What is it about the strawberry 🍓
Is it the vibrant colour, juicy texture, charismatic aroma or sweet taste?
You're right it's the whole fruit!
Natalie and Jamie Dalton are lovers of good whole food. Jamie says "good food makes you feel good. It may cost more, but it's worth it. I appreciate a chef who is good at what they do, if I'm paying more and the chef is being remunerated, then he feels good and puts happiness into food. That's what I do and you can taste it."
Having a history of food intolerances means Natalie and Jamie prefer to spend time cooking from scratch. The desire to perfect the quintessential Aussie iceblock led them to one of Australia’s great strawberry farms, Taste ‘N See.
Farming for 45 years
Merv and Marilyn are great farmers for many reasons, in the early days farming was about helping out your neighbours and the community and that hasn't changed. These are our top reasons we love Taste ‘N See strawberries;
🍓 Quality is number one, they only sell quality first grade fruit
🍓 Strong connection to family, staff and their community
🍓 Staff are their backbone, with 60% of workers living locally and returning each season
🍓 They are pioneering new raised strawberry bed technology to continually improve their fruit and environmental practices
Taste ‘N See strawberries are situated on 50 acres south of the Sunshine Coast producing quality strawberries for 45 years. Now run predominately by three sisters Tracey, Sam and Laura who joke about being made in a strawberry patch said you learn a lot in 45 years "if you want quality you have to pay for it".
Farm to table
In strawberry season Jamie and Natalie drive to Taste ‘N See farms each week to pick up 50 trays of strawberries. Hulling the strawberries is a mammoth task for the Frozen team but with music up loud they're all into the groove.
Ugly fruit… amazing flavour! Strawberries with imperfections and odd shapes don't make the grade as premium fruit in supermarkets, so instead of throwing these strawberries Taste 'N See give them to Frozen Sunshine. In return Taste 'N See don't ask for payment but ask that Natalie and Jamie donate money they would have otherwise sent to charity.
Try our Strawberry and Strawberry lemonade iceblocks today and let us know what you think. Can you taste the happiness?
The Royal Queensland Food & Wine Show (RQFWS) had its first competition in 1876 and ever since it has recognised the finest food products available to consumers in Queensland. Australia’s most respected and experienced food industry professionals judge products at the highest level. The products are judged on their flavour, aroma, body, texture and presentation.
Our iceblocks have never fit neatly into the mould of the Ice Cream, Gelato & Sorbet awards at the show until this year, with the inaugural multi-pack category being open for single serve multi-packs both dairy and non-dairy, 🎉 YAY. So we entered all four of our multi packs - Strawberry, Chocolate, Mango Swirl & Cookie Crumble.
To our delight our Strawberry multi-pack was awarded a SILVER medal, while Chocolate, Cookie Crumble and Mango Swirl were awarded BRONZE medals.
We were so excited our Strawberry iceblock received silver and here's why:
We are fuelled by passion for quality, hand crafting iceblocks that scream flavour. L👀K out for our multi-packs in IGA and participating stores. To find your nearest stockist visit: http://www.frozensunshine.com.au/where-to-buy.html.
From our family to yours we hope you enjoy a little Frozen Sunshine.
𝟭 𝗶𝗻 𝟭𝟬 𝗯𝗮𝗯𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗯𝗼𝗿𝗻 𝗶𝗻 𝗔𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗹𝗶𝗮 𝗱𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗹𝗼𝗽 𝗮 𝗳𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗿𝗴𝘆 𝗯𝗲𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗶𝗿 𝗳𝗶𝗿𝘀𝘁 𝗯𝗶𝗿𝘁𝗵𝗱𝗮𝘆 🎂
Its Food Allergy Awareness week and we get it, having food allergies is a drag even life threatening! But one thing that isn't a drag, is our iceblocks. We often receive messages from people with food allergies who are 𝗲𝗰𝘀𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗰 they can enjoy our iceblocks. 🤪 We've shared some of these below.
"𝘏𝘪, 𝘞𝘦 𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘚𝘺𝘥𝘯𝘦𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘮𝘺 9 𝘺𝘦𝘢𝘳 𝘰𝘭𝘥 𝘴𝘰𝘯 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘢𝘱𝘩𝘺𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘤 𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘳𝘨𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘦𝘨𝘨 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘥𝘢𝘪𝘳𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘣𝘭𝘰𝘤𝘬𝘴 𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘩𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘩𝘢𝘥!" Jodette
"𝘏𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘰! 𝘞𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘢 𝘥𝘢𝘶𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘢 𝘯𝘶𝘵 𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘳𝘨𝘺 𝘴𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘧𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘶𝘴. 𝘛𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮 𝘶𝘱 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘶𝘯𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘢𝘴𝘵 𝘭𝘢𝘴𝘵 𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘬𝘦𝘯𝘥, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮. 𝘞𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘥𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘢 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘤𝘬𝘪𝘴𝘵 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 G𝘰𝘭𝘥 C𝘰𝘢𝘴𝘵. 𝘏𝘰𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘶𝘺 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘱𝘢𝘤𝘬𝘴, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘳𝘺 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘭𝘢𝘷𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴." 👌 Nicole
"𝘏𝘪, 𝘞𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘤𝘶𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘭𝘺 𝘷𝘪𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘕𝘰𝘰𝘴𝘢 𝘰𝘯 𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘪𝘥𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘈𝘥𝘦𝘭𝘢𝘪𝘥𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘤𝘢𝘮𝘦 𝘢𝘤𝘳𝘰𝘴𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘣𝘭𝘰𝘤𝘬𝘴 𝘢𝘵 𝘢 𝘧𝘦𝘸 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘦𝘴 𝘴𝘶𝘤𝘩 𝘢𝘴 𝘕𝘰𝘰𝘴𝘢 𝘏𝘢𝘳𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘧𝘪𝘴𝘩 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘱 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘱 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘓𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘚𝘦𝘢 𝘣𝘳𝘦𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘺. 𝘖𝘶𝘳 𝘦𝘭𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘴𝘰𝘯 𝘈𝘭𝘦𝘹 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘭𝘮𝘰𝘴𝘵 9 𝘺𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘴 𝘰𝘭𝘥 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘮𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘪𝘱𝘭𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘳𝘨𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘸𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘭𝘸𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘴𝘰 𝘭𝘪𝘮𝘪𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘯 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘸𝘦 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘣𝘶𝘺 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘸𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵. 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘣𝘭𝘰𝘤𝘬𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘮𝘢𝘻𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘬𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯! 𝘛𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘬𝘴!!" Rick
𝘐 𝘢𝘮 𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘢 𝘦𝘹𝘤𝘪𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘢𝘤𝘳𝘰𝘴𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘵 𝘢𝘵 𝘊𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘝𝘦𝘨an 𝘮𝘢𝘳𝘬𝘦𝘵 𝘪𝘯 𝘉𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘣𝘢𝘯𝘦. 𝘔𝘺 𝘥𝘢𝘶𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘴𝘶𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘴𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘳𝘨𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘥𝘢𝘪𝘳𝘺, 𝘦𝘨𝘨𝘴, 𝘯𝘶𝘵𝘴, 𝘴𝘦𝘴𝘢𝘮𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘦𝘥𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘬𝘪𝘸𝘪 𝘧𝘳𝘶𝘪𝘵. 𝘑𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘤𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘵𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘴𝘢𝘧𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘧𝘳𝘦𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦? 𝘐𝘵𝘴 𝘴𝘰 𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘥 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘶𝘪𝘵𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘰𝘥𝘴! 𝘚𝘰 𝘸𝘦𝘭𝘭 𝘥𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘪𝘯𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴." Sara
𝗗𝗶𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗸𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗼𝗻𝗹𝘆 𝟵 𝗳𝗼𝗼𝗱𝘀 𝗰𝗮𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝟵𝟬% 𝗼𝗳 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀? 🥜
1. Cows milk
8. Tree nuts
Whilst we understand the difficulties of having food allergies and food sensitivities, there is some good news! Frozen Sunshine iceblocks have ⛔
✅ No cows milk
✅ No egg
✅ No wheat
✅ No nuts
✅ No sesame
✅ No fish 😆
Thats 8 out of 9 foods that cause the majority of reactions. ❤️
May contain soy. The chocolate we use in our Chocolate and Cookie Crumble iceblocks is top quality Belgian chocolate containing 70% cocoa solids. It is dairy and nut free but it does contain the emulsifier "Soya Lecithin". Although we have separate equipment for preparing the mixes containing chocolate and take care when cleaning down the moulds, there is a chance that traces of the allergen may remain. As a result all other flavours are labelled "May contain soybeans" because we use the same moulds for all iceblocks in our range. Be sure to visit our flavours page for the full list of ingredients
Half a million Aussies have a diagnosed food allergy? That's alot!
We’ve all been guilty of a self-diagnosis on the Internet. But if you suspect you have a food allergy, it’s important to consult your general practitioner (GP).
We love your messages and handcrafting iceblocks you can enjoy so keep your stories coming we'd love to hear from you.
Are you visiting Noosa this weekend for the Noosa Food & Wine Festival? Whilst you're in town check out 3 of our favourite foodie destinations.
1. Providore on Hastings
Grab a coffee and a light meal or picnic platter to enjoy on Noosa Main Beach, or pick up some gourmet provisions before setting off for a walk in Noosa National Park. Providore on Hastings stock an impressive range of local cheeses, meats, coffee and produce including Frozen Sunshine iceblocks. One of Noosa's hidden gems, you can find Providore on Hastings below Netanya Noosa just down from the surf club at 75 Hastings St, Noosa Heads.
2. Belmondo's Organic Market
Tucked away in Noosa's industrial precinct you'll find Belmondos Organic Market, encompassing Bioshop Noosa, Tanglewood Organic Sourdough Bakery, Vanilla Food, and Clandestino Roasters. Visitors and Sunny Coasters flock here for local products, organic produce and the some of the best bread and coffee that the Sunshine Coast has to offer. Located at 59 Rene St, Noosaville.
3. The Cooking Company
At the Cooking Company Noosa you'll find an impressive selection of local and imported fine foods, gifts for the kitchen and home, and a delicious lunch menu and range of treats. The Cooking Company support many local producers such as Frozen Sunshine. In fact, they were our very first stockist, stocking Frozen Sunshine iceblocks after only three months of starting our business. A must visit shop in the Noosa Junction precinct. Located at 20 Lanyana Way, Noosa Heads.
Okay Sunny Coasters, gear the kids up for our five adventures in five weeks challenge… Get them off the screen, out of the house and into the sun for outdoor fun! Setting a challenge is about improving skills and conquering fears in a supportive environment. Do as much, or as little, on the proviso its fun and works for the family. Pack the essentials and head to these great spots where you can reward the family with a Frozen Sunshine iceblock at the end of the challenge.
1. Ride and explore Aura parks
Stockland’s Aura estate has five innovative parks to explore, all accessible and interconnected by bike paths. These interactive parks are a favourite among the kids and exploring more than one fills them with excitement and adventure. The challenge is to ride to each park! Be sure to map your way and finish at Tree House Playground on 5 Lutkin Terrace where you'll find Café Georgie and a delicious Frozen Sunshine iceblock treat.
2. Kings Beach tidal pool & fountain
Let’s be honest, we live on the magnificent Sunshine Coast for our pristine beaches, but often we don’t enjoy the sand and surf as much as we should! Your challenge is to get to the beach and explore some water activities…. Kings Beach in Caloundra has it all for water exploration:
3. Journey on the Mary Valley Rattler
Step back in time on the Mary Valley Rattler and delve into our local history, with the railway that started before the Gympie gold rush! This challenge is more scenic than physical so it’s a perfect outing for the whole family. Grab a Frozen Sunshine iceblock from the café before you board, then sit back and reflect on how different life was in the past when it was slower but more labour intensive. The Mary Valley Rattler is a non-profit organisation that runs Wednesdays to Sundays, be sure to check their timetable. This is a great half-day activity, alternatively make it a full day and spend the other half at Lake Alford Park, home to the Gold Museum, bird park and playground.
4. TreeTop Challenge
The newest edition to the Sunshine Coast is Australia’s largest zip line and high rope attraction, TreeTop Challenge. Your challenge is to show up, participate, conquer your fears and get your adrenaline racing. Actually, its not that complicated all you have to do is show up and the rest will happen. There are five courses to tackle with 100 epic challenges suspending in rainforest. TreeTop Challenge is located at the Big Pineapple so take a selfie in front of this Aussie icon and choose your favourite Frozen Sunshine iceblock from the Montville Coffee cafe.
5. Tewantin water & skate park
This interactive water and skate park challenge is simple and won’t break the bank! Rock up, get wet and have a laugh, followed by some gnarly scooter or skateboard activity in the adjacent park. For lunch, head to neighbouring Noosa Marina and grab Fish and Chips and a Frozen Sunshine gourmet iceblock of course.
We’d love to hear if you enjoyed these challenges as much as we did! Send in a picture of your family eating Frozen Sunshine iceblock’s with the hashtag #FS5challenges and we’ll put it on our wall of fame.