8 Water, Aotea and E’stel is a finalists for Artisan Awards 2018.

We are delighted to announce the finalists in the 2018 Inspire+ NZ Artisan Awards.

This year there were over 350 entries including product from fresh, frozen, chilled, deli and ambient categories. The judging panel found the level of ingredient quality, innovation, packaging and taste to be of the highest standards and the number of finalists reflects the difficulty they had in making the final selection.

Congratulations to those who have made the finalist list, winners will be announced on September 21.

The special New World PitchMe Award will be announced on September 5. This award will see one company have 15 minutes with a panel of buyers and decision makers from Foodstuffs North Island to hear valuable feedback and help them get onto the supermarket shelf and expand their brand.

8 Water – Still and Sparkling Waters

This water company has managed to do the unbelievable, and bottle water that tastes distinctly artesian. The water is bottled in the South Island and tastes as pure as the Southern Alps.

Ahika Proprietary Ltd – Aotea Wellness Tonics in Immunity, Vitality, and Antioxidants

Inspired by traditional Māori herbal remedies, these wellness tonics are both delicious and good for you. Health drinks are more popular than ever, and this more local take is refreshing to taste and to the market.

E’stel Water – Premium Alkaline Water

This artisan water comes from the Waimea Plains and is filtered through underground minerals before finally being bottled into sports, premium, and boxed packs. The bottles look luxe and the taste matches.

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