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Food and drink fans take a bite out of the capital city

May 15th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

SWEETS, meat, cosmetics and drink filled Westpac Stadium at the weekend for the Wellington  Food Show.

Companies from all over New Zealand gathered to showcase their products.

Tracy Levey has been coming to the show for seven years and likes the idea of giving Wellington a taste of her Alpine Gold fruit juice.

“We just wanted to introduce our brand to Wellington because we are from the South Island and thought the food show was a great way to promote our product,” says Tracy.

Quina Fina tonic water employee, Kirsty Warbrick sees the show as a way for people to try out different brands.

“I find it a good way for the reps to promote new products to a lot more people than just everyday supermarkets” Kirsty says.

Jasmine Griffin has been involved with the food show for a number of years and agrees the show is a great place to try new products.

Jasmine who works for Whittakers teamed up with New Zealand’s number one food magazine, Cuisine, to promote both the chocolate and the magazine.

“I came for Cuisine magazine but I am doing the Whittakers chocolate display because we [Whittaker’s and cuisine] are close and wanted to promote the new chocolate,” says Jasmine.

Nultz Gourmet’s Sheree Fitzi thinks taste testing is the best thing about the show.

“I think everyone comes to the show for all the taste testing,” says Sheree.

The show isn’t all about food – Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics displayed body products.

“Our product is made with fruit and vegetables and we thought that the food show is a great place to show people what else you can do with food,” says Brain Gullis- Overton of Lush.

This was the first time Lush attended the food show and was the trial run.

“We maybe are looking at doing it [food show] in Auckland and Christchurch next year.”

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