New Zealand’s best chocolates: You need to try the delicious chocolates from these five NZ chocolatiers SPONSORED
From bean-to-bar chocolate bars to creamy bonbons and truffles, these chocolatiers were judged some of New Zealand’s finest in the New Zealand Chocolate Awards 2020.
Using only two ingredients: single-origin cacao beans and organic sugar, Foundry Chocolate swept away the competition at the 2020 NZ Chocolate Awards. The tiny bean-to-bar maker was awarded the Supreme Winner title along with a record-breaking seven Gold and five Silver Medals. Foundry celebrate and accentuate the remarkable personalities of the world’s finest cacao by crafting and ageing micro-batches of bean-to-bar chocolate from scratch, all from their little foundry in Mahurangi. foundrychocolate.co.nz
The award-winning be happy chocolate is handmade in Martinborough with the best raw, unrefined ingredients combined in a way that preserves their natural goodness. Dairy-free, refined sugar-free, ethically-sourced, raw, organic and hand-wrapped in packaging that is gentle on our environment. Five per cent of all profits go to the Rainforest Foundation.
Devonport Chocolates is a family business nestled in the seaside village of Devonport, Auckland. We take pride in crafting delectable chocolates and truffles with a New Zealand theme. Our Feijoa Honey Bonbon was the Best Filled Chocolate category winner in the 2020 NZ Chocolate Awards. Sweet NZ bush honey and aromatic feijoa blend into a distinctive New Zealand chocolate.
We are a boutique chocolate business located in the central North Island close to Lake Taupō and the Ruapehu ski fields where we create our colourful hand-crafted artisan chocolates in small batches using Callebaut Chocolate from Belgium. We combine the very best ingredients we can source to make our unique flavours. Photo: the Calamansi (Gold Medal), and Layered Coconut Bon Bons (Bronze Medal). volcanicchocolate.co.nz
Credit where credit’s due. Shirl + Moss have generated a swathe of recognition after winning four medals (including two golds) with their first NZ Chocolate Awards entry in 2020. Their ethically considered approach honours the fundamentals of the bean-to-bar craft, while achieving enchantingly distinctive combinations of old and new world flavours. This beautifully presented chocolate makes for an uplifting and complete experience. shirlandmoss.co.nz