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What’s In My Box: SunnyHills (CNY 2021 Exclusive)

SunnyHills

Brand Highlights: Taiwanese, Sustainable, Socially Impactful

SunnyHills story begins in 2008, in the sunny and rugged countryside of Bagua Mountain (八卦山) in central Taiwan. SunnyHills is a specialty bakery offering authentic and fresh pineapple cakes that are traditionally sourced, made, and baked in Taiwan.

Committed to only using all-natural and fresh ingredients, SunnyHills operates not just as a bakery or a shop, but also as a farm that supplies its own pineapples, making it a true Farm-Bakery-Store concept.

In principle, SunnyHills is a proponent of what is known as the Slow Food Movement – focused on a return to sources and a sensitive approach towards farming practices. SunnyHills believes in giving back to its land and people through responsible farming and fair-trade practices. Through all of its agricultural and business operations, it employs local villagers and farmers on the estate. To date, on top of its own pineapple farm, SunnyHills works with 800 small family farms in the region. All pineapples used by SunnyHills are sent to the laboratory to ensure they are pesticide-free.

All Sunny Delights are made from Taiwanese indigenous pineapples, grown naturally and organically on the farm of SunnyHills Estate. Even if each pineapple takes 18 months to reach full maturity, and each pineapple can only be used to make 5 pineapple cakes, SunnyHills believes in letting nature take its course, allowing the fruit to mature naturally. The company does not promote the use of growth hormones, but trusts in life’s greatest resource, the Sun, to ripen the pineapples. A sustainable farming practice also ensures that crops remain healthy and bountiful in each new cycle.

 

Pineapple Cakes (Box of 5)

Delicious Pineapple Cakes, made with sun-ripened pineapples that are slow-cooked into a rich, golden paste without additives.

Held in a butter shell, made from a careful selection of ingredients: all natural New Zealand butter, gourmet Japanese flour, and healthy plump-yoked eggs—each one traceable to its origin.

Such is the creation of SunnyHill’s head baker, who distils his 50 years of experience into this honest-to-goodness recipe.


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