From cottage industry to gourmet success story. At the core of Equagold’s business and derived from the company’s origins is their vanilla business. Starting as a small cottage business importing vanilla, and making vanilla extract for the New Zealand retail gourmet food market and the food service industry.
Equagold® describes the origins of the Vanilla itself. Grown in a narrow band either side of the equator and sometimes referred to as “black gold”, the name simply means Equator Gold. Whether you choose Equagold’s plump moist pods, pure vanilla extracts or the range of Vanilla syrups, you can be assured that they do all they can to keep the products as pure as possible in their manufacturing methods, and endeavour not to compromise all that is natural in the vanilla pods themselves.
Equagold is in partnership with a co-op in Papua New Guinea, in the Torricelli Ranges. They have a partnership with a NZ family who grew up in PNG, and who are known as ‘one of their own’. The Vanilla is grown under purely natural methods, without the use of any chemicals, and by using any available vegetation as mulch and fertiliser. ‘Bio-grown” you might say.
Equagold Fine Food Ingredients
Fundamental to Equagold’s values is a commitment to quality. In addition, to our pure Vanilla products, they also offer the following:
Equagold Dutch Cocoa is sourced from Holland and is both premium quality and affordable. Your cakes and desserts will never be the same again.
Equagold Premium Dutch Cocoa and Black Cocoa are both 100% cocoa, and have no added ingredients, and have no allergens.
All Equagold products are Gluten Free(GF)
Milk & White Choc Contain MILK PROTEIN
The Dark Chocolate varieties MAY CONTAIN MILK PROTEIN.
All other products are Milk free, and packed in a separate part of the site.
There are no peanut products on site.
Hazelnut and Pistachio Paste products are packed on an off-site premise, thus keeping our major product range nut free
With Equagold, it’s Fine Ingredients, Fine Dining
Equagold’sHACCPFood Safety Programme is approved by theNZFSA. They are also certified bySGS & MPI.
They are very passionate about their products, and trust you experience as much passion in your cooking with them.