2021 Young Bread Baker of the Year Cancelled

Saturday, August 14th, 2021

Unfortunately the Young Bread Baker competition for this year is cancelled.  Given the current uncertain Covid 19 situation we don’t believe we can run a successful competition.  Well prepared candidates are the key to a good competition and this requires time and effort from both candidates and their employers in the weeks leading up to the competition.

Hopefully next year will bring more certainty.  In 2022 we will ensure that anyone who was eligible for the competition in 2020 and 2021 will be able to participate.


Bread’s folic acid health boost

Friday, August 13th, 2021

Kea Kids News: Toasted vitamins? Bread’s folic acid health boost

Source Kea Kids – Stuff

Over the next two years, folic acid will be added to most of the bread made by businesses.

Folic acid helps embryos (the stage before babies become babies) develop healthy brains and spines.

Associate Health Minister Dr Ayesha Verrall has previously said that about 34 per cent of bread already includes the vitamin B supplement. Folic acid will not be added to organic and non-wheat breads.

9-year-old Kea Kids News reporter Beth Thorogood, from Fernridge Primary School, asked her baker dad Ralph what bread with folic acid tastes like.

Watch the video to see what it looks like as well.