Although we still use traditional techniques, and take our time crafting our product, we thought we'd go 21st century and make getting hold of Loukoumi that little bit easier. Whether its buying for friends, or as a treat for yourself, come visit and try our new Loukoumi online Store.
We are pleased to introduce the latest member of our family, our new website. Like our exquisitely handcrafted sweets, we hope you like, feel free to let us know. More exciting new things coming soon, including our own online store and some exciting new products. Come back and check us out again soon.
Loukoumi hit the news today, after a white powder was found at the Beehive, sparking a Bomb disposal callout. Our turkish delight, carefully packed in icing sugar, caused quite the stir. Apparently "Two staff members came into contact with it in the Parliamentary Library" - we sometimes like a piece with a good book too. Hope they enjoyed it.
Read more in The New Zealand Herald.
Made using the finest Feijoa extract, our delight is the decadent way to enjoy this iconic New Zealand flavour treat all year round . Our soft delight is infused with the distinctive sweetness and aromatic notes of the finest summer fruit . A real fusion of New Zealand flavour with old world texture.
Nicola M J Young wrires in NZ Tommy's magazine "In the 18th century, a Englishman visiting Istanbul shipped home boxes of the local confectionary; he couldn't remember its name, so called it Turkish Delight - and the name stuck, helped by a craze for all things Turkish, including Mozart's Adduction from the Seraglio." Click on image to read more.
Our thanks to Air New Zealand for spreading the word about this unique flavour both nationally and internationally in the Feb issue of their inflight magazine " Kia Ora " .
We're looking forward to a busy 2009 so we thought we give our van a bit of a makeover. If you see us around Wellington, give us a wave!
In line with our 250g packs, we have applied our latest design to all our 500g packs. If you would like to treat yourself to this more generous portion, check out our 'Find A Stockist' section.
We are going to be at Kirkcaldie and Stains this Tuesday evening (December 2nd) from 6.00 to 9.30 for a Christmas Charity Shopping night supporting the Wellington Zoo animal hospital 'The Nest'. We'll be offering tastings of Turkish Delight at the door. Entry cost is NZ$5.00 that will be donated by Kirkaldies to this worthy cause.
This week we had a mention on TVNZ's Breakfast slot as part of a short story about 'New Christmas Treats'. Our Limited Edition Christmas Delight was part of their pick for 'The Best Kiwi Made On Offer...' products this Christmas. Thanks TVNZ!
As well as a religious choice, Kosher food standards are an indication of quality and purity. It has its origins in the Hebrew word "Kasher" which translated means proper or pure. Kosher certified foods are generally free from unnatural modification such as preservatives, flavour improvers , artificial colours or flavours. We are currently able to certify many of our flavours. Certification here in New Zealand allows buyers internationally to be assured of the quality and adherence to the strict quality standards to meet Jewish dietary laws. Click on image to read more.
As our range of Delights ever expands, we thought it would be a perfect opportunity to revamp our site. As well as all our flavours, you can find a stockist and delve into Loukoumi via this News Blog. We've backdated a few entries so you can look at how our business got to today. We hope you enjoy it, Ross and Trish McKenzie.
If you would like to be kept updated with our news, whether it's which markets we'll be at, a new stockist, flavour or you just want to know a 'delightful fact' click on 'news blog RSS' link shown in the sidebar of this page.
Our Gourmet range is a blend of ancient stories and natural exotic ingredients. Back in 2005, we started with 4 honey based combinations; fig, hazelnut, quince and ginger. We now have introduced Manuka honey with both Rainforest lemon and blackcurrant. Our latest offerings include pomegranate and liquorice. Read about this range and story behind each flavour combination here.
We have a stall at The Farmers' Market at Moore Wilsons in Kenepuru (Porirua). We are there most Saturdays from 8am to 1pm. This Farmers Market gives you a unique opportunity to buy directly from local producers including artisan bread, vegetables, cheeses, deli food and of course Loukoumi. If you would like to be kept up to date with where and when we have stalls you can subscribe to this News Blog by clicking here. We hope to see you soon.
'Kazani' is the Greek word for 'water cauldron or vessel'. It describes both the huge cooking vat and also the copper bowls (shown in the photo) we use to add in our flavours.
We got a great review from Candyblog. It's lovely to have such a glowing report from a blog that looks at so many delicious sweets, thanks guys! The article got lots of positive comments, but also lots of requests for a website update, so we hope you enjoy our new look. You can read the full Candyblog article.