30 Jun 2016

Flavoured Fiji Kava shots popular at NZ food expo

3:01 pm on 30 June 2016

A unique flavoured kava product from Fiji has been a hit at an international food trade show in Auckland.

Flavoured Kava supplements

Flavoured Kava supplements Photo: RNZI / Indira Stewart

Taki Mai's flavoured kava shots were among the wide range of Pacific products being showcased at the Fine Food New Zealand trade expo.

It aimed to promote a partnership so more foods from the Pacific might be sold in New Zealand stores.

The new trade partnership has been established between Pacific Trade & Invest and the Produce Company which distributes more than 3000 products to restaurants, cafes and caterers around New Zealand.

Manager Joe Fuavao said there was great interest in Pacific products, with the kava shots becoming a crowd favourite.

"It's been a real a winner. I think a lot of people have been quite curious about the effects of Kava. They're used to seeing it in powder form so now seeing the product packaged and well presented is certainly generating the interest amongst a lot of the cafes and bars."