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Foodstuffs – why we’re not using ‘compostable’ bags

Foodstuffs (New World, PAK'nSAVE and Four Square supermarkets) will not be making compostable grocery bags available to customers as they are not in line with our approach. We believe these bags are not an option for the New Zealand environment.

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Getting New Zealand ready for no single-use plastic bags at the checkout

View the Getting New Zealand ready for no single-use plastic bags at the checkout recipeLast year New Zealanders said loud and clear they want to get rid of single-use plastic bags (SUPBs) at the checkout. Well, we’re joining in and they’ll be gone from Four Square supermarket checkouts too. We’re going reusable!

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Featured recipes

Milk Chocolate Chunk Cookies with Coffee Butter Cream

View the Milk Chocolate Chunk Cookies with Coffee Butter Cream recipeDecadent, indulgent, delicious... What more do you need in a cookie?

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Pull Apart Maple Glazed Hot Cross Buns

View the Pull Apart Maple Glazed Hot Cross Buns recipeDeliciously soft inside with an amazing maple syrup glaze, this Food in a Minute recipe is perfect for Easter weekend.

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Fruit and Nut Raw Chocolate

View the Fruit and Nut Raw Chocolate recipeImages from The Great New Zealand Baking Book copyright © Lottie Hedley

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The Great New Zealand Baking Book

Apple, Cinnamon and Maple Shortcake

View the Apple, Cinnamon and Maple Shortcake recipeI’ve always been envious of my mother’s innate ability to just wing this sort of thing. I know that if I was ever as cavalier while baking it would end up a complete disaster, yet her end result is always spot-on. Naturally, every time I ask her for anything resembling a precise recipe, she is infuriatingly vague. Being a chef, I daren’t improvise with baking so this is my take on what she does. I bet she’ll tell me it’s ‘passable’!

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Pasties

View the Pasties recipeImages from The Great New Zealand Baking Book copyright © Lottie Hedley

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Chocolate Goldrush Frypan Brownie

View the Chocolate Goldrush Frypan Brownie recipeOver the years we have done lots of different variations with this frypan brownie, as it is always on our menu in some form. But this is our all-time favourite. The recipes does not have a large amount of flour in it and can easily be made gluten free by using a gluten-free flour to replace the plain flour. At Cibo we make our own gluten-free flour blend, but you can use any supermarket blend.

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