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Best Foods® knows that to really "Bring Out The Best," we need to do more than just taste great. That’s why we are committed to sourcing real ingredients for our delicious Blue Ribbon Quality Mayonnaise from trusted American farms.

We’re now using 100% cage-free eggs, and we are well on our way to sourcing 100% of our oils responsibly.

Blue Ribbon Quality
BLUE RIBBON QUALITY

Best Foods knows that to really "Bring Out The Best," we need to do more than just taste great. That’s why our delicious Blue Ribbon Quality Mayonnaise is made with real ingredients sourced from trusted American farms

RESPONSIBLE SOURCING

 

We are committed to responsibly sourcing our soybean oil. This means we’re doing everything we can to ensure that the farms we work with are dedicated to sustainable and responsible farming practices that preserve and protect the land.

 

Best Foods® farmers monitor and work to improve their sustainability efforts in the following areas: land use, conservation, soil carbon, irrigation water use, water quality, energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. By supporting these earth-friendly initiatives, Best Foods® can continue to make great-tasting mayonnaise and preserve our lands for generations to come.

 

Hear a personal story about farming and the future of agriculture from one of our farmers, Mark Jackson: Mark Jackson’s TED Talk

 

Learn more about Best Foods® and Unilever’s journey towards sustainability here: Unilever Sustainable Agriculture Code

CAGE-FREE

Most egg-laying hens in the New Zealand are caged. We’re now using 100% cage-free eggs. Cage-free eggs come from hens that live indoors, but are not confined to cages. They can move about and perform basic natural behaviours, like spread their wings, dust-bathe, roost, scratch and lay their eggs in nests. It’s a significantly better life.

Best Foods® is proud to use cage-free eggs certified by the American Humane Association™ and the Association For Controlled Alternative Animal Husbandry.

Learn more here.

FIELD TO MARKET

In 2012, Unilever joined Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture. As one of Unilever’s top brands, Best Foods® is actively working with Field to Market to engage 150 growers in measuring continuous improvement of outcomes-based metrics for 170,000 acres of soybeans. This organization brings together U.S. producers, agribusinesses, food companies and conservation organizations to create sustainable outcomes in U.S. commodity agriculture.

Learn more here.

FEATURED RECIPES

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LATEST HAPPENINGS

The Best Foods 2018 International Comedy Festival happened with a bang and loads of laughs!

18/06/18

So it's done and dusted! The festival ran from 26 April to 20 MayO in both Auckland and Wellington.

There were 747 shows, a combined live audience of 81,500, across 4 weeks in 17 venues – phew! Two special Best Foods Comedy Galas were held in Auckland and Wellington showcasing local and international world class acts, hosted by Arj Barker. Don’t worry if you missed it, you can still view the Comedy Gala on THREE OnDemand for the next year.

Comedians had fun incorporating Best Foods into their shows, making mayo cocktails and playing with the Best Foods giant jenga! The Rock radio crews were out on the streets with the giant jenga, sampling Best Foods mayo and giving away branded bum bags and jenga sets. Over 2000 jars of Best Foods were handed out to fans, did you get yours?

Check out @BestComedyFest2018 to see all the action with your favourite comedians. 

We look forward to having plenty more laughs with Best Foods in 2019.

Until next time…

 

 

It’ll be a laugh & a half with Best Foods

02/05/18

It’ll be a laugh & a half with Best Foods

#bestcomedyfest18

We’ve done it again! But this time the Best, it’s Gold!! 

Best Foods have teamed up as the Gold Sponsor with NZ International Comedy Festival to bring you the 2018 NZ International Comedy Festival with Best Foods Mayo. We’re more excited than ever to spread the laughs!

Bursting to be apart of the fun? Grab your tickets for the Best Foods Comedy Gala’s hosted by crowd favourite Arj Barker here.

 Auckland: Thursday 26 April, 8pm - ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre

Joining Arj Barker on stage will be 7 Days captain and Dancing With The Stars co-host Dai Henwood, Aussie favourite Health Franklin’s Chopper, Irish comedy superstar Andrew Maxwell and spectacular musical comedy duo The Fan Brigade.

Wellington: Sunday 29 April, 7.30pm – The Opera House

Alongside Arj Barker in the capital, you’ll be treated to Irish comedy superstar Andrew Maxwell, American country-music legend Wilson Dixon, razor-witted Aussie Rhys Nicholson and spectacular musical comedy duo The Fan Brigade. 

Can’t make it? Don’t worry; there’ll be laughs to have at plenty of shows from the end of April and all through May-o! Check out @NZComedyFestival on Facebook to keep up to date.

See you there besties!

 

National BBQ Day

20/02/18

They are part of the quintessential Kiwi summer, a cheeky BBQ in the sun, snag in one hand covered in Best Foods Mayo and tongs in the other. To celebrate this, we are declaring Sunday 4th March 2018 the first official Best Foods National BBQ Day.

That’s right – we are finally giving the simple kiwi BBQ the occasion it deserves, and we encourage you to join us to celebrate on the day.

But don’t just take our word for it. Tammy Davis has come on board as our National BBQ Day official ambassador, to spread the word and encourage Kiwis to make the most of summer by celebrating all things BBQ. And to give BBQers a few recipe ideas to make their BBQ Day the hottest around, we have partnered with celebrity chefs and former My Kitchen Rules contestants Jay Wanakore and Sarah Chase, who will be sharing some of their favourite Best Foods mayo-based recipes to be served at a Kiwi summer BBQ.

Read more...

Summer is Coming Besties!

31/10/17

Dust off your BBQ’s, shake off your picnic rugs and head to the kitchen for some delicious summer recipe inspiration! We’re talking salads, fresh rolls, and kiwi classics, here are some of our faves:

Best Filo Brunch Tart

Seafood Salad

Slow Roasted Lamb Pita Pockets

Classic Beef & Cheese Burger

Jo Wilcox

21/09/17

Meet Jo Wilcox our Best Foods Ambassador. Jo is a food stylist, food writer and a kiwi mum. She has previously owned a restaurant, a cake shop and a deli. What Jo loves most is developing quick, homemade recipes that are easy to make and delicious to eat.

Jo has created recipes using Best Foods Mayonnaise. Taking the Best mayo to a whole new level - adding a zing to family favourites, created some Best original dishes and found new uses such as baking!

With a focus on creating quick recipes with a Kiwi twist, Jo has developed delicious burgers using Best Foods Real and Lite Mayonnaise. Jo’s Best Burger uses Best Foods Real Mayonnaise in the burger mix for supremely moist and juicy patties.

In the name of Kiwiana, Jo set out to put a New Zealand spin on the humble burger. Honouring a Kiwi love of ham sammies and seafood Jo created Hot Ham Sandwiches with Mustard Mayo and Best Foods Shrimp Aioli Sliders. While these aren’t technically burgers they are the next BEST thing and are as Kiwi as.

You have to try these Best homemade recipes! 

Best Foods is excited to work with Jo Wilcox to create the Best dishes to share with you that are simple to make, and simply delicious, it’s the mayonnaise that’s lovingly called Best – because it is! And, that’s for REAL!

Best Foods - Product of the Year!

30/08/17

Best Foods Mayo has been awarded Product of the Year by Countdown Supermarkets - how exciting!  We are delighted that so many Kiwis love Best Foods as much as we do!!  Thank you Besties for your support – we raise a jar of mayo to you!!

It’s going to be a barrel of laughs at the Best Foods Best Comedy Show on Earth!

22/08/17

It’s all kicking off at the end of this month! The Best Foods Best Comedy Show on Earth is back! Travelling to 13 cities around NZ there is bound to be a show near you Besties! Buy your tickets now! Get them here www.comedyfestival.co.nz

 

UPPER NORTH ISLAND:

Whangarei:          Forum North, Wed 30 Aug, 7.30pm

Auckland:            Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna, Thurs 31 Aug, 7.30pm

Tauranga:            Baycourt Theatre, Fri 1 Sept, 7.30pm

Hamilton:            Claudelands, Sat 2 Sept, 7.30pm

Rotorua:             Civic Theatre, Sun 3 Sept, 7.30pm

 

LOWER NORTH ISLAND:

Wellington:                     St James Theatre, Thurs 14 Sept, 7.30pm

Palmerston North:           Regent Theatre, Fri 15 Sept, 7.30pm

New Plymouth:                TSB Showplace, Sat 16 Sept, 7.30pm

 

SOUTH ISLAND: 

Dunedin:              Glenroy Auditorium, Tues 19 Sept, 7.30pm

Invercargill:          Civic Theatre, Wed 20 Sept, 7.30pm

Queenstown:       Memorial Centre, Fri 22 Sept, 7.30pm

Oamaru:              Oamaru Opera House, Sat 23 Sept, 7.30pm

Christchurch:      The Piano, Sun 24 Sept, 3.30pm Matinee & 7.30pm          

Ready to laugh your lids off? The Best Comedy Show on Earth is back!

26/07/17

Missed out the first time? No need to worry, the Best Comedy Show on Earth is back thanks to Best Foods Mayonnaise!

This time everyone will get a laugh with the show travelling around the country. Starting at the top of the North Island and making its way down to the far south, the Best Comedy Show on Earth will be in 13 cities! The shows will showcase 6 hilarious comedians all guaranteed to get you giggling!

For dates and locations, head along to www.comedyfestival.co.nz 

We’ll see you there Bestie!

Best Foods Burger Truck- What a Success!

01/06/17

During April & May the Best Foods Burger Truck hit the road across Auckland, Hamilton & Wellington. On the menu were Classic Beef & Cheese and Thai Style Chicken Sliders created by Jo Wilcox.

The Burger Truck was a huge hit! We served over 10,000 sliders to our Besties waiting to have a delicious snack. 

Where to next? There’s been whispers of the truck making a come back, so keep an eye out Besties!

The Best Comedy Show on Earth- A Jar of Laughs

01/06/17

What do you call the NZ International Comedy Festival and a jar of Best Foods Mayonnaise? - A winning combo!

Best Foods was the silver sponsor of the comedy festival this year, and so the Best Comedy Show on Earth was born!

 The Best Comedy Show on Earth took place on all three Sunday nights during the festival in Auckland (30th April, 7th & 14th of May), and every Tuesday to Saturday night during the festival in Wellington (2nd May – 20th May).

 The laughs, and jars of mayo were countless at every show during the Comedy Festival. The Best Comedy Show on Earth had a tasty lineup of 10 top comedians each week, full of 100’s of jokes and plenty of giggles!

 We had the ‘Best’ time being a part of the NZ International Comedy Festival this year! We can’t wait to see what next year brings. 

Best Foods Burger Truck is on the road!

01/06/17

Grab your Bestie and head on down to the #bestburgertruck!

Best Foods, New Zealand’s No. 1 mayonnaise, is serving up delicious complimentary sliders created by chef and Best Foods brand ambassador, Jo Wilcox.

 The new Best Foods burger truck is on the move travelling around Auckland, Hamilton and Wellington offering Kiwis a tasty Classic Beef & Cheese or Thai Style Chicken Slider with the magic of Best Foods mayo!

 Come and visit the Best Foods burger truck at one of the following locations:

  • Friday 28th of April, 5pm-9pm, Basement Theatre, Auckland
  • Saturday 29th of April, 5pm-9pm, Basement Theatre, Auckland
  • Saturday 6th of May, 11am-4pm, Northwest Shopping Centre,     Auckland
  • Sunday 7th of May, 12pm-7pm, Sylvia Park Shopping Centre, Auckland
  • Thursday 11th of May, 11am-4pm, Elliott Street car park, Auckland
  • Saturday 13th of May, 11am-4pm, The Base Shopping Centre, Hamilton
  • Friday 19th of May, 5.30pm-10pm, Wellington Rowers Club, Wellington Waterfront
  • Saturday 20th of May, 5pm-10.30pm, Wellington Rowers Club, Wellington Waterfront

 Share your Best Burger experience by using the Hashtag #bestburgertruck

 

 

Big pen, happy hen – we are 100% cage-free!

15/03/17

Besties, have we got some exciting news for you! Best Foods are proud to announce that we are now using 100% cage-free eggs.

We feel proud knowing that the hens we collect our eggs from are not confined to cages, can move about, and live a significantly better life.

Our goal was to be cage-free by 2020, and we’ve beaten that goal three years early. Now that’s something to be excited about!

Besties, Prepare Your New Year’s Resolution!

19/12/16

It’s been a big year for us Kiwis and now 2017 is just around the corner! We have plenty in store for you so keep an eye out for new happenings in the world of Best Foods…

We have teamed up with some foodie friends to show our Besties how to use our Best Foods Flavoured Mayo this summer. Make it your New Year’s Resolution to get in the kitchen and experiment more with new flavours!

Get your creative hats on and check out the below recipes:

Jay and Sarah’s Simple Smoked Fish Canape

Baker Gatherer’s Honey Mustard Oatmeal Crackers 

High Tea with Dragons’ Simple Spinach Quiche

In Rhi’s Pantry’s Grilled Corn with Chilli Lime Mayo

There’s plenty more where this came from in 2017…

The Best Christmas recipe is here…

07/12/16

Here at Best Foods, we know Christmas is the busiest time of the year for our Besties!

We have a NEW recipe to help you whip up a delicious Christmas meal in a timely fashion. Your guests will think you have slaved away in the kitchen for hours!

Our new recipe by Jo Wilcox, Classic Christmas Turkey with Best Ever Cranberry and Pecan Stuffing, is a satisfying meal you can prepare quickly and simply leave to cook while you set the table and tidy the house for your Christmas guests! 

Thank us later and have the Best Christmas with family and friends!

Get your Best decorations out!

22/11/16

Decorate the tree, hang the Christmas stockings and get the candy canes out – it’s almost everyone’s favourite time of the year! 

While the sun is shining and the season festivities are beginning, why not get your Christmas Day planning out of the way before the hectic rush!

Satisfying the whole family on Christmas Day can prove challenging. With our customised recipe search, select Christmas as the occasion and find lots of delicious recipes at your fingertips that will leave the whole family satisfied!

Follow this link to find only our Best Christmas delights!

Keep your eyes peeled for a new addition to the Christmas recipe collection to be added soon! We have you covered, Besties…

A Taste of Summer, Besties!

21/10/16

Get the outdoor furniture out of storage and dust off the barbie – summer is right around the corner!

Put on your entertaining hats for the season and cook up some delicious food for your guests. We have you sorted on the recipe front – use our recipe finder, select BBQ as the occasion and get ready to throw together some scrummy food to enjoy in the sun with friends!

Click here for easy, yummy creations using our Best Foods Mayonnaise: http://www.bestfoods.co.nz/recipes/

 

Trick or Treat? We choose treat!

05/10/16

With Halloween coming up it's time to get those spooky decorations out, fix up your old costumes and have your masks ready!

But what’s a good Halloween party without some delicious scrummy Halloween treats 

Look no further! We have the perfect bite-sized scares - our Baby Spider Cupcakes are the perfect treat for Halloween - this is no trick! Don’t forget to check out our recipe page for snacking inspiration! 

Click here for our Baby Spider Cupcakes recipe!

Snack O’Clock

22/08/16

Does the wait to lunchtime leave your tummy rumbling and mouth salivating?

Well… It’s time to up your snacking game!

With our Best Foods Mayo you can whip up some tasty morsels to get through to 12pm.

Why not try our Creamy Chipotle Avocado Dip perfect with your fave corn chips or for the health conscious, carrot sticks. For something sturdier try our Sweet Corn and Ham Fritters by Jo Wilcox – great hot or cold, and better yet, add a side salad and you’ve got dinner sorted!

Congratulations to our Olympians!

17/08/16

The Team at Best Foods is following our team in Rio with intent and would like to congratulate the winners so far!

Three Golds, six Silvers and one Bronze is pretty darn good for little ol’ NZ.

Congratulations to Lisa Carrington, NZ’s K1 200-metre champion; she came from behind and took out the win in the last 60 metres of her sprint today. That makes her unbeaten in her sport for four years in a row!

But above all the wins and national pride that comes with it, the Olympic spirit displayed by runner Nikki Hamblin as she helped a fellow racer that she tumbled with finish the race even though they were both injured, makes us extra proud to be Kiwis today.

Long weekend near... no dinner fears!

01/06/16

Whether you have a huge weekend planned or just relaxing at home with the kids, make sure your handy Best Foods real mayo isn’t far this Queen's Birthday.

It's the perfect ingredient to spice up your meal, perfect for a carefree long weekend.

Head over to http://www.bestfoods.co.nz/our-products/ to check out all of our products and for simple dinner ideas that are simply the BEST.

How-to Videos: Making dinner all kinds of easy

01/06/16

Good news Besties, our website now features how-to videos to inspire your cooking flare.

Find them here:

http://www.bestfoods.co.nz/recipes/garlic-mayonnaise-hash-cakes/

http://www.bestfoods.co.nz/recipes/creamy-baked-mustard-mayonnaise-macaroni-cheese/

http://www.bestfoods.co.nz/recipes/cheeky-bbq-chilli-chicken-sticks/

http://www.bestfoods.co.nz/recipes/salmon-with-zing-of-lemon-crust/

Just click on your recipe of choice and the video will appear. They are easy to follow and will aid you in the kitchen.

The videos feature our new range of flavoured mayo, adding classic flavours like Garlic, Chilli, Lemon and Mustard to our long loved Best Foods real mayo.

These videos are all thanks to our friend Jo Wilcox who worked so hard to create awesome renditions of classic kiwi family dishes.

More of the Best!

20/03/16

We are excited to announce that we have four new additions to the Best Foods Mayonnaise range! 

Best Foods Mayonnaise with a touch of Garlic gives your cooking that fresh just crushed garlic flavour with none of the hassle!

For those who love spice, add Best Foods Mayonnaise with a spark of Chilli to give your dinners a bit of extra heat.

Use Best Foods Mayonnaise with a pinch of Mustard as a glaze on your traditional roast dinners, perfect for sandwiches too!

Looking for extra zing in your salads? Try using Best Foods Mayonnaise with a zing of Lemon!

Get inspired with our delicious recipes created by our brand ambassador Jo Wilcox here: Recipes.

Keep your eyes peeled for Best Foods Flavoured Mayonnaise at your local supermarket!

February In-Store Promotion – Be into Win with Best Foods

16/03/16

To help you bring out the Best in your cooking this summer, Best Foods is excited to present to you our in-store promotion at Countdown.

Simply visit your local Countdown store and purchase any Best Foods Mayonnaise product to be into win one of four Gasmate 6 burner BBQ’s and a range of Best Foods Mayonnaise worth over $1,000 each – perfect for summer time entertaining.

We also have 200 Best Foods prize packs that include, tea towels, lots of the Best mayo and special Best Foods cookbooks – everyone is in with a chance to win!

Make sure you pick up your Best Foods summer entertaining recipe card in store – there are two to choose from. The mouth watering, delicious Best Pork rib recipe or the juicy, taste sensation that is the Best Beef Burger.

Enter here.

Make sure you keep you proof of purchase! Check out the terms and conditions here.

Something old something new…

16/03/16

We have exciting news coming soon that is sure to add a hint of flavour to all of your favourite Best Food Recipes. Your family favourites will be transformed with a pinch of something special, your cooking will experience extra zing, and you will discover a new spark in all of your favourite recipes.

 

Make sure to keep your eyes out in the Best Foods section of your local supermarket, you won't be disappointed.