How to make your birthday party food memorable with kiwifruit

How to make your birthday party food memorable with kiwifruit

  • Zespri SunGold kiwifruit
  • Zespri Green kiwifruit
  • Digestive Health

Entertaining others can be fun but, if you’re not careful, it can be a lot of work! Balance the time spent preparing food with time spent chatting to your guests and everyone will be relaxed. If you want to be remembered for something extra special this year, take a look at the recipes below. These unique birthday party foods are made with fresh and tangy Zespri Green kiwifruit, a nutritious ingredient1 that will add a splash of colour to your festivities.

Zespri SunGold kiwifruit, starfruit and raspberry tart


If you’re tired of the same bland and boring birthday cakes, you’ve come to the right place! This refreshing tart is a real show-stopper. The bold, bright colours will make it a real centrepiece, whilst the sweet yet tangy taste will fill party goers with a large dose of vitality. What’s more, the addition of Zespri SunGold kiwifruit make it a dessert that is high in vitamin C1.

Zespri Green kiwifruit and cottage cheese millefeuille


Birthday party food should be indulgent, but that doesn’t mean it has to be unhealthy. This impressive millefeuille will delight taste buds and satisfy those looking for a lighter option. Did you know that Zespri Green kiwifruit has only 81 kcal/100 g2?

Custard slice with Zespri kiwifruit


The smooth texture of kiwifruit means it is a tried and tested favourite amongst dessert lovers everywhere. Easy to crush or puree, it works wonders in pastries or tarts. We especially love this recipe because it is fun to eat and simple to prepare. And don’t worry if you run out of napkins – it is so delicious your guests will finish every last crumb!

Zespri Green kiwifruit and banana cake with a hint of lemon


You can get your party guests guessing exactly what’s in this recipe. For one, it uses olive oil instead of butter, giving it a light melt-in-your mouth texture that they’ll never have tasted before. What’s more, the fresh slices of Zespri Green kiwifruit on top provide a pleasing colour contrast to the banana cake underneath.

Light brownie covered with kiwi slices with melted chocolate lines


We’ve saved the best until last. This birthday party brownie is an original crowd-pleaser. The combination of dark chocolate and Zespri Green kiwifruit is a tried and tested winner, but this recipe also includes whole wheat and coconut oil, adding both to the flavour and nutrient content.


  1. Boland M, Moughan PJ. Advances in food and nutrition research. Nutritional benefits of kiwifruit. Waltham, MA: Elsevier Inc; 2013.
  1. The New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Limited. (2015). New Zealand Food Composition Database: New Zealand FOODfiles 2014 Version 01. Retrieved March 30, 2015 from