Kapiti Ice Cream Now in Malaysia!

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Kapiti, an iconic New Zealand ice cream brand made a cool entry into the Malaysian market recently with its range of delectable gourmet ice cream flavours in tubs, multipacks and novelty packs.

 

Know more about Kapiti

~ Kapiti is a New Zealand place name. The Kapiti Coast District stretches from Paekakariki in the south to Otaki in the north.

~ Kapiti Fine Foods Ltd is a New Zealand company producing gourmet cheeses, ice cream, yoghurts and other dairy products for domestic consumption and for export. It has factories in Paraparaumu (cheese) and Palmerston North (ice cream). Kapiti had 150 employees and retail outlets in Auckland, Christchurch and Lindale, assisted by an expansion of production facilities in 1997, and consistent annual growth. Even today, Kapiti holds true to McCallum and McNaughton’s dream to craft quality, award winning and uniquely New Zealand dairy products.

~ Kapiti ice cream and sorbet has been produced for the New Zealand food service industry since 1997, mainly for hospitality (restaurants and cafes) and airlines. They have a range of flavours  inspired  by New Zealand.

~ Kapiti as a brand is all about a unique and raw individualism, premium with a distinct New Zealand flavour.

 

An official launching ceremony had recently held at refurbished deli Masak-masak at Ben’s Independent Grocer,Publika and I was lucky to be invited to participate on the event.

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Kapiti in boxes

Kapiti, the premium ice cream from New Zealand.

The brand’s innovative and designer flavours are regularly heralded at the New Zealand Ice Cream Awards. And it’s no wonder as only the finest and freshest ingredients sourced originally from New Zealand are used. The plump, sun drenched boysenberries that make the coulis are from the heart of Nelson, the robust sweetness of Black Doris Plums from Central Otago and the Fig and Honey is infused with Manuka honey from Cambridge.  All crafted and paired perfectly with the finest dairy from New Zealand.

 

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Our emcee that day, Ms. Andora from Truth Communications Sdn Bhd.

 

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Mr Matt Ritchie, the New Zealand Trade Commissioner at the launch said Kapiti is one of New Zealand’s best-selling gourmet products and is a brand that New Zealanders are extremely proud of. “When you want to feel a sense of the land and the people of New Zealand, Kapiti ice cream invokes the senses of a sunny day overlooking the beautiful New Zealand landscape. Its distinctive taste comes from the use of real fruit and natural ingredients from New Zealand,” said Mr Ritchie.

 

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Mr. Darren Tan, Head of Sales and Marketing of Sungei Timur Sdn Bhd, sole distributor of Kapiti Ice Cream in Malaysia said that having been in the ice cream business for over 35 years, the company has established one of the best distribution networks in the industry, with specialized expertise in the premium ice cream category. “Being an advocate of quality ice cream our main aim is to make this ultimate indulgence in ice cream more affordable as we want gourmet ice cream to be enjoyed by more people, and not be seen as a rare treat.”

 

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Speaking at the event, Malaysia Airlines’ Head of Inflight Services, En Shamsul Amree Salleh said, “Kapiti is well-known for its award winning ice-cream and is synonymous with luxury. We are excited to introduce this premium product to our passengers as the ice-cream complements our brand. This is part of our effort to enhance our in-flight dining experience in our existing service.”

“Kapiti gourmet ice-cream will tempt our guests in First, Business and selected Economy class when they travel from Kuala Lumpur to Hong Kong, Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Auckland, Narita, London and Shanghai,” he added.

 

Launch of Kapiti Ice Cream - En Shamsul Amree from MAS, Mr Matt Ritche New Zealand Trade Commissioner and Mr Darren Tan from Sungei Timur flanked by MAS stewardesses

Launch of Kapiti, from left to right:- En Shamsul Amree from MAS, Mr Matt Ritche, New Zealand Trade Commissioner and Mr Darren Tan from Sungei Timur accompanined by MAS stewardesses.

 

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More than 20 irresistible flavors of Kapiti however some are still not available yet here 🙁

 

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Flavors available in Malaysia:-

Retail

Size – 1 Litre Tub. Retail Price – RM38.80
Flavours
~ Vanilla Bean
~ Triple Chocolate
~ White Chocolate & Raspberry

Multipacks (6 in a box). Retail : RM 22.90
~ Boysenberry Mini
~ White chocolate and Raspberry Mini
~ Passionfruit Yoghurt Mini

145ml cup. Retail: RM 7.90
~ Chocolate Cup

Food Service
Size/Pack : 100ml cup
~ Vanilla Bean
~ Hokey Pokey
~ Triple Chocolate
~ Doris Plum & Creme Fraiche
~ Double Cookies & Cream

5 Litre Tub
~ Vanilla Bean
~ Triple Chocolate
~ White Chocolate & Raspberry

Kapiti Ice Cream is available at:-

~ Cold Storage
~ Jaya Grocer
~ Village Grocer
~ Tesco
~ The BIG Group (Ben’s Independent Grocer)
~ Mydin
~ Hero Supermarket
~ Quick and Easy Convenient Stores

 

After the launching, there was also an ice cream presentation by Chef Maria Conte.

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Part of the ingredients that used to assemble the ice cream inspired desserts.

 

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Ice cream in hollowed lemon 🙂

 

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Wonton ice cream tower~

 

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Pavlova

 

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Chocolate Cupcake

  

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Plan B Roasters has also partnered with Kapiti to create delicious affogatos using various flavours from Kapiti, available for their Plan B Roasters customers.

 

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Recipes of some desserts for your perusal if you wanna try it!

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