Pineapple lumps to go the way of Snifters and Buzz bars


Remember Buzz bars and Snifters? My Mum used to love Buzz bars. They were a special treat that she would sometimes share with me. It was probably psychological but because they were a rare treat I loved them. Snifters are another typically Kiwi treat that is no longer made and one that was a favourite at the movies. With Cadbury closing their factory in Dunedin it looks as if we are now going to lose another iconic kiwi treat, pineapple lumps.


A working group has been meeting, to determine the fate of New Zealand sweets such as Jaffas, Buzz Bars, Pinky and Pineapple Lumps, after the decision was made to close the Dunedin Cadbury factory next year, axing 350 jobs.


…But so far, no investors have indicated they want to set up a local Dunedin factory to make the products.

“We are urging any interested parties to reach out to us now. Given the timelines associated with a seamless transition when production ends in Dunedin in March 2018, we need to hear from interested parties in the next couple of weeks to ave an opportunity to properly consider their capabilities.”

He said expressions of interest would close on June.

It was possible the factory could be used for something else/.

“The group also discussed the potential for an investor to take on the certified dairy processing plant currently manufacturing sweetened condensed milk in the standalone warehouse which could be repurposed to meet the needs of an existing dairy producer or potentially boutique operator.”

Dunedin has had a chocolate factory since 1884. About 70 per cent of what it produced was exported, mostly to Australia…


– Stuff


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