Motueka solar-powered soda company Pete’s Natural has reinforced Tasman Nelson as one of New Zealand’s top artisan regions by scooping four medals at the 2022 NZ Artisan Awards 2022
The New Zealand Artisan Awards is an annual event that allows innovative New Zealand food and beverage producers an opportunity to showcase their premium products.
Pete’s Natural Kola and Raspberry Kola both took out Gold, plus Pete’s Lemon Manuka Switchel and Hemp Manuka Goodness, both from Pete’s no-added sugar range, winning Bronze.
Marleen Suy says the awards are fabulous recognition for the Pete’s sodas.
“We’ve proven once again that natural can taste good,” she says.
“We’re committed to doing things the right way and our focus on fresh Aotearoa grown fruit, straight from the grower instead of imported concentrates and environmentally friendly production and packaging means our products not only taste great but they reflect our values.”
Over the past 12 years Pete’s Natural has grown the family to 12 natural and tasty sodas, with now 6 of them winning awards. Their Natural Lemonade and Feijoa Lemonade both won Bronze at the NZ Food Producers award in 2021 and 2022.
Pete’s Natural sodas contain 100% NZ grown, freshly squeezed, spray-free fruit juice. They source their fruit from local farms and orchards. Much of the juice that goes into the sodas is from fruit that would otherwise go to waste. This reduces carbon emmisions from transport and helps eliminate waste.
Pete’s Natural’s beverage range:
Kola, Raspberry Kola, Lemonade, Feijoa Lemonade, Currant Crush, Lime-o-nade, Lemon Chilli, Ginger Beer and Sparkling Water,
Hemp Manuka Sparkling Goodness, Lemon Manuka Switchel, Beetroot Manuka Lemonade.