Kapiti – premium New Zealand Ice Cream is now available in Malaysia!

I haven’t been to New Zealand. The closest I get to “experiencing” New Zealand was eating a lot of kiwis, drinking New Zealand milk and consume New Zealand cheeses. That, and watching Lord of The Rings.

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I spoke to Kim Walbridge of Air New Zealand during my involvement in DIA Tourism Conference earlier this year.
He regaled us with tales of beautiful NZ, of diverse and unspoiled natural beauty which includes jagged mountains, beaches, pristine lakes, rivers and great outdoor activities. Being an active social media person I was very much taken by the Air New Zealand – Safety Video, which won “Most Inspiring Content” in the DIA Tourism Awards 2013.

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If you haven’t seen the video (WHAT??), you can watch it here.

At the launch of Kapiti Matt Ritchie, the New Zealand Trade Commissioner extolled the virtues of New Zealand again – “When you want to feel a sense of the land and the people of New Zealand, Kapiti ice cream invokes the senses of a sunny day overlooking the beautiful New Zealand landscape. Its distinctive taste comes from the use of real fruit and natural ingredients from New Zealand,” said Mr Ritchie.

From left to right: En Shamsul Amree from MAS, Mr Matt Ritche, New Zealand Trade Commissioner and Mr Darren Tan from Sungei Timur flanked by MAS stewardesses.

Launch of Kapiti Ice Cream - En Shamsul Amree from MAS, Mr Matt Ritche New Zealand Trade Commissioner and Mr Darren Tan from Sungei Timur flanked by MAS stewardesses

Indeed. Though I had to make do with rolling on the field of my neighbourhood (don’t worry, I did check for ‘doggie nuggets’ before lying down) instead of the pristine NZ meadows, I ‘tasted’ New Zealand; rich, creamy dairy as the base of the ice cream and the freshest ingredients from New Zealand used in its many variants – from the honey, plums, berries and figs.

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The very basic flavour; vanilla was speckled with the seeds of the vanilla bean and their presence is often a marker of natural vanilla ice cream. Tastewise it was wonderfully perfumed with vanilla. The other that I tried; the chocolate has a good balance of milky consistency and cocoa flavour.
At home I opened the Black Doris Plum and Creme Fraiche for a pick-me-up during a particular stressful day and was rewarded with a sweet almost tangy sensation on the tongue. Swirls of white creme fraiche imparted a rich and tart flavour to the ice cream.
If you not aware, Black Doris Plums are popular plums farmed in New Zealand.

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Overall the ice cream tasted like what ice cream should be; creamy, milky, non-cloyingly sweet or overly flavoured and gratifyingly rich. Unlike our locally manufactured ice creams, Kapiti ice cream has none of the terrible ‘waxy’ texture or coming across tasting almost like iced wet flour (ok, I can be harsh when it comes to food).

While I’m a fan of New Zealand Natural, the newly Kapiti ice cream is obviously of another level of quality all together. As shown below, the Colmar Brunton Brand Tracking shows the steady growth of love for Kapiti, compared to its competitors Movenpick and New Zealand Natural.

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So what are the flavours available in Malaysia?

**Retail

Size – 1 Litre Tub. Retail Price – RM38.80
Flavours
• Vanilla Bean
• Triple Chocolate
• White Chocolate & Raspberry

Multipacks (6 in a box). Retail : RM 22.90
• Boysenberry Mini
• White chocolate and Raspberry Mini
• Passionfruit Yoghurt Mini

145ml cup. Retail: RM 7.90
• Chocolate Cup

**Food Service
Size/Pack : 100ml cup
• Vanilla Bean
• Hokey Pokey
• Triple Chocolate
• Doris Plum & Creme Fraiche
• Double Cookies & Cream

5 Litre Tub
• Vanilla Bean
• Triple Chocolate
• White Chocolate & Raspberry

And the most important question of all – where to get your grubby hands on some Kapiti love!
Buy at:

• Cold Storage
• Jaya Grocer
• Village Grocer
• Tesco
• The BIG Group (Ben’s Independent Grocer)
• Mydin
• Hero Supermarket
• Quick and Easy Convenient Stores

Note: This is at Ben’s Independent Grocer in Publika

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Let’s hope for more flavours to be bought in by the sole distributor of Kapiti Ice Cream in Malaysia; Sungei Timur Sdn Bhd soon. As you can see below, there are more than 20 flavours of Kapiti!

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Oh, say hi to the grandfather of ice cream in Malaysia, Mr Sim from Sungei Timur Sdn Bhd, who was ensuring that everyone present is enjoying Kapiti ice cream by personally serving them himself!

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Besides being able to enjoy Kapiti from retail purchase, you can hop in Plan B Roasters (in B.I.G Publika) for double energy boost – a shot of caffeine AND Kapiti. Plan B Roasters has partnered with Kapiti to create delicious affogatos using various flavours from Kapiti, available for their Plan B Roasters customers.

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If you creative and hardworking, try some of these recipes courtesy of Kapiti. Attempt a New Zealand dessert – Pavlova or a Malaysian-ised version using wantan skin! Chef Maria Conte showed us to assemble some delectable looking (and tasting) dessert during the launch.

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One particular one that I liked was this vanilla ice cream in a frozen lemon shell.

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Here are the recipes cards. I hope you find them useful. 🙂

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I seem to be the bearer of many good news for you from Kapiti. Here’s another one. If you are flying MAS or a guest of MAS lounges in KLIA, you can enjoy Kapiti ice cream too! Malaysian Airlines will be offering Kapiti ice cream in 100ml cups for their customers in-flight and at the Regional Lounge and Golden Lounge.
Speaking at the event, Malaysia Airlines’ Head of Inflight Services, En Shamsul Amree Salleh said, “Kapiti gourmet ice-cream will tempt our guests in First, Business and selected Economy class when they travel from Kuala Lumpur to Hong Kong, Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Auckland, Narita, London and Shanghai”.

Fabulous, I’ll be enjoying my Kapiti ice cream if I’m flying to New Zealand even before I land in New Zealand. One day. 😀

More information about Kapiti can be found at: http://www.fonterrafoodservices.co.nz/products/ice-cream/kapiti-ice-cream-a-sorbet.html

This Post Has 12 Comments

  1. Sean Eat Drink KL

    ooo, yay, a lot of convenient locations where we can buy this ice cream! 😀

  2. Choi Yen

    Definitely ice cream overdosed that day 😛

  3. kiekie

    I tried my kapiti white choc raspberry yesterday…. so yummy…. I bought it from a mini market in Taman Melawati…..

  4. Cal

    Better than Haagen Dazs? I concur. I grabbed a few to try yesterday. Great recommendations as usual Becky!

  5. Veron

    LOL! So cute of you rolling on the fields with a Kapiti in hand! Did it not melt all over you??

  6. Chew Mei Ling

    Hey I drink that milk too! 🙂
    And I’ll give this Kapiti a try. My baby might love it too.

  7. Brenna

    I would definitely try this. I find that on average all NZ products are of premium quality – dairy and meats. Are there anything else that we import from NZ other than dairy and meat I wonder

  8. Gayathri

    That was a nice shot of you on the field! You will love New Zealand, especially for a city girl like yourself. Time stays still. And don’t worry, there’s internet connectivity there at most places!

  9. Ridzuan

    Halal or Not??

    1. Rebecca Saw

      Hi Ridzuan. I believe so 🙂
      do check in the supermarkets!

  10. Jennie Jonsson

    They are called kiwifruit not kiwis. A kiwi is a bird.

  11. Jackie Goh

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    Greeting from GB Academy.

    Please be informed that we are going to organize the first “SPM/UEC-Ice Cream gathering” event on 1st Oct 2016, targeting students will be invited for the above motivation event before their real exam start by Oct and Dec this year. As for the first round event, estimated number will be around 80-120 pax. In fact, follow our schedule there are 5 more the same events will be coming up soon by Oct, Nov and Dec and held in 4 our GB branches at Batu Pahat, Kluang, Kulai and JB as well. The total expected number with purchasing power would be up to 800 or even more.

    Thus, can we humble request for your kindly support for the above event’s sponsorship, on which it sure will be very helpful to create KAPITI well-brand name at the same time fact find and get to know nowadays youngster’s flavors on which I do believe would be benefited to your future marketing plan as well.

    We really appreciate for your kind positive feedback and any precious suggestion if any.

    Looking forward to hear you soon and any possibility long-term collaboration in near future.

    Thank you.

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