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16 Products of New Zealand

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When doing a working holiday in New Zealand there is no better way to immerse yourself in NZ culture than to conform to consumerism…

Ok, maybe there is. What we really mean to say is use this guide to find out which brands and products are from New Zealand. Now browsing the supermarkets and shops, flicking the channels, and surfing the co.nz web won’t feel so alien.

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1. Whittaker’s

There is a reason why this is at the top of our list: Whittaker’s chocolate is beyond sensational. The rather large blocks of chocolate come in 22 flavour combinations.

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2. Lemon & Paeroa (L&P)

When in New Zealand, it won’t take long to notice that L&P is a top soft drink. It was originally made from the mineral water in the town Paeroa mixed with lemon juice. You can visit the giant L&P bottle in Paeroa, if you so desire.

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3. Or how about a combination of Whittaker’s and L&P?

Mind blown!

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4. Anything with All Blacks on it

New Zealand loves their national rugby union team – and “loves” is putting it mildly. Get your All Blacks deodorant, birthday cards, onesies, and, understandably, rugby shirts.

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5. Wattie’s

What started in Hawke’s Bay as a canned fruit business in 1934, Wattie’s canned baked beans, spaghetti, frozen vegetables, soups, and sauces are found in most New Zealand supermarkets – plus it supplies ideal backpacker food for on the road.

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6. V Energy Drink

Giving New Zealand a kick since the 90s, V energy drinks all come with the special ingredient of guarana extract.

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7. Tip Top

In 1936, Tip Top was a mere ice cream parlour in Wellington. This sort of escalated into New Zealand’s much-loved ice cream brand.

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8. TradeMe

New Zealand’s very own eBay. TradeMe is an auction website that also has job and property listings.

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9. Canterbury of New Zealand

Canterbury is a sportswear brand for the fashion-conscious athlete. The clothing can be identified by the CCC logo.

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10. Maori Television

The best way to scrub up on your maori in your free time. You’ll be following “Nga Kapa Haka Tuarua o Aotearoa” in no time.

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11. Anchor

Get your source of calcium from New Zealand’s Anchor milk, butter, sour cream and children’s yoghurts.

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12. Pams

Is there any product Pams doesn’t do? They are a budget food retailers found in New Zealand’s major supermarkets, but we’ve managed to find the odd Pams toothbrush.

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13. Stuff

Stuff is an online newspaper covering all things New Zealand from hard news to lifestyle features.

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14. Sanitarium Marmite

NZ’s infamous marmite. Between you and me, it’s better than vegemite.

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15. Icebreaker Clothing

Icebreaker is famous for its marino wool base layer clothing. Outdoor clothing has never been so warm.

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16. Kapiti Cheese, Ice Cream and Desserts

Probably the most awarded cheeses and ice creams in New Zealand.

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Where do I buy such amazing products? Glad you asked, here is our quick guide to Food Shopping in New Zealand.

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