Jaffas set to return to NZ after local RJ's makes deal with Cadbury

NZ 03/09/2018

One of NZ's most famous treats could be returning back to our shores thanks to a deal secured between Cadbury and RJ's Licorice.

When the Cadbury factory closed its Dunedin doors for good back at the start of the year, Kiwis everywhere were told it meant some of the country's most iconic treats would be leaving NZ with it.

But Levin based RJ's Licorice has announced that they have secured a deal with Cadbury's owners to keep the production of Jaffas going.

Stocks of Jaffas have been running low since the Dunedin factory closed in March but RJs said it would have new stock available from October 23, with hopes it will be able to bring full production back to New Zealand.

RJ's NZ sales director Amy Law told RNZ that it would be great to keep the brand in New Zealand.

"Over the years, we've lost so many brands in New Zealand that we all love. So to be able to keep them... it's a pretty exciting thing to be involved with."