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The Food Show Auckland is coming – double pass giveaway


The Food Show is coming back to Auckland from Thursday 28 to Sunday 31 July, from 10am to 6pm at ASB Showgrounds. A great place to sample new products, buy show specials and explore new food trends.

The ever popular Whirlpool Cooking Theatre will be showing 5 demonstrations each day with headlong NZ food personalities including Chelsea Winter, Josh Emett, Ray McVinnie, Sachie Nomura (Sachie’s Kitchen), Simon Gault, Megan May (Little Bird) and Kyle Street (Depot). Also for the first time, there will be demonstrations by food blogger Emma Galloway from My Darling Lemon Thyme. It’s so cool to see food bloggers at events like this. My Darling Lemon Thyme blog has been around for years, even longer than this blog. Emma and her family have been in living in Perth for 5 years but recently moved back to NZ meaning she can do cool stuff here like The Food Show. I count Emma as a blog role model so I look forward to seeing her demonstration. The full schedule for Whirlpool Cooking Theatre can be viewed online here.

This year, ATEED also presents MADE of AUCKLAND, a section sharing stories of Auckland’s food scene. This will include favourites such as Mahurangi Oysters, Huffman’s Crafty Sauces, Devonport Chocolates, Satya South Indian Restaurant. What an eclectic mix!

Whenever I visit The Food Show, I  end up with a mag subscription, lots of cheese, wine and some adventurous items for dinner. There are plenty of tastings and lots of great show specials.

Tips for The Food Show:

  • Avoid the queues and buy your ticket online
  • Bring cash, including coins (parking is $10 and cash only)
  • Bring an appetite
  • Keep hydrated with a bottle of water
  • Bring a sturdy bag and sensible shoes
  • Leave your jacket in the car (it gets very warm inside)
  • Bring a friend or go alone. This is not a place for large groups.
  • Check out the timetable for Whirlpool Cooking Theatre and plan your day accordingly.

To find out more info including exhibitors and demonstrations and to buy tickets visit

Double pass giveaway

Thanks to The Food Show I have a double pass to giveaway (value $56).

COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. Winner drawn over here.

Terms and conditions
  • 1 entry per person.
  • Prize includes entry for two to The Food Show Auckland at ASB Showgrounds. Value $56
  • Double pass is valid for any public session of The Food show 29 – 31 July 2016. Not valid for 28 July preview day.
  • It is the responsibility of the prize winner to redeem their prize.
  • Entries close Sunday 17 July 2016. Winner will be drawn on Monday 18 July 2016. Winner will be contacted by email, announced here and on Facebook. Should the winner not be contactable within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
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I am Genie, a graphic designer/photographer obsessed with food and bunnies. I live in Whanganui, New Zealand with my husband, The Koala and our two rabbits, Kobe and Bento. I write about my hedonistic ways and I love the mantra "Eat well, travel often". I prefer not to write about myself in third person.


  1. Karen Fernandez says

    Whittakers all the way ! World class chocolate and I absolutely love the experimenting with new bold flavours

  2. Jo Carroll says

    I actually think Whittakers chocolate would be up there. It is far creamier and yummier than other chocs on the market ❤

  3. Aleisha Tanner says

    Vogels. Because they are great all year round and so delicious

  4. Alice Rykers says

    Hands down will have to be Best Ugly Bagels. Hand rolled to perfection and perfect with many a spread and topping. Al brown knows what’s up when it comes to good food.

  5. Niamh says

    Love the little bird bird organics macaroons….. In particular the vanilla almond ones yum !!

  6. Mary ODonnell says

    Quite fond of Lewis Road creamery butter. Thank you !

    Genie were you just walking by Eden Park about an hour ago (midday?)

    • Love that butter. I haven’t been out of the house yet, so it must have just been a doppelganger. Were they hopping around like a bunny?

  7. Joanne Gera says

    Naked kitchen/locals. Love their range soups and curries. 😄

  8. Currently loving Jenny’s Kitchen Tamarind Chutney – first tried it at Taste of Auckland last year and now I eat it with almost everything! But perhaps not with chocolate pudding… 😉

  9. Saskia Verraes says

    Pahi Oysters from the beautiful Kaipara. The best oysters on the planet and still so undiscovered!

  10. Charlotte says

    Yoghurt by The Collective – whether it’s the flavoured tubs for a treat or the bottled pourable yoghurt for breakfast, it’s all so good!

  11. My fav is The Collective, but then looking at other peoples comments, I agree with most of them too!

  12. Sarah Reddington says

    Fix and Fogg Peanut Butter yummy! Love making banana and peanut butter smoothies with this stuff 😍

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  14. Diane Novio says

    My favorite NZ made food product is the vanilla crepes from crepes a gogo! 💙

  15. Blaine says

    Vogels are the best! Love them! You can even use them in Ice Cream if you toast and crumble them. Crazy what you can do with toast.

  16. Alex johnson says

    Oh, gosh. Am I only allowed to pick one? Um, whittikers chocolate.

  17. Garage Project beer, why kiwi beer had to get awesome after I left, I dunno, but it’s nice to come home to.

  18. Stephanie Keates says

    Handcrafted Bennetts Chocolates – or as I call them “heaven in your mouth”.

  19. Yvonne says

    Kapiti!!! Eat all the ice cream and cheese and grilled cheese croissants!!!

  20. Healtheries! They have soooo many things on their range and they have converted me into liking healthier options for things and GF products (I used to think they were yuck!). Their packaging and branding looks easy on the eyes too 🙂

  21. Nattanee says

    I LOVE Lewis Road Creamery chocolate milk!! The best chocolate milk I’ve ever had and it comes from NZ..Woo hoo!!

  22. Vicki says

    Wellington Chocolate Factory Chocolate – so ridiculously good 🙂

  23. Corina Lim says

    I love pic’s peanut butter! the best peanut butter in the world! 🙂

  24. Ooh it’s a tie for me between Whittaker’s Chocolate and Puhoi Valley (omg I love their yoghurt)!

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