33 days ago

Brand of the week

Marie from Waikanae

My pick for brand of the week goes to Much Moore Premium Vanilla Ice Cream. That's right folks, unhealthy, sugar-rich ice cream. I'm pleased to report it doesn't contain sulphites though, or any other preservatives, and at 4.9gms of saturated fat per serving, its tolerable as a once in a while treat (compared to say 12 gms of saturated fat for a mince pie). Eating it with yogurt toppings and fruit reduces the overall fat content too, if you are concerned.

Given that you are buying ice cream anyway, I recommend this one. In a 1 litre cardboard pack it is environmentally friendly, easy to use and tastes great. I no longer struggle with rock hard plastic tubs out of the freezer but can easily slice off a serve from the cardboard pack. With a vanilla sandwich stye slice, it can be decorated with other toppings to look restaurant quality. When finished I rinse off the inner package and put it in my cardboard recycling. No more plastic tubs to the tip. Its economical too. $2.80 from Pak in Save, $3.00 from Countdown (did I mention there's no sulphites?) its a convenient way to budget the weekly/fortnightly shop. I challenge all other ice cream manufacturers to switch to cardboard packaging and reduce the amount of plastic going to landfill. This recommendation is given independently, with no sponsorship, contractual bias or loads of free ice cream.
Whats your brand of the week?. Share it here and tell us in a sentence or three why its good.

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Liby from Kapiti Coast Scaffolding

Due to rapid growth in both our skips and scaffolding departments, Kapiti Skips & Scaffolding decided to sell the skips division so that we could focus solely on scaffolding going forward. A huge thank you for your support, which is the reason for our progress.

This, of course, meant a name change was on the cards and we are now known as KAPITI COAST SCAFFOLDING LTD.

But that is all that has changed. Our prompt, professional and friendly scaffolding service remains the same!

Please bear with us while changes to our website and social media are put into place.


Telephone: You can still contact Nic on 027 526 0728.

Email address: info@kapiticoastscaffolding.co.nz

Website: www.kapiticoastscaffolding.co.nz...

Premises: We’ve moved from Otaki to the Lindale Complex

Admin: 57B Golf Road, Paraparaumu Beach


If you require skips, please contact Dimitri on 027 8816 119. You can also email him on info@kapitiskips.co.nz or visit his website at www.kapitiskips.co.nz.... In addition to excellent service, Dimitri also promises to lend a hand to help you load the skips if required. That is certainly going the extra mile!