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KONO Mussels Get Spicy With New Thai Flavour

Kono Mussels Get Spicy With New Thai Flavour

The new KONO Mussel flavour has gone international…..and a little spicy! Thai flavour is the latest in the KONO gourmet marinated range, and will be released nationally this week - just in time for summer and Christmas!

The light, aromatic flavours of Thai cuisine are extremely popular with New Zealanders, and taste even better when paired with the deliciously convenient Kiwi super (sea) food, KONO Greenshell Mussels.

And just like all good Thai meals, KONO Thai flavoured mussels are a balancing act of flavours - spicy, mild, sweet and salty.

“The mussels have a tropical flavour and a gentle heat that leaves a lingering sweet taste in the mouth. The main flavours coming through are coconut, lemongrass and chilli,” says KONO Marketing Manager John Grant. “Feedback has been incredibly positive from those who have already sampled them.”

Greenshell mussels are perfect at this time of year for BBQs, outdoor dining or entertaining. And for minimal effort they look, and taste impressive served with other fresh ingredients for quick, healthy meals in minutes, he says.
“The Thai mussels add an exotic flavour to any meal, or they can simply be eaten and enjoyed straight from the pottle!”

With the introduction of the new Thai flavour, KONO has also given its packaging a more colourful look – for both the marinated and frozen pre-seasoned halfshell mussels.

Says John Grant: “Not only is the packaging more attractive, it’s now easier for customers to identify the different flavours on-shelf.”

The range of Kono chilled marinated mussels are now available in five tasty marinades of Natural, Roast Garlic, Tomato and Chilli, Woodsmoke, and the new Thai flavour from the deli or seafood sections. Available in 300g pottles, these marinated mussels are uniquely flavoured and are noticeably generous in size.

“Our Natural, Roast Garlic and Woodsmoke flavours are also totally gluten free, which is great news for coeliacs,” says John Grant.


KONO Mussels are delicious, farm-raised Marlborough Sounds’ Greenshell mussels. Kono Chilled Marinated Mussels (300g) can be found in the deli or seafood sections of all good supermarkets:

  • Priced at around $4.50 per pottle
  • Ready to eat – 6 month chilled shelf life
  • Available in 5 flavours: Natural, Roast Garlic, Tomato & Chilli, Woodsmoke, and NEW Thai

  • Ideal eaten straight from the pottle, or serve on platters alongside fresh NZ cheeses, meats, nuts and salads, or add to pizza toppings, soups and pies – for more recipes go to
  • No additives or preservatives
  • Low in fat and carbohydrates

  • Natural source of protein and Omega 3s – great for brain food and widely used to promote joint mobility
  • Nutritious and delicious
  • Grown using totally organic and environmentally sustainable farming processes
  • KONO is Aotearoa Seafoods Ltd’s (ASL) indigenous retail brand of New Zealand Greenshell™ Mussels.

    A niche player in New Zealand’s billion-dollar seafood industry, ASL cultivates, harvests and processes New Zealand Greenshell™ mussels, bringing a special seafood experience to many countries throughout the world.

    Its mussel farms are located in Marlborough Sounds – the deep, clean waters providing an ideal environment for raising mussels from spat through to harvest, with cultivation methods ensuring they grow quickly and are sand and grit-free.


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