Oamaru’s Rainbow Confectionery makes the Original “Pineapple Chunk”
Kiwi’s need not despair the manufacturing move of our beloved Pineapple Lumps to Aussie shores as Oamaru’s Rainbow
Confectionery, makers of the original product, will continue to make our favourite chocolate treat right here in New
“Pineapple Chunks” have been made at the current site of Rainbow Confectionary in Oamaru since 1953 to the same recipe
Charles Diver developed for “Pineapple Chunks” under the Regina brand. Containing real pineapple juice, Rainbow manufactured “Pineapple Chunks” are widely available in supermarkets
Rainbow Confectionery is the largest manufacturer of pineapple confectionery (known as “Chunks”, “Pieces” or "Bites”) in
New Zealand, with product sold under Regina, Awesome Value, Rainbow and Private Label brands.
The company currently employs nearly 80 permanent staff, increasing to approximately 120 during seasonal periods. It has
recently completed a multi-million dollar expansion of its Oamaru factory, demonstrating a commitment to producing Kiwi
made treats for New Zealanders to enjoy.
With a product portfolio comprising gummies and jelly lollies (e.g. party mixes, planes), marshmallow products including
Easter Eggs and choc fish, it is also the only New Zealand manufacturer of Jelly Beans.
Rainbow Confectionery is proudly New Zealand owned and believes in the importance of offering New Zealanders locally
made confectionery. The company plans to continue making great tasting confectionery in Oamaru for many years to come.
Notes to the editor:
For more information about the origins of the Pineapple Chunk please refer to this link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pineapple_Lumps