Welcome to House of Taste by Exception Limited

(NZ grown cucumbers / no genetic modification / we use natural pest controls)

Exception Limited is a New Zealand company, based in Pukekohe. It was established in 2000, specialising in Telegraph and Mini cucumbers
(Snack Cucs is a registered trademark). Our purpose is to supply top quality fresh produce to customers in New Zealand and the Pacific Rim.houseoftaste

We currently operate 30,000 Sq ms of modern and high tech glasshouses which are situated on the rural edge (just 40 minutes south) of Auckland. Our ambition is to produce the highest quality cucumbers in a sustainable way, for a fair and honest market price.
The consumer is our primary focus and we aim to fulfil the demand for refreshing and tasteful cucumbers.

See GROWER CERTIFICATION & FOOD SAFETY

SeasonalityAvailable from January to December

We are 5 minutes to the Southern motorway and 30 minutes from Auckland Airport (international and domestic).

All cucumbers are picked daily and sent to the markets throughout New Zealand. They are distributed by our marketing partners;arriving on that same day (or overnight to the South Island); then directly to the shelves of your local supermarkets or fresh produce outlets

...so you don’t get much fresher than that!

See STORAGE TIPS

We are trying to achieve many ecologically, and environmentally friendly techniques in our production, such as IPM (Integrated Pest Management). This is a system where predatory insects are introduced into the glasshouses to reduce problem insects and hence avoids spraying. Thus, we strive continually to ensure that we leave the smallest environmental footprint possible.

See ENVIRONMENT, SUSTAINABILITY and BIOTECHNOLOGY

Hence, as a company, we endeavor to demonstrate that ecological, economical and social progress can go hand in hand. We promote this vision when building strong relationships with existing and potential markets. We want to be a reliable partner for our marketing partners, customers and importantly; employees. We are the second largest grower of Telegraph cucumbers in New Zealand and are a small to medium enterprise (SME) employing around 25 staff.

See JOB VACANCIES
See RECIPES/CUISINE 17 WAYS WITH CUCUMBERS

See HEALTH ASPECTS

  • Increased intake of fruit and vegetables reduces coronary heart disease (CHD)
  • Fruit and vegetable consumption contributes to heart health
  • A high intake of fruit and vegetables reduces coronary heart disease (CHD)1

Ref 1 For further information see Standard 1.2.7 below:
http://unitedfresh.co.nz/services/health-claims-nutrition
Food Standards Australia New Zealand - Standard 1.2.7 - Nutrition, Health and Related Claims

Health and vegetable bodies that House of Taste are associated with:

House of Taste Telegraph cucumbers and Snack Cucs are now registered with fuelled4life and have been classified by the Food ad Beverage Classification System (FBCS) nutrient criteria as an everyday food. This means that an everyday food is the healthiest choice and we are encouraged to promote this food in canteen menu planning for schools and early childhood education(ECE) services.

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Vegetables New Zealand

5days1

www.5aday.co.nz

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The Heart Foundation link