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And the Winner is...Nice Cream!

And the Winner is...Nice Cream!

Your favourite purveyors of awesomely delicious dairy-free frozen desserts won top honours at New Zealand’s most prestigious food awards on Thursday.

Nice Cream by Tommy & James took home the trophy in the FOODBOWL Novel Ingredients category at The NZ Food Awards with their coconut cream alternative to traditional dairy-based desserts such as ice cream.

The pair received the biggest take-home prize of the night with $10,000 worth of production time and expertise at the FOODBOWL food innovation hub.

“Winning this award is yet another nod to the growing trend for coconut based products and a bit of kudos for the way Tommy and I go about the design of our products,” says co-owner James Crow. “And it’s even better to be aligned with the FOODBOWL, as the benefits from winning time at their facility can mean great developments for an Auckland-based business like ours.”

The production time will be used to further develop new ranges of products set to hit the shelves later this year.

The FOODBOWL is an Auckland facility hub that enables companies to produce commercial runs of new products using their state-of-the-art technology and expertise as part of the NZ Food Innovation Network.

Tommy Holden and James Crow started their company, Tommy & James Ltd, four years ago our of a café kitchen in Pt Chevalier and now boast distribution hroughout New Zealand supermarkets and speciality stores.

Nice Cream is dairy and gluten free, vegan, nut free and soy free so it’s especially allergy friendly – and best of all, it actually tastes great.

In four creamy flavours - Vanilla, Chocolate, Banana Bean and Mango - the best part is Nice Cream contains less sugar and half the fat of regular ice cream, making it delicious and guilt-free. Because Nice Cream uses coconut cream instead of dairy, it’s also cholesterol free and contains all of the health
benefits of the magical coconut, including easily assimilated medium chain fatty acids and lauric acid, which is good for the immune system.

Tommy & James not only create their dreamy Nice Cream and delicious Nice Blocks using Fairtrade and organic ingredients, they also pay their staff the Living Wage. All pretty nice, huh?

Nice Cream and Nice Blocks are available at all leading artisan grocers and supermarkets, including Farro, Nosh, Moore Wilsons, New World, selected Countdown’s and Pak ‘n’ Save stores.

Visit www.tommyandjames.co.nz for a list of stockists.

Nice Cream is available in two sizes – single serve 125ml tubs RRP $4.00 and family sized 475ml tubs RRP $8.99.

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