Arnott’s new Shortbread Bites range are batch-baked with love in Avondale, Auckland. They are the first new products to be created and produced at The Arnott’s Group’s new multi-million-dollar, 4000sqm manufacturing facility in Avondale, Auckland. This is a momentous occasion as it marks their first locally developed product in over 25 years.
Crafted with the finest ingredients, these bite-sized wonders are available on shelves around the country in July in three delicious flavours: Black Doris Plum with dark chocolate, Mixed Berries with white chocolate, and Sweet Feijoa with poppy seeds.
The Shortbread Bites range is the first Arnott’s product to be locally developed in New Zealand in over 25 years, and is also the inaugural product from the world-class facility that The Arnott’s Group opened in Avondale, Auckland in June. The grand opening, attended by Deputy Prime Minister Carmel Sepuloni and local iwi Te Kawerau a Maki, filled the air with pride, excitement and the scent of great biscuits.
As winners of Reader’s Digest’s most trusted biscuit brand award in New Zealand, Arnott’s understands the deep connection and trust Kiwis have in their products. The Shortbread Bites range represents just the beginning of an exciting journey, brimming with uniquely New Zealand innovations from the Avondale Bakery.
Jayden Vutukuri, Senior Research and Development Manager at The Arnott’s Group brought together these two beloved local brands in an extraordinary collaboration. “Our aim was to create a true ‘Taste of New Zealand.’ By sourcing only the finest 100% New Zealand butter and fruit purees, we achieved that vision. Collaborating closely with Barker’s, we ensured their exceptional 100% New Zealand fruit purees perfectly complemented Arnott’s signature buttery shortbread profile. Each bite-sized piece bursts with unparalleled flavour, featuring real fruit puree in every batch.”