friend of New Zealand, and it’s great to see Filipinos enjoying New Zealand products,” says Hernando Banal, New Zealand’s Trade Commissioner to the Philippines. 

“While New Zealand dairy has always been popular, more diverse New Zealand products are now found in stores, hotels and restaurants like wine, non-alcoholic beverages and meat.”


The value in New Zealand exports to the Philippines has increased 21% in the last two years to March 2015, with a value of more than 22 billion Pesos.



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