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The evolution of Newget packaging.

Did you know that before newget was The Newget Kompany it was a Christmas holiday tradition that Michelle started with her Mom? Yes, Newget was one of the many sweet delectables that the blonde duo would bake up in a Merry Winter’s storm of chocolaty treats for many holiday seasons.

And did you also know that when Michelle first started making Newget for her friends & family, she was using Saran Wrap and sandwich bags for packaging? And we’re not even talking about the sandwich bags that had zipper closures; these were just the ones with fold over tops.

This is the modern tale of Newget’s very humble packaging evolution.

With our market and retail packaging we’ve done a pretty good job of keeping it simple. At first we started with a basic fold over cello bag with a sticker as a closure, then moved on to self sealing cello bags. The self stick-em bags had been serving us very well for quite a while. But now that we’re expanding into more retail opportunities we’ve been looking for something a little more professional. Something that demonstrates how far we’ve come from our humble holiday beginnings. Something that would give TNK a stronger and sharper Brand for the retail environment, and something that would make for both a fresher product and a fresher image.

And, something with a zippered closure.

We still have all the same irresistible Newget flavours.  We’re just a little bit fresher, and a lot more stylish.

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With a modest start of everyday food bags, it’s easy to see how Michelle became so enamoured with packaging options. The Newget packaging floor was at one time full to the rafters with various options. Asian take out containers! Tubes! Small, medium and large cubes! Organza bags! Tins! Small, medium and large boxes! Gift baskets! Christmas ornaments that open! Wooden pocket thinga-ma-jigs! And ribbons. Don’t get us started with the endless options we have for ribbons.

All those gift packaging options sound overwhelming, don’t they? We’ve streamlined our gift offerings to keep it simple. And classy.

Paint Cans (500g) $40

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Stackable Tubes (100g) $11/each

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Jars (250g, 500g, 1kg) $20, $35, $70

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Cello bags with ribbon (150g, 300g, 450g) $11, $22, $33

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Where can you find us this holiday season? Not only can you find us at our online store, but here are five markets we’ll be participating in this year:

  1. The City Market Downtown is moving indoors to Edmonton City Hall starting October 17th, 2015. You’ll be able to find The Newget Kompany at City Hall for the rest of 2015: October 24, November 7, 14, 21, & December 5, 12. 2016 appearances TBD!

  2. Royal Glenora Club Gift Show November 22, 11160 River Valley Road

  3. St. Albert Country Fair on November 21-22, at City Hall, St. Albert

  4. North Pointe Trade Show, November 21, North Pointe Community Church, 14025 – 167 Avenue, Edmonton

  5. We’ll be at the Make It! Craft Show in Edmonton Nov 26 – 29 at the Northlands Expo Centre.

As you can see we’ve come a long way. And we’d like to go a little further. With you. To your house. You bring wine, and we’ll bring.. Us.

What are you waiting for? Pick us up and take us home already.

Love, Newget
‘xoxo

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Newget Summer Fun/Summer Pun

Happy September, friends!

The kids are back in school and Fall is in the air. Summer was great, but I think we’re all ready for some Fall. Along with Fall comes cozy sweaters, tall boots, changing leaves, and soon, delicious Thanksgiving feasts. Our beloved iced coffees will soon turn to steamy pumpkin spice lattes and hot coffees, (sometimes dosed with Bailey’s for extra warmth).

I know it’s been a while since we checked in, and we’re sorry about that. We’ve been a little busy! In between Saturday mornings at the City Market Downtown, Newget still found time to cut loose at some BBQ’s with friends, and afternoons spent exploring festival after festival in our lively and lovely city of Edmonton. We even squeaked in a few Summer beach trips!

In June we travelled to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic for a week of beach lounging and all the rum and hot, humid sun we could handle.

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In July we were part of the Edmonton Interstellar Rodeo with our good friend Kitchen by Brad.

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In August we were on the road again and found ourselves in Idaho, USA for some ‘moosing’ around on the beach with a new friend, and trying to ‘network’ with a Foodie celebrity.

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We also headed to Cultus Lake, BC for some golfing, glamping, and playing Cribbage with family.

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Of course, no August is complete without our favourite summer event – The Edmonton Folk Music Festival (and beer gardens)! ..where we might have had a bit too much fun.

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I guess you could say our Summer was pretty… beachy.

And now here we are, halfway into the start of September.. Newget is ready for a whole new Fall season of adventures, starting with Thanksgiving next month where we’ll shore up some energy to jump into our favourite season, gifting season!

So, how was your Summer vacation?

 

Love, Newget

‘xoxo

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Hip-hop, happy Easter!

 

 

Hi, our name is The Newget Kompany, and we’re obsessed with chocolate.  It’s been 56 days since our last choco-fession. The Easter Bunny is coming to town to hide all his Easter eggs in four days, and we we’re just too excited for the weekend of family, food, friends, and chocolate, to keep quiet any longer.

 

Chocolate Easter eggs have been around since the 19th century, and previously, Easter eggs were just regular painted eggs. Regular eggs certainly have their place at Easter – baking, deviling, decorating – but chocolate always steals the spotlight. Just like nougat, chocolate eggs originated in Germany and France, which makes Newget and chocolate Easter eggs kindred spirits! Or cousins. Either way, they’re both delicious and fun treats.

 

We don’t like to play favourites at The Newget Kompany, but we understand if you have a preference between white, milk, and dark chocolate. We can’t really find any substantiated data on it, but we’d hazard a guess that milk chocolate Easter bunnies are the most popular. People are probably too busy chomping on chocolate bunny ears to take a chocolate survey!

 

But what are the difference between the three main chocolate varieties? There is a whole spectrum of chocolate flavours depending on the balance of cocoa liquor, cocoa solids, and cocoa butter in their ingredients.

 

In the American chocolate industry:

 

Chocolate liquor is the ground or melted state of the nib of the cacao bean, containing roughly equal parts cocoa butter and solids. Cocoa butter is the fatty component of the bean. And cocoa solids are the remaining nonfat part of the cacao bean, which is ground into a powder.” - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Types_of_chocolate

 

White chocolate consists ofabout 20% cocoa butter, 14% milk solids, and 3.5% milk fat — and no more than 55% sugar or other sweeteners – and 0% cocoa liquor.

 

Milk chocolate is approx 10 % cocoa liquor by weight, and at least 12 % milk solids.

 

Sweet chocolate is made of 15% cocoa liquor, and less than 12% milk solids

 

And, Semi-sweet / bitter sweet chocolate is made of least 35% cocoa liquor, and less than 12% milk solids.

 

So what flavour of chocolate are you hoping the Easter Bunny will bring you this holiday? And will you be sharing???

 

How ever you choose to spend it, we hope you have a great Easter weekend filled with friends, family, food, and of course, chocolate! And, in just over a month we’ll be back outside at the City 104 Downtown Market. We’re looking forward to Spring and hope to see you out there!

 

Don’t forget you can always find Newget online at our online store - http://newget.mybigcommerce.com/

Hoppy Easter Egg hunting!

Love, Newget

xoxo