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

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A first for Fresh As, the market leaders in single ingredient freeze-dried products, this latest offering is another delicious innovation for the home chef. Fresh As Panna Cotta is the company's first step into providing a complete dessert solution. The Panna Cotta is produced using fresh fruit with no artificial colours, flavours, or preservatives.

The company's founder, Tommy Roff, said this latest dessert innovation came due to a desire from the market to create a complete dessert solution. The Fresh As range is an ever-expanding list of freeze-dried ingredients from whole raspberries, fruit powders, mandarin segments and now complete desserts. Fresh As Panna Cotta is available in Raspberry, Plum and Tropical.

For more information contact Mike Skellon on 09 307 3348 or email sales@fresh-as.com.

The people have spoken and WaHiki has snagged the People's Choice Award at this year’s Auckland Business Awards. A huge achievement considering it was the brands first ever entry. The little kiwi start-up is making waves at home and abroad, where it recently signed a deal with Asia's biggest childcare centre, catering to 20,000 enrolled children. Wahiki’s ethos is to enjoy a guilt-free time out with better-for-you ice cream that is low in sugar and calories while high in taste and texture. As NZ's first and only certified gluten-free ice cream, this vegan treat is on its way to cementing its kiwi-favourite status, soaring with mums and bubs who want healthier alternatives.

Sugar content as follows:

  • Chocolate: 8.8g
  • Mango: 7.4g
  • Vanilla: 7.5g
  • Turmeric Latte: 9.5g (a world first)

For more information visit www.wahiki.co.nz., phone 0800 924 454 or email at info@wahiki.co.nz

Slices of the Classic “Kiwi As” Denheath Custard Squares. The Original Treat that started it all. Available now in three and five packs, all you have to do is thaw and serve. Uniquely different, their fluffy high-rise melt-in-your-mouth rich, creamy vanilla custard filled squares are complemented with flaky golden pastry and Denheath’s signature delicious icing, topped with curly-white shredded coconut.

For more information visit www.denheath.co.nz or freephone 0800 336 432.

Whittaker’s is making gift giving easy and particularly delicious. With their two new assortments, there’s something for every chocolate lover.

For those craving the classics, there’s the Minimix Assortment. They’re jolly good – 15 assorted mini slabs in all your favourite flavours, including Creamy Milk, Peanut, Tweats, Hokey Pokey and Almond Gold.

For a touch of class, give them Whittaker’s Artisan Squares. 18 assorted and individually wrapped delicate chocolate squares in six flavours, made with ingredients sourced from New Zealand’s finest artisan producers.

For more information please contact Twin Agencies on 0800 258 946 or sales@twinagencies.co.nz.

Nothing makes Driscoll’s happier than when friends and families share a delicious punnet of their berries. The team are passionate about producing beautiful berries that bring people together to enjoy the simple things in life. Everything Driscoll's does is aligned to this passion. From research into the sweetest, juiciest berry varieties, and the careful tending of crops, to the sharing of delicious recipes – they live and breathe berries. Fresh, beautiful and delicious, Driscoll’s berries will bring more joy to ordinary moments.

For more seasonal fun facts, handy hints and recipe ideas visit Driscoll’s at driscolls.com.