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2 Matakana Valley Rd, Matakana
Put honesty and chocolate together and you have just cherry picked the full bowl of human virtues right there. Seriously, Honest Choclat is just that. Owner Nico Bonnard and his small team are meticulous in their work and live that honesty in their single sourced product. This philosophy lives large in their beautiful Easter eggs, which are organic, dairy free, gluten free, soy free and ethically sourced. Let’s just say mainstream chocolate will never feel the same.
Wellington Chocolate Company
5 Eva St, Te Aro
With the intriguing promise of “Watch. Taste. Indulge”, the Wellington Chocolate Factory is another bean-to-bar chocolate heaven that will make your taste buds throw handstands. Torturously, this will start to happen long before you actually get the product in your mouth as you watch them roast, winnow, conch and temper their single source ethically sourced beans, with techniques that date back to the eighteenth century. Still, the end product wrapped in incredible packaging from local artists more than justifies the wait.
50 Beach St and 2 Rees St, Queenstown
Main terminal, Queenstown Airport
31 Ramshaw Lane, Arrowtown
155 Ardmore St, Wanaka
you are a serious chocolate lover you may already know, that besides steaks and
gauchos, Argentina is famous for chocolate. If you didn’t know don’t worry,
because a trip to one of Patagonia’s five cafes will quickly change all that. Patagonia makes beautiful
artisan chocolates and ice cream and also roasts coffee, and if there isn’t
something in that trifecta for you, then you have a problem.
The Seriously Good Chocolate Company
147 Spey St, Invercargill
The hometown of Bert Monroe, who achieved a world land speed record on his home modified 1920 Indian motorcycle, Invercargill is also home to the Seriously Good Chocolate Company. Like Bert, this exceptional chocolate producer also draws on the spirit of Kiwi ingenuity - in their case to produce a range of tastes driven by uniquely Kiwi flavours. Sweet clover honey, summer berries, pinot grapes and traditional flavours will keep you wondering what you would like next – and trust us you will want next.