Makikihi Fries is totally New Zealand owned and operated.
Owned by the Bleeker family, Makikihi Fries was started in 1983 by Jac Bleeker, who came to new Zealand in 1952 from Holland. Jac began growing potatoes for the other manufactures and when the factory he had built for a crisp manufacturer in Makikihi became empty Jac decided to start making french fries.
Makikihi Fries was born and it now in its 27th year of production. Makikihi Fries golden fries are made from our famous golden potatoes grown right here in South Canterbury. Jac Bleeker has now retired from Makikihi Fries. His son Mark owns the factory and other son Jeffrey grows all the potatoes required for all year round production.
Where other manufacturers may use paler fleshed potatoes - Makikihi Fries can always be recognised by their golden colour; their taste and quality shines through.