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Father’s Day, Pana style.

Discover the man behind the brand in our Father’s Day Q&A with Pana Organic founder Pana Barbounis and his beautiful family (furry and otherwise).

1. How are you spending Father’s Day this year?

It will no doubt will begin with an early morning walk with my wife, it’s good to find a moment of quiet before the day unfolds. Then I will immerse myself in the kitchen and cook for my three kids. This is how I relax.. Then it will most probably be a day of fun, cards, and board games.

2. What does being a parent mean to you?

It’s something to never take for granted, a miracle! I’m super grateful.

3. What inspires you as a parent?

The growth of my kids, their own personalities, and their take on life, how amazingly they adapt and take on challenges.

4. How does your family inspire you?

Well.. if I start with my parents, they gave me an unbelievable start to life with lots of love, food and family always just being around. This still continues! My wife, our growth together and learnings, holding the space for each other. And of course, my kids, their own motivations of life are an inspiration.

Every year we organise a tree planting family day, it’s the ultimate gift of time with my wife and kids, time spent with nature.

5. How do you juggle work and parenting?

Don’t juggle! It’s part of life and you learn to love it.

6. What you would love to receive this father’s day and why?

For the past few years, I have combined my birthday (Leo) with Father’s Day. We have organised a tree planting family day, the ultimate gift of time with my wife and kids, time spent with nature. And… a gift that just keeps on giving. Due to the current unsettled environment, we couldn’t plan this ahead, so a Pana Organic Hot Chocolate made for me at any point through the day, will suffice this year!

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Our Pana Organic White Choc Chips are made from our signature white chocolate. A blend of smooth coconut and velvety white cacao butter. ⁠
⁠
What recipe do you love putting our White Choc Chips in?
We’ve blended our coconut base with rich, burnt fig undertones, and decadent ripples of caramel. Chef’s kiss.
You must try these @cookwithluketv “Twix” Caramel Bars. A crunchy cookie base, topped with gooey caramel and Pana Organic Dark Choc Buttons is three layers of plant-based and gluten free goodness!
This year we are celebrating 10 years of Pana Organic, and what a journey it has been. We want to thank each and everyone one of you who has supported us along the way. Without you, we wouldn’t be here today, so from the bottom of our heart, thank you. ❤️
This year our Truffles are made with a darker outer shell. After many, many tastings we think this makes them even more delicious and helps to balance the sweetness of the irresistibly fudgy centre.
Spice up your life with our Chilli & Blood Orange dark chocolate block. ⁠
⁠
Our Seventy % dark chocolate, with an extra zing of bitter-sweet blood orange blended with a delightful tingling of chilli. ⁠
⁠
Available at Independent Grocers.
This decadent Peanut Butter Fudge using our Pana Organic White Choc Chips by @cookwithluketv is a rich gooey delight. ⁠
⁠
A simple but effective recipe that is sure to impress friends and family. If you can resist eating the whole batch at once make sure to store it in the fridge or freezer.
It is National Recycling Week which is all about promoting the importance of reducing reusing and recycling! ⁠
⁠
Did you know all of our Pana Organic products have instructions on how to say goodbye to (or in some cases reuse) our packaging once you have enjoyed your plant-based goodness?
We aren't saying that bigger is always better but when it comes to Pana Organic frozen desserts it is.
This lime coconut rice pudding tastes like tropical heaven! Topped with grilled mango cheeks and Pana Organic Salted Mango & Macadamia frozen dessert tastes like doing the cha-cha on a tropical beach. ⁠
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Serves: 6⁠
Preparation time: 10 Minutes ⁠
Cooking Time: 1 Hour ⁠
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Ingredients: ⁠
1 cup arborio rice⁠
1L coconut and almond milk⁠
80g coconut sugar⁠
2 limes⁠
1 tsp vanilla bean paste⁠
Sea salt flakes⁠
Grilled mango cheeks, to serve⁠
Pana Organic Salted Mango and Macadamia Frozen Dessert, to serve⁠
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Method:⁠
Thoroughly rinse the rice in a colander until the water runs clear.⁠
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Combine milk, sugar, zest strips from 1 lime, and a pinch of salt in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to very low and cook, stirring regularly, until the rice absorbs all of the milk and is very soft (this will take about 1 hour). Stir through vanilla bean paste and remove lemon zest.⁠
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Allow to cool slightly before spooning into a serving bowl, finely grate the zest of remaining lime over the top, and serve with grilled mango cheeks and Pana Organic Salted Mango and Macadamia Frozen Dessert.⁠
Run, don’t walk! Our Pana Organic Truffles are back just in time for the festive season. ⁠
⁠
Indulge in our lusciously sweet flavours,  Mylk and Mylk Caramel. Now available in Coles and Independent Grocers.
Live on the wild side with our Fig & Wild Orange dark chocolate. It's 45g of pure indulgence.
Ten years ago, Pana Barbounis started a little organic, vegan chocolate business, hand-making delicious chocolates and delivering them around Melbourne on his silver Vespa. ⁠
Although we have grown (and sadly left the Vespa behind), our chocolate is still proudly hand-made in Melbourne.⁠
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Today marks the first day of National Vegan Month. While every month is vegan month for us, we celebrate the opportunity to create more awareness. ⁠
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To celebrate, we teamed up with @eatwell_magazine and @emmadeancooks to create this mouth-watering vegan affogato. You'll have this on repeat all Summer long.
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Treat yourself to a comforting mug of organic goodness this weekend. ⁠
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Now available at @colessupermarkets
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Our Pana Organic White Choc Chips are made from our signature white chocolate. A blend of smooth coconut and velvety white cacao butter. ⁠
⁠
What recipe do you love putting our White Choc Chips in?
We’ve blended our coconut base with rich, burnt fig undertones, and decadent ripples of caramel. Chef’s kiss.
You must try these @cookwithluketv “Twix” Caramel Bars. A crunchy cookie base, topped with gooey caramel and Pana Organic Dark Choc Buttons is three layers of plant-based and gluten free goodness!
This year we are celebrating 10 years of Pana Organic, and what a journey it has been. We want to thank each and everyone one of you who has supported us along the way. Without you, we wouldn’t be here today, so from the bottom of our heart, thank you. ❤️
This year our Truffles are made with a darker outer shell. After many, many tastings we think this makes them even more delicious and helps to balance the sweetness of the irresistibly fudgy centre.
Spice up your life with our Chilli & Blood Orange dark chocolate block. ⁠
⁠
Our Seventy % dark chocolate, with an extra zing of bitter-sweet blood orange blended with a delightful tingling of chilli. ⁠
⁠
Available at Independent Grocers.
This decadent Peanut Butter Fudge using our Pana Organic White Choc Chips by @cookwithluketv is a rich gooey delight. ⁠
⁠
A simple but effective recipe that is sure to impress friends and family. If you can resist eating the whole batch at once make sure to store it in the fridge or freezer.
It is National Recycling Week which is all about promoting the importance of reducing reusing and recycling! ⁠
⁠
Did you know all of our Pana Organic products have instructions on how to say goodbye to (or in some cases reuse) our packaging once you have enjoyed your plant-based goodness?
We aren't saying that bigger is always better but when it comes to Pana Organic frozen desserts it is.
This lime coconut rice pudding tastes like tropical heaven! Topped with grilled mango cheeks and Pana Organic Salted Mango & Macadamia frozen dessert tastes like doing the cha-cha on a tropical beach. ⁠
⁠
Serves: 6⁠
Preparation time: 10 Minutes ⁠
Cooking Time: 1 Hour ⁠
⁠
Ingredients: ⁠
1 cup arborio rice⁠
1L coconut and almond milk⁠
80g coconut sugar⁠
2 limes⁠
1 tsp vanilla bean paste⁠
Sea salt flakes⁠
Grilled mango cheeks, to serve⁠
Pana Organic Salted Mango and Macadamia Frozen Dessert, to serve⁠
⁠
Method:⁠
Thoroughly rinse the rice in a colander until the water runs clear.⁠
⁠
Combine milk, sugar, zest strips from 1 lime, and a pinch of salt in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to very low and cook, stirring regularly, until the rice absorbs all of the milk and is very soft (this will take about 1 hour). Stir through vanilla bean paste and remove lemon zest.⁠
⁠
Allow to cool slightly before spooning into a serving bowl, finely grate the zest of remaining lime over the top, and serve with grilled mango cheeks and Pana Organic Salted Mango and Macadamia Frozen Dessert.⁠
Run, don’t walk! Our Pana Organic Truffles are back just in time for the festive season. ⁠
⁠
Indulge in our lusciously sweet flavours,  Mylk and Mylk Caramel. Now available in Coles and Independent Grocers.
Live on the wild side with our Fig & Wild Orange dark chocolate. It's 45g of pure indulgence.
Our Pana Organic White Choc Chips are made from our signature white chocolate. A blend of smooth coconut and velvety white cacao butter. ⁠
⁠
What recipe do you love putting our White Choc Chips in?
We’ve blended our coconut base with rich, burnt fig undertones, and decadent ripples of caramel. Chef’s kiss.
You must try these @cookwithluketv “Twix” Caramel Bars. A crunchy cookie base, topped with gooey caramel and Pana Organic Dark Choc Buttons is three layers of plant-based and gluten free goodness!
This year we are celebrating 10 years of Pana Organic, and what a journey it has been. We want to thank each and everyone one of you who has supported us along the way. Without you, we wouldn’t be here today, so from the bottom of our heart, thank you. ❤️
This year our Truffles are made with a darker outer shell. After many, many tastings we think this makes them even more delicious and helps to balance the sweetness of the irresistibly fudgy centre.
Spice up your life with our Chilli & Blood Orange dark chocolate block. ⁠
⁠
Our Seventy % dark chocolate, with an extra zing of bitter-sweet blood orange blended with a delightful tingling of chilli. ⁠
⁠
Available at Independent Grocers.
This decadent Peanut Butter Fudge using our Pana Organic White Choc Chips by @cookwithluketv is a rich gooey delight. ⁠
⁠
A simple but effective recipe that is sure to impress friends and family. If you can resist eating the whole batch at once make sure to store it in the fridge or freezer.
It is National Recycling Week which is all about promoting the importance of reducing reusing and recycling! ⁠
⁠
Did you know all of our Pana Organic products have instructions on how to say goodbye to (or in some cases reuse) our packaging once you have enjoyed your plant-based goodness?
We aren't saying that bigger is always better but when it comes to Pana Organic frozen desserts it is.
This lime coconut rice pudding tastes like tropical heaven! Topped with grilled mango cheeks and Pana Organic Salted Mango & Macadamia frozen dessert tastes like doing the cha-cha on a tropical beach. ⁠
⁠
Serves: 6⁠
Preparation time: 10 Minutes ⁠
Cooking Time: 1 Hour ⁠
⁠
Ingredients: ⁠
1 cup arborio rice⁠
1L coconut and almond milk⁠
80g coconut sugar⁠
2 limes⁠
1 tsp vanilla bean paste⁠
Sea salt flakes⁠
Grilled mango cheeks, to serve⁠
Pana Organic Salted Mango and Macadamia Frozen Dessert, to serve⁠
⁠
Method:⁠
Thoroughly rinse the rice in a colander until the water runs clear.⁠
⁠
Combine milk, sugar, zest strips from 1 lime, and a pinch of salt in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to very low and cook, stirring regularly, until the rice absorbs all of the milk and is very soft (this will take about 1 hour). Stir through vanilla bean paste and remove lemon zest.⁠
⁠
Allow to cool slightly before spooning into a serving bowl, finely grate the zest of remaining lime over the top, and serve with grilled mango cheeks and Pana Organic Salted Mango and Macadamia Frozen Dessert.⁠
Run, don’t walk! Our Pana Organic Truffles are back just in time for the festive season. ⁠
⁠
Indulge in our lusciously sweet flavours,  Mylk and Mylk Caramel. Now available in Coles and Independent Grocers.
Live on the wild side with our Fig & Wild Orange dark chocolate. It's 45g of pure indulgence.