Verve Magazine: NUTS about New Zealand

Proudly family-run company Forty Thieves are nuts about health, wellness, and the environment. 

In just four years, their nut butters have spread from market stalls to the shelves of more than 250 retailers nationwide, including Farro, New World, and Pak ’n Save, with Countdown also in the pipeline. 

Based out of Stanmore Bay, Forty Thieves was established by husband and wife team Brent and Shyr Godfrey in 2016. “When we started, Brent and I made all of our nut butters ourselves and sold them at farmers’ markets every weekend,” says Shyr. “Now, we are a team of 10.”

And a multi-award-winning team at that. In 2018, they scooped a gold medal in the Outstanding New Zealand Food Producers Awards, and last April they won four further medals, including two silvers for their Peanut Butter Crunchy and Scorched Almond with Organic Cocoa butter, and another gold, this time for their Chai Spiced Almond with Fruit Pieces. Not bad considering the country was on lockdown!

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