It’s finally time! The Kiwi Goodness Company is proud to launch three new tasty gummies to hit New Zealand shores. Crafted and manufactured in Auckland, New Zealand, these delicious delights are full of the goodness your diet needs.
The Kiwi Goodness Company may be a new name to your household, but we're not the new kids on the block by any means. Our founders have more than 40 years of experience in the food manufacturing industry, so you know that you're buying from a well-established and trusted Kiwi-owned and operated brand.
After four years of designing a household, gelatine-free, nutritious supplement, The Kiwi Goodness Company are ready for launch. They're guaranteed to impress, and we can't wait to see what you think of our latest creation.
We caught up with founder, Raj Bhikha, to hear his thoughts on the creation of TKGC.
What was the inspiration behind creating The Kiwi Goodness Company?
We set ourselves a challenge five years ago to create a wellness gummy company. Our family business was already successfully manufacturing confectionery and we leveraged our knowledge from this and set out to create TKGC. We wanted to deliver great-tasting wellness gummies, made of only the highest-quality New Zealand ingredients, for everyone to enjoy.
Why did you decide to make this product gelatine-free?
We wanted our wellness gummies to appeal to everyone. By having a non-animal based gelling agent, it allowed us to create wellness gummies that are vegetarian.
What was the process behind making these gummies? How long has the R&D process taken your team?
The R&D process started about four years ago. We created the concept behind TKGC as well as designed products we wanted to create and manufacture. That led to months of research, ingredient-sourcing, recipe testing and trialling, market research groups, packaging development and, finally, making our wellness gummies available in the marketplace.
What are you most proud of with these products?
We're proud to have successfully created wellness gummies not only taste delicious, but provide all the benefits of high-quality ingredients like Mānuka Honey and Apple Cider Vinegar, without having to take them in their raw form.
Who are these products designed for?
The aim was to always create wellness gummies that were beneficial to anyone and everyone. Following on from that, we decided to make a wellness gummy that was tailored to children - allowing them to reap the benefits of these high-quality ingredients in a way that was suitable for their dietary needs.
What do you as a team personally enjoy doing to keep fit and healthy?
Our team has a range different hobbies and interests that we tackle to keep ourselves fit and healthy. These range from daily walks, meditation, playing sports, going to the gym and everything in between. We believe it is important to lead a healthy lifestyle, and this was the foundation our product was built upon.
The biggest question to finish - which is your favourite gummy?
This is a difficult one - I love them all! If I had to choose, I think it would be the Turmeric, Ginger & Lemon gummy. It's got that perfect (but not overpowering) ginger taste and the high-quality turmeric (which we source from India, have processed in France, and then import to NZ) has incredible health benefits.
With the backing of health heroes all across the country, these are a gummy you’ll be dying to try. Pick your flavour (or try all three) and reap the rewards!