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Women's Black Sticks - Clarissa Eshuis, Melody Cooper, Cathryn Finlayson and Bianca Russell Women's Black Sticks - Clarissa Eshuis, Melody Cooper, Cathryn Finlayson and Bianca Russell CREDIT: Alison's Pantry
Men's Black Sticks - Phil Burrows, Nick Wilson, Stephen Jenness, Steve Edwards Men's Black Sticks - Phil Burrows, Nick Wilson, Stephen Jenness, Steve Edwards CREDIT: Alison's Pantry

Alison's Pantry helps fuel Black Sticks towards success

Thursday 5 July 2012, 9:06AM
By Goode PR
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Alison’s Pantry is proud to be part of the ‘team behind the team’ as the Black Sticks prepare to compete against the best teams in the world later this month, fuelled by the Alison’s Pantry nut range.

Both New Zealand men’s and women’s hockey teams have been training vigorously in preparation for the world’s largest sporting event. As part of that preparation a healthy diet, including an unlimited supply of Alison Pantry nuts and dried fruit, give them all the energy they need to step up to the international stage.

Just a handful, or 30grams, of Alison’s Pantry’s nuts is recommended each day as part of a healthy diet.

The teams have included nuts and nut blends in their diets in the lead up regime to fuel players with the necessary vitamins, protein, fibre, iron and antioxidants that deliver nutritional goodness to the body during gruelling training sessions.

Men’s midfield, Phil Burrows, says; “A handful of nuts are a favourite training and pre-game treat because they are convenient, nutritious and taste so good. I find that they provide the extra energy I need to get me through the match.”

“We really appreciate the support we’ve received from Alison’s Pantry,” adds women’s defender Clarissa Eshuis. “There’s always a fight for the cashews which seems to be the players’ favourite,” she adds.

Kevin Hawkes, Prolife Foods General Manager - Grocery and Technical, says Alison’s Pantry is immensely proud to support the Black Sticks as they gear up for the Games.

As a convenient snack, Alison’s Pantry nuts complement any healthy lifestyle. The Alison’s Pantry nut range includes the classic macadamia nuts, pine nuts, peanuts, Brazil nuts, walnuts, almonds, cashews, and hazelnuts both roasted and raw, as well as flavoured varieties such as chilli and lime cashews and nacho peanuts. The range is available from the self-selection department at New World and Pak’N Save supermarkets nationwide.

For further information on Alison’s Pantry’s range, the benefits of nuts and great recipe ideas, visit www.alisonspantry.co.nz.