Wow 2017 is flying by before our eyes…already November!
So many things have happened since our last update, back then we were making key connections, visiting suppliers and preparing to place orders, well a few months have gone by and after a few delays and some expected curve balls, (we now know that they are not so unexpected in this field), our container finally arrived last month. Now that it is here, we have an amazing storage place all sorted and full of delicious Latin goods.
I was really pleased to see the quality of our stock and how our suppliers have truly made an effort in sending us the best they have to offer, well done you guys.
Since the goods arrived we have been quite busy getting the message out there and participating in meetings, festivals, promotions, tastings etc, and we are very happy with the positive feedback we are getting wherever we go.
We had the opportunity to go to Palmerston North to the Latino Fiesta on 14 October, it was great to see the great community and yeah, Palmerston knows how to party Latin style.
The inauguration of the Latin American and Spanish Film Festival LASFF in Wellington was great, we participated with a stand for Ecuador, we had the chance to present some gourmet sauces and Latin jams..and the public was delighted! We knew that banana jam was not very common here but omg what a response! Our banana & passionfruit jam was a joyful surprise for people who have never tried it before, and a taste from home-away-from-home for other Latins like me who grew up with it. Upper Hutt also had the opportunity to taste our range, it was great to meet so many people interested in Latin America and its products.
Our fine beverages Spirit of Ecuador liqueur & Ecuadorian Vodka Cima also made their presence felt, so many people complimenting their distinctive flavours. We are very glad that people like it, and although we are sorry we can’t sell these directly to the public, we can certainly point you in the right direction to our wonderful stockists around the region.
So what is next in the next few months? You may have noticed our online shopping is up and running so enjoy your shopping! Thanks to our freight partners we are able to deliver all around New Zealand which is good news.
Events in the near future? Yes, and lots of them: We are gearing up for the busy season with beautiful gift baskets that can be posted throughout NZ. You will see us in a couple of markets around the region; also, the Wellington MIA Latin Festival is on December 3rd, we can’t wait. We are also considering other tastings and bits and pieces so we will keep you posted.
Thanks for reading and we will have some updates soon.
Hasta pronto, Luisa