Kiwi company saves Jaffas, aims to begin production soon

The future of one of New Zealanders' favourite treats looks to have been ensured, as the rights to make Jaffas have been snapped up by a New Zealand confectionery brand.

In an announcement made today, RJ's says they have signed an agreement with Mondelez International to continue delivering Jaffas to Kiwi consumers.

RJ's says initially Jaffas will be made under licence by their sister company Darrell Lea in Sydney, but they hope to bring production back to New Zealand shores in the future.

"This is extremely exciting for consumers and the RJ's brand. It has been great to work with Mondelez to find a solution to keep the popular Jaffa’s product in New Zealand," RJ's NZ Sales Director Amy Law says.

The company also recently acquired the brands Black Knight, Fabulicious, Heards, Mackintosh and Oddfellows.  

RJ’s Jaffas will be on store shelves from October 23 2018.