We are a family business specialising in high quality hazelnuts and baking products from nuts grown in New Zealand. Our trading name “FINZ” is an acronym derived from our registered company name Filbert Industries New Zealand Limited. Filbert nut is a European and international name for hazelnuts (they are also known as “cobnuts” in the UK).
We source in-shell nuts from growers in the lower North Island and crack these in our Lower Hutt factory using a specialised machine imported from Italy. Our factory has a current Certificate of Hygiene (Standard Grade) and staff are appropriately qualified with Food Safety Training Certificates.
Our nuts are predominantly (99%) the whiteheart variety grown in New Zealand for their excellent kernel flavour and their ability to readily blanch (skin removal). We remove the skin mechanically and produce fresh high quality products that show-case this amazing nut that has some of the best health properties of any tree nut. We also provide recipes using hazelnuts for the home-cook.