It’s 1990. A revolution is gaining momentum in Kiwi kitchens around the country. Meat and three veg is giving way to more adventurous tastes and flavours inspired by international cuisine. Chef Jonathon Bisley answers the call for pre-prepared, great tasting, restaurant quality products and The Good Taste Company® is born. It starts with delicious chilled soups, then in 2009 the La Bonne Cuisine™ range of quality dips and hummus joins the line-up … and the rest, as they say, is history.

Our name says it all

Life’s too short not to eat great food. So if you love great taste combinations made from honest ingredients, let The Good Taste Company® soups, specialty dips, hummus and Double-Ups add a burst of pleasure to your day.

We believe in the goodness of real food.

Food made from good, honest ingredients just tastes better. And great tasting food is one of life’s real pleasures. So if, for any reason, your Good Taste experience isn’t completely enjoyable, let us know so we can put it right. The Good Taste Company®. Goodness Guaranteed

The Good from Scratch Philosophy

Good from Scratch

What does ‘Good from Scratch’ mean? It’s a personal philosophy Michael Van de Elzen has adopted and is based around delicious food made with good honest ingredients, in a clever way to add a bit of spunk to classic recipes. 

The Good Taste Co. is excited to partner with him to create a range of soups and dips. His ‘Good from Scratch’ aesthetic was a simple one as both our food philosophies aligned – Food made from good, honest ingredients just tastes better.

Our "Good from Scratch" Range

To Michael’s point, ‘Good from Scratch means just that. These range of soups and dips have been created with my own recipes making them as healthy and tasty as possible’.

Good From Scratch Dips and Soups

See our "Good from Scratch" Dips here.

See our "Good from Scratch" Soups here.


New Season, New Soups

The Good Taste Co. and legendary chef Michael Van de Elzen have got together again this year to create a new range of soups that are delicious and ‘good from scratch’ - food made using good honest ingredients just tastes better.

Carrot & Ginger Soup with New Zealand Free Range Chicken

New Zealand Free Range Chicken, a kick of ginger and carrot, with turmeric for good measure. Healthy & Tasty.

Hit play and watch how Michael creates our new Carrot & Ginger Soup. By roasting the carrots, it brings out their natural sweetness.

Roasted Kumara & Cauliflower with Coconut & Indian Spices

Kumara & Cauliflower come together to make the perfect winter warmer, with some Indian spices for heat and a dash of creamy coconut milk.

Michael’s roasted the cauliflower to bring out the full flavour for our new Roasted Kumara & Cauliflower Soup. Watch the video to see how.

Shiitake Mushroom Soup with White Beans & Feta

Flavoursome mushroom, wholesome white beans and a hint of feta and rosemary. Healthy & Tasty.

Watch how Chef Michael Van de Elzen brings this soup to life.