REVEIW: Barker’s of Geraldine Cordial


Man, is it getting hotter or what? Recently I was sent some samples from Barker’s of Geraldine which was very timely with the whether we have had. Sometimes working out in the sun all day drinking water can get a little boring. Over the years I have watched my hubby try different fruit cordials and syrups to change-up the routine of drinking water when we come back to the house.

I have always been satisfied with the taste of water, we are lucky as we have rain water that feeds into our house. These days with a growing belly and the heat sending me over the edge, I too now want something to liven up my water on the occasion. We have been really impressed with the lemon, honey and ginger cordial it is perfect for quenching your thirst as well as very refreshing and thank heavens not too sweet.  During the cooler months I reckon I could easily add it to hot water with a dash of whisky to keep any cold at bay.

The blackcurrant cordial is Barker’s of Geraldine’s number one selling item. I have played with it creating a berry iced tea – I have a recipe coming soon for it, so stay tuned. It smells a little like ribena, it also mixes well with vodka and soda or lemonade. The festive season is coming up pretty darn quick.

Barker’s of Geraldine is a family run business that sits in the Four Peaks mountain range in New Zealand.  They are strong advocates of using locally sourced fruits to make their preserves, cordials and other products.

“Barker’s is proud to support and continue our relationship with local growers. Local New Zealand fruit processed on a corner of our family farm by skilled local people ensures the best quality products and is something we can all be very proud of.”


The main berry fruit crop in South Canterbury is blackcurrants, Barker’s has been using these amazing berries for over 30 years. Barker’s also uses apricots and plums from Central Otago, raspberries and boysenberries from Nelson, blackberries from Otaki, citrus fruits from Poverty Bay and strawberries from even further North. When local fruit cannot be sourced, premium imported fruit is chosen, such as Morello cherries from Europe and cranberries from Canada.

DISCLAIMER: I was gifted two bottles of Barkers of Geraldine’s Cordial to sample. I have written my honest opionion of these products and I am never swayed by free things.


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Lizzie Moult

Lizzie Moult

Planning, cooking, chasing kids & running an online business; it might seem like there is a lot going on. Yet Lizzie is all about living simply and creating a flexible lifestyle that enables plenty of travel, adventure and quality time. A lifestyle writer and photographer for over 10 years for numerous publications, working online for over 14 years Lizzie also works as a mentor for women who are looking to create and live a life with passion & purpose at

3 Responses

  1. Hey Lizzie love your blog!. Great to open your post today to find Bakers of Geraldine Cordial. I was born and raised in Geraldine NZ they first started with elderberry wine and we used to pick the wild elderberries and sell them to Barkers for their wines (about 30 yrs ago)! They are a great company with great products. Midwife Nicola (uni clinic)

    1. Nicola, thanks for stopping by. Its a small world, its not often I get to sample delicious things from New Zealand and I would be very interested in trying the elderberry wine – sounds amazing.

  2. Hello,
    I’m trying to find my favourite Barker’s of Geraldine, N Z Squeeze Blackcurrant Juice Cordial. I normally purchase at my local Coles store at Forestville NSW Australia. The shelves are empty of your great product.
    The cordial suits our family, especially my Type 2 Diabetic husband. Our grand-children love it too.

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