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New Natural Lipstick Range from Antipodes @ Wise Cicada

March 14th, 2017 Posted by The Latest & Greatest, The People & Ethics Behind Your Favourite Products No Comment yet

New lipsticks so healthy you could almost eat them…….

Lipsticks so healthy you could almost eat them? That’s not a typo, that’s Antipodes® new  Moisture-Boost range of healthy lipsticks now in stock at Wise Cicada.

Buy Two and Save $12 Plus Get a Free Antipodes ‘Rejoice’ Light Day Cream Valued at $55.90
Lipstick RRP $34

The range features 12 stunning shades, but they are more than just lipsticks – they’re also healthy. Founder and CEO of Antipodes® Elizabeth Barbalich was inspired to create the range when she heard that over a lifetime, a woman may ingest as much as three kilograms of lipstick.

“The Moisture-Boost range is formulated with safer healthier ingredients, including pure plant oil which is extracted from Nature’s superfoods: avocado pear, calendula flower and  evening primrose seed,” says Elizabeth.

The Moisture-Boost range also includes argan nut, healthy, moisturising bioactives, beeswax, hydrating shea butter, jojoba oil and Vitamin E for extra lip nourishment. All key ingredients are from natural origin with low levels of FDA-approved colour pigments for vibrancy. The whole range is certified vegetarian by the UK Vegetarian Society, the world’s most respected vegetarian organisation.

“These natural lipsticks are superior to others on the market because they are so healthy. An abundance of natural, edible ingredients make these lipsticks healthier to wear every day,” says Elizabeth.

They’re also suitable for any occasion: if, for example, you need savvy street style or beach beauty, South Pacific Coral will sashay you from noon to night, while Forest Berry Red is a wild and warm-based true red. But if it’s an exotic hue you’re after, paint your lips with Oriental Bay Plum by day, and experience its passion by night.

Purchase Online: Please email or call us for the deal as it is not available online.
Dusky Sound Pink
Forest Berry Red
Golden Bay Nectar
South Pacific Coral
Piha Beach Tangerine
Boom Rock Bronze
Dragon Fruit Pink
West Coast Sunset
Remarkably Red
Oriental Bay Plum
Ruby Bay Rouge

Competition – Be in to Win Our New Organic Cold Pressed Juice Range $35.90 Value

March 3rd, 2017 Posted by Competitions, Smoothies & Juices, The Latest & Greatest No Comment yet


You are now in the draw to win one of each of our new cold pressed organic juices – value $35.90

Winner will be announced in our newsletter next week.



We are happy to report that you can now grab an organic cold pressed juice blend from us without the wait.

We are pre-preparing three delicious healthy cleansing juice recipes (designed by Maria)  fresh every morning.

EARTH GLOW: Organic Green Cleansing Juice – Kale, Mint, Celery, Coriander, Parsley, Apple, Coconut Water, Ginger, Lemon $12.50

SUNSHINE BLISS: Organic Anti-inflammatory & Immunity Booster – Orange, carrot, Turmeric, Lemon, Ginger $10.90

BEET WELL: Organic Antioxidant Goodness – Celery, Parsley, Carrot, Ginger, Lemon $12.50

All 250mls

(NB: Available Daily while stock lasts – they are going fast so be in quick)

Cactus Water – The Power of Prickly Pear

February 22nd, 2017 Posted by A Plant Based Lifestyle, The Latest & Greatest No Comment yet

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Refreshing – Antioxidant-Rich – Electrolyte-Packed – High in Minerals – Hydrating 

Juiced cactus fruit from the Prickly Pear (Nopal Cactus)  is beneficial for skin. It contains all 24 known betalains, these are powerful antioxidants known for their skin revitalizing benefits – hydrating and reviving naturally.

Low in sugar and calories, cactus water is also thought to help cleanse and detoxify your body systems. Similar to coconut water, it is packed with electrolytes and minerals. Some suggest it also helps provide support for the  immune system and inflammation issues.

With a subtle, earthy, berry-like flavour prickly pear cactus juice is refreshing and thirst quenching.

500ml True Nopal Cactus Water $5.80
330ml Cali Cactus Water $4.80

Can Kombucha Make You Happy? New Range from Taranaki ‘Happy Kombucha’ – Try It & Tell Us What You Think

February 22nd, 2017 Posted by A Plant Based Lifestyle, The Latest & Greatest No Comment yet


Refreshing New Flavours from ‘Happy Kombucha’: 340ml $5.40

Cranberry Energy (with Hibiscus, Rosehip & Elderberry)
Refreshing Energy (with Lemon Myrtle, Lemongrass & Ginger)
Pomegranate Energy (with Rosehip, Hibiscus & Orange)
Elderflower Energy (with Elderflower & Hibiscus)
Peach Energy (with Stevia and Peach)
Forrest Energy (with Blackberry, Blueberry, Strawberry, Raspberry Elderberry, Hibiscus, Rosehip)

Although it’s not certified organic, this is a traditionally made, 100% natural brewed tonic drink intended to support balance and health – made with love by real people in Taranaki. So give it a try.

The flavour spectrum is packed with really interesting botanicals and beneficial herbs that taste good. Drinking a bottle will certainly increase your energy levels and may even make you ‘happy!’

Purchase Online Here

Why drink kombucha? – beneficial probiotics and acids created by microbial fermentation support liver function and detoxification. Phytonutrients in kombucha can contain antimicrobial and antioxidant properties, the effervescent combination of fermented sugars and tea will give you energy.

Hemp – One of the Most Nourishing ‘Fodders’ You Can Give Your Pets. In Store Now

February 21st, 2017 Posted by Go Organic, The Latest & Greatest No Comment yet

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Hemp – A Nutritious Animal Feed – NZ Grown, Certified Organic (Animal Food Only)

Organic Hemp Flour  1 Kg $31.90 – Purchase Online
Organic Hulled Hemp Hearts (Seeds) 1 kg $79.90 Purchase Online 250g $23.90 Purchase Online
Organic Cold Pressed Hemp Oil (Coming Soon)

The Nutrition for Your ‘Pet’:
High Quality Complete Protein
Amino Acids
Essential Fatty Acids
Vitamins & Minerals
vitamin E, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, sulfur, calcium, iron, zinc

Health Benefits for Your ‘Pet’:
Benefits Health of Skin & Coat
Promotes Cardiovascular Health
Supports Energy Levels
Supports Neurological Function
Anti-inflammatory Support
May Help Skin Allergy Symptoms

The flour contains good amounts of soluble and insoluble fibre

Hemp seeds contain minimal trace amounts of THC. Commercial animal hemp fodder is tested to ensure THC levels are below 0. 3%

Technically, hemp seeds are classed as a nut, containing high amounts of oil and protein.


The People & Ethics Behind Moumoukai Hemp

Moumoukai Hemp is a kiwi owned and operated industrial hemp farm, producing hemp products at 36 degrees latitude.

The team is made up of three people passionate about hemp, each bringing our own set of creative, medical and engineering skills to the vision and reality of Moumoukai Hemp.

They want to support a health and environment conscious public and believe there is a way to live without pesticides and pollutants.







New – Pana Chocolate – The Recipes – A Luscious ‘Must Have’ Book for Every Foodie

February 21st, 2017 Posted by A Plant Based Lifestyle, Divine Desserts, Recipes, The Latest & Greatest No Comment yet

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PANA CHOCOLATE – The Recipes  – Hard Cover – 191 pages – Isbn 9781743792544 – $49

Raw – Organic – Handmade – Vegan                            Purchase Title Here

Pana Chocolate, The Recipes will show you how to make delicious dishes using raw, organic ingredients that are free from dairy, gluten and refined sugar. With more than 60 recipes from Pana Chocolate, this book covers everything from chocolate fillings, plated desserts and kids’ treats, to breakfast, healthy snacks and treats for special occasions. Your insides, and the earth, will thank you.

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New – Raw Gourmet Pizza Bases – Ready to Go – The Healthiest Pizza Possible

February 8th, 2017 Posted by A Plant Based Lifestyle, The Latest & Greatest No Comment yet


The Healthiest Pizza Option on the Market. $13.95  Purchase Online

You can’t get a healthier pizza base than this, it’s activated, raw, certified organic, gluten free, vegan….

These Raw Gourmet Pizza Bases are made from sprouted seeds, fresh whole ingredients and herbs. The process to produce this biscuit style base starts with the sprouting of the seeds which are then combined with other fresh ingredients and herbs to form a batter. This batter is then formed into a circle and dried at 45 C for 20 hours.

Your raw gourmet pizza base pack also comes with a selection of dried condiment toppings (kale chips, dried red onions, dried capsicum and dried smoked coconut). You can then ad your own combination of fresh raw topping ingredients. eg. avocado, pesto, chopped cherry tomatoes, chopped capsicum.

The seed rich base is a good source of protein, ideal for vegans.  Your pack also includes several recipe suggestions.

Serving: 6

This product will keep fresh in your pantry for 10-12 weeks. No need to refrigerate, but can be frozen.

There will be a pizza sampling opportunity @ Wise Cicada Sat 18 Feb 12-2pm – so be sure to come along.

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Special Offer – Bring a Friend & Your Own Meal is Half Price – Anniversary Weekend

January 26th, 2017 Posted by Go Organic, The Latest & Greatest No Comment yet

Have you tried our new menu yet?

Bring one or more friends to try a dish off Wise Cicada’s new a la carte menu over the long weekend and your own meal will be half price when you quote this code. #enjoylife

Offer valid Sat 28, Sun 29 and Mon 30 Jan 2017

NO SURCHARGE Mon 30th Jan Auckland Anniversary Day

Cafe / Store is open Mon 30 Jan 9am – 6pm

(Offer excludes drinks and cabinet food)


NEW Tiger Nuts – A ‘Super Root’ from Africa – Now @ Wise Cicada

January 25th, 2017 Posted by A Plant Based Lifestyle, Go Organic, The Latest & Greatest No Comment yet


You’ve periodically asked us for Tiger Nuts over the last few years and we haven’t been unable to source them…. but ‘Ceres’ have finally bought them to Aotearoa for us!

The Tiger Nut (cyperus esculentus lativum) or chufa is a a root tuber and traditional food from Africa, Tiger Nuts are beneficial to your gut flora and immune system, as the resistant starch is high in prebiotic value.

Also beneficial to insulin levels, high in magnesium, other minerals, and loaded with important fatty acids. They are just fine for someone with a nut allergy (as they are a root tuber) and for those doing the paleo ‘thing’.

Ideal as a slow release energy snack for active sports people. It may even give you a stamina edge over competitors.

Tiger nuts can be made into a milk, traditionally known as ‘horchata’ on the mediterranean coast. Often eaten dried, they are also versatile and delicious when soaked (plump and tasty after about four hours).

Gluten free tigernut flour has a unique sweet taste and is packed with fibre, we are still experimenting with it, but will post a recipe soon.

Purchase Online:   Tiger Nuts      Tiger Nut Flour

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New Vegan, Organic a la Carte Menu @ Wise Cicada

January 25th, 2017 Posted by A Plant Based Lifestyle, Go Organic, Main Meal Today, The Latest & Greatest No Comment yet

Introducing some of our new menu items: Now available all day (a la carte), along with all your other favourites:
Available: 8 am – 6pm Week Days / 9am – 6pm weekends

QUINOA NORI WRAP Quinoa, Capsicum, Cucumber, Carrot, Brown Rice Vinegar filled Nori Wrap with wasabi mayo, Kimchi and Furikake sprinkle. $14.50


THE BEAT BURGER Two Beet & Black Bean Patties, Caramelized Onion, Pesto Stuffed Oven Roasted Mushroom Portobello, Slice of Life Changing Bread, Mesclun Salad & Chipotle Dressing $18


4 A DAY Three Salads served with Beetroot, Apple & Flaxseed Crackers Pad Thai Salad with Tamarind Chilli Garlic Dressing, Rainbow Kale Salad, Vegan Greek Salad in Lemon olive Dressing $17

Cashew & Coriander Pesto, Mahammara, Sundried Tomato Cashew Cream Cheese, Hummus, Marinated Olives, Salad Greens & Toasted Gluten Free Coconut Bread $17

Pan Fried Sprouted Mung Bean Falafels, Sweet Chilli Sauce, Carrot & Beetroot Salad, Salad Greens & Lemon Pepper Aioli $17

BIRCHER MUESLI Organic Buckwheat, Sunflower, Pumpkin & Sesame Seeds, Coconut Chips, Almonds, Raisins & Apple all soaked in apple / orange juice, Coconut Cream, Cardamom & Ginger. Topped with Seasonal Organic fruit salad, home-made coconut yoghurt & Berry Chia Coulis $16

BRAZILIAN SUPER-FOOD BREAKFAST Frozen Acai, Blueberries, Banana, Fruit Salad, Almond Milk & Granola (gluten free option) + $3 $16

SLOW COOKED BAKED BEANS Home made Baked Beans slow cooked with Vegetables & our Special Spice blend served with Salad Greens & Whole Grain or Gluten Free Sourdough

CREAMY MUSHROOMS Creamy mushrooms served with a Cashew Pesto stuffed Portobello, Salad Greens, Sauerkraut & Whole Grain or Gluten Free Sourdough $18

MATCHA PANCAKES A triple stack of mini Matcha pancakes layered with Caramelized Bananas, served with a Seasonal Fruit Salad, Raw Fresh Coconut Ice Cream and Cranberry Ginger Compote $18

SCRAMBLED TOFU Creamy Tofu scramble served with Seasonal Greens, Sauerkraut & Whole Grain or Gluten Free Sourdough $17

GREEN HERB FRITTATA  Green herb Frittata served with a Coconut Tzatziki, Salad Greens, Sauerkraut & Sweet Chilli Sauce $17

Smashed Avocado Creamy Mushrooms 2 x Vegan Sausages (not gluten free) $3.50 each
100% Vegan – 95% Organic

MEXICAN BREAKFAST WRAP A Raw Carrot and cumin Wrap filled with raw carrot and beetroot salad, Mexican Quinoa salad and refried black turtle beans. Served with a Raw sweet chilli chipotle sauce and seasonal greens. $17

A hearty quinoa porridge flavoured with cinnamon and orange zest. Served with vanilla coconut nectar and home made Granola. $14

ORGANIC SOUP OF THE DAY Changes Daily Please Ask At The Counter $14.50