Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all. It’s been a very successful year for Food International – especially our YOLO products – and we are grateful for your support. Thank you and we look forward to surprising you in the New Year with some amazing new products. We are still very busy getting […]

It’s That Time Again

“Oh, I’m sorry I definitely can’t fix your loo, service your car or fit you in for a pedicure between now and Christmas.” Oh dear, it’s started already and suddenly the whole place goes mad building up to December 25th. Hey, don’t get me wrong – I adore Christmas and all the celebrations that go […]

Kids and Cheese

There is an army of well-meaning parents out there who seem to be over-policing what their children eat. Unfortunately, their rules around what the kids can and cannot eat are often misguided and cheese is often sidelined as one of the bad boys on the block. But, cheese really is a superfood for children with […]

A Jolly YOLO Father’s Day

If you are out there looking to treat a special male on Father’s Day, I have a suggestion.  Forget the tired old undies and socks or soap-on-a-rope gift ideas and make it a YOLO Father’s Day! For a cheese-loving Dad, this will be inspired and so much more appreciated. His underwear/socks drawers are probably overflowing […]

A Perfect Cook’s Beach Day

Robyn & Veronica Ward (right) at the Mercury Bay Estate Restaurant. After a prolonged period of wet, dull and depressing days, I woke up to clear skies on Thursday 7 June and knowing the long-planned road trip to Cook’s Beach was definitely on. It was a perfect day.  The sun was shining and my friend […]


A huge emphasis on organic, vegan and vegetarian food along with an increased focus on easy-to-use, convenient packaging of food items were the standout features of the recent Gulfood Food and Hospitality Show in Dubai, according to Food International CEO Adel Yousef. The intrepid traveller was bursting with his hallmark enthusiasm when he arrived back […]

Blog from Robyn Yousef – an Unlikely Food blogger

Introducing Robyn You’ll be seeing my face and (hopefully) reading my blogs on this website on a regular basis. I’m the wife of CEO, Adel Yousef –  a sleeping partner of the business in more ways than  one. My friends say I’m a “very unlikely food blogger” as I really don’t like cooking. It’s Adel […]

Food Mule

The “Food Mule” returns from the last Salon de Gourmets Food Show in Spain. 18/04/18 We’ve been flat-out at Food International redesigning our website – we want it to inform and entertain you – make it fizz with fun and info so you want to check in with us again and again.  And, of course, […]

Middle Eastern Food

From the East to West we have the best. Enjoy the taste flavours of the Middle East right here in NZ! Food International has a long history sourcing hard to find ingredients and we have a soft spot for the Middle Eastern delicacies. We work VERY hard to bring these flavours to your table. Please look on our […]