From cottage industry to gourmet success story
From cottage industry to gourmet success story At the core of Equagold's business and derived from the company's origins is our vanilla business. Vanilla Direct® started 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 pure vanilla extracts or try our Vanilla Grapeseed Oil or Vanilla & Herb Sea Salt, you can be assured that there are no additives or manufacturing methods that will compromise all that is natural in the vanilla pods themselves.
Equagold Fine Food Ingredients
Fundamental to Equagold's values is a commitment to quality. In addition, to our pure Vanilla products, we 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 Spice Range is a carefully selected range of exotic spices and spice blends that will add depth and memorable culinary experiences to any dish they are added to. Blended in New Zealand to match New Zealand tastes.
- Equagold Saffron is fundamentally best quality for best value and Equagold's Saffron Extract is an example of our innovative approach to food ingredients.
With Equagold, it's Fine Ingredients, Fine Dining
Equagold’s HACCP Food Safety Programme is approved by the NZFSA.
Equagold Limited has established close ties with the Restaurant Association and sponsors the New Zealand Pastry Team of the Year at the Culinary Fare.
Company Director, Dianne Appleton, is a member of the New Zealand Chefs Association.