83 Islands Distillery makes premium craft rum and spirits using local Vanuatu ingredients. 83 Islands Distillery is located just outside of Port Vila, the capital of Vanuatu.
83 Islands have been filling barrels and aging rum since 2019, making limited editions flavoured rums and gins and other spirits using local ingredients.
83 Islands is currently working with local sugarcane farmers on the island of Efate. The 2020 Rhum Agricole is made with wild sugarcane, as there is no historical sugarcane plantation in the country even when Saccharum officinarum’s origins are in Melanesia.
Banz Kofi is a Coffee Roaster Based in Papua New Guinea. They roast the freshest organic, single-origin Arabica Coffee from Waghi Valley in the heart of the coffee-growing region in the highlands. All their coffee is roasted fresh to order and shipped direct to the end user.
Banz Kofi’s mission is simple: to bring coffee lovers a divine coffee experience by creating the purest coffee beans. Banz Kofi is very unique.
Bora Bora Sea Salt is produced naturally on the French Polynesian Island of the same name. In an ancient form of the local Tahitian language, the island was called Pora pora mai te pora, meaning ‘created by the gods.’ You could say the same of Bora Bora Sea Salt too.
Bora Bora Sea Salt is offered as a pure product, or mixed with Tahitian vanilla, ginger and curcuma, or coconut. And is presented in custom-made ceramic jars, beautiful gift boxes or in refill bags for restaurants.
SOPAC was founded in 1994 by prawn farmers in New Caledonia. They found success marketing the raw prawns in the discerning seafood market of Japan under the brand ‘Tenshi No Ebi’ (meaning ‘Angel Prawns’).
Their beautiful blue colour comes from the turquoise, pure and crystal water of the New Caledonian lagoon and the natural food supply from the lagoon's plankton. Their unique sweet taste and melt-in-the-mouth flesh, firm and juicy when cooked, are particularly appreciated by top chefs such as Pierre Gagnaire and William Ledeuil.
Fiji Fire Chilli Sauce is a blend of hand-picked native bongo chillies, local wild-harvest turmeric, naturally brewed vinegar, carrots, and sea salt. It is all natural, has no additives, no extra flavouring, and no preservatives.
The inclusion of Fiji Fire in season 11 of the Hot Ones YouTube show has provided world-wide exposure and recognition for the brand.
As part of its sustainability development plan, Down To Earth (Fiji) assists independent farmers, communities/villages with year-round income by giving away free chilli seedlings and guaranteeing to buy the harvest.
Fijiana Cacao founders Tomohito and Harumi Zukoshi first arrived in Fiji as tourists in 2004 with their three young children and promptly fell in love with the country.
They returned to to Fiji not long after and started making dark chocolate, becoming ones of the pioneers chocolate makers in Fiji.
Fijiana Cacao produces several distinct product lines ranging from chocolate bars and raw cacao beans to couverture chocolates for chefs and chocolate-covered coffee beans and island ginger. They have also recently developed a very healthy cacao curry mix powder with local ingredients, perfect for Japanese curries.
The Foundation for Rural Integrated Enterprises & Development (FRIEND) is a homegrown community development NGO based in Lautoka on Fiji’s main island, Viti Levu.
FRIEND Fiji has developed a range of high-quality products, empowering women and working with communities in rural and under-served regions of Fiji’s western, northern and central divisions.
FRIEND has over 30 products ranging from teas to spices, flours to organic powders, chutneys and pickles made from a wide variety of tropical fruits, herbs and root crops.
Golden Ocean’s core business is sustainable tuna long-line fishing, processing and exporting of yellow fin, big eye and albacore tuna. Also other Blue Pacific deep sea fish such as marlin, swordfish, mahimahi, wahoo, opah, escolar, sailfish and spearfish. It’s Golden Ocean’s mission to provide worldwide customers with sustainable, safe and environmentally-friendly seafood products of the best quality.
Golden Ocean Fish Ltd has two British Retail Consortium (BRC) certified facilities just three minutes away from the fishing port of Suva in Fiji, dedicated to fresh and frozen products respectively that boast the SQF Code Edition 9.0 certifications. Golden Ocean Tuna are listed in the EU list of exporters and is USFDA approved to export to USA and Hawaii.
Sharing a passion for seafood, Loïc Kuhn, and Fanny Valin decided to create Assiette du Broussard and to make achaar "made in Caledonia" their speciality. Achaar is also known as an Indian pickle. Native to the Indian subcontinent, achaar have made their way to New Caledonia and are now on every table.
They are made of different vegetables or seafood, preserved in edible oil, vinegar, or lime juice with various spice mixes. All main ingredients are locally sourced, including lobster, crab, seasnail, octopus, shrimp, green papaya, pepper and other veggies.
After obtaining his PhD in pharmacology, Paul Coulerie wanted to develop products with natural ingredients. He also wanted to add value to New Caledonia plant biodiversity and so he created Baie des Saveurs, a range of food aromas 100% natural.
Baie des Saveurs is a range of quality food aromas with authentic New Caledonian flavours such as hibiscus, vanilla, coconut or kefir lime.
The untouched tropical forests of the Blue Pacific nation of Niue are home to the luckiest bees in the world.
Free from chemicals (including glyphosates), disease and parasites, these bees flourish while colonies around the world are declining. Niue’s bees have never suffered from Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD).
The honey they make is special, too. A unique palate of caramel and malt, with none of the bitterness that many darker honeys have.
Niue Honey won two 1st-in-class golds and was named Best International Honey at the UK’s 85th National Honey Show - The Oscar’s of world honey.
South Pacific Coffee Company is a one stop coffee shop where the coffee is roasted onsite, in Nadi, Fiji.
Founded Mike Dennis, SPCC offers three delicious coffee products: cold brew, roasted coffee and chocolate-coated coffee beans.
All products are made from coffee beans that are carefully roasted and balanced for taste that is unique to coffee lovers and Fiji.
Tamure Rhum is the brand of the Moux Distillery, the first distillery established in Tahiti.
They produce about 11,000 litres of rum annually, sold mainly on the local market and in France. They won the silver medal at the renowned Paris Agriculture show in 2018 and over two consecutive years have won two gold medals for their Tamure Dream rum with orange flavour. They also won medals at the prestigious Top Rum competition for their ginger and passion fruit punch.
Terre du Sud shares know-how, and the unique terroir of New Caledonia - a land of sharing and passion. It is on this rich and preserved land that Terre du Sud rums are produced and distilled.
Their sugar canes have given birth to a warm and powerful rum. Local fruits are picked and peeled by hand, and bring incomparable aromas.
Their traditional white rum, a true Pacific product, won the silver medal at the Concours Général Agricole of the Paris Agriculture show in 2019.
Cacao Butter, Cacao Nibs, and 100% Cacao Paste – three products from The Cacao Ambassador will be coming to New Zealand soon.
Sourced from the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea, these products have an intriguing back story. Which comes from over 18 years of experience in the craft chocolate industry and experiencing the disconnect between chocolate and the farming communities who grow cacao.
The philosophy of TCA is to work on the ground with cacao communities of the Pacific – and educate New Zealanders on the health benefits of fresh pure cacao.
TUIKAI frozen taro and cassava products are grown on farms on Viti Levu island, Fiji.
TUIKAI snap freezes its produce within 24 hours of harvest to lock in all the flavour and goodness. It’s grown on rich volcanic soil with abundant rainfall, and a growing process that relies on organic fertilisers and zero pesticide use.
Venui was established in 1987 with a focus on sustainable and integrated farming and food production.
Over the years Venui has perfected a cultivation system plus processing and curing methods that represent the ultimate in vanilla and spices production.
Venui works closely with local growers and their communities across six islands in Vanuatu and offers growers fair prices, alongside continuous training and support.
TaveNiu Virgin Coconut Oil is produced by Pacific Produce Pte Ltd on Taveuni, Fiji’s third largest island.
Their products are organically certified, and 100% produced in Fiji.
Their proprietary cold-press technology creates a virgin coconut oil of exceptional purity and smoothness with a hint of sweet nuttiness.
Tahiti vanilla is the meeting of an exceptional territory and a man made “savoir faire” that has been developed since the end of the 19th century.
The Loska family managing Vanille du Pacific have been working with the best Tahitian vanilla growers over the years, supporting more than 200 of them in remote Polynesian islands. They are drying the pods according to ancestral traditions to obtain the best flavours and quality, meeting the requirements of some of the top chefs in France and Europe.
Heilala Vanilla’s origins began in 2002 as an aid project founded by New Zealander, John Ross, and his family.
The Kingdom of Tonga had been ravaged by Cyclone Waka, leaving the Islands and its people shattered in the wake of an exceptionally vicious natural disaster.
Partnering with a local family in the village of Utungake, together they established a small vanilla plantation that robustly grew into the world renowned humanitarian vanilla brand, Heilala Vanilla.
Brasserie Malaoui is a new Caledonian brewery created and managed by Sylvain SAUVAGE an agrofood processing engineer and beer afficionado. This company have less than 2 years but have managed to build an image of quality thanks to a tasty product based on French know how. Their range of beers is very innovative in taste and the packaging very unique.
Aunty Tommy’s specialise in the manufacturing and supply of koko based products, which include their signature koko pods, blocks, and koko powder, proudly made in their West Auckland shop using only Pacific beans.
NIUE Vanilla International (NVI), a small family business based in Alofi, is a producer, retailer, and exporter of premium quality vanilla beans and organically certified vanilla food products to global markets.
Whilst vanilla beans are organically grown and produced on a 3-acre commercial vanilla farm, NVI also works closely and supports local growers and farmers to cultivate and manage small family vanilla plots in accordance with standards and guidelines stipulated by leading organic certification agencies (NZ & Pacific).
NVI played a leading role in rebuilding Niue’s vanilla industry, passionately promoting Niuean Vanilla & Niue to global markets and exporting NVI products to over 15 countries around the world.
Observing Fair Trade principles, NVI buys green beans directly from the farmers therefore investing in small scale farmers and their future which was adversely affected by climate change & tropical cyclones. Fair trade ensures that farmers receive premium prices at the gate, improved working conditions and a sustainable fair trade supply chain. NIUE Vanilla pods are organically produced and sun-cured delicately to ensure premium quality.