Did you know that every year from May onwards, Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit will be made available in all supermarkets and fruit stores nationwide? I did not either! I am used to the green kiwifruit from Zespri and if I remember correctly, I have only tried SunGold Kiwifruit once. This time around I was down with nasty flu and cough so I need all the Vitamin C I need to recover faster. Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit contain over 3X the Vitamin C content found in an Orange for every 100g of edible flesh 😀
Kiwi is probably the easiest fruit to eat. A pack of these furry fruit comes with a ‘spife’, a half know half spoon Zespri utensil. Just use the knife part to cut the fruit in half and use the spoon end to scoop out the golden yellow flesh. What I notice this time around is the larger than usual fruit size. It is not as zesty as the green kiwi but instead it is rather sweet on the palate. If you are intolerance to glucose especially diabetic patient, you will be delighted to know that Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit has a low glycaemic index of 38. This is the indication of the amount of glucose released during digestion from carbohydrates into the blood system, which also means that you will feel less hungry in between your meals.
Last Sunday was also the first-ever Zespri SunGold Kiwifest held at Desa Parkcity from 8.30am t0 11.30am. Together with a few friends, I went to join in the fun!
Kickstarting from Malaysia before moving on to Singapore and Australia, Zespri SunGold Kiwifest is a regional initiative carrying the message of Wake Up With Zespri incorporating fun elements of family breakfast time.
The main highlight of the Kiwifest is the appearance of Cassey Ho, flown all the way from Los Angeles by Zespri for a Pop Pilates class. Cassey is the founder of Blogilates, a world-renowned celebrity fitness instructor, and the most watched female fitness channel on YouTube. Currently she has over 3 million subscribers on her belt. Fans arrived early in the morning, setup their yoga mat on the field while waiting for Cassey.
Now this one I am interested but scared to try at the same time. Zorb Ball! I am claustrophobic so I will leave the balls to others to try lol.
Smoothie Bike was probably the most brilliant of all. You sweat it out to blend your own kiwifruit smoothies. The queue line for this was so long! It is a fairly easy biking activity. Who say smoothing comes easy, eh? 😉
I like how family event like this focuses on the kids as well. A huge two-tent specially for the kids. There are arts and crafts as well as finger painting activities just for the kids. The first 500 mini Zespri fans to join the games received a limited edition Zespri Kiwifruit World tee by renowned London illustrator and artist, Harry Malt.
My first game at the Kiwifest was Kiwi Dartboard. I called it sticky ball on sticky wall 😀
Each participant were given three sticky balls. I watched a number of people before playing the game and none of them got the ball stick to the wall. The game assistant told me to throw from the bottom up with light hand. And I managed to get the last ball on the wall! With each game completed, one will be rewarded with a Zespri badge. All together there are six badges to collect.
My aim for the morning was also to get more SunGold Kiwifruit. I finished mine at home and I needed more. True enough, Zespri provide a sale area for the public to get their kiwifruit there and then.
Being a “no entry fee” event, you would expect to spend on food and drinks. But nope. Everything was free. Even our kiwifruit-inspired breakfast are free.
As I am into juicing and smoothie, I would not mind queuing for this! LifeJuice was at the event to hand out complimentary kiwi-licious juice to everyone. It is limited but I managed to redeem mine despite the super long queue.
This is so cute. Kiwi tent in the middle of the park, available all over the field area for those who needed to chill and relax.
I nearly went for this game but I was scared to twist and turn my arms and ankle so I skipped. It is not as extreme as I thought it would be. This is a family oriented event so the game was scaled down and simplified.
Jojo Struys went on stage to take over the fitness part of the event with yoga.
By then, the crowd has grown from huge to massive. Everyone was eager and energetic for the yoga. Amazing.
Then the screaming starts. When the crowd starts screaming, that is when I knew Cassey Ho is taking over the stage with pop pilates 😛 . I was this close to Cassey. This close.
I have a video up in my Instagram. Somehow the video does not shows up here so click here to watch Cassey conducting pop pilates and how excited her fans are.
Larger in size, juicier, and sweeter than green kiwifruit with just a hint of tanginess. Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit is already available in all supermarkets and fruit stores from May 2016 onwards.