New Zealand’s Raglan Coconut Yoghurt company has set foot in Australia. The probiotic, dairy-free yoghurt packed with coconut are sold from the tip of the North Island to the bottom on the South Island as well as in Singapore and Rarotonga with over 500 stockists.
Raglan Coconut Yoghurt co-founder, Latesha Randall is confident the products will outperform any of the brands on the market in Australia.
“Everyone we speak to and taste test with knows the difference in our yoghurt. It has that true yoghurt-like texture that many coconut yoghurts are missing. We can’t wait to share our products with Australia,” she said.
The delicious recipe was born from a need for a dairy free yoghurt for one of the co-founders, Seb Walter, due to allergies. Randall started experimenting in her kitchen with making coconut yoghurt and after much experimenting and taste testing, breakfast became their favourite part of the day with the coconut yoghurt they had created.
The coconuts are sourced from Sumatra, Indonesia where they’re grown organically, with no fertilisers, sprays or pesticides used. With Raglan Coconut Yoghurt’s current annual production, they’re supporting 8,000 coconut trees; which capture over 2,500 tonnes of CO2 every year. The business supports the local community in many ways, and they’ve recently become Raglan’s first certified Living Wage employer.
The co-founders are passionate about helping not only their community but also the world with various projects. They have sponsored 14 bee-hives for families, planted over 2,000 trees along polluted streams, raised funds for the homeless in a CEO sleep out and have a goal to pick up one million pieces of rubbish off New Zealand & Australia’s beaches.
Raglan Coconut Yoghurt has a large variety of flavours including Banana & Chai, Mango & Turmeric and Strawberry & Acai. The yoghurt products are currently sold at Harris Farm, Scoop Wholefoods, Mrs Watson’s and other retailers.