Frequently Asked Questions

What is
freeze-drying?

Freeze-drying (also known as lyophilization) is a water removal process typically used to preserve perishable materials, with the goal of extending their shelf life and/or preparing them for transport. Freeze-drying works by freezing the material, then reducing the pressure and adding heat to allow the frozen water in the material to change directly to a vapor (sublimate). This produces a crisp, crunchy texture while retaining and concentrating the original flavours and nutrition of the fresh fruit.

Where do you
source your fruit from?

All our fruit is 100% grown and produced in New Zealand.

Are your products vegan?

Yes! We would have it no other way. Our 100% Fruit products are vegan. 

The only exception is where we add Chocolate - our Dark Chocolate is vegan, fair trade and delicious. Our White Chocolate contains dairy Milk products. 

Our products are:
  • Nut Free

  • Non-GMO

  • Free from added sugar

  • Vegan friendly, except for our White Chocolate dipped Boysenberries

How did
Little Beauties start?

Back in 2010, the Wastney family started drying feijoas from their family feijoa orchard in Nelson with the plan to send this treasure to friends and family abroad who longed for a taste of home. 

They had such positive feedback from feijoa lovers that they decided to make these Little Beauties available to everybody who shares our love for this New Zealand icon or those intrigued to discover it.

Today, Little Beauties remains a proud family business, based in the beautiful South Island of New Zealand. We’re on a mission to create joy and surprise through the sharing of something special while leaving no fruit unpicked.

How to become
a stockist?

If you are interested in becoming a stockist, want to know more about Little Beauties, or just want to say “hello”, please email us at orders@littlebeauties.kiwi We'd love to hear from you!

Are your products safe for kids?

Yes! All our Little Beauties are healthy snacks for kids, only 100% fruit with no nasties, and convenient packaging to take on the go. Kids’ favorites are the feijoa sours, gold kiwifruit, blueberries, and raspberries!

What else is great about your dried fruit?

  • Immunity Support 

  • Non-GMO 

  • Vegan Friendly 

  • Gluten Free 

  • Preservative Free 

  • 100% New Zealand

FEIJOA
  • Excellent source of Prebiotic Fibre! This supports the growth of good bacteria for a healthy and efficient gut. 

  • More Potassium than a banana!

  • Promotes heart health & muscle recovery! 

  • Feijoa is a great fit for active lifestyles, as potassium maintains fluid and electrolyte balance and release of energy during exercise.

  • Good source of Vitamin C.

GOLD KIWIFRUIT
  • More Vitamin C than an orange! This provides a boost to the immune system and overall health. Just 1 Gold Kiwifruit has over 100% of the NZ recommended daily amount of Vitamin C. 

  • Gold kiwifruit is also a good source of vitamins B6 & E.

  • More Potassium than a banana!

  • Low Glycemic Index, which is great for those watching their sugar intake. Kiwifruit does not rapidly raise blood glucose levels. A balanced diet rich in food with low GI can help lower the risk of diabetes and heart disease.

  • Fresh Gold Kiwifruit has a GI of just 38.

  • Good Source of Prebiotic Fibre to support the growth of good bacteria in the gut and improved bowel movements.  

BOYSENBERRY
  • Supports lung health. New Zealand Boysenberries are super high in anthocyanins and polyphenols. These antioxidants are known to have antiviral and anti-inflammatory qualities. Recent studies suggest regular consumption of boysenberries can benefit lung function by reducing symptoms associated with inflammation of the airways.

  • Supports brain health. Several components of boysenberries, such as potassium, folate, anthocyanins, and polyphenols are known to support neurological function.  

  • Helpful for pregnant women and their babies. Boysenberries are an excellent source of the B-vitamin complex called folate.  Folate has been shown to help in neural tube and red blood cell formation in prenatal babies.

  • Good Source of Prebiotic Fibre.

RASPBERRY 
  • Bursting with Antioxidants! Raspberries are high in antioxidants such as anthocyanins and polyphenols.  Immune-boosting antioxidants are known to have antiviral and anti-inflammatory qualities.

  • Good source of Prebiotic Fibre.

  • Good source of Vitamin C. Vitamin C is a water-soluble antioxidant that works well to boost the immune system and support the body against viral illness.

BLUEBERRY
  • Good source of Antioxidants! Anthocyanins are a key antioxidant in blueberries and give the fruit its rich blue color. They offer anti-inflammatory and anti-viral benefits.

  • Blueberries contain polyphenols that are reported to have anti-inflammatory compounds. 

  • Good source of Prebiotic Fibre. Fibre is important for protecting your digestive system. Eating a half cup of these berries is equivalent to the fibre in a slice of wholewheat bread.  

Are all your Little Beauties Organic?

We have two products that are certified organic: Our 100% Organic Dried Gold Kiwifruit Slices and our Organic Dried Gold Kiwifruit Slices paired with Organic & Fair Trade Extra Dark Chocolate.

Can I buy Little Beauties in bulk?

Yes! Check out our bulk buys online or get in touch for larger quantities.

Can we buy Little Beauties in the supermarket?

Yes - many New Zealand supermarkets stock Little Beauties. You can check the stores that carry our Little Beauties with our website store locator.

Can’t find them? Please make a direct request to your local supermarket to carry or sell Little Beauties.

Can I use a promo code?

Yes! Only one code per order, which usually can’t be combined with other promotions.

Do you offer free or international shipping?

We offer Free Shipping in NZ for $50 spent and to Australia for $65 spent. 

How long does it take for an order to be shipped?

Orders are dispatched from our factory in Nelson within 24 hours of us receiving your order, or on the next business day. 

How do I track my order?

Once your order is shipped, you will receive an email with a tracking link.

Can I cancel my order?

You may cancel an order for a full refund as long as your order has not been shipped. Note that most in-stock orders ship within 1 business day of order receipt.

To cancel your order, please email orders@littlebeauties.kiwi. 

If your order has already shipped, we are unable to cancel your order.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept Visa, Amex, Mastercard, and PayPal.

Do you accept returns for refund?

Refunds, returns and exchanges shouldn't be hard. We have very few of them so we like to treat each one individually rather than by having a very long complicated policy.  We will uphold your rights under consumer protection legislation.

What you need to know is that if the product doesn't meet your satisfaction, we will work with you to find a solution you're happy with. If the goods are faulty or damaged, we will refund or replace them. If you've just changed your mind, we might ask you to pay for return shipping.

How do I know if my product is still good to eat?

All Little Beauties have a Best Before date printed on the packet which is approximately 2 years from the production date.

Can Little Beauties be added/combined with any other food?

Yes! Little Beauties are the perfect addition to baking, smoothies, snack bars, breakfast cereal, grazing tables, desserts and more! Check out some featured recipes on our website.

Can I get a subscription to Little Beauties?

Yes! Visit any Little Beauties product detail page. Select the “Subscribe & Save” button, then select a quantity and frequency. Add the selection to your cart. Add any additional products if you want and do the same thing, or go straight to Checkout. 

Note: You can add one-time purchases to the same cart and checkout all at once. The first order will contain all items and all future subscription orders will ship out with the subscription products only.

Checkout out with your billing, shipping, and payment info. You will be required to create an account for subscription orders so that you can manage your preferences moving forward.

Can I subscribe to multiple items?

Yes, you can totally subscribe to multiple products at once! If you want to try a new product, you can also add a one-time purchase to your subscription order. You can later add or remove products from an existing subscription, as well as manage delivery schedule, charge date, and more.

What’s the cut-off time to cancel a subscription order?

If your order has not yet been dispatched, we can cancel your subscription order.

How do I cancel or modify my subscription account?

You can modify or update your subscription account anytime through this link: https://www.littlebeauties.kiwi/tools/recurring/login 

Or send an email to orders@littlebeauties.kiwi and we’ll be happy to help.