Here are our top five products to stock in the trending FROZEN category. For more information and insights see our latest issue of Supermarket News Magazine.

Want to be listed in ‘What to Stock’? Is your brand worthy of a Top 5 position? Upcoming categories include Organic, Red Wine, Food to Go and Rugby Snacks. Contact Georgina – georgina@reviewmags.com or phone 09 304 0142 ext 705.

Tot’s Pantry is the life-saving range of kids frozen meals for parents of young families. The Tot’s Pantry team of a chef, nutritionist and mum have created five meals that are well-balanced, nutritious and delicious. The meals are made to serve children between 1-4 years.

Growing bodies and personalities thrive on well-balanced, healthy diets. The team at Tot’s Pantry know this and they know how difficult it is for time-poor parents to find variety in healthy foods for their young children. The Tot’s Pantry frozen meal range is ready to eat in less than five minutes from the freezer. The meals are free of preservatives, contain at least one vegetable serving, are a source of protein, have no added sugar and are low in salt.

For more information, please contact Catherine Henderson - catherine@totspantry.co.nz.

All the hard work is done – Angel Bay patties are prepared and partially cooked, so they’re ready in just minutes!

Based on a home-style burger, beef, onions and breadcrumbs make up the foundation of their secret recipes and provide a product that is chunky in texture and authentic in flavour. Angel Bay’s range includes a variety of products, so there’s something guaranteed to suit everyone – here are a few of their favourites:

  • Premium Angus Beef Patties - Top of the range, their Angus Beef Patties are enviably juicy and packed full of flavour.
  • Gluten-Free Beef Patties - Gluten-Free Patties that are designed with gluten-intolerant consumers in mind, that are just as tasty as all the rest.
  • Gourmet Beef & Cheese Patties - These delicious patties are made from succulent beef and filled with chunks of cheese to make the cheeseburger extra cheesy.

To find out more visit www.angelbay.co.nz

Statistics are showing that frozen meals and snack dollars are growing and it doesn't look to be slowing down anytime soon.

House of Dumplings has been crafting handmade dumplings with family recipes since 2012, starting from a humble farmers market in Wellington. They are the perfect morsels for customers that are both health and environment conscious. They pride themselves on only sourcing ethical ingredients from mainly local producers and have no dodgy bits with only 100 per cent natural ingredients.

The company have recently reduced the supply price and carton size based on feedback from Foodstuff and Progressive. Both Auckland and Wellington tasting campaigns provide a chance for in-store customers to experience artisan quality food (that tastes like a million bucks) and hear House of Dumplings sustainable brand values (that will get consumers hooked instantly).

If you are interested in providing your customers with a premium dumplings brand, then please email the Wellington dumpling queen at vicky@houseofdumplings.co.nz.

Orchard Gold frozen fruit – simple, natural, goodness.

From New Zealand’s number one selling frozen fruit brand, Orchard Gold, comes the Smoothie Collection by Orchard Gold, a 1kg collection of smoothie favourites featuring:

  • NZ’s first Wild Blueberry SKU
  • The tropical tasting Blend Your Passions
  • The fruity Devour Your Reds
  • Crave Your Greens - a combination of fruit, kale and spinach.

The Smoothie Collection is packed in high quality, easy to merchandise, re-sealable stand up 1kg pouches.

For more information visit www.ffowcs.co.nz or email Jason on jason@ffowcs.co.nz.

Mrs Higgins Cookies is a New Zealand owned and operated business with a factory based in Henderson, Auckland. The product range is sold in New Zealand and exported to Australia, the Pacific Islands and Asia.

Their frozen retail packs of Mrs Higgins “Bake 'em Fresh” Cookie Dough (RRP $7.99) enables consumers to capture the aroma of freshly baked cookies at home or at work. It's a straight from the freezer to the oven ‘no mess, no fuss’ home baking solution. Making "Bake 'em Fresh" an incredibly convenient way to produce gorgeous soft chewy cookies in just 16 minutes.

Five flavours are available:

  • White Choc Macadamia Nut
  • Double Choc Chip
  • Choc Chew
  • Raspberry and White Choc
  • Wild, Oaty & Fruity

Once someone samples a Mrs Higgins Cookie, they become a customer for life. Available at selected New World, Pak'nSave & Specialty stores.

For more information visit www.mrshiggins.com or email Troy at troy@mrshiggins.com.