Duncan Garner-endorsed café celebrates 100,000th 'cream horn' sale

A café north of Wellington is celebrating the sale of its 100,000th 'cream horn' pastry. 

The café came to the public's attention in 2013 after Duncan Garner endorsed it on RadioLIVE. 

Garner was travelling around New Zealand and came across Viv's Kitchen in Sanson, a small town in the Manawatu region of New Zealand. He stopped in to try one the café's $4.20 cream horn pastries. 

A cream horn is a pastry cone filled with whipped cream that comes in a selection of flavours including passion fruit, boysenberry, caramel and raspberry. 

The cream horns were so delicious that Garner gave them a shout out on RadioLIVE. Following his endorsement, things started to pick up for Viv's Kitchen and an enduring friendship was born.

From selling seven cream horns a week to 325, Viv's Kitchen has shown the effect that radio advertising can have on a small business. 

The cream horns were so delicious that Garner gave them a shout out on RadioLIVE.
The cream horns were so delicious that Garner gave them a shout out on RadioLIVE. Photo credit: The AM Show

Initially, Viv and her partner Kevan believed the business couldn't afford to advertise, but now it seems they can't afford not to, with turn-over tripling since they began advertising on radio. 

Viv's Kitchen eventually moved to a bigger site next door and the business has grown. The café is now celebrating the sale of its 100,000th cream horn. 

All of the cream horn sales on Thursday are going toward the I Have A Dream charity which advocates for preparing young people for tertiary education and employment.

The 100,000th customer will win a prize for two. 

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