Our chocolates are handmade in the beautiful little town of Waihi Beach / NZ
We are working with the finest Belgium Couverture.
We are using:
white chocolate, milk chocolate, 55% dark chocolate and some 73% dark chocolate.
Our solid dark chocolate does not even have milk as a compound, Vegan
(the dark chocolate is composed of cacao mass, cacao butter, sugar, vanilla and soy lecithin)
PS: if you are into dark chocolate you should try out the 73%...strong and tasty
We choose to use Lewis road cream for their quality and creaminess in our truffles
(Yes,those little squares who just melt in your mouth ... by the way they are not always made to be shared)
Chilis are not just chilis, especially if you are able to get organic chili flakes from Kaitaia.
The Far North of New Zealand is not just a beautiful spot, but also a pretty spicy one. (We do recommend everyone at least once in their life going up there!)
Let's go to Blenheim where some amazing hazelnuts are grown by Uncles'Joes team.
Or working with some New Zealand made spirits, like limoncello from KeriKeri or some delicious honey Bourdon from the Hauraki gulf!
an unexpected chocolate shop
Creativity is a big part of being a chocolatier and probably one of the most interesting.
We decide to stay away from the already made moulds and just to work with the basic ones (egg shape, dome, chocolate block...)
Not because we don't want to order some, but it is way more fun without!
We are able to create a lot of different show pieces who are always filled with some truffles.
Our Christmas and Easter collection will change every year
(Until I am out of ideas, but that is not going to happen the next few years!)
Check out the gallery to see our previous work.
We love a challenge and we do take orders all year long!
If you have a special request, for a special person get in touch with us.
Per mail, phone or still my favourite way, walking into the shop.
Please take notice that we need at least a two-week notice.
As sooner, as better.
(That way I am able to organize the production and ordering of ingredients around it.)
Christmas, New Year and Easter are the busiest times in the chocolate world.
During that time it could be a little bit tricky for a last minute present.
We will always try to help.