Bananas are an amazing food product. They have their own packaging, are packed with nutrients and full of energy. We have several great banana recipes here at Munch… including our Banana Date and Oat Muffins and Instant banana icecream. But here is some more information from our friends at All Good Bananas.
You can meet Wilson who grows All Good bananas, and his family and friends; Napoleon the truck driver, Jose the donkey, the Captain and the Kiwi kids who love bananas! These guys are now appearing on all All Good bananas to show you how they get all the way from Wilson’s finca (farm) in Ecuador to your fruit bowl.
From Oct 20 to Dec 17 2013 all 12 of the All Good family stickers will be on all bunches of All Good Bananas in New World, Pak’nSave, Four Square, Farro Fresh and Moore Wilson and all good independent retailers.
Kids can collect all 12 stickers, pick up a beautifully illustrated sticker book in store and match the characters to where they fit in the All Good story. Once they have all 12, they can go in the draw to win some fantastic prizes.
The All Good Family campaign aims to teach kids where their bananas come from and the difference choosing Fairtrade bananas makes for farmers and their families in the El Guabo Cooperative of Small Farmers in Ecuador.
Bananas are our favourite fruit. Each of us eats our way through 18kg of them every year which, according to Statistics NZ* is roughly two bananas a week. But, have you ever thought where they come from, who grows them or the impact low prices have on producers in developing countries?
All Good wanted to change that by introducing some of the characters in its supply chain in a fun and interactive way to kids. To top it off, there are some great prizes up for grabs.
Kids who collect all 12 stickers, go in the draw to win a fun family weekend escape for 4 in Auckland or Wellington, 2 nights accommodation, car hire, a “Behind the Scenes at the Zoo” experience and spending money! 100 other prizes of All Good limited-edition family t-shirts, frisbees and fridge magnets will also be given away.
More about the All Good Bananas Family
All Good Bananas is one of New Zealand’s only fully Fairtrade and Fully Kiwi owned banana company, they believe it’s a good idea to be able to eat and drink healthily with a healthy conscience. All Good’s bananas are grown by the El Guabo Cooperative in Ecuador, on small family farms with organic fertiliser, clean soil and fresh water. Fairtrade ensures farmers and their families get a fair deal. You get healthy, great tasting bananas.
In March 2013, All Good Bananas was named one World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere, a New York based ethical research institute. All Good Bananas is the first Kiwi company to make the list. Their bananas are stocked at New World, Pak’nSave and Four Square supermarkets and independent retailers nationwide.