We’re so happy to tell you that we took home two awards from the Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awardsat Caffe L'affare in Auckland last Thursday, 27 April. It sounds like quite the process too: a panel of 10 expert food judges had to taste more than 150 products from 82 growers, farmers and crafted producers from all over Aotearoa.
Our Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter won the Outstanding Producer Earth Crafted award. And this is awesome because we back our Dark Chocolate PB. It takes ages for us to craft a new peanut butter that we feel is good enough to bring to market, so winning this award is kind of like a validation that we are indeed doing what we do best. The second award we won was the L’affare Outstanding People's Choice Producer. And it stands for exactly what you think it would: the people of NZ chose us as their number one producer. This is what matters most to us. This is why we do what we do.
It’s been three and a half years since Andrea and I took a chance on leaving our corporate lives behind to dedicate ourselves to crafting something both meaningful and delicious. When we set out to be the best peanut butter makers in the world, it was a big risk especially as we were just starting our family together. Dud grinders and other less expensive mistakes aside, the journey has been worth it. Here we are, in the city we love, working with incredible people and making peanut butter that just won us a people’s choice award.
We’re really proud of the fact that our peanut butter has now won awards in both New Zealand and Australia - but even more so that people like you are out there supporting this journey that we're on and helping us grow as a business. You’re our people.
We wouldn’t be, couldn’t be doing this without you.