With its dizzying array of global products, Cold Storage has long been a popular Singapore supermarket for high quality international groceries. Hot on the heels of its Australia spotlight, Cold Storage and CS Fresh outlets islandwide will hold a New Zealand Fair from 27 April to 17 May. The fair will highlight the freshest New Zealand food products and wines sourced from the country’s finest producers, so it’s a fantastic opportunity to get a little gourmet grocery shopping done. Not sure where to start? Here are 9 products that showcase the best New Zealand has to offer.
#1 Beta Bites Snacking Carrots
Looking for a healthy snack to pair with your favourite Netflix series? Beta Bites Snacking Carrots are carefully nurtured in New Zealand and picked right when they’re the perfect size for snacking. They’re ready to eat straight out of the bag, so they also make for an easy and nutritious addition to your packed lunch. Tip: for an extra indulgent snack, dip these in Fix & Fogg’s Crunchy Almond Butter (also made in New Zealand) for a sweet and savoury treat.
#2 Zespri Red Kiwifruit
This unusual kiwifruit variation is distinguished by its striking ruby-red flesh and unique berry flavour. Zespri Red kiwifruit is also rich in antioxidants like anthocyanins that, in addition to providing its bold red colouration, can contribute to improved mood and general wellbeing. It’s also a great way to add a splash of colour to your favourite salads.
#3 Frenched Lamb Rack Bulk
Planning a lavish date night and want a centrepiece that’s sure to impress? Keep it simple (and classy) and go for something timeless like a roasted lamb rack. Sourced from New Zealand farms, the Frenched lamb rack (bulk) comes trimmed of excess fat and connective tissues so there’s little prep work required. Add a flavourful spice rub, pop it in the oven and pair it with roasted vegetables on the side. It’s the perfect fuss-free meal for that special occasion.
#4 Cloudy Bay Diamond Shell Clams
Shellfish can be an intimidating prospect for the novice chef. In fact, they’re actually surprisingly easy to cook. Cloudy Bay Diamond Shell Clams are a great option for your first attempt at shellfish because they go through a vigorous sorting procedure and come pre-purged of sand and grit. Harvested from New Zealand’s pristine coastal waters, the clams offer a wild oceanic flavour along with plump, sweet flesh with rich buttery notes. If you need inspiration, Cloudy Bay also offers a collection of easy recipe ideas for home cooks.
#5 Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc
Need an introduction to New Zealand wines or looking for something to pair with your clams? Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc is the New Zealand winemaker’s most iconic offering. It features vibrant flavours of ripe fruit and a touch of acidity to balance out the sweetness. These qualities of this unique New Zealand wine make it an excellent choice for pairing with raw vegetable salads and light seafood dishes.
#6 Wahiki Coconut Ice Cream
Looking for an indulgent dessert that won’t leave you feeling guilty? Wahiki Coconut Ice Cream is a rich and creamy plant-based treat that’s non-GMO, dairy-free, gluten-free and keto-friendly with no added sugar. It’s also known as New Zealand’s lowest-calorie ice cream. It comes in a variety of popular flavours like vanilla, chocolate and the ever-popular salted caramel.
#7 Canterbury Biltong
Based in Christchurch, Canterbury Biltong prides itself on its high-quality biltong that’s made only with Quality Mark export-grade topside steak. This convenient and nutritional air-dried snack is a great pick-me up for long hikes. It also comes in several flavours including original, chilli and barbecue.
#8 Mount Somers Manuka Honey
Another New Zealand food product that truly shines is Manuka honey. Free from genetic modification and Unique Manuka Factor-certified, Mount Somers Manuka Honey is sourced from bee farms in some of New Zealand’s most pristine regions. This, along with stringent farming processes, makes for a uniquely rich honey that’s distinctly smooth and creamy. Enjoy it on toast, with tea, or incorporate it into your favourite baked desserts as a healthier substitute for sugar.
#9 Bluebird Potato Chips
Made with top quality New Zealand potatoes and peeled and cut to the perfect thickness, Bluebird Potato Chips will be a hit with crisp connoisseurs thanks to their impeccable crunch. The chips come generously seasoned in a variety of flavours including ready salted, sour cream and chives, cut green onion, chicken, and tangy salt and vinegar.
Visit these CS Fresh outlets for samples
If you’re keen on discovering just how fresh New Zealand food can be, you can try free samples at three CS Fresh locations.
- CS Fresh Great World (28-30 April)
- CS Fresh Gold Tanglin Mall (5-7 May)
- CS Fresh Plaza Singapore (12-14 May)
Throughout the the fair, there will also be weekly deals where you can snag selected items at promotional prices and enjoy 2x yuu points! Alternatively, you can shop for groceries online and discover their range of New Zealand wines and food products at the CS Fresh and Cold Storage website.
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