HOW WE CRAFT OUR PRODUCTS
GRASS FED WHEY PROTEIN
Goodness thrives in healthy environments, and dairy cows are no exception. New Zealand is a very special place surrounded by clean air and bathed in sunshine and rain, a country with more dairy cows than people.
New Zealand dairy is clean, authentic and pure. Free from any chemical and hormone interference and sourced from happy, healthy cows that graze on our lush green pastures all year round.
The result of this natural, nutrient rich environment is directly reflected in the nutritional superiority of the whey protein that we produce.
An unmatched purity backed by a complete BCAA profile improves digestibility allowing our protein to get to work quicker, restoring and replenishing muscle tissue, boosting performance and keeping you fuller for longer.
From grass to glass, being the leading ingredient means it makes the largest difference to the overall nutritional complexion of any protein powder, which is why when choosing a whey protein, we always recommend that it is grass fed.
GOLDEN PEA PROTEIN
Matching a climate where peas are happy to grow combined with cutting edge technology sets the stage for the production of our world leading pea protein isolate.
Finding the perfect balance where nutrition meets functionality our peas are sourced naturally and cultivated free from any GMO or chemical interference.
The environmental upsides are real. Peas grow freely, self-fertilise and compared to their closest counterparts the soybean, require almost 50% less water to produce, cutting our environmental footprint in half. (low allergen)
Small pods, big punch. Boasting an impressive 88% purity, fast digesting protein nutrients will get to work quick, restoring and replenishing muscle tissue, boosting performance and keeping you fuller for longer.
With such a wide range of plant-based alternatives and blends available it was especially important to remain focused on the nutrient we sought, for us that’s the unmatched protein purity your unlikely to find elsewhere.
Organic Chocolate (cacao)
The cacao tree (Theobroma Cacao) is a small tree native to the tropical regions of Central and South America. Labelled a ‘food of the gods’ cacao beans have a rich history with ancient Mayan and Aztec civilisations that have recognised its superior health benefits for centuries. It’s no wonder, they discovered chocolate after all.
Our hand selected, highly sought after ‘crillio’ variety, prized for its unique aroma and decadent flavour makes up just 5% of production worldwide. This is due to a reputation for being notoriously difficult to grow and as a result cultivating and harvesting cacao using organic production methods is quite the technique. Once picked, our pods are dried and ground into a fine, smooth powder – completely raw, nothing added.
Now labelled a superfood due to its potent nutritional profile the taste is as real as the benefits it delivers, with 40x the antioxidants as blueberries and a well known energy and mood booster this is much more than just a ‘flavour’
The result is unmatched function, an unmistakable flavour with real, raw benefits. Blended with pure NZ whey protein, this is the most nutritionally dense chocolate protein powder you will discover.
Total collaboration with nature is needed to cultivate the delicate pods that grow on the vanilla (V. planifolia) vine. For just one day of the year each delicate orchid opens and has a window of only a few hours to be pollinated by hand, regarded as one of the most labour intensive plants to farm, and rightly so, for once pollination is complete it takes 9 months for a vanilla pod to completely grow.
Our Mexican origin ‘Burbon’ is the preferred variety among growers for its creamy taste and rich, sweet aroma. Cultivated without the use of harmful herbicides and insecticides, once harvested, our pods are dried and ground into a fine, smooth powder – completely raw, nothing added.
The nutritional benefits are real. Powerful anti-inflammatory properties combined with a luscious taste and aroma work together to enhance our incredible vanilla experience.
The result is unmatched function, an unmistakable flavour with real, raw benefits. Blended with pure NZ whey protein, this is the most nutritionally dense and versatile vanilla protein powder you will discover.
Grown and sourced from Ecuador, a country where its geographic location creates the perfect subtropical climate for ‘Musa acuminate’ trees to thrive year round. Not surprisingly the fruits of these trees, the humble banana is regarded amongst the highest quality than can be found worldwide.
Better for you, better for the environment. Not only do organic bananas have a higher nutrient content than conventional bananas, they are grown and cultivated without the use of harmful herbicides and insecticides, this helps maintain and preserve the soil quality on the plantations from which they grow.
Freeze dried to retain as much nutritional value as possible the taste is as real as the added benefits, packed with potassium, vitamins and minerals these yellow energy sticks are much more than just a ‘flavour’.
The result is unmatched function, each banana canister containing the equivalent of 5 real organic bananas to flavour. Blended with our pure NZ whey protein, we think this is the most nutritionally dense banana protein powder your likely to discover.
Grown and sourced from the Maule region in Chile, a location where more than 80% of the land is devoted to agriculture. Centuries of experience coupled with nutrient rich soil have created a unique growing climate, so good that thousands of farmers visit each year to study and learn production techniques.
Better for you, better for the environment. Not only do our organic strawberries have a higher nutrient content than conventional strawberries, they are grown and cultivated without the use of harmful herbicides and insecticides, this helps maintain and preserve the soil quality on the farmland upon which they grow.
Freeze dried to retain as much nutritional value as possible the taste is as real as the added benefits, packed with vitamin C and minerals these juicy red berries are much more than just a ‘flavour’.
The result is unmatched function, each strawberry canister containing the equivalent of 50 real organic strawberries to flavour. Blended with our pure NZ whey protein, we think this is the most nutritionally dense strawberry protein powder your likely to discover.
Canister & Packaging
What’s the sense in using plastic packaging that lasts more than 400 years in a product that is consumed in around 30 days? Big or small, it’s this mantra that’s fuels our fire and pushes us to think a little differently when it comes to the finishing touches.
Detaching from the industry norm of plastic packaging you will find all of our protein and smoothie booster blends wrapped in cardboard. 100% recyclable and made from recycled cardboard, biodegradable and able to be reused. For comparison it takes between 3 months to 1 year for our canisters to decompose, compared to plastics 400 – 1000 years.
One size certainly doesn’t fit all. Commonplace in online retail is shipping ‘empty space’ where packaging does not provide a snug fit for products. In our effort to keep this to a minimum we have a range or ergonomically thought out packaging sizes based off customers most popular quantity preferences.
We’re Not quite perfect though. Plastic scoops still exist in each of our canisters of which paper based alternatives are next on our hit list. We are also in the process of committing fully to plant-based inks in the use of our printing. As improvements in packaging develop we aim to continue to stay ahead of trend. Do you have any feedback or thoughts? Let us know.
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