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 shell pieces.
The 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.
Take 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 chocolate … 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.
Each type is packed in bulk bins or boxes for shipment to our wholesale clients.
For 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.