Barkers Tropical Fruit Compote 300g
- 65% Whole Fruit
- Preservative Free
- 300g resealable pouch
- Refrigerate after opening and use within 14 days
Fruit 65% (mango 25%, peach 14%, passionfruit 13%, apple), water, sugar, thickener (modified maize starch), antioxidant (ascorbic acid), natural colour (beta carotene), natural flavour, citric acid.
Country of origin
Made in New Zealand
About the company
After 49 years, Barker’s is still on a corner of the original family farm, 8km from the South Canterbury town of Geraldine. The farm sits in the lea of the Four Peaks mountain range, beside the Te Moana River and surrounded by rolling pastures. The farm is now a thriving business, making world-class jams, chutneys, syrups and condiments. Barker’s supports the local community employing around 170 local people, and always buys local produce whenever possible.
Barker’s blackcurrant fruit cordial is a top seller today, but it was a wine that the Barker family started making years ago. In 1969 Anthony Barker began picking the wild elderberries on his farm to create traditional country wines. Gooseberry, strawberry, blackcurrant, apricot and raspberry wines, aperitifs and liqueurs followed.
The Barker family farm has seen many inventions over the years. Anthony Barker crafted his pure elderberry wine using an extraordinary range of simple home appliances – an old washing machine which was converted for drying corks, a vacuum cleaner to provide the turbo boost for his diesel-fired coppers – true Kiwi DIY!
While the Barker kids loved the homemade swimming pool, the most lucrative and acclaimed invention was the Kent-Barker fireplace. Manufactured and marketed by Kent Heating it was the world’s first efficient wood-burning heater. The unique patented features, including a downward air wash to keep the glass door clean, were adopted by most manufacturers worldwide.
The desire to be different and to explore new and better methods resulted in the use of a vacuum cooker, to make Barker’s jams and pickles.
While most preservers boil the fruit at high temperature, losing a lot of flavour in the steam, the Barker’s vacuum cooker gently boils the fruit, keeping the structure and subtle flavours – a unique and loved the character of Barker’s jam.