The hard work starts once
the kernel arrives on the conveyor belt. Here our staff separate the kernel into different
types (chips, halves, wholes) and sizes. They also discard any bad or immature kernel and
kernel is sold as raw, roasted and salted, chocolate coated,
manuka honey coated, or our
special Kiwimac. (half macadamia and half kiwifruit in chocolate). The chocolate coating
is done under contract for us and returned packaged.
a tip from us and taste our special large wholes in chocolate. Most manufacturers
who buy from us ask for small whole kernel so they can give you minimum kernel and maximum
chocolate (which is cheaper) - we give real value with maximum nut and enough
taste the difference!!
Another favourite variety
is the roasted and salted nut, which is cooked on site. The bulk raw nut is
lightly cooked in
coconut oil in 2kg batches for 3 minutes, sprinkled with salt and excess salt and oil
rubbed off to give a crisp and full flavoured product.
type is packed in bulk bins or boxes for shipment to our wholesale clients.
our retail foil packs we carefully weigh and nitrogen purge to give you a long shelf life
whether it be raw, salted or chocolate coated.