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Fresh Cuts: Product launches for the week to 15 October

15th October 2021 By Staff Reporter | | @foodtickernz

Check what’s new to the market for the week to 15 October 2021.

This week, Raglan Food Co creams it with vegan mayo and aioli, a wasabi-flavoured Karma Bites snack hits New Zealand shores, and its a good week for chocolate stockists with Wellington Chocolate Factory, Bennetto, Whittaker’s and Nestlé all in on the act.

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The new Whittaker’s Cocoa Pods took five years to develop.

Following more than five years of development and investment into state-of-the-art new factory equipment, Whittaker’s has released a new product, Cocoa Pods.

The pods have a 33% cocoa Five Roll Refined Creamy Milk chocolate shell with a hazelnut gianduja centre.

The individually-wrapped chocolates come in a 125g pouch and a 200g gift box, and will be available in supermarkets nationwide from Monday 18 October and at Whittaker’s online shop.

Raglan Food Co’s vegan aioli and vegan mayo in stores now.

Raglan Food Co has moved into ambient products with vegan mayo and vegan aioli products launched this week.

The products mark the company’s first foray beyond the supermarket chiller where its existing range of plant-based yoghurts and drinking kefirs products sit.

The 350g tubs of 100% plant-based ingredients were available at most supermarkets or at the Raglan Food Co online store for $30 for a four-pack.

UK brand Karma Bites has released a new wasabi flavour to join its existing three flavours.

A new wasabi-flavoured Karma Bites snack has hit New Zealand shores.

The move sees UK brand Karma Bites expand its three-strong range of popped lotus seeds snacks made in India.

The snack is on sale from this week in most Foodstuffs supermarkets, selected North Island convenience stores and online via Better Bite for $3.99RRP.

Wellington Chocolate Factory has teamed up with Karen Walker on their second collaboration.

Wellington Chocolate Factory has teamed up with New Zealand fashion designer Karen Walker for its latest cocoa creations.

The front of the two new flavoured chocolate bars features Walker’s Runaway Girl in iconic New Zealand destinations Te Whanganui-A-Hei/Cathedral Cove and Mitre Peak near Milford Sound.

The lime and coconut milk chocolate and the smoked nibs and chilli dark chocolate flavours are available for a limited time online and in store at WCF and at Karen Walker and Playpark stores.

There are two new flavours from Christchurch chocolate company Bennetto this week – an Exceptionally Dark 82% cocoa, and Coffee in Madagascar with 76% cocoa (pictured).  

Both single origin bars pack a high cocoa punch and directly support reforestation on the eastern peninsular of Masoala Madagascar, converting cleared land back into tropical rain forest by planting cacao and a mix of other tropical fruit trees and timber.

The new product will be available for wholesale purchase directly from Bennetto’s website from Monday.

KitKat V has launched in New Zealand this week as a limited release.

Nestlé has released its vegan KitKat in New Zealand, with KitKat V going on sale on 11 October for a limited time.

The bar was developed by chocolatiers and food scientists in Nestlé’s Research and Development centre in the UK, and released in the UK and Europe in June this year.

It has an RRP of $2.00.



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