It all started with the humble backyard feijoa...
Back in 2010 the Wastney family started drying feijoas from their family feijoa orchard in Nelson, looking 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 the love for this New Zealand icon or those intrigued to discover it.
Next up we started drying New Zealand Gold Kiwifruit slices in our own unique way, followed by whole dried New Zealand Boysenberries – both of which have become enormous hits amongst healthy snackers of young and old. The development of a speciality range, paired with premium chocolate, created an exciting option for special occasions.
Our first drying racks
Ian out on the family orchard
iNSPECTING THE PRODUCE
Most recently we’ve welcomed into the Little Beauties range two more super fruits, being New Zealand grown Blueberries and Raspberries – both as delicious as they are nutritious. We use only Soft Plastic Recyclable packaging and wherever possible we’re developing Certified Organic Product options.
Today Little Beauties remains a proud family business, based in the beautiful South Island of New Zealand – on a mission to create joy and surprise through the sharing of something special.
We're a family run business
Born and raised on Rivington Farm in New Zealand’s sunny Nelson, we’re a true family run business – packed with all the kiwi charm! As a family we’re passionate about New Zealand’s iconic fruits and sharing them with the world. We absolutely love seeing the joy on our customers’ faces when they try Little Beauties for the first time.
Meet the rest of the team
The rest of our Little Beauties team! We wrangled in a few extra legends to help us bring our customers the best dried fruit in the business...