RISE LIKE BUBBLES

The women behind Rise Women, Rachel Kolisi and Tammy Rawstron, held an inspiring and uplifting event for women at the V&A Battery Park in the past month. The main goal is to inspire women through the sharing of experiences and stories and helping them overcome any obstacles they may face.

We believe in what RISE is about and that it’s important that we all support women who try to make a difference in this world. We partnered up with the duo and sponsored the event with welcome bubbles for the guests. All the lovely ladies were welcomed with our refreshing Kauai flavoured sparkling sodas that had just the right amount of bubbles and fruity flavour to start off the memorable day. 

The new Kauai sparkling sodas are free from kilojoules, preservatives, sugar and sweeteners which serves as the perfect guilt-free, on-the-go drink with a beautifully designed, Instagrammable can. To get your hands on guilt-free bubbles, visit any selected Kauai stores and try out one of our three flavours – Litchi, Tangerine and Mango Passion!

Dean chats to Bruce Whitfield

Our CEO, Dean Kowarski,  sat down with Bruce Whitfield to explain the origin of Real Foods Group and gives a brief history of how Kauai has grown.

PART 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDa6ardIye4&list=PL2BJTpLEt7O5Renj0FHBG019ECJ1bKmsx&index=16&t=300s

PART 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvRjwH3YO-E&list=PL2BJTpLEt7O5Renj0FHBG019ECJ1bKmsx&index=15&t=0s

PART 3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGOhbIRShQY&list=PL2BJTpLEt7O5Renj0FHBG019ECJ1bKmsx&index=14&t=0s

MAKE A GOOD SUMMER GREAT WITH OUR REFRESHING NEW MENU!

WE’VE GOT ALL THE INGREDIENTS FOR YOUR BEST. SUMMER. EVER.

It takes a lot to get a spot on our menu. That’s why every new wrap, bowl, pot and smoothie you’ll meet at Kauai this Summer was picked, planned and perfected from the ground up to be nutritious, delicious, and as healthy for the planet as it is for you.

We lost sleep and drank lots of coffee rejecting recipes, then lost more sleep (was it the coffee?) and drank even more coffee (it’s organic!) until we found new ways to keep all the ingredients seasonal, sustainable and locally sourced.

THE CAJUN CREATION: CAJUN CHICKEN WRAP AND BOWL

All wrapped up: Cajun free-range chicken, roasted sweet potato, red cabbage, rosa tomatoes, carrot, red pepper, baby spinach, rocket, spring onion, creamy herb dressing

Ever Put A Mardi Gras In Your Mouth? We’re bringing a fiesta of flavours all the way from the melting pot of New Orleans. At the heart of the city’s Cajun cuisine, you’ll find roughly diced bell pepper, onion, and celery. Known by the locals as the “Holy Trinity” of the culinary culture, these abundant veggies are prepared using salt blended into a mix of spices – usually garlic and cayenne pepper – but as any Louisiana local will tell you, the secret’s in the seasoning.

Bowled or wrapped, our new Cajun spiced free-range chicken adds a tasty touch a Southern heat to a mix of crisp veggies, roasted sweet potato and a splash of creamy herb dressing.

Sun Salutation with Spice:  Say hi this Summer with “Laissez les bon temp rouler!” (“lay-ZEH leh BAWN taw ROO-leh!”) – it’s Cajun for “Let the good times roll!”

CHILL OUT WITH CHIA: TROPICAL CHIA SMOOTHIE & POT

What’s inside: Mango, strawberries, Dragon Fruit, orange juice, pressed apple juice, coconut Chia pudding

Dynamite comes in small packages – just ask the Chia seed. Calorie for calorie, this tiny wonder is one of nature’s best sources of nutrients. Besides zinc, vitamin B3 (niacin), potassium, vitamin B1 (thiamine) and vitamin B2, just 28 grams of it is packed with:

Just when you thought a food couldn’t get more super, chia seeds are also a non-GMO whole-grain, free of gluten, rich in antioxidants and usually grown organically. Not bad for something that could get stuck in your teeth.

Thought for Food: Chia is the ancient Mayan word for “Strength”

BACK TO THE BASICS OF BREAD: SCHOON SOURDOUGH

Not all bread is created equal:  Every Schoon loaf is hand-shaped & baked the traditional way

After years of bad press, bread is baking a comeback. According to their website, “Manufactory (derived from ‘manual factory’) is a term coined by the great Parisian baker, Lionel Poilâne, when he expanded his small, woodfired oven bakery into a larger artisan production space. The SCHOON Manufactory at The Bird Precinct in Stellenbosch includes a small café, experimental kitchen, bakery and patisserie.”

That’s where the team brainstorms and creates, and where they’re re-inspiring the sourdough loaf. An ancient form of grain fermentation, this forgotten favourite is recently on the rise. SCHOON makes it so well, it’s made its way onto our menu. Sustainably farmed, stone-milled and made the traditional way using locally sourced grains and wheat, there’s love baked into every hand-shaped loaf.

Taste the upper crust of craftsmanship with a SCHOON sourdough sandwich or try crunchy croutons on a salad – it’s the bread we can’t stop coming back for.

Bread Winner: SCHOON opens a brand new location this October, so pencil it in because their croissants are life-changing.

HOW LOW CAN YOU GO: LOW CARB SALAD POT

Low carb, high health: One pot’s the perfect portion

We could actually go on forever about the benefits, but aren’t those four enough? Packed with freshness, the low carb pot portion is small but satisfying, so if you’re counting calories, you and this salad were made for each other.

Going Green: We’re eating 900% more broccoli than we did in 1999.

Leonardo and the Leaves: da Vinci was the first artist to depict salad in his paintings.

#KAUAIFRESHTRUCK – COMING SOON TO A VIEW NEAR YOU // SERVING FOOD WITH A VIEW

Menu on the move: Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to find out where the #KauaiFreshTruck is headed next.

Fact: Food tastes better with a view. OK, it might not be a fact, but it should be and we’re hitting the road to prove it! The #KauaiFreshTruck will be parking off in the prettiest of places – stay on its trail with @KauaiGlobal on FB and the gram.

No truck? No problem! Get your nearest Kauai fix at any of these stores.

Long Scroll Bonus! You Get Two Secret Summer Tips On Us:

🌞Spend less time in the queue and more time on the beach – download the Kauai app for Android and Apple and start earning rewards and discounts every time you order.

🌞Too tanned to move? Find us on Uber Eats and Mr D Food ( Apple or Android) then grab a cold shower and chill – the freshness is on its way!

Now stop reading this blog, WhatsApp the squad 📱 and go find Summer’s best sunset – we’ll see you on the sand! 🏖️ // ⛱️

GETTING BACK TO THE BASICS OF BREAD

SLOW MEETS DOUGH with Schoon Bread

Schoon Video from Fritz Schoon on Vimeo.

All of this made SCHOON the obvious choice when we went looking for a better bread to use in Kauai kitchens. After a lot of chewing (and chewing it over) we finally settled on their sourdough. Sustainably farmed, stone-milled and made the traditional way using locally sourced grains and wheat, there’s love baked into every hand-shaped loaf.

Goes With Your Gut

This is going to get a little scientific, but here’s what makes sourdough the superior slice for sensitive stomachs:

  • It’s easier to digest. Research says this could be because of its prebiotic content and probiotic-like properties. Prebiotics are non-digestible fibers that feed the beneficial bacteria in your gut. Probiotics are beneficial bacteria found in some foods and supplements.
  • It’s more nutritious. Although it’s often made from the same flour as other kinds of bread, the natural fermentation process improves sourdough’s nutrition profile.
  • It contains higher levels of folate and antioxidants than other breads.
  • It’s lower phytate levels helps the body absorb the nutrients in it more easily.
  • The slow fermentation method may also degrade gluten more than baker’s yeast.

Sourdough’s Little Secret: This crusty character may have a better effect on blood sugar and insulin levels than other types of bread, though the reason for this isn’t completely understood. Yet.

Come To The Crust

Taste the upper crust of better baking at your nearest Kauai with a SCHOON sourdough sandwich or crunchy croutons on a salad – it’s the bread with benefits!

The Crust Comes To You

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YAY! WE’VE GONE GLOBAL!

THE WORLD JUST GOT A LITTLE BITE FRESHER.

We’re always on a nutrition mission.

From day one we’ve been finding new ways to bring more people more choices for easier health and wellness. 23 years later, and with 150 stores in South Africa (and three across Namibia and Botswana) we thought it might be time to take the Kauai goodness way out of town.

So, packed with a plucky plan to plant Kauai freshness wherever good food fans needed it most, we went looking for the best partners in the best places. The bad news? We all need new passports and those queues are the worst. The good news: we’ve picked up a bit of Thai and Dutch…

Say Sawadee!

We love Thailand for so many reasons, so bringing Kauai to Bangkok was a no-brainer.

All of our Thailand stores (1 for now, 3 more coming soon) are inside Virgin Active gyms, with the launch store smack dab in the trendy new Whizdom101 district. Most of our menu will stay the same, but we’ve made room for local Thai flavours like soba noodle salads, iced tea and coffee drinks – yum!

Don’t Get Tongue Thai’d! Order Like A Local With These Handy Translations:

  • smoothie น้ำผลไม้ปั่น nám pŏn-lá-máai bpàn
  • water น้ำ nám
  • iced tea ชาเย็น chaa yen
  • coffee กาแฟ gaa fae
  • iced coffee กาแฟเย็น gaa-fae yen

Next Stop – The Netherlands!

Europe’s got a growing crush on clean eating. It also has lots of very busy people, especially at Utrecht Centraal. With sixteen platform tracks, over 1 000 departures and almost 200 000 passengers per day, it’s the Netherlands’ busiest railway station.

With so many people on the move and hungry for nutritious nourishment, we naturally had to freshen things up with a Kauai! 70% of the menu will stay the same, but we’ve tweaked the rest to the tastes of the Dutch, like adding more on-the-go items (everyone here’s got a train to catch) and using homegrown ingredients, like Boerenkaas.

Where Should We Take The Freshness Next?

Hit us up on Facebook and Instagram and tell us where in the world Kauai should launch next!

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Now Launching In Your Lounge

Going global, loving local – find Kauai on Uber Eats and Mr D Food (Apple or Android) and get the freshness wherever you want it.

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