1 Peanut butter and whiskey may not be the most obvious combo, but why not? Produced in the USA, Sheep Dog Peanut Butter Whiskey is bursting with rich peanut butter flavours, notes of vanilla and caramel popcorn with warm whiskey undertones. Best as a straight, chilled shot we think, but we can see the cocktail possibilities, too. It’s $59.99 for 700ml. @sheepdogaunz

2 When Kate Fay (ex-Cibo) joined Sabato as development and production chef one of her first projects was to develop her own style of Sabato Gluten-free Flour. This flour performs similarly to standard wheat flour and bakes brilliantly, resulting in products with a light texture and no aftertaste. $12.50 for 750g. sabato.co.nz

3 Not just your everyday EVOO, Olivo Vanilla-Infused Olive Oil relies on a mild Martinborough olive oil to let the warmth of vanilla come through. Try it over poached or roasted stonefruit, up the luxe factor on your crayfish, prawns or scallops or how about a few drops in mash? $25 for 200ml. olivo.co.nz

4 Made in Marlborough using Marcel’s family recipe, the range of chicken paté by Rood Food includes the classic paté (try it with the newly released apple and raisin chutney), then veers into chicken & black garlic, chicken & cracked peppercorns or chicken, mushroom & truffle. $14–$15 for a 200g jar. roodfood.com

5 Small but mighty – that’s the promise of every 60ml dose of Goju wellness shots, formulated to keep you feeling at your best. Each of Goju’s five flavours claims different health benefits, such as ginger for immunity and digestion. Available online in 60ml shots ($40 for 8) and 500ml multi-dose bottles ($25). gojushots.com

6 Perfectly buttery toffee, studded with toasty almonds – can it get any better? Yes, it can, by covering it in a thin skim of Belgian couverture 72% dark chocolate. Brooke Peterson is The Confectionist and her Dark Chocolate and Almond Toffee is presented in cute glass jars or a brown paper pouch. $20.99 for a 200g jar. theconfectionist.co.nz

7 Honey, harvested from Leigh’s native coastal forests of mānuka, kānuka, pōhutukawa, flax and tī kōuka, is exposed to a slow cold mānuka smoke for 10 hours, giving Honey By the Sea’s premium Cold Mānuka-Smoked Honeycomb a unique sweet-yet-savoury flavour. $30 for 340g. honeybythesea.co.nz

8 Less waste, more taste – we’re all for that. Citizen Rescued Sauces are made from imperfect (but still delicious) produce that would otherwise go to waste. There is aquafaba mayo, tomato sauce, mushroom sauce and a burger sauce launching soon. $9.99 for 250g. citizen.co.nz