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Let’s Go Local: Wainadoi, Colo-i-Suva, And Corner Bakery

Tasty Island Treats founder and owner Nakita Irvin left her job in 2017 to bring Fiji’s first brand of artisanal fresh fruit ice pops to the market in Suva.
31 Dec 2020 12:05
Let’s Go Local: Wainadoi, Colo-i-Suva, And Corner Bakery
Nakita Irvin and Pastries available at The Corner Bakery.

Tasty Island Treats founder and owner Nakita Irvin left her job in 2017 to bring Fiji’s first brand of artisanal fresh fruit ice pops to the market in Suva.

Nakita’s favourite CHILLPOP flavour is Mango Cream.

Tasty Island Treats was founded on the principles of environmental and social sustainability.

If you’ve ordered ice pops chances are that you’ve also met Nakita’s husband Andrew who delivers CHILLPOPS on his bicycle and also rides the ice trike.

She is passionate about the environment and ensuring the business model has a low carbon footprint where possible.

Locally grown ingredients are only used to promote local flavours and locally grown fruits and produce with the exception of our cocoa nibs which are ethically sourced from a social enterprise in Vanuatu.

Ingredients are purchased either directly from farmers or from the Suva Municipal Market, depending on availability of certain fruits and our young coconuts are sourced from the ‘bu boys’ of Suva City.

What’s one place you’d take every visitor to in Fiji and why?

I always take every visitor to Wainadoi to swim in the river there and jump off cliffs or go to another island.

Nakita Irvin at the Wainadoi river.

Nakita Irvin at the Wainadoi river.

There is so much to explore and see both inland and on the outer islands.

What’s your secret backyard favourite spot?

Definitely Colo-i-Suva, it’s close to the city and easy to get to.

Colo-i-Suva Forest Park.

Colo-i-Suva Forest Park.

What’s your favourite place in Fiji for a pie/coffee? 

My favourite coffee shop and bakery is The Corner Bakery located at Princes Road.

Good coffee and pastry and affordable.

What’s one Fiji spot on the top of your bucket list?

I want to go skydiving and dive in Rabi to see the mantra rays.

Feedback: susana.tuilau@fijisun.com.fj



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